Asean News Headlines at 10 pm on Tuesday (Sept 28)


HUndreds of people queueing for transportation service on a temporary bridge along a flooded street in Chaiyaphum province, Thailand, on Tuesday (Sept 28, 2021). - Reuters

Malaysia

51% bumi rule will only enrich cronies, govt must find solution that favours M'sians, says Anwar

Covid-19: M'sia records 11,332 new cases, S'wak tops the list with 2,358

Covid-19: Nearly 94% of adult population has received at least one vaccine dose

Covid 19: Death toll now at 25,695 with 258 total fatalities reported Monday (Sept 27)

Review of Covid-19 SOPs to prepare for endemic stage, says Dr Noor Azmi

Over 51,000 prison inmates, personnel infected with Covid-19 since last year, says Deputy Home Minister

Hearing of Rosmah's bid to stay corruption trial set on Oct 4

No change to Pangkor’s Nov 1 reopening target, says Nolee

Database containing personal info of four million Malaysians allegedly being sold online

August exports hit nearly RM96b, boost by E&E, petroleum

Nearly 2,000 sports related companies shuttered since last year, says Ti

August exports hit nearly RM96b, boost by E&E, petroleum

Tioman, Genting Highlands tourism bubble put on hold

World Bank revises Malaysia's economic growth forecast to 3.3% in 2021

Paul Yong’s rape trial: Two unknown mixed profile DNA samples taken from crime scene, court told

A woman takes her antigen rapid test under supervision at a Quick Test Centre during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Singapore on Tuesday (Sept 28). - ReutersA woman takes her antigen rapid test under supervision at a Quick Test Centre during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Singapore on Tuesday (Sept 28). - Reuters

Singapore

Singapore crosses the 2,000 mark of Covid-19 cases for the first time as five seniors die from virus complications

Fewer marriages, births in Singapore last year due to pandemic; nuptial figures fall to lowest since 1986

Climate action a responsibility that businesses must take, says Singapore President

Singapore to host centralised Suzuki Cup, South-East Asia's premier football tournament

Singapore population sees biggest percentage drop since 1950

'We were screaming in pain': Worker recalls Tuas explosion at inquiry hearing

Two vaccinated seniors die as Singapore reports 1,647 new Covid-19 infections on Monday (Sept 27)

Oil climbs for sixth day on supply concerns, Brent tops US$80

Malaysia’s DuitNow to link with Singapore’s PayNow

Playing their part in pandemic but at cost of mental health

Indonesia

Indonesian parliament approves govt's 2022 budget as Covid-19 number are much lower - 2,057 new cases reported

Climate action a responsibility that businesses must take, says Singapore President

Oil tanker operator protests Indonesia's detention of crew

World Bank upbeat Indonesia's economy to grow nearly 5 per cent in 2022

Indonesia state mining holding firm eyes end-2022 IPO for Inalum

Saving one of the earth's green lungs - Indonesia's mangrove forests

Across Asia-Pacific, girls are fighting for a better tomorrow: Jakarta Post contributor

‘Students’ future at risk’

People sitting on a makeshift boat as a man pulls it through a flooded street in Chaiyaphum province, Thailand on Tuesday (Sept 28). - ReutersPeople sitting on a makeshift boat as a man pulls it through a flooded street in Chaiyaphum province, Thailand on Tuesday (Sept 28). - Reuters

Thailand

It's getting better for Thailand as daily coronavirus cases sink to lowest numbers since July

Six killed in severe floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Thailand

Bangkok on alert as 70,000 homes flooded in Thailand

Emerging markets: Thai baht set to fall for third straight quarter ahead of central bank meet

Thai volunteer takes to skies to drop supplies to flood victims

New Covid cases in Thailand dip below 10k for first time in two months

Suvarnabhumi airport APM train to open in time for return of international travellers

Thailand targets Malaysian, Indonesian tourists as it prepares to reopen

More places to reopen by November

Philippines

Philippines: 13,846 new Covid-19 cases as total surges to 2,522,965; Duterte approves the vaccination for all including children

Philippines and China to deepen cooperation on fighting transnational crime

Philippines Senate backs bill to raise sexual consent age from 12 to 16

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

Majority of Filipinos say Duterte’s VP run violates law: Poll

VP Robredo on possible 2022 Philippine presidential bid: I surrender it to God

Internet is new battleground to check false narratives on Marcos regime: commission

Quake shakes main island, says US agency

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son attend a news conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday. - ReutersRussia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son attend a news conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday. - Reuters

Vietnam

Vietnam's daily new Covid-19 cases drop below 5,000, lowest numbers since July 20

Ho Chi Minh City gradually easing Covid-19 measures as lower cases are being reported and more people are vaccinated

All hands on deck to preserve ecosystems in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Ministry helps Viet businesses prepare for RCEP

Ho Chi Minh City wants tax reduction for Covid-affected businesses

World Bank sees setback in East Asia and Pacific's recovery amid surging Delta variant

How countries like Ghana, Indonesia or Vietnam are fighting plastic pollution

Vietnam shifts from zero Covid-19 strategy

Myanmar

Myanmar and Afghanistan voiceless as annual UN meet wraps up; submarine spat main limelight at event

Myanmar Covid-19 cases still soaring as total goes above as total now almost 460,000 as UN warns of major crisis ahead

Over three million in Myanmar require humanitarian assistance: UN

Airstrikes, internet cuts reported

Brunei's Foreign Minister Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof addresses the 76th session of U.N. General Assembly, in a pre-recorded message, at UN headquarters in the United States. - APBrunei's Foreign Minister Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof addresses the 76th session of U.N. General Assembly, in a pre-recorded message, at UN headquarters in the United States. - AP

Cambodia

Cambodia raises minimum textiles minimum wage by US$2 (RM8.36)

Cambodian monks council support major festival halt as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in country

Cambodia to reopen higher learning institutes

Cashew sales soar, but Cambodia seeks other buyers

Laos

Laos govt calls for vigilance as local Covid-19 cases continue to soar

Economic recovery in Laos delayed by Covid-19, says Asian Development Bank

Leaders of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia meet to strengthen ties

Brunei

Cycling into trouble - eight men in Brunei handed heavy fines after pleading guilty of flouting Covid-19 restrictions

Brunei cancels major primary school PSR exams to November as Covid-19 cases keep rising in country

IMF encourages Brunei to further boost economic diversification

Chinese and Hong Kong flags are pictured outside a mall, ahead of the Chinese National Day which falls on Oct 1, in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Sept 28). - ReutersChinese and Hong Kong flags are pictured outside a mall, ahead of the Chinese National Day which falls on Oct 1, in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Sept 28). - Reuters

AseanPlus

Scuffles in Taiwan parliament, premier blocked from podium in Covid dispute

Defying Delta: Back to school goes better than feared

Japan seeks to end Covid-19 state of emergency this month

Global Internet connections could reach 200 billion by 2030

LGBTQ groups hope Japan PM race may lead to same-sex marriages

Energy stocks rise as Brent rallies past US$80 a barrel

Covid crisis points to climate challenge ahead

China's industrial profits surge 49.5% in first eight months

Alibaba apps start offering WeChat Pay option after government orders

N. Korea fires unidentified projectile, criticises US ‘hostile’ policy

Pandemic pushes Chinese tech giants to roll out more courier robots

Moody’s Analytics: China’s property market too big to fail

China energy crunch triggers alarm, pleas for more coal

Female Hong Kong police officer charged with 12 counts of assault for allegedly beating domestic helper

China's new military drone offers greater flexibility

Geely says founder moves into smartphone manufacturing

New connect in Hong Kong to lure more bond investors

China urges US to stop suppressing countries based on democracy

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