Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (Oct 17)


People visit an amusement park as the country's capital region the govt eased the coronavirus disease restrictions, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19 Watch: 6,145 new cases bring total to 2,390,687

Covid-19: PM advises teachers to get vaccinated immediately

Covid-19 Watch: 88 deaths including 26 BID cases recorded on Saturday (Oct 16)

Covid-19: Only 2.3% of 6,145 new cases in category three, four and five, says Health DG

Over 13,000 Terengganu health staff to receive Covid-19 booster dose from Sunday (Oct 17)

KJ jokingly says he uses ‘vaccine genies’ to protect Malaysia

91.4% of adults fully vaccinated

Budget 2022: MAHB seeks incentives to restore air connectivity

SOP relaxation will help revive tourism sector, says industry players

Bursa Malaysia's outlook for this week remains bullish

Past controversies return to haunt Dr M

Anwar declines ministerial-level benefits, facilities

Anwar asked to provide info on Pandora Papers, says MACC

Bukit Aman, Australian police to work together over drug case after arrest of M’sian, seizure of 450kg heroin

Ringgit poised for technical correction against US dollar this week; to trade between RM4.15 to RM4.16'

A couple with their children near their condominium in Singapore. - The Straits Times/ANNA couple with their children near their condominium in Singapore. - The Straits Times/ANN

Singapore:


Nine more Singaporeans die from Covid-19 complications; 3,058 new infections on Sunday (Oct 17)

Singapore: Bus driver and elderly passenger injured in accident involving three buses in Upper Paya Lebar

F1 announces 23-race season in 2022, Singapore leads the way for South East-Asia but no Chinese GP again

Experts see less need to test migrant workers in Singapore for those who do not have Covid-19 symptoms

Chinese developer Greenland Holdings’ tourism unit sets up Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore

Changi Airport allows pick-ups again

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports another day of Covid-19 cases below 1,000 - 747 confirmed infections and 19 deaths on Sunday (Oct 17)

Indonesia halts permit for new fintech lending companies

Indonesia hope to end long wait for Thomas Cup glory when they face China in final

Asean strengthens partnership and innovation for disaster management - decision announced after meeting

Ordinary people driven to crime

11 students drowned, 10 rescued in river clean-up

Quake and aftershock rock Bali

Royal Thai Marines stand in formation with rescue boats during a disaster preparedness ceremony in Chulabhorn Camp ahead of the rainy season in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on Sunday, October 17, 2021. - AFPRoyal Thai Marines stand in formation with rescue boats during a disaster preparedness ceremony in Chulabhorn Camp ahead of the rainy season in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on Sunday, October 17, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand logs 10,863 new cases, 68 deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday (Oct 17) as death toll numbers are dipping in country

Discussions will be held to add Malaysia in Thailand's list of low risk countries

Thailand: 87% of students in Bangkok have received first Pfizer jabs as schools get ready to reopen in November

Thailand: Public Health Ministry to consider second Pfizer jab for schoolchildren next week

Most Thais against plan to reopen country on Nov 1 but research centre it is a vital move to boost economy

Passengers happy with partitions in taxis

Philippines:

Philippines logs 6,913 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 2,720,368; third straight day infections stay below 8,000

Death toll from landslides and floods due to storm Kompasu hits 40 in Philippines

World’s toughest travel curbs including in Philippines finally fall to reopening urge

Philippines announces that Malaysia remains as one of its top trading partners and investment sources

Philippines kicks off children vaccination drive as Asean reported over 35,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday

La Nina, magnifier of storms, is here

People trooping to the Manila baywalk dolomite beach along Roxas boulevard in Manila city on Sunday (Oct 17), a day after authorities eased its quarantine restrictions. - AFPPeople trooping to the Manila baywalk dolomite beach along Roxas boulevard in Manila city on Sunday (Oct 17), a day after authorities eased its quarantine restrictions. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 3,193 new Covid-19 cases, 864,053 in total on Sunday (Oct 17)

Vietnam approves national programme for development of domestic vaccines

Vietnam's coal-fired power may double by 2030 under draft energy plan

Vietnam September exports down 0.7% m/m at US$27.03 billion; its coffee exports also down by 10.2%

'Just me and the fabric': Vietnam artist finds success with cloth creations

Nearly 700 teachers told to pay back allowance by end November

Myanmar:

Myanmar says 'extremely disappointed' its junta leader excluded from Asean summit

In a rare move, Myanmar makes bold decision in excluding Asean from its summit

Four million doses of Chinese Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Myanmar as cases keep rising in country

International call for Myanmar to let envoy meet Suu Kyi

Old job is key in case against US journalist

Junta chief not welcomed

Boys washing their motorcycle cart along a paddy rice farm in Sre Cheah village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. - APBoys washing their motorcycle cart along a paddy rice farm in Sre Cheah village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. - AP

Cambodia:


Cambodia Covid-19 cases still rising as govt sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

Cambodia marks World Food Day despite Covid-19 pandemic

Cambodia shortens quarantine time for fully vaccinated inbound travellers

Construction of cartography centre resumes

Govt lauded for heritage conservation

Laos:

Laos records trade surplus of US$117 million in September

Covid-19 measures in Laos extended until Oct 30

Gleaming new train arrives ahead of railway opening for usage at the Laos-China Railway

Number of new Covid-19 cases remains high

Brunei:

Two more clusters confirmed in Brunei as another 105 cases are reported on Sunday (Oct 17)

Brunei: Youth as agents of change for climate solution

Brunei starts third dose administration for frontliners as total Covid-19 cases exceed 10,000

A boat heads to the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter in Hong Kong on Sunday (Oct 17).  - AFPA boat heads to the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter in Hong Kong on Sunday (Oct 17). - AFP

Asean:

New Japan PM sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Paying the price for winning the Prize

China tested new space capability with hypersonic missile, says Financial Times

5G technology begins to expand beyond smartphones

Hong Kong’s IPO market withers as billion-dollar listings lapse

Netflix estimates ‘Squid Game’ will be worth US$900m

Hong Kong protests: Polytechnic University scientist who tried to help protester shot by police jailed for a year

Chinese media returns fire in info war with video of ‘captured Indians’

Glorious day for China as they beat Japan to regain Uber Cup trophy

Opinion: The fragile Internet is a threat to the economy

Hong Kong protests: Polytechnic University scientist who tried to help protester shot by police jailed for a year

Is Nicole Kidman back in Hong Kong? False reports spark fresh debate over city’s Covid-19 quarantine exemptions

Upgrades for Chinese military airbases facing Taiwan hint at war plans

Science turns nasty in Covid-19 origins argument on Twitter

Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook

China launches its first sun observation satellite to monitor solar eruptions

The significance of the Chinese ‘rice bowl’

Space exploration should aim for peace, not competition
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