Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

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Adib's death: Police to exhibit pictures of suspected rioters again

Police will be displaying again the pictures of individuals believed to be at the site of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, on the night of a riot last year.

Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said efforts to identify them were being carried out by Selangor police contingent and Bukit Aman.

“These individuals are believed to be able to assist in investigation into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim,” he said at a police daily media conference at Bukit Aman here. – New Straits Times

Firms urged to boost skills with training

The Department of Skill Development on Wednesday called on employers to organise skills training for staff to boost not only productivity but also the competitiveness of their businesses.

Thawat Benjathikul, the department's director-general, expressed concerns about the Skill Development Fund, which was set up under the 2002 law on promotion of skill development. – Bangkok Post

Govt seeks to adopt treaty on ending child labour

The government will seek the approval of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) to adopt an international treaty that will compel the country to stop the use of child labour. 

U Thein Swe, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population, told the assembly on Tuesday about the salient points of the Minimum Age Convention (138) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which includes the abolition of child labour. – Myanmar Times

Hun Sen urges Trump to restore ties with Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday sent a response letter to United States President Donald Trump saying that Cambodia and the US should restore trust and confidence amidst strained ties.

Mr Hun Sen’s letter came after Mr Trump sent him a letter last week, assuring the former that the US is not seeking regime change in the Kingdom. – Khmer Times

Hong Kong police enter ransacked Poly University campus after protest siege

Hong Kong police on Thursday (28 November) entered a ransacked university campus where the authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters, looking for petrol bombs and other dangerous materials left over from the occupation.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University became the epicentre of the territory’s increasingly violent protest movement when clashes broke out on 17 November between police and protesters armed with bows and arrows as well as Molotov cocktails. – Straits Times