Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Thursday (Sept 23)


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (left) rubs elbows with running mate Dr Willie Ong after he declared his bid to run for president in a speech at a public school in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 22, 2021. The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said he will run for president in next year's elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. - AP

Malaysia:

Govt developing token system to help those without smartphones to check in at premises, says KJ

Petronas subsidiaries well-positioned to benefit from hydrogen production

Covid-19: 13,754 new cases on Thursday (Sept 23), Selangor highest with 1,985

Tourism leaders planning to restart travel safely in Malaysia and nearby region

Radzi: Rotation system when schools reopen is to ease parents' fears of overcrowding

Power-hungry: Bitcoin syndicate busted by cops for stealing RM24mil worth of electricity

Singapore:

Singapore core inflation rises to over 2-year high in August amid higher food prices

Two pilot schemes to help Singapore hawkers go digital

Singapore to send Thailand 120,000 AstraZeneca doses on Saturday

50-year-old is youngest Singaporean Covid-19 fatality; 1,457 new cases

Thailand:

Thailand plans to halve quarantine as reopening seen delayed

Thailand eyes reopening Trang to tourists from Oct 15

Thailand to start shipping line to boost status as logistics hub

Thailand records 13,256 Covid-19 cases and 131 deaths

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 2,881 new Covid-19 cases, 160 more deaths

ADB lowers Indonesia's economic growth forecast to 3.5% this year

Children under 12 now allowed to visit malls in Java

Fitch Ratings places Indosat on negative watch amid planned merger

Indonesia approves Australian solar project over US$2.5bil investment

Philippines:

Philippines logs 17,411 new Covid-19 cases, total surges to 2,434,753

Online doc surprises many as Philippine VP wannabe

Duterte taps military to assist hospitals as nurses get sick

Philippines aims to vaccinate 90% of population against Covid-19 before 2022 election

Vietnam:

Vietnam president receives leaders of US enterprises in New York

Vietnam's Van Don Airport welcomes over 300 passengers with ‘vaccine passport’ from France

Vietnam president hosts CEO of US’ Quantum Group

Vietnam investigates evasion of trade remedies for cane sugar from Thailand

Myanmar:

Australian adviser to Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in junta court

Myanmar faces 'alarming' risk of escalating civil war: UN

Cambodia:

Cambodian bride ‘badly treated, held captive’ by Chinese man seeks help

Cambodia reports 22 more Covid deaths and 638 new infections

Cambodian corporation launches US$50mil co-financing guarantee scheme to support SMEs

Laos:

Covid-19 delays economic recovery in Laos: ADB

Jabs planned for Lao students so schools can reopen

Brunei:

Brunei economic growth projected at 3.5pc next year

Panic buying sweeps through Brunei

Aseanplus:

Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year: newspaper

Evergrande chairman seeks to soothe Chinese investors as payment looms

South Korea foreign minister says to meet Japan counterpart

Debrief: Taiwan's KMT reaches a critical juncture ahead of election for new party chairman

Xi Jinping’s US envoy invokes Lincoln in declaring China a democracy

Wang Yi: China to uphold, practice true multilateralism

Flats the size of two king-size beds being built in Hong Kong

China's GDP forecast to hover above 8 per cent

Japan doubles Covid-19 vaccine donation pledge to 60 million doses

Taiwan applies to join Pacific trade deal days after China

US business optimism in China rebounds to pre-trade war levels: survey

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