Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Wednesday (Sept 22)


Artists paint a rhino during the World Rhino Day 2021 in Banda Aceh on Sept 22, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Khairy: RM751mil worth of additional medical equipment bought to help fight Covid-19

Pan Borneo highway project, indiscriminate dumping among factors for flash floods in Sabah, says Bung

Five held over online scam targeting Chinese nationals

Bidor-Tanjung Malim gas pipeline will strengthen automotive industry, says Perak MB

Prioritising development of Sabah and Sarawak among think tanks' wish list for Budget 2022

Relaxed SOP to enter Labuan beginning Sept 24

Pos Malaysia resumes outbound services to 56 countries

Singapore:

All aglow in Singapore's Chinatown for Mid-Autumn Festival

Singapore retiree who stabbed ex-wife to death sentenced to life imprisonment

Singapore to have first electric ferry service in 2023, run by Shell

Fee for passport, identity card collection at SingPost outlets to be waived from Oct 1

Singer Wang Leehom fined RM1,500 for breaching Covid-19 rules in Taiwan

Thailand:

Thai monks bring grocery store to the poor as pandemic hits incomes

Thailand records 11,252 Covid-19 cases and 141 deaths

Phuket teams up with Germany’s GIZ to reduce plastic waste

Thai Cabinet cuts social security contributions from 5% to 2.5%

Personal data of 106 million visitors to Thailand exposed online

'Joe Ferrari' case lifts lid on Thai police corruption

Indonesia:

Indonesia to use 'existing laws' as palm oil moratorium expires

Indonesian president due to appoint next military chief by November

Australia, Indonesia dial in to talk AUKUS

Indonesia poised to be major hub for car battery and EVs: Jakarta Post

Indonesian shares lead Asia recovery on Evergrande assurance

Philippines:

Manila Mayor eyes Philippine presidency in challenge to Duterte

Philippines logs 15,592 new Covid-19 cases, total surges to 2,417,419

Philippines lower house approves VAT for big tech firms

Philippines' Duterte vows accountability for anyone who went 'beyond bounds' in drug war

Vietnam:

Vietnam flautist makes her first album in the US

ADB lowers Vietnam's economic growth forecast to 3.8% in 2021

Vietnam Airlines to get permit for regular direct flights to US

Vietnam boasts strong exports to CPTPP countries in first-half of 2021

Myanmar:

China sends Covid aid to Myanmar rebels

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

Cambodia:

Siem Reap opens red zones for food delivery businesses

Eight rare baby Siamese crocodiles found in Cambodia

Japan boosts Cambodia’s cold-chain storage capacity

Laos:

109th Mekong River joint patrol begins

Lao authorities reverse decision on shop closures

Brunei:

Royal Brunei staff to self-test for Covid before going on duty

Transport sector dips, infocomms industry rises in Brunei amid restrictions

Aseanplus:

In climate pledge, Xi says China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad

Asia’s booming fish farms raise environmental and health alarm

StarHub to buy majority stake in MyRepublic's Singapore broadband business

Northern China's Harbin in semi-shutdown after first Covid-19 cases since February

S.Korea to donate 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam in October

China military rise could threaten Japan economy, PM Suga warns

HK chief executive hails improved electoral system

Australia says trade pact would benefit EU in Indo-Pacific amid submarine deal fallout

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