Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (Oct 12)


Relatives of the Bali bomb victim pray during the commemoration of 19 years after the attacks at the Bali bomb memorial monument in Badung, Indonesia on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Fikri Yusuf/via REeuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 7,276 new cases bring total to 2,353,579

Covid-19: M'sia recorded 93 total Covid-19 fatalities Monday (Oct 11), death toll now at 27,422

Covid-19: Over 21 million adults in M'sia fully vaccinated as of Monday (Oct 11), says JKJAV

Covid-19: Country's test positivity rate of 4.65% is within WHO benchmark, says Health DG

Easing of travel restrictions does not mean relaxing of Covid-19 SOP enforcement, says Hishammuddin

Sarawak's daily Covid-19 cases dip below 1,000 for first time since mid-Aug

Health Ministry scraps pre-departure Covid-19 screening for travellers to Langkawi

Yayasan Akalbudi's board of trustees had no say in its operations, says prosecution in Zahid’s trial

Durian export value grows by RM74.8mil since 2016

August manufacturing sales expand as more economic sectors open up

S'wak approves more than RM10bil budget for 2022

Extend year-end school holidays so that teachers are better prepared, says Maszlee

A windsurfer sails in front of the HMS Queen Elizabeth of Britain's Carrier Strike Group (left) in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 12). - AFPA windsurfer sails in front of the HMS Queen Elizabeth of Britain's Carrier Strike Group (left) in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 12). - AFP

Singapore:


Singapore reports 11 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,976 new infections on Tuesday (Oct 12)

Singapore: Subsea cable planned to import green power from Indonesia to S'pore, SP partners France's EDF

Singaporeans increasingly support living with Covid-19, Poll Shows

Oil rises close to multi-year high on energy crunch fears on Tuesday (Oct 12)

Rise of Covid-19 cases in Singapore shouldn't halt discussions on reopening of border, says Johor MB

Exam cheats pay others to do tasks

Man admits to consorting with pistol smuggler

Singapore keen to open up to more countries

Unvaccinated people get grace period for mall entry

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 1,261 new Covid-19 cases, 47 more deaths as govt announces more than 58 million are vaccinated

Indonesia: Bali surf school owner eagerly awaiting imminent return of foreign tourists

No end in sight for deforestation, as national goals and funding fall short

Indonesia to open Bali, Batam and Bintan to some foreign visitors, but not those from Singapore

Indonesia's Finance Ministry expects the newly passed tax law

United Nation's deforestation scheme under scrutiny after Indonesia debacle

Rupiah could be Asia’s best performer this year

A 69-metre-tall giant Buddha statue stands at the Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen temple on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 12, 2021. - AFPA 69-metre-tall giant Buddha statue stands at the Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen temple on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 12, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:


Thailand registers 9,445 new Covid-19 cases, 84 additional deaths as vaccine programme for schoolkids goes on smoothly

Thai industries mood rises for first time in six months

Thailand’s ‘Bold Move’ to revive tourism to take years, analysts say

Emerging markets: Thai baht rises more than 1% but other Asian currencies subdued

Thailand to re-open to vaccinated tourists from November 1

Thailand's multidimensional poverty index improves, lowest among Asean countries

Bangkok governor sets jabs target

Philippines:

Philippines reports 8,615 new Covid-19 cases, 236 more deaths as Metro Manila plans to shorten curfew time

Philippines: Death toll rises to 11 due to landslides and floods caused by storm Kompasu

For Philippine media under fire, Nobel a 'shot in the arm'

Thunderstorms, strong winds expected in Sabah as Typhoon Kompasu hits Philippines

FDI net inflows into Philippines up 52 per cent in July

Nine dead in Philippines storm and at least another 11 missing due to landslides

Duterte’s office congratulates journalist Ressa on Nobel Prize

A woman is seen poing for photographs at dusk on the century-old Long Bien bridge in Hanoi on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. - AFPA woman is seen poing for photographs at dusk on the century-old Long Bien bridge in Hanoi on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam logs fewest daily Covid-19 cases since July 15; only 2,949 infections registered on Tuesday (Oct 13)

When global warming stops, seas will still rise and Vietnam among those who fall below the long-term high tide line

Intel and Samsung eye fully running Ho Chi Minh plants in weeks as Covid-19 cases are going lower in Vietnam

Vietnam actively seeking to expand export markets for farm produce

S. Korea to donate 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Vietnam

HCM City preparing new tours for locals to revive economy

Myanmar:

Myanmar ex-president Win Myint testifies in court he refused to resign from post despite threats from military

Ousted Myanmar president describes first moments of coup

Myanmar's Suu Kyi pleads not guilty to breaking virus rules

Myanmar all set to vaccinate teenagers as Asean reportsover 30,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday night (Oct 11)

Myanmar still grappling with Covid-19 issues as it reports 1,197 new Covid-19 cases, 28 more deaths

A vendor waits for customers at a local morning bazaar Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar. - APA vendor waits for customers at a local morning bazaar Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar. - AP

Cambodia:


Japan and Cambodia ink deal for socio-economic development

Cambodian bilateral trade with US soars 28.5% in first eight months

Cambodia's famous Water Festival cancelled amid prolonged pandemic and cases still high in country

Laos:

Laos-China railway to open for freight transport before allowing passengers

It's keep going up in Laos as country confirms another 549 new cases of Covid-19 and three new deaths

Passenger train named Lanxang for Laos-China railway to arrive this week

Russia donates 30,000 Sputnik doses

Brunei:

Brunei's enforcement agencies crackdown on violators of Covid-19 measures

Brunei govt announces that 90 per cent of senior citizens have been vaccinated

Brunei's mobile vaccination in Labi drive off to a good start

A surfer rides a wave brought by Tropical Cyclone Kompasu at Big Wave Bay in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Oct 12). - AFPA surfer rides a wave brought by Tropical Cyclone Kompasu at Big Wave Bay in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Oct 12). - AFP

Asean:

IMF cuts global growth outlook as supply bottlenecks hobble pandemic recovery

Asean defence meeting retreat to discuss regional stance over Aukus, says Hisham

Samsung leader Lee set to stand trial for alleged unlawful use of sedative

Japan confronts rising inequality after Abenomics

Struggling to restructure Asia-Pacific deals, Airbus warns region’s airlines at risk of falling behind Europe, US

Japan’s new PM defends pro-nuclear stance in parliament

Asian shares fall as rising energy costs fan inflation fears

Xi to address COP15 summit via video link

Flanked by nuclear missile, N.Korean leader says US, S.Korea threaten peace

Ant boosts capital to US$5.4bil after IPO halted

15 dead after heavy rain and floods in China coal region

China: Local govts roll out booster shots

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

HK Observatory issues typhoon warning Monday night(Oct 11) as city braces for Kompasu – second major storm in 3 days

Major Chinese tech firms are already working on their metaverse offerings

Hong Kong business groups, mainland Chinese authorities team up to open new commercial services centre in Guangdong

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