Asean news headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (June 12)


People on boats collect recyclable plastics from the heavily polluted Citarum River at Batujajar in Bandung, West Java, on June 12, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia

* Singapore PM departs home after a two-day working visit to Malaysia

* Singapore willing to listen to new proposals on HSR, says Lawrence Wong

* As good neighbours, Malaysia and Singapore must resolve water supply issues, says Anwar

* Sri Lanka to start talks with Malaysia on free trade agreement

* High Court dismisses Dr Mahathir's RCI judicial review application

* Dr M: Batu Puteh withdrawal decision not done 'in secret'

* Seremban man loses RM1.3mil of savings and firm's money to investment scam

* Three Vietnamese women among four killed in car-lorry crash on NSE

* Zayn Rayyan's grandparents arrested in murder probe

* Bersatu terminates membership of six rogue MPs, says Hamzah

* Beware fake Jeffrey Cheah video impersonating The Star to promote investment scheme

* Seven rogue Bersatu members to receive notices soon, says Muhyiddin

* Kota Kinabalu City Hall re-states intention for Friendship City with Changsha, China

* No reason for logistics businesses to raise prices, says Amir Hamzah

* Dr Mahathir testifies at Batu Puteh RCI

* PM Anwar meets Singapore counterpart Lawrence Wong to boost ties

* Malaysia sees hydrogen as key in National Energy Transition Roadmap, says Fadillah

* Magistrate's Court records objection raised by lawyers for Zayn Rayyan's parents

* AG's Chambers to oppose bid to unfreeze Daim and family's accounts

* Apply for reimbursements from July 1 if fleet cards not received, says Finance Ministry

* Man nabbed for allegedly stabbing wife to death in Ipoh

Singapore

* When will Singapore polls be called? Still a lot of work to be done domestically, externally, says PM Wong

* Jail, fine for retired cop who groped two police national servicemen in Singapore

* Singapore’s first satellite to orbit closest to Earth unveiled; set for launch in mid-2025

* Man jailed for avoiding payment to six dental clinics under guise of toilet break

* Two Singaporeans charged in JB with trafficking 58kg of MDMA

* Man, 62, arrested after allegedly brandishing knife on bus in S'pore

* Singaporean actor Desmond Tan celebrates daughter's first 100 days with safari-themed party

* Man allegedly behind global malware network: Prosecution ready to present case for extradition to US

* Singapore table tennis player Zhou Jingyi, 19, joins Izaac Quek and Zeng Jian in qualifying for Olympics

Thailand

* New bill to cut non-essential costs from fuel prices: Thai Energy minister

* Triple court cases in Thailand ramps up uncertainty, puts markets on edge: Analysts

* Thailand’s ‘living glow stick’ snail named mollusc of the year

* Islamic leaders in Southern Thailand call on OIC delegation to establish peace policy

* World Bank again slashes GDP growth forecast for Thailand, to 2.4%

Indonesia

* ByteDance to cut 450 jobs in Indonesia after Tokopedia deal

* Some online gambling activities linked to money laundering, Indonesian minister says

* Pope’s first-ever Indonesia trip to be centred in Jakarta

* Indonesia’s threat to ban X for allowing porn may hurt digital economy and be ineffective: Experts

Philippines

* Marcos says inflation remains Philippines’ ‘greatest problem’

* Filipinos will never succumb to oppression, says Marcos on Independence Day

* Fiesta politics: The role of food in Philippines' independence

* Coast Guard holds flag rites in West Philippine Sea amid Chinese presence

* Hell or high water: Filipino schools lashed by climate extremes

Vietnam

* Vietnam tells China they must respect each other’s maritime rights and interests

* Group calls for tighter supervision at Vietnam's Cat Lai Port following lost cargo incident

* Vietnam govt proposes special consumption tax on sugary drinks

* SJC Gold Bars now available to buy online

* Vietnam ramps up tax supervision on livestreaming sales

Cambodia

* Culture ministry responds to ‘immoral’ behaviour by Khmer expats

* First finless dolphin recorded in Cambodian waters dies in fishing net

* Cambodia's economy expected to grow by 6% this year: finance minister

Myanmar

* Myanmar's Yangon airport sees surge in foreign travellers in early 2024

* Myanmar's economy in crisis as civil strife disrupts trade and livelihoods

Laos

* Cuba to expand joint relations with Laos and Turkiye

* Laos, Mongolia agree to strengthen ties

Brunei

* Brunei is Singapore’s ‘special and most trusted partner’: PM Lawrence Wong

* Ocean Week Brunei paves way for future marine conservation

* Robust growth in Brunei’s financial sector

Aseanplus

* Power changes hands in India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states

* Denmark recalls S. Korean noodles for being too spicy

* China slams EU tariffs on electric cars, threatens countermeasures

* No entry for 'aunties': S. Korean gym under fire for creating ‘No ajumma zone’

* Hong Kong invokes new law to cancel passports of six overseas-based activists

* Chinese Premier Li's visit to NZ, Australia and Malaysia set to boost ties

* Student in China admits to spying, tricking national security agency

* Seafood consumption in Japan falls to all-time low, as people eat more meat

* Drunk captain causes Japan airline to cancel flight from Dallas to Haneda; company issues drinking ban for staff rest times

* No entry for 'aunties': S. Korean gym under fire for creating ‘No ajumma zone’

* A freedom fighter and CRPF trooper killed, six injured in two encounters in Jammu

* Bear attacks 80-year-old woman in central Japan

* Chinese AI social media apps see demand rise in overseas markets amid slow mainland adoption

* Japan's Advantest says AI demand boosting memory tester business

* Normal exchanges of people from China and US won't be disrupted by isolated incident, says Foreign Ministry

* Tokyo Governor Koike seeks reelection to set up unprecedented race

* India will focus on finding solutions to issues with China, Pakistan: Jaishankar

* ChatGPT a mentor for Japan’s 89-year-old app developer

* WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India; four-year-old hospitalised for three months

* 4.8 magnitude earthquake in S. Korea's Buan, strongest of the year

* S. Korea's President Yoon orders swift damage assessment, safety check after 4.8 magnitude quake

* China’s Ex-Robots develops humanoids with enhanced facial movement

* South Korean startup launches helicopter taxi service

* Fooled by AI on a scenic journey to Guangxi in China

* 'Running Man' star Kim Jong-kook lost ‘billions of won’ to investment scams

* BTS' Jin finishes army service in South Korea

* Asian markets stutter as investors fret ahead of US releases

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