Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (May 24)


A Philippine Navy officer poses beside a ship to ship missile (CSTAR) that is displayed during the 126th Philippine Navy anniversary in Manila, Philippines on Friday, May 24, 2024. The Philippines would press efforts to build security alliances and stage realistic combat drills, including joint naval sails with the United States, Japan and Australia in disputed waters, to defend its territorial interests, Defence Secretary Gilberto Teodoro said on Friday, dismissing China's criticisms of such moves as a sign of paranoia. - AP

Malaysia

* Ulu Tiram attack: Five suspects rearrested under Sosma, says IGP

* Notification of Sungai Bakap seat vacancy to be sent to EC on May 25, says Penang CM

* 'Who is he trying to defend?' Anwar raps Hamzah over targeted subsidy

* Investigations yet to uncover any link between attacks on footballers, says IGP

* Explain May 16 fiasco even after U-turn on 40% revenue rights review, ex-CM tells Sabah govt

*Sabah govt makes about turn after public backlash in 40% revenue entitlement appeal

* SLS says Sabah govt's support on 40% revenue rights review a morale booster

* Sungai Bakap assemblyman passes away at 56

* Police officer's wife pleads not guilty to poisoning husband and mother-in-law

* Prosecution objects to Muhyiddin's application to stay Sessions Court proceedings

* 13 undocumented migrants deported back to Thailand

* Rosmah ordered to file defence by July 4 in 1MDB’s US$346mil suit

* Cops smash syndicate using luxury goods, vehicles to launder millions

* Miti secures RM1.45bil potential investments, RM550mil potential exports from Japan

* Zahid's visit to China to have positive impact on national TVET landscape

Singapore

* Ridout Road rentals defamation case: Lee Hsien Yang ordered to pay S$200k each to Shanmugam, Vivian

* 10 weeks’ jail for man who forged Singapore Sports Hub staff pass to attend Bruno Mars concert

* SQ321 passengers endured 62 seconds of turbulence, flight data shows

* Singapore investigators analyse recorders from turbulence-hit flight

* Europe tour for Malaysian family on SQ321 ends in Bangkok hospital; expectant mother among injured

* No more meal service on board SIA flights during turbulence

* 46 passengers, 2 crew members from turbulence-hit SQ321 still being treated in Bangkok hospitals: SIA

* SQ321 incident: S’porean previously in ICU among passengers discharged from Thai hospital

* SIA apologises to injured passenger who says he had no information from the airline

* Six other times turbulence led to serious injury on SIA flights in last 20 years

* Train service disrupted at six Downtown Line stations due to locomotive fire

* Jail for recalcitrant offender who tried to obtain indecent acts from multiple underage boys

* One worker dead, two Malaysians in ICU after inhaling poisonous fumes while cleaning Singapore Waterworks tank

Thailand

* Srettha, Anwar meet in Tokyo to discuss cooperation in various fields

* Four govt economic plans could be affected by Thai PM's removal

* Muay Thai gets thumbs up for Paris Olympics showcase

Indonesia

* Indonesia gets US$500mil ADB loan to reduce marine debris and aid blue economy

* Indonesia to revoke permits of non-compliant ISPs in crackdown on online gambling

* Prabowo rebrands ‘free lunch’ programme

* Borobudur glows with thousands of illuminated lanterns and devotees

Philippines

* High-risk groups in Philippines warned against new Covid variants

* Landslides threaten 1,128 Bicol villages as tropical depression Aghon approaches

* Misuari found guilty of graft for procuring missing learning materials

* Philippines opens coast guard post after China build-up

* Philippines says China Coast Guard rules a provocation

Vietnam

* Large apartment fire in central Hanoi kills 14 people: state media

* Vietnam defines electronic money, Bitcoin not included

* Vietjet offers promotional tickets to celebrate 10 years of flying to Singapore

Cambodia

* Tigers set for return to Cambodia’s forests in biodiversity coup

* World Bank approves US$40mil project to improve skills for better jobs in Cambodia

Myanmar

* UN warns of upsurge in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine

* Thailand working ‘relentlessly’ to solve Myanmar crisis: PM

Laos

* Lao labour ministry calls for better protection of migrant workers

* Looming threat: Climate change hits Lao economy

Brunei

* Brunei Investment Agency denies involvement in schemes over Telegram, Facebook

* Second batch of Brunei haj pilgrims depart for Madinah

Aseanplus

* Japanese dog of 'Doge' meme fame and face of US$23bil cryptocurrency dies

* Frustrated China father launches pomegranate at son while helping with homework, ruptures boy’s spleen

* Fire at chemical factory in India kills at least 9, with searchers looking for more victims

* HK asks Britain for details on death of man charged with spying for China

* 4YO Malaysian has joined nearly 100 pushbike competitions in Asia

* Anwar honours Prof Toshihiko Izutsu for global impact on academia, philosophy

* China warns of Taiwan 'war' as military drills encircle island

* Former India PM urges lawmaker grandson to surrender in rape case

* ‘Gimflation’ in South Korea as dried seaweed prices grow on rising global demand

* Japan and S. Korea announce sanctions over Russia, N. Korea arms deals

* Amid chants and K-pop, Samsung union stages rare rally for fair wages

* Japan to work with Asean to train 100,000 digital professionals

* More than 100 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

* HK actress Jessica Hsuan celebrates nanny’s 101st birthday

* Singer Wang Feng and influencer Li Qiao deny they knew each other before his divorce

* HK celebs Stanley Yau, Mayao ecstatic over meeting Rihanna at Shanghai event

* Hong Kong actor Kent Cheng celebrates 73rd birthday with other celebrities

* Asian markets fall after US data dent rate cut hopes

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