Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (April 17)

New Zealand's Prime Minister Christopher Luxon is greeted by Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin before inspecting the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at Government House in Bangkok on April 17, 2024. - AFP


* Court sets June 5 for decision on Najib's leave application on 'house arrest' addendum order

* Media barred from covering Najib’s judicial review bid related to house arrest

* Malaysia's MM2H program faces rigorous agency review to protect applicants

* Business owner makes history by winning the Magnum Life Grand Prize

* IMF revises Malaysia's 2024 GDP higher to 4.4%

* Employees can apply for flexible working arrangements, says HR minister

* Fahmi: Zahid’s affidavit on royal addendum for Najib's house arrest not discussed by Cabinet

* Home Ministry to draft Bill to set up central coordinating agency to monitor country's entry points, says Fahmi

* Govt sticking with plan to cut fuel subsidies this year, says Rafizi

* Single mother is first woman to be whipped for 'khalwat' in T'ganu

* Man dies after falling into tank of cement mixing machine at Shah Alam factory

* PBRS founder Joseph Kurup passes away at 80

* Sabah to revive padi board to increase food security, says Hajiji

* Body of Lahad Datu OCPD's teen daughter discovered by elder sister, says IGP

* Sarawak sees more visitors with RM1.14bil in tourist receipts in March this year

* DLP will be implemented in Sabah, says state Education director

* Sarawak state minister calls for upgrades to Kuching Airport

* KLIA shooting a stark reminder of how domestic violence can escalate, says NGO

* Body of baby boy found in Kuala Berang mosque cistern

* Man held for allegedly murdering his infant son in Kajang


* Missing: Singaporean architect who travelled to Spain alone uncontactable since April 10

* Cyclist who clung to car bonnet in East Coast road rage case likely affected by brain tumour: Lawyer

* PM Lee to become senior minister, no major changes to Cabinet until after next GE: DPM Wong

* SIA diverts Dubai-bound flight after heavy floods hit airport

* Jail for infant care teacher who slapped baby for refusing to drink milk

* Younger Singaporeans financially prudent, but some buy things to be happy: IPS poll

* Asean states may differ in approach to South China Sea spat, but all are seeking peace: Vivian

* Singapore key exports slump 20.7% in March, worse than expected


* Chinese man covers buffet bill after compatriots flee Bangkok restaurant

* CCTV reveals sophisticated theft of 1mil baht gold bracelet at Bangkok mall

* Srettha says he discussed general issues with Thaksin, not Cabinet reshuffle

* Thai AirAsia X says all passengers compensated over emergency landings

* Thailand, N. Zealand ink MoUs on education, aviation cooperation


* Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia's Ruang volcano erupts

* Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail marks 6-month operation with 2.56 million passengers

* Apple CEO meets Indonesia leader to talk investments

* S. Korea, Indonesia leaders agree to expand defence cooperation


* Philippine ocean systems deteriorating, says study

* Marcos ready to rescind 'gentleman agreement' with China on South China Sea

* Philippines and US troops to sink ship, retake islands in drills

* Philippines' high court overturns ban on vote machine firm


* Vietnamese worker reportedly murdered in Taiwan

* E-cigarettes to be regulated as tobacco product in Vietnam

* Vietnam rescues bank tied to US$12bil fraud case

* CNN names Vietnamese dumpling among world's tastiest

* Vietnamese carmaker VinFast reports Q1 net loss despite revenue rise


* Road accidents kill 37 people during Cambodian New Year holiday

* An 'ideal scenario' for Muhibbah's Cambodia concession - CGSI


* Six, including a child injured in bomb attack in southern Myanmar

* Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest due to heat wave: Myanmar military (update)


* Water-splashing festivals boost tourism in China, South-East Asia


* Filipino jailed for dangerous driving that led to death of student

* Finance Ministry holds briefing on Brunei's record-keeping act


* US, China defence chiefs hold first talks in nearly 18 months

* Japan records best-ever monthly visitor numbers in March

* Snake on a train delays Japanese bullet service

Beijing half-marathon under probe after controversy over winner

* WIDER IMAGE-India's Gen Z voters seek jobs, harmony in world's biggest election

* N. Zealand to launch first electric plane for test commercial flights in 2026

* Report: North Korea is buying Chinese surveillance cameras in a push to tighten control

* Social media platform X blocked in Pakistan over national security, ministry says

* Asean programme promotes digital literacy to various groups in region

* Attractive China farm worker, 26, becomes Internet sensation after quitting office job to work with animals

* Humble China street vendor makes sacrifices to support academically gifted daughters who gain PhD and master’s degree, goes viral

* Pop star Jackson Wang makes surprise appearance at Coachella, duets with K-singer Bibi

* Eric Tsang celebrates 71st birthday with former Category III actress Amy Yip and more HK stars

* HK director Wong Jing draws mixed reactions after questioning Tony Leung's best actor win

* K-drama 'Goodbye Earth' to be released despite actor Yoo Ah-in’s drug charges

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