Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (April 23)

Members of the Tengger tribe carry their offering of a buffalo during the religious ritual of Unan-Unan in Ngadisari Village in Probolinggo, East Java province on April 23, 2024. The Unan-unan religius ritual tradition, which is held once every five years in the calculation of the Tengger calendar, is a form of expression of gratitude to God Almighty as well as a request to be given safety and avoid disaster. - AFP


* Rafizi: Economy continues to strengthen along with Bursa Malaysia

* Copter tragedy: 'Dad didn't speak much but he always took care of us'

* Copter tragedy: Navy to set up investigation board

* Copter tragedy: Families still reeling from loss

* Copter tragedy: Friends see Lt Cmdr Wan Rezaudeen as a hero

* Copter tragedy: Friend mourns killed crew member Muhammad Faisol Tamadun

* Copter tragedy: Family of victim grieving tragic loss of daughter, elder sister

* Copter tragedy: Avoid speculation, respect sensitivity of victim's families, says DPM Fadillah

* One of the victims of helicopter collision in Lumut is husband of actress Eyra Hazali's cousin

* Sales promoter gets 10 years jail for splashing hot water on a man with Down Syndrome

* Girl, 11, safely coaxed down from tahfiz centre roof in Kampar

* ECRL project: System installation works to start in May

* KKB by-election: Unity govt candidate has potential for big win, says Fahmi

* KKB by-election: DAP to unveil candidate tomorrow

* 1MDB charges against Najib are 'all wrong', says lawyer Shafee

* Sabah political unity needed to address MA63, says assemblyman


* 20 years’ jail for habitual abuser who beat girlfriend to death

* Murder in Spain: Limited edition sneakers worn by suspect match footprints at crime scene

* Murder in Spain: Singaporean suspect was self-proclaimed financial ‘expert’ involved in multiple businesses

* ‘My goodbye to her was my last’: Friends say teen killed in Tampines accident was bright, friendly

* Teen threatened boy with parang, forced him to strip and drink urine

* S'pore police warn of new phishing scam involving fraudulent Budget 2024 infographics

* Singapore Mint launches souvenir sets featuring Republic’s first series of currency notes

* Nervous and excited: S’pore students on dancing with IU during K-pop star’s concert

* Singapore March core inflation at 3.1% y/y, below forecast


* Thailand to replace military-appointed Senate, reduce its powers

* Thai actor Bright and singer Nene confirm they are dating

* Kazakhstan, Thailand ink deal waiving tourist visas for good

* New Chinese EV manufacturer Chery to invest in Thailand

* Surging land value sends price of new Bangkok condos soaring


* Indonesia's biggest party confirms President Jokowi no longer a member after backing Prabowo

* Jokowi says transition to new government to begin soon

* Indonesia forms task force to tackle child pornography as millions of cases recorded

* Court's election dispute verdict proves govt's innocence: Jokowi


* Philippine troops kill 12 suspected Bangsamoro rebels in clash, 7 soldiers wounded

* Marcos: Liza’s beef with Sara ‘won’t affect our working relationship’

* Number of Chinese ships in West Philippine Sea increases as war games begin: Manila


* Cement factory incident kills 7, injures 3 in northern Vietnam province

* Vietnam's FPT to invest $200 million in AI factory using Nvidia chips

* Vietnam Airlines plans to use wide-body Boeing 787 aircraft on the Hanoi-Singapore route.


* Chinese warships in Cambodia fuel fresh concerns as Wang visits

* The main reason for visiting Angkor is still the mystery that surrounds it

* Joy as seventh Mekong dolphin calf of the year is spotted in Kratie


* Myanmar plans to cultivate 15 million acres of monsoon paddy in FY 2024-25

* Myanmar’s figurehead vice president, a rare holdover from Suu Kyi's civilian government, steps down


* Lao president pays state visit to Cambodia

* Laos hands over 250 cross-border telecom fraud suspects to China


* Sultan applauds Brunei youth’s community engagement

* Major water disruptions in Brunei-Muara Districts due to repair works


* Seoul studies RM350,000 cash incentive for each child born

* Chinese general takes a harsh line on Taiwan and other disputes at international naval gathering

* Taiwan hit by dozens of strong aftershocks from deadly quake

* India tells spice makers to give details of quality checks after HK allegations: source

* Kim Jong-un oversees North Korea's first 'nuclear trigger' drills

* Batik Air will begin flying to Guilin, China from KLIA starting June 4

* ‘Elderly weds’ finally get their dream wedding ceremony

* India's Modi calls rivals pro-Muslim as election campaign changes tack

* China says spy claims in Germany and Britain are 'malicious'

* Highest-level rainstorm warning issued in south China's Guangdong

* China wants everyone to trade in their old cars, fridges to help save its economy

* Japan issues strongest warning yet on readiness to intervene in currency market

* North Korea hacking teams hack South Korea defence contractors - police

* HK$888,888 for a set of plastic utensils? Hongkongers have some fun with ban

* South Korea, Romania pledge defence cooperation amid reports of contract in works

* China’s cheap EVs redraw the map of where cars get made

* Some unhappy Chinese fans want refund for Mavis Hee’s Nanjing concert

* K-pop singer Renjun from NCT Dream on hiatus due to health issues

* Most Asian markets rise with earnings, US data in view

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