Asean news headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (June 19)


Vietnamese police officers stand guard near the Opera House in preparation for the security rehearsal ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on June 19, 2024. - Reuters

Malaysia

* Durian diplomacy: Premier Li salutes Malaysia-China’s shared resilience, marks 50 years of fruitful relations

* King grants audience to China’s premier Li Qiang

* China-Malaysia ties at forefront among relations between regional countries, says Chinese Premier Li Qiang

* China-Malaysia ties akin to 'continuous railway track with promising future', says Chinese Premier

* Anwar hails Malaysia-China partnership for boosting local industries via ECRL project

* Anwar and Li attend Gombak ECRL station groundbreaking ceremony

* 'Game-changing' ECRL reaches two-thirds completion

* Malaysia and China ink 14 MOUs

* What are the M'sia-China MOUs?

* Malaysia, China to jointly nominate Lion Dance for Unesco Cultural Heritage list

* Li Qiang accorded official welcome at Dataran Perdana

* PM hosts luncheon in honour of visiting China premier Li Qiang

* Revenue board identifies individuals, companies involved in crypto trading

* Cops arrest 13 over RM24mil in suspicious bank transactions

* 100,000 received RM200 cash aid to offset diesel price increase, says Finance Minister II

* Kelantan Speaker declares rogue Bersatu rep's Nenggiri state seat vacant

* Bersatu's rogue reps: S'gor Speaker says yet to receive notice to declare Selat Klang seat vacant

* Nenggiri vacancy proof that Bersatu's constitutional amendments in line with law, says Muhyiddin

* See you in court, Nenggiri rep tells Kelantan Speaker after seat declared vacant

* Anti-graft group urges govt to be careful with using its resources in Sg Bakap

* Ulu Tiram attack: Slain suspect's family members face nine charges including supporting terrorism

* Senior citizen duped of nearly RM600,000 by bogus NSRC officer

* Pregnant woman pleads guilty to soliciting clients for prostitution

* Najib, Irwan's RM6.6bil CBT trial postponed again to July 22

* Make citizenship amendments retroactive to include kids born to M'sian mums overseas previously, says NGO

* Domestic Trade Ministry plans to instal CCTV at border petrol stations

* Apex court dismisses Malaysian Bar’s leave to appeal bid to refer constitutional questions

* Sarawak Tourism Board to partner MAG for Visit Malaysia Year 2026

* Boost for Sabah timber's competitiveness, sustainability with EU link-up

* Najib controlled all aspects of SRC, says former director

Singapore

* Malaysian diver, 22, dies after getting entangled with boat propeller at Marina South Pier

* More than 10 years’ jail for S'porean ‘spiritual leader’ who cheated followers of over S$7m, forced some to eat faeces

* Young doctor suspended for attempting to record another doctor showering at hospital

* Singapore’s domestic recycling rate stalls at 12%, the lowest in over a decade

* 14 motorists to be charged with drink-driving offences: S'pore police

* Think you saw a police car? Nah, it’s a ‘polite’ car

* S’pore reclaims top spot in world competitiveness ranking after three years

Thailand

* Thai police identify diesel-smuggling mastermind after boats recaptured

* Low-price tour groups from China ‘a threat to Thailand’s tourism’

* Pheu Thai faces tough battle ahead amid political, economic turmoil

* US to return 900-year-old ancient artefact to Thailand

* Thai PM proposes $102 billion budget to parliament to revive economy

* Final draft of Thai casino entertainment complex bill to be ready in 4 weeks

Indonesia

* Mt Merapi on Java island emits lava, pyroclastic flow, reaching 1.5km

* Pope to stop by Istiqlal Mosque during first-ever Indonesia visit

* Calls for domestic worker protection bill grow in Indonesia as House nears end of tenure

* Indonesia to start construction of 245-km Java gas pipeline in July

* Indonesia builds 3.6km tidal embankment in Central Java top combat flooding

Philippines

* Battle lines drawn as Philippine V-P quits, severs Marcos-Duterte union ahead of 2025 mid-term polls

* Philippines says sword-wielding Chinese coast guard boarded navy vessels in South China Sea

* In South China Sea dispute, Philippines’ bolder hand tests Beijing

* Philippine's VP Sara Duterte resigns as Department of Education secretary, says Palace

* Marcos accepts Sara Duterte’s Cabinet resignation as Education secretary

Vietnam

* Vietnam to host Putin in nod to old ties, risking ire of West

* Vietnam govt says party chief of capital Hanoi resigns

* Hanoi unveils ambitious plan to improve residents' lives by 2030

* Large international retailers seek partnerships in Vietnam

* Credit growth remains far from Vietnam government's target

Cambodia

* Manet, Wong pledge closer Cambodian-Singaporean ties

* New agreement allows Cambodia to implement Singapore’s digital govt products

* Cambodia attracts US$48.4bil FDI in last 6 years: Central Bank

* Cambodia to upgrade 75% of rural roads to climate-resilient by 2030

Myanmar

* Myanmar authorities arrest 22 for marking Suu Kyi's birthday: media

* 19 Myanmar workers who illegally entered Thailand in a pickup truck arrested

* Various types of illegal timber, consumer goods, vehicles seized in three-day enforcement action

Laos

* Laos National Assembly members request revision of draft anti-corruption law

* Govt outlines plans to curb surging road accidents in Laos

Brunei

* Insufficient infrastructure, lack of promotion holding back Brunei's tourism, says economist

* Brunei court dismisses sexual offender’s appeal for reduced sentence

Aseanplus

* Putin says treaty with N. Korea provides 'mutual assistance' in case of aggression

* Kim promises Putin 'full support' for Russia's war in Ukraine

* Slain Hong Kong model Abby Choi’s ex-husband jailed for 3½ years for HK$6.3 million gold theft

* Woman passenger booked for biting crew member in Lucknow, India

* Knife attack injures three at Shanghai metro station

* Pilots fear collisions as staffing crisis leaves Australian control towers empty

* Bird flu detected in poultry farm near Sydney

* Alert bank officials prevent Rs 120 cr fraud, 7 arrested in Uttar Pradesh

* 348 Hongkongers, including 50 students, fell victim to fake online job ads in May

* China influencer who claims to be champion of working classes in videos exposed as ‘heartless boss’ in real life

* Pope offers prayers for 'noble, courageous' Chinese people

* Putin arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim

* Putin takes North Korea's Kim for a drive around Pyongyang in Russian-made limousine

* JR Tokai preparing Shinkansen service for heavy rains in Japan

* Patients left stranded as South Korea clinics shut down amid doctors’ strike

* Unrelenting heatwave kills five in Indian capital

* Wombat walker, cave conductor: Tasmania opens applications for ‘odd job’ experiences

* Romania to purchase South Korea's K-9 howitzers worth $920 million

* S. Korea to raise benefits for working parents to boost births

* Xi urges all-out response to floods, drought in China

* Ex-TVB star Lee Lung-kei’s fiancée jailed for 25 months; he will ‘wait and marry her after’

* China-US cooperation: Case involving illegal forex transactions under probe

* Japan govt to urge social media operators to strengthen screening of Ads following rapid rise in online scams

* Actor Huang Xiaoming puts on 15kg for new movie, where he plays intellectually disabled man

* Blackpink’s Lisa confirms new solo single ‘Rockstar’ will be released June 27

* Striking dress worn by Fan Bingbing in Melaka is a Bernard Chandran design

* Most Asian markets advance after latest Wall St record

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