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A woman wades through floodwaters in Nakhon Rachasima province, northeastern of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Heavy rains in central and northeastern Thailand have caused fresh flooding, causing authorities to release water into one already swollen river after a reservoir reached its capacity, and others facing the same possibility. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Daily cases drop below 6,000 for first time since June 28

Covid-19: 2.8% from 5,434 new cases in Categories 3, 4 and 5, says Health DG

Covid-19: Almost 90% of students aged 12-17 have received at least one dose of vaccine

Covid-19: Khairy remains firm on stand against anti-vaxxers

Covid-19: Health Ministry wants to meet and engage anti-vaccine groups directly

Covid-19 death toll reaches 27,921 with 63 fatalities

Covid-19: Get vaccinated before you, your loved one become victims, says MMA

Hisham: 181 Covid-19 SOPs condensed into one SOP with nine guidelines, awaiting approval

Sabah seeks to become major regional pineapple supplier

Melaka polls: Multi-cornered fights, Umno-Bersatu clashes expected, say analysts

Car sales revved up in September as curbs lifted

Foreign funds net buyers on Bursa at nearly RM925m in week ended Oct 15

Moody’s upbeat on IOI outlook, riding on earnings’ growth, higher CPO prices

Ipoh Magistrate's Court sets Nov 26 for mention of murder case involving security guard

Inari signs MoU with a private equity fund in China to expand OSAT business

A combined formation of F-15SG and F-16C/D from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, F/A-18Fs from the Royal Australian Air Force, SU-30MKM from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and a P-3K2 from the Royal New Zealand Air Force perform a flypast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) in Singapore on Monday, October 18, 2021. - ReutersA combined formation of F-15SG and F-16C/D from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, F/A-18Fs from the Royal Australian Air Force, SU-30MKM from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and a P-3K2 from the Royal New Zealand Air Force perform a flypast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) in Singapore on Monday, October 18, 2021. - Reuters

Singapore:

Singapore announces six more Covid-19 deaths and 2,553 new infections on Monday (Oct 18)

Global power cost surge wrecks Singapore's electricity market

Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers

Singapore billionaire and Ronaldo try to marry football and tech

Richest families in South-East Asia scout for the next unicorn

Court of Appeal allows return of Najib's passport so he can visit daughter in Singapore

Asian shares slide as Chinese growth data disappoints

Oil prices climb as Covid-19 recovery and power generators stoke demand

HK muscles in on S’pore’s China stock futures monopoly

Singapore promises safeguards for power customers

Selling homes the ‘Hollywood’ way

‘All workers are vaccinated’

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports a very low 626 new Covid-19 cases and restrictions on public activities are eased on Monday (Oct 18)

Indonesia: Exports and imports fall in September as trade slows down

Indonesia's higher coal output target thwarted by heavy rains

Indonesia, Malaysia agree on travel corridor for businessmen, expedite talks on maritime borders

Indonesia and Malaysia concerned over AUKUS nuclear subs plan

'Running out of time': Asia struggles to kick coal addiction

Indonesia players celebrate winning the Thomas Cup  after defeating China in the final in Aarhus, Denmark on late Sunday night (Oct 18, 2021). - ReutersIndonesia players celebrate winning the Thomas Cup after defeating China in the final in Aarhus, Denmark on late Sunday night (Oct 18, 2021). - Reuters

Thailand:


Covid-19 cases rocket in deep South as Bangkok infection rate drops as govt records 10,111 new cases on Monday

Thailand hit with more flooding amid heavy rains; more than 38,000 households affected

Thailand Health Ministry says that it will fully use its 31.5 million stock of Sinovac vaccine for its vaccination programme

Thai economy faces uncertainty, monetary policy to stay accommodative

Though numbers have fallen short, the 'Phuket Sandbox' sets the stage for Thailand's tourism revival

Four protesters held over slew of charges

Philippines:

Philippines DOH says that Covid-19 cases in the country are on downward trend as 6,943 new cases reported on Monday

Philippines: Vice-president Robredo, now a presidential hopeful, wants principle-based political party system reform

Geely's Volvo Cars sets IPO price range, seeking up to US$23bil valuation

Emerging markets: Philippines shares go flat as Indonesia shares go on a high and Malaysia stocks hit five-month peak

Philippines' Synergy Grid sets guidance for up to US$386 million share sale

A shot in the arm against Covid-19 in the Philippines, says the Inquirer

People ride on electric scooters at an amusement park as the country's capital region loosens coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. - ReutersPeople ride on electric scooters at an amusement park as the country's capital region loosens coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Vietnam:


Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City announces end of Covid-19 strict measures; govt reports only 3,168 new cases on Monday (Oct 18)

Vietnam: Mekong Delta region faces water shortages, saline intrusion

Five very rare and endangered grey shanked douc langurs shot dead in Vietnam; cop starts incident on incident

Covid-19 pandemic now basically under control nationwide, says Vietnam PM

Heavy rains and floods leave three dead in Vietnam

Vietnam SEA Games pushed back to May 2022 due to Covid-19 concerns, says OCM

Myanmar:

Myanmar leader says Asean blind to opposition's violence

Myanmar to free over 5,000 protesters after Asean snub

Myanmar working on welcoming back foreign tourists by early 2022

Myanmar opposition welcomes Asean's junta snub, wants summit invite

Myanmar junta chief says committed to restoring peace, democracy

Myanmar junta leader blames opponents for prolonging unrest

Family members wait for prisoners outside Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Myanmar's government on Monday announced an amnesty for more than 5,600 people arrested for taking part in anti-government activities that protested February's seizure of power by the military. Over 1,000 people were freed from prisons around the country and charges against more than 4,000 others were suspended. - APFamily members wait for prisoners outside Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Myanmar's government on Monday announced an amnesty for more than 5,600 people arrested for taking part in anti-government activities that protested February's seizure of power by the military. Over 1,000 people were freed from prisons around the country and charges against more than 4,000 others were suspended. - AP

Cambodia:

ADB approves US$40 million loan for Cambodia's financial sector development

Cambodia reports only 195 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Oct 18), lowest number recorded this year

UNESCO commends Cambodia's commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation

Event with UNFAO to raise more awareness on agri-food systems

Cambodia sets new quarantine rules

Laos:

Businesses eye benefits of Laos-China railway; project set to have a significant impact on the economy

Laos capital Vientiane reporting lower Covid-19 cases as govt confirms 285 new infections on Monday (Oct 18)

ADB says investment in agriculture and tourism in Laos is important for the future of the country

China-Laos bullet train arrives in Vientiane

Covid-19 measures extended until Oct 30

Brunei:

Brunei's vaccination team now reaching out to rural residents

Time to reconsider new ways to deliver healthcare, says Brunei health minister

Brunei reports record high of 504 daily Covid-19 cases and another six deaths, also highest ever on record in country

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, speaks during a meeting of the pan-government carbon neutrality committee in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. South Korea set a new goal on Monday for fighting climate change over the next decade, saying it will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2018 levels by 2030. - Yonhap via APSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, speaks during a meeting of the pan-government carbon neutrality committee in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. South Korea set a new goal on Monday for fighting climate change over the next decade, saying it will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2018 levels by 2030. - Yonhap via AP

Asean:

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan pays for son’s jail canteen expenses

China's economy stumbles on power crunch and property woes

China mandates 14 banks for US$4b US dollar bond issuance

AirAsia X proposes paying 0.5% of US$8.1b debt owed to creditors

China's GDP growth hits 1-year low as power crunch, bottlenecks choke output

Bitcoin hovers near 6-month high on ETF hopes, inflation worries

New Zealand PM Ardern extends Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland

Two questioned over deadly Taiwan blaze which killed 46 people

Teachers at Hong Kong’s kindergartens, semi-private schools next in line for Basic Law test, education chief says

Science turns nasty in Covid-19 origins argument on Twitter

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

India's vaccine effort slows as dose gap trumps output jump

500 million-year-old red stone forest to be scenic spot

Some ‘credibility’ restored to Asean

Xi calls for developing Chinese archaeology

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