Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (Sept 19)


anti-government protesters on a scooter drive past a police hut on fire during a demonstration to mark the 15-year anniversary since the 2006 military takeover in Bangkok on Sept 19, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19 vaccine booster shots expected to be administered from early October, says Khairy

Malaysia looking forward to welcoming China in CPTPP as early as next year

Covid-19: 14,954 new cases, Sarawak highest with 2,707 infections

Freeze on foreign workers, including domestic workers, to be extended until Dec 31

Health DG: 1.6% of 14,954 new cases reported Sunday (Sept 19) from categories three to five

Najib may seek re-election to Parliament despite conviction

Singapore:

2,322 travellers from Germany, Brunei approved to enter Singapore on Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme

SIA and Changi Airport come out tops in new travel awards launched by Newsweek

Singapore Pools' Toa Payoh outlet shut after employee tested positive for Covid-19

Younger, fully vaccinated Singapore Covid-19 patients told to recover at home amid strained hospitals

Doctor out cycling with friends helps deliver baby at Singapore bus stop

Thailand:

Thailand aims to vaccinate 50 per cent of population by October

FB user lashes out at parcel shipping of live animals

Protesters call to 'kick out' Thai PM on coup anniversary

Thai ministry seeks to include Ranong in Andaman sandbox tourism scheme

Asean reports lowest Covid-related deaths this month, as new cases decline

Indonesia:

Indonesian militant leader killed in shootout, police say

AUKUS defence pact puts Indonesia in tight spot

‘Endangered’ status should spur Komodo dragon protection: activists

Indonesia’s halt to palm oil expansion set to expire soon

Restructured Pertamina targets revenue of US$93bil in 2024

Indonesia extends tax discount for motorised vehicles till December

Philippines:

Philippines logs 19,271 new Covid-19 cases

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022

Dinky Soliman, former Philippine Social Welfare secretary and civil society leader, dies

Philippines divers clear plastic waste from corals for World Cleanup Day

Vietnam:

Epic documentary shows Vietnam's wartime history

Ho Chi Minh City under pressure to reopen economy: city chief

Internet speed in Vietnam below world average

Life smells sweet for Vietnam essential-oil producer

Myanmar:

Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon: junta

Covid-19 death toll rises to 17,016 in Myanmar with 72 more deaths

Cambodia:

Covid-19 surge in Cambodia prompts education campaign

13 more Covid deaths, 612 infections in Cambodia

Cambodia's garment exports up 3.3% in first 8 months

Laos:

Laos health ministry advises Covid jabs for pregnant women, older students

Laos bans travel within, to and from capital

Brunei:

UK relaxes travel restrictions for vaccinated Bruneians

Logistics main reason for bottled water price increase in Brunei

Aseanplus:

Japan’s vaccine czar favoured to become next party leader

'Quad' countries to agree on secure microchip supply chain: media

Hong Kong Election Committee polls go smoothly

UK's COP26 chief says ball in China's court on making it a success

Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit

Evergrande begins repaying wealth product investors with property

Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband

China stresses aircraft disinfection to prevent Covid-19 case import

China's CPTPP move seen as good for world

Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb

China expects 40 million domestic trips during holiday travel rush

Air France Boeing jet makes emergency landing in Beijing

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