Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Wednesday (Sept 15)


Lava flows down and smoke rises into the air from Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, as seen from Wonokerto in Sleman on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19 Watch: 19,495 new cases, Sarawak highest with 4,709

Covid-19: Death toll now 21,587 with 463 total fatalities reported Tuesday (Sept 14)

Covid-19: Over 17 million Malaysians fully vaccinated, says Health Ministry

Covid-19: Govt targeting to fully vaccinate 80% of teens aged 12-17 before schools open next year

Health Ministry monitoring around 12,000 recovered Covid-19 patients for Long Covid symptoms, says KJ

Teen can now be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting Sept 16, says Hajiji

Unity is the main pillar in a diverse country such as Malaysia, says Dr Wee

RM30mil worth of rhino horns seized at KLIA

Khairy: 14% of frontliners suffer severe mental disorders, lack of childcare support

Employment, economic sectors to enjoy several relaxations of regulations from Friday (Sept 17), says PM

Hostile witness compromised prosecution's case against Zahid Hamidi, court hears

Yang di-Pertuan Agong hopes historic MoU will end political turmoil in the country

Contract doctors can apply for Federal scholarship for specialist training

Get tested first before heading to Langkawi, says Health Ministry

MetMalaysia gearing up for extreme weather prediction

A migrant worker receives a blessing from a Hindu priest during a visit to the Sri Veeramakaliamman temple in the district of Little India in Singapore on September 15, 2021, after the introduction of a programme to let the workers, who have had restrictions imposed on their movements and activities as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, visit various predetermined areas in the community. - AFPA migrant worker receives a blessing from a Hindu priest during a visit to the Sri Veeramakaliamman temple in the district of Little India in Singapore on September 15, 2021, after the introduction of a programme to let the workers, who have had restrictions imposed on their movements and activities as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, visit various predetermined areas in the community. - AFP

Singapore

837 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore - 755 community cases and new cluster at All Saints Home in Jurong East

Singapore kicks off Covid-19 vaccine booster programme for seniors

Singapore may look to change laws to protect gig workers, says ST

Oil prices climb after drawdown in stocks, positive demand outlook

Migrants get taste of freedom as Singapore loosens labour curbs

Digital doggies: pet influencers on the rise in Singapore

Hong Kong again ranked as world's freest economy, Singapore comes second

Singapore kicks off Covid-19 vaccine booster programme

Job vacancies in Singapore hit record high of 92,100 in June: MOM

Thousands of Covid-like infections show risk of next pandemic

China and S’pore focus on virus and digital economy

Getting tough on sex offenders and the Deafening sounds of silence

 A student prepares to plant mangroves in Calang, Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (Sept 15, 2021). - AFPA student prepares to plant mangroves in Calang, Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (Sept 15, 2021). - AFP

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 3,948 new Covid-19 cases, 267 more deaths - virus total now at 4,178,164

Tiger Global and Accel back Indonesia’s latest fintech unicorn Xendit

Indonesian cargo plane crashes into mountain, three crew members missing

Malaysian residents in Indonesia can register for Covid-19 vaccine

Bali tourism industry looking for uptick after Covid-19 restrictions eased

Indonesia's August exports, trade surplus hit record as resources boom

Jakarta should be ‘more active’ in foreign policy, say ex-ministers

Covid-19: Malaysia hands medical supplies to Indonesia

Motorists wait for a commuter train to pass through a crossing in Bangkok on Wednesday (Sept 15, 2021. Motorists wait for a commuter train to pass through a crossing in Bangkok on Wednesday (Sept 15, 2021.

Thailand

Thailand reports 13,798 new Covid-19 cases, 144 more deaths - virus total now more than 1.42 million

Thailand to reopen more regions to tourists by Oct 1 but analysts say it is risky but necessary

Thai lawmakers debate long-awaited legislation on torture and abductions

Thai court grants bail to 4 protest leaders held over unrest

Investing in digital currency may be dangerous, warns Bank of Thailand

Thailand approves plan to lure a million foreigners to aid economy

Competition from frozen Malaysian durian puts Thai exports in prickly situation

Thailand records 13,798 Covid-19 cases and 144 deaths

Philippines

Philippines logs 16,989 new Covid-19 cases, virus total now rising to 2,283,011

Philippines sells US$866 Million of maiden retail dollar bonds

Philippines' Duterte accused of stifling scrutiny in senate probes

Asean stocks a poor show on Wednesday (Sept 15) as Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore suffer losses

Sound macroeconomic fundamentals seen aiding Philippines: Central Bank

Philippines' Pacquiao sues influential evangelist over graft accusation

Children facing a learning crisis, say experts

Residents wait for their turn at a vaccination center in Quezon city, Philippines. The government continues to urge Filipinos to get vaccinated as Covid-19 cases keep rising in the country. - APResidents wait for their turn at a vaccination center in Quezon city, Philippines. The government continues to urge Filipinos to get vaccinated as Covid-19 cases keep rising in the country. - AP

Vietnam

Vietnam reports 10,585 new Covid-19 cases; lower cases no w being reported in country

Vietnam capital Hanoi allows reopening of delivery-only food and drink venues in districts with no community Covid-19

New highway freight service links China and Vietnam

Vietnam aviation authority proposes return of domestic flights; country also prepares for heavy rain and floods

Vietnam receives 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from France and Italy

Vietnam’s consumer markets expected to grow by US$130bil over next 10 years

Asean economic ministers hold consultation meetings with partners

Myanmar

Myanmar anti-coup protesters attack more cell towers

UN faces rival claims for Myanmar seat, doubts over Afghanistan

Two killed in bomb blast at Covid-19 checkpoint in central Myanmar

Myanmar court moves venue for secrets trial of Australian

Covid-19: Myanmar cases increase by 2,421 to 436,527

Students show off the COVID-19 vaccination pass before their morning classes at the Preah Sisowath high school, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The Municipal of Phnom Penh recently issued a statement to reopen junior high and high schools due to the high number of vaccination rates for teachers and students, low infection rates and the schools' to compliance to health standards. - APStudents show off the COVID-19 vaccination pass before their morning classes at the Preah Sisowath high school, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The Municipal of Phnom Penh recently issued a statement to reopen junior high and high schools due to the high number of vaccination rates for teachers and students, low infection rates and the schools' to compliance to health standards. - AP

Cambodia

Cambodia Ministry of Health: Mu variant’s arrival to country may be inevitable

Cambodia: Covid-19 jab drive for 6-11 age group to begin Friday as daily cases continue to rise in country

30 arrested amid clash at new Cambodian airport construction site

Ministry aims to make modifications to statues of Buddha

Laos

Covid-19: Authorities are now fearing a major outbreak of Delta variant

Community cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in southern Lao province

Laos health chiefs mull third dose of Covid vaccine

Brunei

Brunei's water issue: Water is safe despite discolouration, says Public Works Department

Crucial to accelerate energy transition in Brunei, says minister

Bringing focus on Brunei-Malaysia relations

A child is undergoing a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Xiamen, in China's eastern Fujian province. On Wednesday, the province had reported local for five straight days. - AFPA child is undergoing a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Xiamen, in China's eastern Fujian province. On Wednesday, the province had reported local for five straight days. - AFP

AseanPlus


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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles: South's military

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China's industrial output up 5.3% year-on-year in August

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Chinese court rules against #MeToo plaintiff

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Biden failed to secure summit with China's Xi in call last week: Financial Times

Japan manufacturers' mood falls to 5-month low in Sept

Xi rallies model PLA unit at India-China border, praises ‘great job’

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