Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (Sept 18)


Visitors walking through a display of lanterns ahead of the mid-autumn festival at Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong on Saturday, September 18, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19: 15,549 new cases bring total to 2,082,876

Covid-19: Death toll reaches 22,743 with 388 total fatalities reported on Friday (Sept 17)

JKJAV: 238,002 Covid-19 vaccine jabs given on Friday (Sept 17)

UK relaxes travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Malaysians

Sabah science minister urges parents in state to get their teens vaccinated

Food security, agriculture to be main points in Budget 2021, says Finance Minister

Bursa Malaysia to trade at 1,560-1,580 range next week

Govt working to find solution to rising chicken price

Muhyiddin is out but still carries clout

Ringgit to stabilise against the US dollar next week

Time for Malaysians to re-discover Langkawi under tourism bubble

Muhyiddin is out but still carries clout

Health Ministry investigating viral post offering fake vaccine certificates

Brighter outlook for Malaysia’s oil and gas sector

Malaysian artist paints an intensely flavoured series on food and memory



Singapore


Singapore's new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark, highest number since Apr 23 as unvaccinated man, 90, dies

Singapore PM: Concrete proposals to tackle women's issues to be presented in early 2022

Singapore's well-known Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre closed after Covid-19 cases found

Singapore eases restrictions for travellers from more countries; those from Indonesia can also transit on the island

Singapore to move students to virtual classes before exams

Singapore's daily Covid-19 cases to hit 1,000 soon in 'rite of passage' before situation stabilises, says health minister

Indonesia

Indonesia president says Covid-19 under control, but urges caution as 3,385 new cases reported on Saturday (Sept 18)

Indonesia reinstates tourist, limited stay visas amid declining daily Covid-19 cases

Indonesia reminds Australia of commitment to maintain peace in region after defence pact with US and UK

Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Indonesia's Gorontalo province

Govt to reopen borders once 70% of population vaccinated

Ministry to appeal pollution verdict



Thailand

Thailand health ministry says that Covid-19 cases and related deaths in country is now seeing a decline

Thailand: Phuket opens special clinic to deal with Covid-19 cases

Thailand daily Covid-19 deaths hit 7-week low; health ministry confirms 122 deaths on Saturday (Sept 18)

Thailand: Bangkok's reopening postponement may go on longer than expected, says its governor

CCSA sets up guidelines for reopening Thailand in time for high tourism season

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Philippines

Philippines: Cases keep rising in Metro Manila as country logs 23,134 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 2,347,550

Philippines divers clear plastic waste from corals for World Cleanup Day

'Burnt out': Exhausted and tired, Philippine nurses battle Covid-19 and resignations

Kin of Philippines 'drug war victims' hope for justice as ICC approves probe

Sara Duterte to seek re-election as mayor

New tack in virus curbs to reopen businesses



Vietnam

Vietnam reports 9,373 new Covid-19 cases; new infections down by more than 2,000 in last 24 hours

Garment and footwear industries struggle during pandemic in Vietnam

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to restart construction works in October

Vietnam govts agrees to release US$116 million to procure 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccines

Vietnam approves Abdala Covid-19 vaccine fr usage as president visits Cuba

Myanmar

Myanmar earns US$9 billion from border trade in 11 months of this fiscal year

Covid-19 vaccination begins in Yangon region for the 55-64 age bracket

Myanmar Covid-19 cases continue to rise - health ministry reports 2,187 new cases, 75 more deaths

International community urged to help Myanmar with more vaccination supplies, says IFRC



Cambodia

Cambodia mulls fourth dose of Covid-19 jabs; cases keep rising as another 648 infections are reported

Cambodian leader Hun Sen is boasting he barged into opposition video call

Cambodia begins Covid-19 jabs for kids as young as six

Laos

Bats in Laos caves found to carry coronaviruses that share key feature with Sars-CoV-2

Laos: Health ministry advises Covid-19 vaccine jabs for pregnant women and older students

Laos: Community cases of Covid-19 in capital Vientiane hit new high

Brunei

Brunei receives 100,000 vaccine doses from Australia as it confirms two more Covid-19 deaths and 143 new cases

Flooding most serious climate change impact in South-East Asia, says climate survey

Brunei exports sea prawns to China - gross output value of the country's aquaculture industry increased by 223%



AseanPlus

Covid-hit Chinese city Xiamen tells residents to stay home as holiday starts

EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, and admits US’ new ‘Aukus’ alliance came as a surprise

Japan PM candidates differ on same-sex, women rights issues

Chinese mainland reports 31 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance, report shows

Chinese version of TikTok limits use of app by those under 14

China-India border row: Both sides call for more troop withdrawals

CPO futures likely to see technical correction next week

Evergrande says six execs redeemed investment products in advance

Three Hong Kong triad members arrested after two knife attacks in space of nine hours, police hunting three others

Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’, posts watered-down version

China’s Tiangong astronauts return with vision of ‘new heights’ in space travel

Taikonauts back on Earth after 90-day mission

Number of Hong Kong private and semi-private schools increasing tuition fees nearly doubles

Athletics-Tokyo Marathon postponed, 2022 edition cancelled due to Covid-19

SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian orbital crew set for splashdown

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