Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (April 12)

Participants preparing to fly hot air balloons during the traditional hot air balloon festival, an annual event since 1950, during the Aidilfitri holiday celebrating the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Wonosobo, Central Java on April 11, 2024. - AFP


* King expresses hope for increased investment from Chinese companies in Malaysia

* Israeli 'spy' claims trial to charges of possessing, trafficking firearms

* Global spotlight on Malaysia as it emerges as semiconductor powerhouse

* Cop involved in fatal collision with teen in Melaka arrested

* Man trampled by elephant near East-West Highway monument

* Ops Selamat: 16 deaths, 1,288 accidents recorded on fourth day

* KKB by-election: Anwar yet to discuss Pakatan candidacy

* Labuan-Sabah synergy crucial for island's future, says group


* Prescription drug for erectile dysfunction found in ginseng candy: Singapore Food Agency

* New form of magnetic brain stimulation spells hope for patients with treatment-resistant depression

* Singapore, Shenzhen can boost cooperation in digital trade, says DPM Heng

* Jail for man who engaged sexual services from minor who later extorted S$50k from him

* Singapore keeps monetary policy unchanged as inflation risks linger

* Singapore’s largest property deal of 2023 falls apart on regulatory snag

* Scoot receives first of 9 new Embraer jets ahead of inaugural flight in May

* Singapore economy grew 2.7% in Q1, but growth over previous quarter slowest in a year


* Visits to draw investment for Thai land bridge project to conclude in May

* Srettha reiterates benefits of a rate cut after BOT refuses to budge

* Fan Bingbing crashes Bangkok Songkran parade in a tuk-tuk

* Thai beauty queen accuses S. Korean immigration of currency scam

* Settlements in Songkhla lake submitted for Unesco consideration


* Holidaymakers told to return early to avoid congestion

* Pope will travel to Indonesia, PNG, Timor-Leste and S'pore in longest trip of papacy

* Sandiaga visits Prabowo after backing rival candidate in polls


* Philippines says it's determined to assert South China Sea rights

* Duterte breaks silence, denies he ‘conceded’ anything in South China Sea deal with China

* Philippines trains pet dogs for search and rescue

* ADB tempers 2024 Philippine growth forecast to 6%


* Malaysia highlights Sarawak’s charms at Vietnam International Travel Mart

* Preferential interest rates offered to Vietnamese SMEs to expand business

* Toxic gas from whoopee cushions lands students in hospital


* Cambodia gears up for traditional new Year celebrations

* Cambodia's garment, footwear, travel goods export up 20% in Q1


* Myanmar junta confirms troops 'withdrawn' from positions near Thai border

* Thailand says it has asked Myanmar junta to reduce violence

* Thai FM visits border town following clashes in Myanmar

* Fall of Myanmar town to rebels sends people fleeing into Thailand


* Laos to see moderate growth in 2024: ADB

* President extends best wishes for Lao New Year, calls for solidarity to overcome challenges


* Businessman sets example with over 30 blood donations

* Health supplements in question not approved by Brunei Health Ministry


* Biden vows 'ironclad' defense of Philippines, Japan as China tensions mount

* Beijing slams US-Japan-Philippines summit, says S. China Sea actions 'lawful'

* S. Korea to cut number of teachers amid diminishing student numbers

* Payment service guide for overseas visitors to China

* Not just growth and nationalism: India's Modi campaigns on foreign policy

* Japan warns of hungry bears in spring that may attack people after coming out of hibernation

* China's economy on stable footing, experts say

* South Korea, Japan, US hold naval drills amid N.Korea threats

* Peking University’s weight-loss course shows results, fuels online craze

* China supermarket chain gives staff 10 days of ‘sad leave’ managers cannot reject

* China set to leave policy rate unchanged, drain some liquidity

* South Korea's central bank turns more cautious, indicates no rush to cut

* Prehistoric reptile fossil found in China's Three Gorges area

* Medical standoff in S. Korea enters second stage after election, failed dialogue

* Indian voters want jobs and lower prices, survey shows

* Din Tai Fung in Australia fined over US$2.6mil for underpaying employees, reporting fake wages

* Ten years after South Korean ferry disaster, mothers express their grief on stage

* China strengthens company delisting rules to improve markets

* South Korean singer Park Bo-ram dies at 30

* HK celeb Carol Cheng on why Chow Yun Fat used to keep a photo of them in his wallet

* Sammo Hung, 72, back doing action in new HK movie, 'Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In'

* Asian stocks struggle to track Wall St higher, earnings in focus

* Condolences for quake victims from K-pop singer IU at Taipei concerts

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