Asean news headlines as at 10pm on Thursday (June 20)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial to Fallen Heroes in Hanoi on June 20, 2024. - Distributed by the Russian state owned agency Sputnik


* Malaysia and China agree to resolve South China Sea disputes by peaceful means, international law

* Malaysia and China continue robust 50-year bilateral relations, to flourish well into future

* Miti says potential RM13.2bil investment from China in the making

* Malaysia-China ties built on mutual respect, understanding, says Anwar

* Malaysia, China economic collaboration to bolster supply chains, trade in services sector - Tengku Zafrul

* Mat Sabu urges durian farmers to go big for China market

* Three-tonne box truck seized for carrying 1,000 litres of subsidised diesel in Sandakan

* China's Premier Li Qiang departs for home after three-day visit to Malaysia

* Malaysia and China extend visa-free travel agreement to enhance bilateral ties

* Malaysia Airlines Hyderabad-KL flight returns to airport due to engine trouble

* No exceptions, all govt schools must follow new DLP guidelines, says Fadhlina

* Malaysia eyes RM13bil in exports, investments from World Expo 2025 in Osaka, says Tengku Zafrul

* DOE closely monitoring Sg Renggit following Singapore oil spill

* M'sia to seek WHO input on Japan 'flesh-eating' bacteria outbreak, says Dzulkefly

* Education Minister supports Singaporean volunteer teaching initiative

* Tengku Zafrul to explain drop in Malaysia's competitiveness ranking

* Tourists found locked inside famous cave temple in Perak

* Cops rescue 73 individuals from human trafficking syndicates in large-scale operation

* Three women find body of baby buried on vacant plot in Inanam

* More than 70% of content removal requests involved online gambling, scams, says MCMC

* Sarawak has great potential for power generation from Batang Ai reservoir, says Abang Johari

* Unemployed man sentenced to six years for torching woman's car in Cheras

* Fatal food poisoning: Cops record statements from 22 so far as probe continues


* Singapore civil servants to get 0.45-month mid-year bonus

* Man squirted mixture of urine and flour on woman’s dress to try to chat her up, fined S$1,200

* Banking sector identified as posing the highest money laundering risk in Singapore

* Singapore Customs warns of new document impersonation scam

* Beaches at several southern islands, most of East Coast Park and Tanah Merah cleared of oil

* Singapore to seek compensation from owner of ship that was hit in oil spill incident

* Four teens arrested after alleged slashing incident with chopper in Sembawang

* Job vacancies in Singapore go up even as unemployed numbers rise: report

* Singapore's RSAF to step up checks on F-16 component that malfunctioned and caused May 8 crash

* Bubble tea chain Chicha San Chen membership database hacked, says parent company


* These Malaysians cycled all the way from Perak to Thailand

* Phuket tops Thailand’s smart provinces: Digital agency

* Video of Thailand girl, 10, taking notes while feeding baby sister bottled milk in class melts netizens’ hearts

* Thailand eyes BRICS membership at October summit, begins OECD application

* The long journey of Equal Marriage Law in Thailand

* 865 billion baht loan needed to stimulate Thailand's economic growth


* Group urges Jakarta election debate to talk about public transportation

* Indonesia surpasses Japan and UK, rises to 27th in competitiveness rankings

* Online gambling war: Indonesian task force probes fraudulent bank accounts, payments at mini-marts

* Golkar backs Bobby’s bid for North Sumatra governor

* Indonesia to receive 221,000 haj quota for 2025


* Philippines releases dramatic footage of clash with China coast guard

* Senate probe on fake birth certificates pushed in Manila

* Philippine Navy says it won’t fire first bullet against China Coast Guard

* VP Sara Duterte as new opposition leader? Liberal Party's De Lima doesn’t think so


* Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia

* Vietnam cafe owner fined after foreign tourist seen close to oncoming train

* Putin’s visit shows Russia still matters a lot to Vietnam

* Russian President Putin arrives in Vietnam for state visit

* Rights group accuses Vietnam of misleading US on human trafficking


* Bullish outlook on economic growth in Cambodia spurs FDI from S’pore companies

* Regional influence shift? The implications of Putin’s visit to North Korea and Vietnam

* Oknha and two accomplices sent to court over fatal shooting of young couple in Cambodia

* Commission to release new real-time Mekong monitoring app


* Son of Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'concerned' as mother marks birthday in junta detention

* Myanmar armed groups accuse junta of breaking China-brokered ceasefire

* Man involved in shooting of goldsmith, looting cases nabbed in Mandalay

* Myanmar-Thai border gates closed, hundreds of trucks stranded


* Laos deputy PM meets with counterparts at BRICS meetings in Russia

* Laos govt​ to assess harmful effects of development on national heritage


* Brunei students' mental health in the spotlight

* Thai defence forces chief visits Brunei

* University launches women engineering society in Brunei


* Indian farm worker dies in Italy after being left by roadside with a severed arm

* China’s online shopping giants woo buyers at 618 shopping festival

* Locals welcome year-round ban on drinking near Tokyo’s Shibuya station

* China’s Xi says army faces ‘deep-seated’ problems in anti-corruption drive

* Foreign tourists could be charged 6 times more than locals to enter Japan’s famed Himeji Castle

* Factbox-Key points of North Korea, Russia landmark strategic partnership treaty

* India's Modi criticised for exam irregularities amid lack of jobs

* No-confidence motion submitted against Japanese PM Kishida's Cabinet over slush funds scandal

* US restates N Korea-Russia cooperation is trend of 'great concern' after Kim-Putin summit

* Indian PM Modi to launch development projects worth over Rs 1500 cr in Jammu and Kashmir

* North Korea, Russia sign pact to give all available military help if other is attacked

* S. Korea's auto exports hit record high in May

* Rains lash southern China as rising rivers threaten more flooding

* India reports over 40,000 suspected heatstroke cases over summer

* Hong Kong scientists team up with Ocean Park to save rare horseshoe crabs using drones, AI

* North Korea's Kim gives pair of dogs to Putin

* Japan to ease criteria for foreign trainee-hiring care providers

* Tencent pulls hit game ‘Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’ from app stores of Huawei, Oppo and Vivo in sign of dispute

* Explainer: Why has a visit by US lawmakers to India upset China?

* Searches for 'Melaka' spike on WeChat after Fan Bingbing's ambassador role

* HK artiste Charlene Choi reflects on relationship with mum: 'My family wasn't rich'

* HK actor Lee Lung Kei, 73, vows to wed 36YO fiancee after her release from jail

* Asian markets swing as traders assess rates outlook

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