Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (May 25)

Thai officers carry a cage after trapping monkeys into a truck in Lopburi Province, north of Bangkok, Thailand on May 24, 2024. A Thai town, run ragged by its ever-growing population of marauding wild monkeys, began the fight-back, Friday, using trickery and rambutan. - AP


* Former The Star group chief editor Ng Poh Tip passes away

* Asia News Network fondly remembers Poh Tip's visionary leadership

* 1MDB, bank officials did not conspire to defraud Najib, High Court told

* Non-stop rain causes landslides at Penampang-Tambunan stretch

* Govt won't introduce new taxes, aims for fairer subsidies, says Anwar

* Fahmi to meet social media platform representatives in Singapore next month

* Downpour wreaks havoc in Klang Valley

* MCMC wins international award, says Fahmi

* GRS govt failed the people in handling Sabah's 40% revenue rights issue, says Kiandee

* US ready to assist Malaysia in combating terrorism

* Sabah teacher named world's best educator by Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards

* Hamzah urges PM to visit wet markets amid rising prices

* Man apologises after hurting Hindus over Quran reciting video at Batu Caves Temple

* Three in family died in Balik Pulau shophouse fire

* Govt serious about ensuring successful economic reforms, says Finance Ministry

* Malaysia ready to aid Papua New Guinea following massive landslide, says Anwar


* SQ321 incident: 43 people remain hospitalised in Bangkok

* Covid-19 hospitalisations up to 280 over past week, seniors urged to get another vaccine shot

* ‘It probably outshone the moon’: Singaporeans awed by meteor sighting on May 24

* China-made roasted walnut product recalled after artificial sweetener cyclamate finding

* Police’s Mata-verse game on Roblox pulls in over 4 million players in first year of launch

* Singapore unions offering support to any recently laid-off TikTok employees


* ‘John Wick’ lookalike in Bangkok charms Thai social media users

* Thaksin says he wants Srettha to be PM for ‘as long as possible’

* Paetongtarn admits she’s unprepared to become next PM

* Who will become PM if Srettha is removed by a charter court ruling?

* Trade, digital transformation, green economy will build Asia: Thai PM

* Thai town maddened by marauding monkeys launches plan to send them away


* Lawmaker seeks to ban TikTok, ‘foreign adversary-controlled’ apps in Philippines

* Philippine govt to seize 320 properties worth billions from Chinese drug lords

* Philippines braces for floods as first storm of 2024 makes landfall


* Megawati signals joining opposition, says safeguarding democracy important

* Sumatra's Nirwana Crater erupts, tourists advised to stay clear

* Fire at Indonesian oil refinery put out, no casualties reported

* Jokowi's political future still open to possibilities


* Son Doong Cave among top 7 most beautiful underground attractions in the world

* Vietnam PM orders probe into Hanoi fire that killed 14

* Vietjet opens two new routes to Taiwan

* Historic flooding scenario forecast to reoccur in central Vietnam


* Education lifts impoverished Cambodian sisters from dumpsite to office

* The US defence secretary Austin to visit Cambodia after regional talks

* Cambodia is home to last stable population of rare apes


* Lao govt seeks solutions to pressing internal challenges


* Uganda brings back 23 citizens rescued from human traffickers in Myanmar

* Myanmar Railways reports hundreds of attacks on railroads, bridges, stations


* Baiduri Bank receives coveted international award

* Focus on the sea at Ocean Week Brunei


* Trade not N. Korea nukes on agenda for China, S. Korea, Japan talks

* More than 300 buried in Papua New Guinea landslide, local media says

* US, Chinese defence chiefs to meet following Taiwan tension

* Chinese military drills around Taiwan have ended: state media

* Ahmad Zahid arrives in Shanghai for third leg of China visit

* Eight dead, one injured in Hubei knife attack

* South Korea’s gender pay gap worst in OECD

* Not your average internet celebrity: China’s CEOs turn online influencers

* Millions vote in India's gruelling election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a third term

* Rookie K-pop girl group Babymonster say it's a ‘dream’ to be Blackpink’s juniors

* Efforts in preserving Hong Kong's heritage grains

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