Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (Oct 11)


A US Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft is seen onboard Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11, 2021). - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Malaysia reports 6,709 new cases, lowest daily figure since July 5, 2021

Covid-19: 90.02% of M'sia's adult population fully vaxxed with 129,518 jabs given on Sunday (Oct 10)

Covid-19: M'sia recorded 64 total fatalities Sunday (Oct 10) bringing death toll to 27,329

Covid-19: Nine new clusters, highest number of cases linked to Kota Damansara care centre cluster

Students in higher education to be periodically screened for Covid-19, says Minister

KLCI climbs to 1-month high, ringgit strengthens

Bill to increase expenditure of Covid-19 fund to RM110bil passed

Country's economic recovery momentum requires more funding, says Finance Minister

Comms Ministry always monitors content of shows on television, says Annuar Musa

Senior citizen blogger pleads not guilty to insulting King on social media

Zahid free to fly for medical treatment after two courts allow temporary return of passport

Face masks no longer compulsory for MPs during proceedings, says Speaker

WHO DG thanks Khairy for encouraging M'sians to talk about mental health

Dusk-to-dawn sea curfew in Sabah to be extended, still needed to combat cross-border criminals

Foreign funds return to Bursa Malaysia

Britain's Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth is seen docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11). - AFPBritain's Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth is seen docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11). - AFP

Singapore:

Singapore: 10 seniors die from Covid-19 on Monday (Oct 11); New cases fall to 2,263 with fewer swabs done at weekend

Singapore and Australia leaders meet to discuss new Green Economy Agreement

Singaporean admits to consorting with fellow gang member who smuggled pistol from Malaysia

Singapore and Japan passports tied for most powerful in the world

Websites crash in rush for travel bookings as Singapore opens up

Singapore to forge on with economic recovery, c.bank on hold

Singapore keen to work on Australia travel after opening to United States

More than 200,000 police cameras to be installed across Singapore by 2030

Messaging app chat groups in SG a catchment for Covid-19 misinformation on ivermectin, vaccines

Crude jumps on global energy crunch; US oil at 7-year high

Singapore: ‘Mental health stigma has reduced’

Dawn of a new virus strategy

Britain's Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth is seen docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11). - AFPBritain's Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth is seen docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11). - AFP

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports a mere 620 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 65 more deaths; lowest numbers in more than a year

Indonesia finance minister sees 2021 budget deficit smaller than 5.4% of GDP

Indonesia cuts Covid-19 quarantine to five days as borders reopen further

Pakistani man charged with murdering Indonesian woman

Eased curbs in Blitar mark Indonesia’s first step toward living with Covid-19

Global Muslim fashion consumption to reach US$311 billion in 2024, says Indonesian central bank

Health Ministry to integrate mental healthcare services

Thailand:

Thailand recorded 10,035 Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths on Monday; prison cases going down

Thailand's flood situation improves but country now braces for new round of heavy downpour

Thailand's investment pledges jump 140% in Jan-Sept - already exceeding those of the whole amount of 2021

Thailand: Governor vows to have 70% Bangkokians jabbed in time for November reopening

Thai digital payments surge from pre-coronavirus level

Travel opens up between Britain and dozens of long-haul destinations including Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Anti-vax TikTok clips spark concerns

Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Thailand on Monday announced that it plans to fully re-open to vaccinated tourists travelling by air from countries deemed low risk from November 1. - AFPTraditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Thailand on Monday announced that it plans to fully re-open to vaccinated tourists travelling by air from countries deemed low risk from November 1. - AFP

Philippines:

Philippines reports 8,292 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Oct 11); lowest caseload confirmed since Aug 5

Philippine govt finally acknowledges Ressa's Nobel prize, but insists there is no media crackdown

Emerging Markets: Philippine shares soaring as Singapore dollar and Malaysian ringgit rising on easing travel curbs

Tropical storm turns London-Hong Kong flight with British Airways into 36-hour on-board ordeal, forcing diversion to Manila

Business councils' urge M'sia and Philippines to come up with policy for seamless trade

Philippines president congratulates journalist Ressa on Nobel Prize - spokesperson

‘Run Sara Run’, urge the people

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 3,619 new Covid-19 cases as total now stands at 843,281

Ho Chi Minh City to resume tourism market as Vietnam restarts domestic flights three months after suspension

Vietnam's economic growth to recover from Q4 and overcome Covid-19 crisis, says top economist

Foreign firms continue to see Vietnam as good investment location despite Covid-19 issues

'Nothing left but fear' heightens Vietnam's factory Covid-19 crisis

Kids vaccination programme at month-end planned

Myanmar:

Myanmar govt says gathering of five or more banned in 31 townships of Yangon, 10pm-4am curfew still in force

Myanmar central bank sees currency stabilising on new measures

Myanmar to launch Covid-19 vaccination programme for schoolchildren

United Nations and Bangladesh sign deal on assistance for Myanmar Rohingya

Unnamed shutterbug wins Bayeux war reporting prize

A woman riding her scooter in the middle of a street in Hanoi on Monday (Oct 11). - AFPA woman riding her scooter in the middle of a street in Hanoi on Monday (Oct 11). - AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodia begins its booster shot campaign in Phnom Penh; 84% of country's population vaccinated

Cambodia: Covid-19 rapid testing underway in country after Pchum Ben festival as cases continue to rise on Monday (Oct 11)

Cambodia ready to fully open its economy as Asean reports nearly 40,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Oct 10)

Holiday sees 664,000 travelling around the country

Laos:

Russia donates Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine to Laos

Laos' Covid-19 issues getting worst as country records 310 new Covid-19 cases and four more deaths

Laos to receive 1.5 million doses of vaccine from South Korea and China this week

Brunei:

Brunei reports another 187 new Covid-19 cases as Operasi Pulih uncovers contraband

72.4 per cent of Brunei population has been vaccinated, says Ministry of Health

Brunei reports record high of 381 daily Covid-19 cases; most tranmissions due to dormitories

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, during an interview in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Lam defended Covid-19 travel restrictions that are frustrating global businesses, signaling the curbs will stay in place for the foreseeable future even as Singapore allows more quarantine-free travel. - BloombergCarrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, during an interview in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Lam defended Covid-19 travel restrictions that are frustrating global businesses, signaling the curbs will stay in place for the foreseeable future even as Singapore allows more quarantine-free travel. - Bloomberg

Asean:

Airlines in Malaysia and Asia Pacific target net zero carbon emissions by 2050

China and India lash out at each other after no progress in Himalayan border talks

India made unreasonable demands, China says after border talks fail

Hong Kong police report surge in child abuse cases, link rise in sexual assaults to minors spending more time outside

Carrie Lam defends Hong Kong Covid-19 curbs as other countries including Singapore opens up again

Covid-19 cases are declining in India as health ministry reports 18,132 new cases on Monday; lowest in 215 days

Key UN biodiversity summit to open in China

Asian shares mostly higher despite lingering energy worries

Actress Im Soo-hyang stars in Korean remake of US hit series 'Jane The Virgin'

Lenovo stock drops 17% after withdrawing Shanghai listing plan

Most Taiwanese not worried Beijing will attack any time soon, polls suggest

Is Hong Kong any closer to plugging land supply shortfall even with policy address proposals?

N.Korea's Kim calls for improving people's lives amid 'grim' economy

S. Korea’s Lee becomes presidential candidate

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon's ex-software chief says

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