Asean news headlines as at 10pm on Thursday (June 13)

Environmental activists display posters readings "stop buying Indonesia's dirty nickel and Indonesia has become a sacrifice zone for the electric vehicle industry" in front of the critical minerals conference and exhibitions venue in Jakarta on June 13, 2024. - AFP


* Climber collapses, dies 200m from Mt Kinabalu summit

* Burglar was trying to make wife's holiday wish come true

* Second sample from five patients taken for suspected Leptospirosis infection

* Get our retired teachers to teach English instead of paying Singaporeans, says Rafidah

* Sabah State Security Committee to discuss displaced Pala’u people's future

* Zayn Rayyan's murder: Parents claim trial to child neglect charge

* A bittersweet ending to the Zayn Rayyan murder probe for Bukit Aman CID director

* Almost 200,000 vehicles approved for diesel subsidy, ministry reports surge in applications

* Faisal tells about pain of not being able to hug four-year-old son

* 17 Customs officers held, millions seized in Port Klang smuggling probe

* Rogue Bersatu MP Syed Abu Hussin says he didn’t resign, cites Federal Constitution

* Masidi slams Sabah Opposition, says state's sukuk fund not another 1MDB

* Govt terminates 15-year port dredging concession over agreement violation

* Body of elderly woman found in Bercham house, son held to help in investigations

* 56-year-old suspected of killing wife remanded seven days in Ipoh


* Ex-director at S’pore College of TCM charged over allegedly taking upskirt pictures

* Teenagers among 9 arrested for suspected involvement in money mule activities

* Former Singapore diplomat fined for taking nude photos of male customers in Tokyo bathhouse

* External engagements important for advancing Singapore’s interests: PM Wong

* Teacher who chatted with male pupil sent child and teen girl lewd messages after leaving school

* ST Explains: With compensation on the table, what’s next for injured passengers and crew of SQ321?

* Man, 46, to be charged for stealing, damaging carpark facilities in Singapore

* Jail for Singapore mastermind who bribed players to fix overseas basketball matches


* Thailand eyes tourism boost from upcoming season of TV series The White Lotus

* A 2,000-mile Bangkok to Beijing train trip gets closer with Thai expansion

* Thailand's revised regulation on narcotic possession to be effective next week

* 'Fast Fashion' emits more carbon than aviation and maritime shipping

* Thailand to begin construction of second Rantau Panjang-Sungai Golok bridge in April 2025


* Indonesia designates Tanjung Sauh island as special economic zone

* Mums probed over making of child sexual abuse videos that have gone viral on Facebook

* Indonesia polls panel gears up for revotes, vote recounts in legislative elections in over 20 regions

* Gibran apologises for event promoting his young son on book cover

* Indonesian govt greenlights revision of military and police laws amid objections

* Australian man goes on trial in Indonesia for alleged drug possession on Bali


* Fugitive ex-congressmen Teves now under house arrest in Timor Leste

* No licensed Pogo hubs next to military camps, says Philippines' gaming corp

* Philippines' Marcos signs Negros Island Region Act

* Dangerous heat index forecast in 32 areas in Philippines; Virac to hit 47°C

* Philippines is among world’s worst countries for workers again


* Vietnam's instant noodles no longer subject to EU’s food safety control

* Denim, jeans exhibition to open in HCM City on June 26

* Vietnam strengthens legal framework on child labour

* Vietnamese now official language in San Francisco


* Decline in international aid raises concerns for Cambodia's economic stability

* Captain of boat involved in death of student pays US$2,500 for funeral expenses

* Hunt on for Cambodia's illegal Pursat loggers as timber discovered


* Learning from Myanmar's rebels, junta builds new Chinese drone fleet

* 700kg of drugs seized in eastern Myanmar


* Laos, Mongolia mull direct flight links

* China, Laos vow to steer clear of disruptions, oppose camp confrontation


* Pride and gratitude: Awards recipients in Brunei thank Ruler

* Man jailed 10 months, gets one whipping, for assaulting wife in Brunei


* China and New Zealand deepen trade ties, discuss rights issues during Premier Li's visit

* How consumers hit a sweet spot with durian

* South Korean church member indicted for murder in death of 17-year-old

* Sugar glider on Shanghai flight causes delay; woman detained

* China says it has right to file WTO suit over EU electric car tariffs

* Two women arrested in Hokkaido for allegedly killing 17-year-old girl; likely caused victim’s fall from bridge after online trouble

* Chinese premier arrives in New Zealand for official visit

* Aussie croc eats pet dogs, ends up in soup

* US wishes India luck with ‘structural issues’ in strained China ties

* Opinion: How safe are driverless cars in China? I rode in some to see.

* China is testing more driverless cars than any other country

* Kuwait building fire tragedy: Indian foreign minister urges early repatriation of mortal remains of nationals

* Lawyer whose absence lost school bullying death case in South Korea ordered to compensate victim's family

* From northwest to east China, parched and baking regions face drought

* Water, water everywhere in megacity Mumbai but not a drop for rural Indian villages

* Japan enacts law ensuring access to third-party apps

* Samsung chief Lee discusses cooperation with Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm

* HK actor Louis Koo sued over alleged failure to repay RM5mil loan

* Oil slips on US growth worries, ample crude supply

* Asian stocks build on Wall St records after US inflation data

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