Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (May 30)

Chinese and Cambodian military personnel participate in the Golden Dragon military exercise in Svay Chok village, Kampong Chhnang province, north of Phnom Penh Cambodia, on May 30, 2024. China and Cambodia ended a 15-day ground and sea military drill on Thursday, hailed by Cambodia as a key exercise to bolster the capacity of its armed forces. - AP


* Google to invest RM9.4bil in Malaysia, build data centre

* Google investment will boost Malaysia's digital transformation, says PM Anwar

* Copter tragedy: Fennec helicopter not flying at appropriate height, says Navy

* Zahid proposes China extend visa exemption for M'sian tourists to 30 days

* Ex-AmBank CEO tried to cover up misconduct, says Zeti

* Family awarded RM388,000 in damages for death in police custody

* FedEx plans to expand business in Malaysia, says Anwar

* Cable-laying ships exempted from cabotage policy from June 1, says Transport Minister

* Sarah Nava Rani appointed Malaysia's permanent representative to Asean

* Liew calls on semiconductor sectors to offer higher wages

* Navy will continue with flypast but with stricter safety measures

* Diesel subsidy: Choose SKDS 2.0 or Budi Madani, not both, Armizan tells applicants

* Last-minute recruitment cause of high foreign worker arrivals at KLIA and KLIA 2, says Immigration DG

* Thousands stranded at Labuan ferry terminal due to unexpected surge in holiday travel

* Boy dies after being knocked down by 4WD driven by father

* S'gor govt has no problem disclosing details of Asia Mobiliti's appointment for DRT project, says MB

* MACC chief, AG replaced during 1MDB probe, High Court hears

* Copter tragedy: Royal Malaysian Navy shares video of final seven seconds before crash

* Court allows Fahmi to transfer suit against Papagomo to another High Court

* Medical tourism contributed over RM140mil to Johor in 2023, says exco

* Elderly man burns to death in Ipoh car fire


* SQ321 incident: SIA’s new safety measures affecting in-flight service, raising crew stress levels

* Chinese national arrested in S’pore for creating malware that allowed criminals to steal billions

* China’s Defence Minister makes introductory visit to Singapore

* Drivers taken to hospital after 2 buses, lorry collide in Pasir Ris

* Only woman in S$3bil money laundering case jailed 15 months

* Singaporean TikToker’s ‘I miss you’ finger gestures picked up by K-pop idols

* Cheetahs and casinos: Links between environmental crimes and money laundering in Singapore

* Man who force-fed 4-year-old son tip of chilli jailed over boy’s death


* Thaksin’s mansion under close watch as questions arise over his whereabouts

* Thailand offers visa-free policy for Sri Lankans

* Many looked panicked and were in pain: Thai rescue chief who aided SQ321 passengers on tarmac

* Long arm of law finds escaped criminal ‘Boss Paeng’ in Indonesia

* Chiang Mai officials expand hunt for escaped kangaroo

* 2,201 candidates dropped from Thai Senate race


* Jakarta metro service suspended after construction incident: operator

* Indonesia court ruling may pave way for Jokowi’s younger son to run for Jakarta deputy governor

* Mt Marapi erupts, residents urged to be vigilant

* Ministry backs effort to get Indonesian seniors working again

* Indonesia’s plan to integrate 27,000 govt apps in one platform welcomed but data security concerns linger


* China assures Manila: No need to worry over new South China Sea detention policy

* Philippines lags behind flock of ‘Asian geese’ in attracting FDI

* Zambales fishermen defy China ban in West Philippine Sea


* Vietnam arrests eight Laos nationals for drug trafficking

* Child dies after being left on school bus during summer heat

* Vietjet wins international awards

* Vietnam's FDI disbursement in January-May hits five-year high


* Cambodia to begin work on controversial canal in August: PM

* Bokor Mountain: A hub for religious tourism in Cambodia

* Cambodia offers finance scheme to help fishery growth after harvest


* Gunmen murder Rohingya teacher and student in Bangladesh

* Myanmar's ethnic armies consolidate strongholds as junta weakens, reports say


* Laos to plant 34 million trees in 2024

* Lao tourism ministry calls for stronger promotion in target markets


* Philippines eyes four key investment sectors for Brunei business leaders

* Fire at Hengyi's petrochemical plant: No injuries reported


* 14 Hong Kong democracy campaigners found guilty of subversion

* Teachers sentenced to jail over Japan avalanche death of students

* South Korea presses ahead with medical school admissions hike despite trainee doctor strike

* In Asia, Pentagon chief Austin seeks to reassure allies and cool China tensions

* China's Xi calls for Middle East peace conference

* China tells critics of HK security law to 'stop interfering'

* S. Korea plans Mars landing in 2045 as it launches first space agency

* Hotels in China fret over rule change to accept foreigners

* Apple wins legal battle in China over app store fees

* China plans leading role in global AI race on standards and computing power push

* Apple to add Japan's 'My Number' ID card function to iPhone, Japan official says

* Rescue teams don't expect to find survivors in Papua New Guinea landslide

* SK Group chief ordered to pay US$1bil in divorce case; shares in SK Inc soar

* SE Asia gas expansion threatens green transition: report

* HK actress Charmaine Sheh celebrates 49th birthday with heartfelt post for mum

* K-pop agency HYBE asks US court to help unmask X account in defamation case

* Taiwanese actress Yao Yao apologises for failing to pay condominium maintenance fees for a year

* HK actor Roger Kwok opens up about divorce from ex-TVB star Cindy Au

* Asian markets extend losses with Wall St as rate hopes dim

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