Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (April 24)


Indonesia's president-elect Prabowo Subianto and vice president-elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka wave after the country's election commission officially announced them as the presidential election winners at General Election Commission headquarters in Jakarta on April 24, 2024. - Reuters

Malaysia

* Straits Chinese eager for key role in 50th-anniversary celebration of Malaysia-China ties

* Court rejects 1MDB’s bid to transfer Riza Shahriz case to another judge

* KLIA shooting: Gunman claims trial to seven charges

* Police inspector arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor

* KKB by-election: Nga’s aide likely to be DAP’s candidate

* Copter tragedy: Post mortem of victims completed, says Navy

* Copter tragedy: Interim report will be ready in two weeks, says Fahmi

* Copter tragedy: Victims to be accorded military honours

* Cops seize RM1.7mil in drugs bound for Sarawak at KLIA2, two nabbed

* Pregnant woman, three men arrested for arson attack on illegal moneylenders' borrowers

* Cops yet to identify owner of half million ringgit bag

Singapore

* Singapore firms rethink workplace policies ahead of new flexi-work guidelines

* Tampines fatal accident: Driver arrested after discharge from hospital

* Malaysia to roll out QR code immigration system for factory workers commuting to Singapore

* ‘Northern Lights’ coming to Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in May

* S$3bil money laundering accused Su Baolin handed three new charges

* Repeat offender known to touch women’s feet charged with molestation

Thailand

* Anti-graft panel frees ex-PM Yingluck of any legal action

* Thailand plans for first post-coup Senate election, referendum

* Sizzling heat in March, April claims 30 lives in Thailand

* Thai police hunt two Japanese suspects in Bangkok murder-dismemberment case

* High PM2.5 levels make Chiang Mai world's 3rd worst polluted city

* Thai c.bank says intervenes to ease baht volatility, policy rate 'robust'

* Don’t empty Bank of Agriculture's coffers for digital wallet scheme, warns Thai central bank

Indonesia

* Indonesian polls panel officially declares Prabowo as next president

* Prabowo vows to fight for all Indonesians, urges unity among political elites

* Mt Ruang eruption damages thousands of houses in North Sulawesi

* Indonesia's central bank delivers surprise rate rise to support rupiah

* Singapore FM Vivian meets Prabowo, congratulates him on election victory

Philippines

* ‘Audio deepfake’ of Marcos ordering military action against China prompts Manila to debunk clip

* Pia Wurtzbach to receive Global Fashion Influencer of the Year award

* Philippines bans deployment of Filipino seafarers on ships transiting Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

* 'So hot you can't breathe': Extreme heat hits the Philippines

* First Covid, now heat: Online schooling returns to the Philippines

* Philippines has enough rice stocks: Marcos

Vietnam

* Traditional Vietnamese ceremony honours ancient Hoang Sa flotilla

* Vietnam's economic growth forecast to reach 5.5% in 2024: World Bank

* Vietnam urged to build legal corridor for AI industry

* Latin American buyers looking to Vietnam for goods supply

Cambodia

* Looted Khmer artefacts due to return to Cambodia

* Chinese, Cambodian martial artists present joint performance at famed Angkor

* Cambodia, Laos vow to boost bilateral ties, regional cooperation

Myanmar

* Myanmar junta says troops back in border trade hub of Myawaddy

* Thailand proposes Asean meeting on Myanmar conflict

* Myanmar rebel group withdraws troops from key town on Thai border

Laos

* Laos introduces new system to regulate foreign workers

* Lao health ministry warns of dangerous air pollution

Brunei

* Multiple labour offences uncovered

* Brunei police crack down on Tutong gambling ring

Aseanplus

* China reveals Shenzhou-18 crew will experiment on raising fish in space

* China central bank ex-chairman admits to taking bribes

* N. Korea leader Kim's sister: we will build overwhelming military power

* Trade, TikTok, Taiwan: Blinken faces tough talks in China

* North Korea officials visit Iran in a rare public trip

* S. Korean woman loses US$51k to scam involving deepfake of Elon Musk

* US regulator seeks US$5.3bil fine for Terraform Labs, Do Kwon

* Australia arrests seven teenagers after Sydney bishop stabbing

* Chinese sellers go to TikTok school to reach buyers abroad

* Girl in China dips feet into lake at historic Beijing site, says family is rich so can do as she pleases after warning

* Asian stocks rise on earnings optimism as US data approaches

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