Asean News Headlines at 10 pm on Sunday (Sept 26)


Surfers waiting for a wave at the Kuta beach during sunset near Denpasar, Bali on Sunday (September 26, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19 Watch: 13,104 new cases on Sunday (Sept 26), Sarawak top with 2,943

Covid-19 Watch: 83.1% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated

Covid-19: Malaysia's death toll reaches 25,159 with 228 total fatalities reported Saturday (Sept 25)

Covid-19: Over 30% of students aged 12 to 17 have received first dose of vaccine, says Dr Mah

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine safe for primary schoolkids

Covid-19: Ensure dissemination of accurate information on NRP, endemic phase, says Annuar

Ok booster: Sarawak first state to start administering additional doses to elderly, vulnerable groups in October, says KJ

Theme parks should be allowed to re-open, says Deputy Tourism Minister

Bursa Malaysia likely to trade sideways from Monday (Sept 27)

Ringgit anticipated to trade higher ahead of 12MP tabling in parliament

In Malaysia, printmaking works are attracting young art collectors

Malaysia only seeking China's views on Aukus, says Hishammuddin

Singapore

Two unvaccinated seniors die of Covid-19, bringing Singapore's death toll to 78, with 1,939 new cases

Singapore's first priority is its Covid-19 situation at home, says Minister for Foreign Affairs

Singapore tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases continue to rise to record numbers in country

Alibaba nearing Investment in Singapore unicorn Ninja Van; startup set to raise US$580 million from investors

Singapore: Three more seniors die due to Covid-19 complications; govt announces 82% of population full vaccinated

Singapore MTI welcomes any eligible economy to join CPTPP trade pact

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 1,760 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 86 more deaths - lowest numbers in more than a year

Indonesia approves Australian solar project over US$2.5 billion investment

President Joko Widodo due to appoint Indonesia's next military chief by November

Logistics and staff shortage hurting Indonesia’s vaccination progress

China's Chengxin and Tsingshan team up for US$350 million Indonesia lithium project

Javan rhinos under threat from inbreeding

Thailand

Thailand logs 12,353 new Covid-19 cases, 125 more deaths

Special Thailand-US talks this week on more vaccine donation; another one million doses expected to arrive in Bangkok

Third batch of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan arrives in Thailand

Thailand: Phuket pushes intradermal vaccine jabs for third dose

Thailand aims to administer one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine a day

Villager stumbles across one of world’s rarest mushrooms

Philippines

Philippines logs 20,755 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Sept 27); no deaths reported again due to glitch

China delivers more Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines to Philippines

Philippines: Manila cop sued for threatening teens with gun

Four inmates killed in jail break attempt in southern Philippines

Once a scavenger and then an actor, Manila mayor Isko Moreno is now eyeing Philippines' presidency

Fractured fights ahead

Vietnam

Vietnam reports 10,011 new Covid-19 cases, 756,689 in total

Vietnam strives to return to 'new normal' by Sept 30 - shifts away from Zero Covid-19 strategy, says PM

Vietnam achieves success in production of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam protests China sending biggest warplane to disputed islands

Cuba kicks off Covid-19 vaccine exports with shipment to Vietnam

Vietnam to relax Covid-19 restrictions to revive pandemic-hit economy

Myanmar

Myanmar junta blames internet blackouts on anti-coup fighters

Concerned United Nations can only sidestep Myanmar crisis

Myanmar reports 1,546 new Covid-19 infections as it total hits 456,620

Forever ‘engaging’ the Tatmadaw?

Monks march against military

Cambodia

Researchers delighted by discovery of endangered Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia

Pan Pacific group, among the best hoteliers in the world, plans two hotels in Cambodia for Q4 2023

Cambodia: Covid-19 cases and death toll still rising; 830 infections and 25 deaths reported on Sunday (Sept 26)

PM seeks understanding on Pchum Ben suspension

Laos

Laos PM calls for stronger international cooperation to address Covid-19 crisis

Asean and US vow to cooperate to contain Covid outbreak at UN assembly, says Laos foreign minister

Laos authorises use of rapid Covid-19 tests amid rising virus cases in country

Conflict at the cost of the poor

Brunei

Think twice before panic buying, says officials in Brunei

Brunei: Indonesian man pleads guilty to violating Covid-19 restrictions; first such case in country

Brunei sees record daily new Covid-19 cases and four more death also reported

People wait in a queue to enter the Sands Theatre at the Marina Bay Sands to watch Singaporean stand-up comedian, Kumar, at his latest show

AseanPlus

Japan PM contenders press for government support for education

Being young and Asean

Huawei's top executive lands in China after deal with US

Japan's Kono says same-sex marriage should be discussed in parliament

China eliminated malaria. Could it be a model for the rest of the world?

Climate change is the front-page story of the rest of our lives

UK Labour deputy leader calls governing Conservatives 'scum'

Sali Kecil, a shining exemplar of preserving nature amid limitations

China Evergrande: from ‘controlled demolition’ to near-certain default and state takeover

China’s top court wants to protect gig workers without hampering tech platforms’ development, aiding Meituan and Didi

Chinese law enforcers told use AI, big data to improve security in unstable times

US-China trade war did not bring American firms home, research finds

China and EU to hold talks on Tuesday as sanctions, Aukus and Lithuania throw up complications

Boxing-Usyk says heavyweight title can't compare with Olympic gold

Taliban ask airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan
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