Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Wednesday (Oct 13)


Anti-government protesters light up candles during a protest against the Thai government demanding Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation and the abolition of 112 Lese-Majeste law, in front of the Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 13, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 7,950 new cases bring total to 2,361,529

Sabah to allow inter-district travel from Oct 14, interstate from Nov 1

Zahid treated Yayasan Akalbudi funds 'as if they were his own', prosecutor says in graft trial

Singaporean pleads not guilty to abusing autistic child

PM: OSH Masterplan aims to guarantee safe and healthy workplaces nationwide

Malaysia in the process of amending acts in order to ratify RCEP: MITI

RM1bil luxury resort on Sabah's Mengalum Island planned by Taiwanese group

UM emerges tops in Asian inter-varsity debate tourney

Jendela opens new virtual windows for villagers in three Sabah districts through upgraded Internet connectivity

Singapore:

Singapore teen who did backflip in rhino enclosure allegedly consumed cannabis while out on bail

Singapore PM awarded S$87,000 in legal costs for defamation suits against TOC editor, writer

World Economic Forum to release findings of new youth survey

NUS professor awarded prestigious geography prize

2,409 travellers from eight countries approved to enter Singapore under Vaccinated Travel Lane

Thailand:

Thailand records 10,064 Covid-19 cases and 82 deaths

Thailand ranked 80 out of 139 countries on rule of law, dropping two positions

Indonesia:

Indonesia starts to build world's largest copper smelter

Bali's ready to reopen to international travellers

Indonesia plans to eventually stop all crude palm oil exports

Philippines:

For those still unvaxxed, Duterte has a sneaky plan

Facebook, Lazada, Shopee told to stop Philippines sale of text blasters

Philippines reports 7,181 new Covid-19 cases, death toll tops 40,000

Philippines eases curbs in Manila, allows quarantine-free entry

Vietnam:

Tax cut proposed to stabilise Vietnam petrol price

Vietnam Airlines operates first commercial flight on HCM City-Danang route

Agriculture sector in Vietnam ready to resume production

Hanoi allows reopening of in-person dining, public transport from Oct 14

Typhoon Kompasu to weaken to tropical depression after making landfall in Vietnam's central region

Myanmar:

Myanmar logs 1,382 new Covid-19 infections and 26 deaths

British American Tobacco pulls out of army-ruled Myanmar

Cambodia:

15 more Covid deaths, 272 infections in Cambodia

Siem Reap celebrates honour of being named Asean ‘culture city’

Condominium prices, rents in Cambodia's capital slide in Q3

Laos:

Laos' historic passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Oct 15

Lao weather bureau warns of heavy rains as cyclone Kompasu approaches

Brunei:

Brunei ratifies RCEP, world's biggest free trade pact including China, Asean

Brunei reports 305 new Covid cases, 4 new clusters

Sarawak eyes re-opening of border with Brunei

Aseanplus:

Countries adopt ‘Kunming Declaration’ to tackle biodiversity loss

China's foreign trade up 22.7 per cent in first three quarters

UN rights report warns of N. Korea 'starvation risk'

With an eye on China, Japan's ruling party makes unprecedented defence spending pledge: Analysis

Harvard moves summer programme from Beijing to Taipei

China reports progress on US disputes before Biden-Xi summit

Japan's largest opposition party focuses on human rights in party platform

N. Korean army gives brutal show of 'strength, bravery and morale'

China's Sept exports surprisingly robust despite power crunch

China says military drills near Taiwan a 'just' move

China's experience provides inspiration for biodiversity protection: China Daily

Billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears in Hong Kong: sources

Illegal streams, merch bonanza: Squid Game craze hits China

Xi launches US$233mil biodiversity fund

Hong Kong cancels morning trading, shuts schools in wake of typhoon Kompasu

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