Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (Oct 23)


Security guards wear masks and costumes inspired by Netflix' South Korean series "Squid Game" to attract customers ahead of Halloween celebration, at Lotte Shopping Avenue mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,828 new cases bring total to 2,426,050

Covid-19: 94.4 percent of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated

Covid-19: Two new workplace clusters detected, contributing 29 out of 5,828 new infections

Covid-19: Death of 14-year-old not linked to vaccine jab, says Johor Health Dept

KJ: Uptick in Covid-19 cases expected soon

Vaccination truck helps Sandakan folks get Covid-19 vaccine jabs

Mask up: KJ's not-so-gentle reminder to fellow politicians

Bill to amend Federal Constitution in line with MA63 to be tabled on Tuesday (Oct 26)

KL-JB route for HSR project not viable, says Khaled Nordin

Tourism Malaysia to boost arrivals in northern states

Miti: European investors make strong commitment to invest RM14.1bil in Malaysia

Boon and bane of soaring crude

Singapore:

Singapore reports six more Covid-19 deaths and 3,598 new infections on Saturday (Oct 23)

Singapore named world's best port by industry players

Singapore and living with Covid-19: New domestic, border measures announced on Oct 23

Covid-19 watch: Singapore places Malaysia under Category III

Singapore to limit workplace access for unvaccinated people

China can’t look to Singapore for a way to live with Covid-19, health economist says

Covid-19: Repatriation of deceased from Singapore possible

Vaccinated Singapore a cautionary tale

Australia-S’pore travel bubble possible by next week

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 802 new Covid-19 cases, 23 more deaths as country gears up for parks to reopen again

Indonesia opens programme to improve market penetration of halal products

Indonesia jails dog meat trader in landmark case and a big victory for animal activists

Survey highlights changing perceptions, new opportunities in China-Asean ties

Indonesia's path to net zero CO2 includes a nuclear plant and banning ICE cars

Indonesian court rejects debt restructuring request against airline Garuda

High hopes for green change

A bolt of lightning strikes the outskirts of Bangkok as the city skyline is pictured from the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper in Bangkok. - AFPA bolt of lightning strikes the outskirts of Bangkok as the city skyline is pictured from the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper in Bangkok. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand records below 10,000 cases as only 9,742 Covid-19 infections and 74 deaths reported on Saturday (Oct 23)

Thai exports rise 17.1% y/y, beats forecasts as govt extends cap on diesel prices to help consumers

Thai central bank eases mortgage rules to support property sector

Thai govt says no curfew after Oct 31 in Bangkok and other tourist provinces

Thailand announces reopening rules for tourism reboot

Travellers from 46 countries allowed entry from Nov 1

Philippines:

Philippines logs 5,807 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, 2,751,667 in total as country sees a downward trend in new cases

The Philippines’ Department of Justice review shows lapses and excessive force in drug war

Philippine Presidential bets eye oil tax tweaks as prices rise

Philippines to produce the oral anti-Covid-19 drug Molnupiravir as Asean reported over 32,000 new cases on Friday (Oct 22)

Duterte: I’m fully responsible

Over 5,000 households under lockdown

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 3,373 new Covid-19 cases as country gets set to vaccinate children from the age of 1-12

Vingroup to build US$387 million battery cell plant in central Vietnam

Vietnam steel giant plans to make appliances on China cost surge

Vietnam PM says exports likely to rise by 10.7% in 2021 and promises economy will rebound from Covid-19 hit

Vietnam to open Phu Quoc island to vaccinated tourists in November

Target set for sustainable development goals achievement

A couple poses for photographs during a wedding photo session outside the Opera House in Hanoi. - AFPA couple poses for photographs during a wedding photo session outside the Opera House in Hanoi. - AFP

Myanmar:


UN fears 'mass atrocity crimes' in Myanmar as troops gather in north

Myanmar junta-aligned party calls for dialogue with coup dissidents

Myanmar decries move to block junta leader from Asean summit

Without Myanmar in attendance, Asean must still di what is best for the Rohingya people

Close to becoming a failed state

Junta re-arrests over 100 released protesters

Cambodia:

Cambodia lifts ban on all flights from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

No more business suspension due to Covid-19, says Cambodia's Hun Sen

Cambodian govt approves US$8.5 billion for 2022 annual spending, up 8.4%

Primary schools, kindergartens to reopen from Nov 1

Laos:

Laos and US announce new project to strengthen management of educational institutions

Laos state inspection authorities uncover trillions of Laotian kip lost to corruption

Laos: Annual Vientiane boat racing festival cancelled amid Covid-19 outbreak

Brunei:

Brunei announces one new Covid-19 death and another 229 new cases on Saturday (Oct 23)

Brunei to host Asean summits via video conferencing amid concerns of Covid-19 in South East-Asia

80% full vaccination main criterion to de-escalation plans in Brunei

Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch during the lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southwestern Greece, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Winter Olympics from Feb. 4-20, 2022. - AFPGreek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch during the lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southwestern Greece, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Winter Olympics from Feb. 4-20, 2022. - AFP

Asean:

Hong Kong jobless rate drops to new low of 4.5 per cent since start of coronavirus pandemic on improved economy

Japan's Princess Mako celebrates 30th birthday ahead of marriage

Covid-19: Pfizer says vaccine over 90 per cent effective in children aged 5-11

CPO futures poised for technical correction next week

Evergrande staves off default, paying US$83.5 million of overdue offshore bond coupon before 30-day grace period runs out

China sticking with ‘zero Covid’, but is it a binary choice?

US official says Beijing’s block of Taiwan from United Nations harms international community

Last-minute cancellation of Hong Kong ‘cruise to nowhere’ after crew member’s positive result affects 1,200 passengers

US, Britain and EU voice objections to Hong Kong’s disqualification of opposition district councillors

China cites ‘flexible’ yuan exchange rate, healthy economy as buffer against US tapering

HK halts ‘cruise to nowhere’ due to suspected Covid-19 case

Mars rover and orbiter continue mission after solar outage

World Cities Day to take place in Shanghai

Chinese celebrities like Gigi Yim turn to NFTs to expand fan engagement and tap new sources of revenue

G7 countries reach breakthrough on digital trade and data

Red Cross warns aid groups not enough to stave off Afghan humanitarian crisis

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