Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (May 26)


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (left) greeting Chinese Premier Li Qiang before their meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on May 26, 2024. - Kyodo News via AP

Malaysia

* Govt has picked new EC chairman, says PM

* Effects of fuel subsidy rationalisation is valid public concern, says Muhyiddin

* Lee Zii Jia finishes as runner-up in Malaysian Masters

* Soon Huat and Shevon win Malaysian Masters mixed doubles title

* Finance Minister II to explain diesel subsidy further soon, says Anwar

* Young engineer loses more than RM150,000 to scam involving cryptocurrency

* PKR shuffles state leadership in seven states

* Foreigner arrested over alleged molestation of two-year-old girl

* Malaysian youths urged to pursue higher education in China

* Malaysian pilgrim, 72, dies in Mecca

* Ministry targets 40% renewable energy mix in country’s fuel mix by 2035, says Fadillah

* Unduk Ngadau elevated to national level with greater responsibilities

* Warisan to push for reinstatement of ‘anti power grab’ clause in state assembly

* Zahid urges streamlined approval for businesses, foreign investments

* First Malaysian surgeon elected to host international surgical conference

Singapore

* Plane involved in SQ321 incident returns to Singapore

* Malaysian Foreign Minister to visit Singapore on May 27

* No cashier, no problems? What’s behind the rise of S’pore’s unmanned stores

* E-bike catches fire outside Bedok South flat, causing 50 residents to evacuate

* 6.5k overseas Singaporeans wrongly e-mailed about successful overseas voting registration

* SQ321 flight turbulence may leave survivors with trauma; recovery may take months or years: Experts

* Four S’porean victims found in multinational police op targeting online child sexual abuse

Thailand

* Labour minister heading to Israel to check on Thais amid conflict

* Move Forward, Pita still most popular, survey finds

* ‘John Wick’ lookalike is Korat resident from Germany

* Srettha confident of making his case before Constitutional Court

* New terminal at Don Mueang airport to boost capacity to 50 million passengers a year

Indonesia

* Indonesia backs ICJ's ruling for Israel to halt Rafah offensive

* India, Indonesia standout for emerging market investors in ageing world

* Indonesia increases vigilance following spike in Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Philippines

* Some domestic flights cancelled due to tropical storm Aghon

* Marcos tells public to stay vigilant, prioritise safety amid storm Aghon

* Four injured, over 2,600 evacuate due to tropical storm Aghon

Vietnam

* Baby pangolin is born at Quang Nam rescue centre

* Film portraying last Queen of Vietnam to be shot next year

* HCM City organises first festival of ginseng, medicinal herbs

Cambodia

* Local council elections kick off in Cambodia

* Cambodia celebrates royal ploughing ceremony in western province

* Siem Reap farming community embrace drone technology

Myanmar

* Myanmar aims to earn over US$800mil from aquatic exports

* About 60 shops destroyed in fire in western Myanmar

Laos

* China's GX Foundation, Laos-China Railway join forces to control insect-borne diseases in Laos

Brunei

* Another drugs syndicate foiled, 16 detained

* Man receives three years’ jail, three canes for sexually assaulting teenage niece

Aseanplus

* UN raises Papua New Guinea landslide death toll estimate to 670

* Thousands flee as cyclone heads towards Bangladesh

* China plans to add 19 new professions

* Tribal violence hinders access to deadly PNG landslide

* China, Japan premiers in Seoul for talks, rare summit

* S. Korean test finds kids’ accessories from AliExpress, Shein to be tainted with toxic chemicals

* Fire kills six newborns at baby hospital in India's capital

* Russian experts visit N. Korea to help with spy satellites: Yonhap

* Chinese firms seek dumping probe for EU pork: Global Times

* US, China lock horns in renewed debate over Taiwan’s UN status

* Chinese Premier Li lands in Seoul for trilateral summit with S. Korea, Japan

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