Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (Sept 21)

Local residents relaxing and taking photographs in front of a giant moon-shaped balloon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, in Hong Kong. The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated on Tuesday (Sept 21) is the second most important event after the Chinese New Year, the event dating back more than 3,000 years. - Reuters


Parliament: M'sia to ratify RCEP treaty by this year, says Azmin

Lack of quorum forces temporary halt to Dewan Rakyat proceedings

Cost of performing Haj to increase due to inflation, Saudi Arabia's regulations

Covid-19: 15,759 new cases bring total to 2,127,934

Covid-19: Malaysia's death toll reaches 23,744 with 301 more fatalities reported Monday (Sept 20)

Covid-19: 80% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated, says PM

Govt studying all factors to lower price of Covid-19 self-test kits

Petrol stations, eateries, convenience stores can open until midnight, says Hisham

Wan Junaidi: Undi18, automatic voter registration by year-end

Climate influences mass flowering phenomenon in M'sia, says FRIM study

Survey: 57% of Malaysian women experience verbal sexual harassment on the streets

Vaccination walk-ins for teenagers to begin nationwide on Thursday (Sept 23)

Saifuddin: M'sia supports peace efforts in Afghanistan

No evidence of wrongdoing by Zahid involving millions to Yayasan Akalbudi, says lawyer

Malaysia pavilion hits RM572mil sales in CAEXPO 2021


Singapore: Three more Covid-19 deaths bring total to 65; new cases cross 1,000 mark for the third time in four days

Singapore nursing home says 103-year-old pandemic survivor has died

Calls grow among experts in Singapore for a vaccine mandate as Covid-19 spikes

Covid-19: Popular Singapore eatery Hjh Maimunah closes outlets

S$6.5mil lost to job scams in first half of 2021

Singapore to give out S$900mil in support wages to over 570,000 workers

GP clinics in Singapore see surge in patients as daily Covid-19 cases climb

Oil rises 1% as US storm aftermath tightens US supply

Clowns seen outside schools in Singapore

Scientists transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages

Travel lane scheme may be expanded soon


Indonesia reports 3,263 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases as it extend the public activity restriction policy in Bali and Java

Indonesia economy flashes recovery signs as country emerges after Covid-19 crisis

UN rights expert says Papuan held in Indonesia at risk of dying

Indonesia central bank holds key rate as activity picks up and eyes Fed tapering

Wildlife traffickers creeping back as pandemic restrictions ease, says UN report

China or Japan: Indonesia mulls Jakarta-Surabaya railway plans

China's neighbours worry Australia sub deal will disrupt region


Thailand has administered 45.2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines as 21.4 per cent of the country now fully vaccinated

Thailand: Well-known content creator and boyfriend arrested over alleged sex video on OnlyFans

Thai capital starts vaccinating children aged 12-18 with underlying illnesses

Malaysian-Thailand business chamber donates oxygen concentrators to Thai hospital

Chiang Mai launches vaccine drive ahead of Oct 1 reopening

Bangkok to make reopening decision on Wednesday

Details of 100 million visitors to Thailand exposed online: research firm

Thailand logs 10,919 Covid-19 cases and 143 deaths

‘Spider-Man’ swoops on busy road to net college funds


Philippines logs 16,361 new Covid-19 cases as death toll in the country crosses 37,000

Six rebels killed in separate clashes in southern Philippines

Special focus: Pacquiao - superstar boxer and king of the ring rumbles for Philippine presidency

Philippine, Thai stocks off lows as Indonesia shares cut losses on central bank growth view, record-low rates

More Philippine households saving, not spending: UK-based think tank

Philippines supports Australia nuclear sub pact to counter China

Cases may peak next month’


Vietnam's total confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 700,000; 11,692 new cases on Tuesday (Sept 21)

Non-essential services resume in Vietnamese capital with eased Covid-19 restrictions

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways to sign US$2 billion deal with GE for engines on Boeing jets

South-East Asia's premier tournament - the Suzuki Cup to be held at centralised venue, Vietnam drawn to face Malaysia

Foreign investment into Vietnamese start-ups expected to rise despite Covid-19

Firms in Hanoi to resume operations as city lifts lockdown in parts

Hanoi to relax virus curbs this week


Myanmar's Suu Kyi goes on trial for incitement and pleads not guilty

Domestic gold price on rise in Myanmar as demonetisation rumour us shaking up market

Myanmar target US$17 billion foreign trade in six-month interim budget period

Myanmar shutdown marks grim year for web freedom

Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Myanmar and total now stands at 448,158


Cambodian PM Hun Sen touts peace for national development

Buckle up: Cambodian students build manned drone to aid community

Cambodia reports 17 more Covid deaths, 628 infections

Cambodia inoculates 75% of population against Covid-19

Researchers study bat on mission to track origin of Covid-19


Laos makes progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Laos to receive over two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China and Australia

Vientiane orders closure of non-essential goods shops, supermarkets

Delta Plus variant spreads in Vientiane


Asean cooperation key to tackling regional challenges, says Brunei minister

Big spike in number of Covid-19 cases in Brunei on Monday night (Sept 20)

Brunei changes vehicle registration, licence renewal procedures

Musang King drug ring case in Brunei awaits DNA reports


Chinese city orders spas, mahjong salons to shut after Covid-19 case confirmed

Malaysia, India top Asian forecasts for faster growth in 2022

Indian actress Deepika Padukone launches her own line of beauty products

Exclusive: India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent - documents

Asia markets fight for footing as investors fret over Evergrande crisis

Hong Kong's new, patriots-only governance to prioritise housing issues: Lam

Asian markets stabilise after rout but Evergrande fears linger

Didi co-founder Liu told associates she plans to leave: sources

Korean singer-actress IU donates RM1.5mil to charity to mark 13 years in showbiz

Macau casino and junket operators seek clarity over new gambling laws

Facebook, Alphabet poised for bigger fines over Russia content

Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

SoftBank leads $680 million funding round in NFT fantasy soccer game Sorare

Evergrande woes hit Japan's toilet, air-conditioner and paint manufacturers

HK ushers in new political climate/Universal Beijing Resort opens

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