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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia Kurt Kunz, and the World Bank Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste Satu Kahkonen, clap after planting mangrove trees during a visit to Bebatu, a remote area near Tarakan, North Kalimantan province, Indonesia, Tuesday, October 19, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19 Watch: 5,745 new cases bring total to 2,401,866

Covid-19: Sultans call for Malaysians to get vaccinated in Maulidur Rasul messages

Covid-19: Over 30,000 people have received booster shots

Covid-19: Situation continues to improve, but don't take it for granted, says Health DG

Almost 91% of Sarawak's adult population fully vaccinated

Melaka polls: BN yet to decide on cooperation with other coalitions, says Zahid

Calls renewed to abolish mandatory death penalty for drug offences

Government never restricted Malaysians from working abroad, says Saravanan

PAS leaders take differing views on name of local whisky

Idris agrees with Penang mufti’s call to address issue of 'Timah' whiskey branding

Malaysian film ‘Ennaval’ scores award at Toronto International Tamil Film Festival 2021

PSD: Unvaccinated civil servants may face disciplinary action, termination

A passenger on Singapore Airlines flight arrives, under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), at Changi Airport in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 19, 2021), as travellers, vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, from another eight countries, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States, are able to enter Singapore without quarantine. - AFPA passenger on Singapore Airlines flight arrives, under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), at Changi Airport in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 19, 2021), as travellers, vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, from another eight countries, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States, are able to enter Singapore without quarantine. - AFP

Singapore:


Seven more Covid-19 deaths in Singapore; 3,994 new infections on Tuesday (Oct 19)

United States raises Covid-19 travel alert for Singapore to highest risk level

Singapore regulator takes special measures to clinch energy security

Singapore investment firms Aura and Fat Projects eye SPAC listings in New York

Hong Kong's new China futures create bourse history, but lag rival Singapore

Global power cost surge wrecks electricity market

Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Jokowi urges developed countries to commit to climate funding goals

Emerging markets: Indonesia's rupiah firm after central bank holds rates and stocks pare losses

Bank Indonesia stays on hold and confirms rate moves still a year away

Indonesia sees smaller-than-expected budget deficit

Squid Game’ mania helps revive struggling cafe

Women receive the Sinovac coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population. - ReutersWomen receive the Sinovac coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population. - Reuters

Thailand:


Thailand going all out to tackle Covid-19 issue in Songkhla; records 9,122 Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths on Tuesday (Oct 19)

Thailand gears up vaccination roll-out ahead of planned reopening

Thailand approves US$2.8 billion more economic support measures

Insider trading and fraud crackdown accelerates under Thai watchdog

Monetary policy to stay supportive as Thai economy faces uncertainty

Thailand fully supports Asean special envoy's role in Myanmar

Nur Sajat granted asylum

Philippines:

Philippines daily infections goes below 5,000 as country logs 4,496 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Oct 19)

Philippines: Eight-week oil price hikes hammer Filipinos still being battered by Covid-19

IMF cuts Asia's growth forecast, warns of supply chain risks - Asean countries including Philippines face severe challenges

Philippines: If he wins the presidency, Dela Rosa won’t allow ICC probe on drug war

Philippine casino operator will pursue Japan expansion, says CEO

Philippine police kill four Chinese nationals in drug sting

A woman exercises next to a billboard with information on preventing the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in a park in Hanoi on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. - AFPA woman exercises next to a billboard with information on preventing the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in a park in Hanoi on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. - AFP

Vietnam:


Hanoi to open Covid-19 vaccination for children above three as Vietnam reports 3,034 new cases on Tuesday (Oct 19)

Vietnam PM praises frontline medical workers for sacrifice in the fight against Covid-19

Vietnam's top legislature to discuss socio-economic plans at upcoming session; overcoming Covid-19 situation main agenda

Vietnam electronics and apparel sectors facing 50% worker shortages

Vietnam aim to produce at least 10 vaccines by 2030 as Asean reports decreasing new Covid-19 cases on Monday

Vietnam cops and rangers on a manhunt against poachers who killed five critically endangered monkeys in Quang Ngai province

Myanmar:

Myanmar anti-junta protesters reunited with families in junta amnesty

Myanmar sinking into poverty not seen in 20 years, says UN - A special report from Straits Times

Myanmar, with US$6b in foreign reserves, is doing utmost to stabilise currency

Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar

Myanmar frees hundreds of political prisoners after Asean pressure

Local boys are silhouetted as they play volleyball for a wager in the Chamkar Mean village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. - APLocal boys are silhouetted as they play volleyball for a wager in the Chamkar Mean village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. - AP

Cambodia:


Cambodia is all set to reopen, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

Cambodia launches 30,000-riel banknote to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace Accords as cases dip below 200 on Tuesday

Cambodian police arrest two drug traffickers - 18-year-old Vietnamese and Cambodian friend caught with illicit drugs

Key Siem Reap tourism plan to be unveiled

Laos:

Famous annual light boats festival in North Laos cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

Laos: Crop growing project to replace opium poppies in Phongsaly province launched

China-Laos railway could be game changer for development of Laos, says expert

Brunei:

Mobile vaccination drive programme picking up speed in Brunei

Brunei: Mosque re-opening to be considered once 70% of population are fully vaccinated

Brunei reports 187 new local Covid19 cases and 11,047 cases in total on Monday night (Oct 18)

Actresses in the role of priestesses perform around the cauldron with the Olympic flame during the Olympic flame handover ceremony at Panathinean Stadium in Athens on October 19, 2021.  The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 4-20, 2022. - AFPActresses in the role of priestesses perform around the cauldron with the Olympic flame during the Olympic flame handover ceremony at Panathinean Stadium in Athens on October 19, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 4-20, 2022. - AFP

Asean:


20 jailed for China quarantine hotel collapse

China’s top leaders set date for key meeting next month

US accuses China of deviating from ‘minimal nuclear deterrence’ strategy

China GDP: slowdown in third quarter growth ramps up fears of more economic trouble ahead

China's new outbreak tied to rule-breaking couple reaches Beijing

Exclusive - WHO-led programme aims to buy antiviral Covid-19 pills for $10 - document

Bitcoin pushes toward record before debut of futures-based ETF

Oil prices rise on China energy demand concerns

Asian stocks higher as investors watch corporate earnings

Annyeonghaseyo! South Korea welcomes you

Xiaomi to mass produce its own cars in H1 2024 -executive

‘Learn biodiversity conservation from China’

N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

Alibaba unveils custom ARM-based server chip for cloud computing division

Analysis-Lack of vaccination passport, testing threaten Japan's reopening

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