Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Oct 27)


Passengers are pictured at the departures terminal at Suvarnabhumi International Airport as airport staff rehearse reopening procedures to welcome the first group of vaccinated tourists without quarantine on Nov 1, in Bangkok on Oct 27, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: M'sia records 84 total deaths on Tuesday (Oct 26), 20 BID cases

Covid-19: Nearly 95% of adult population fully vaxxed as of Tuesday (Oct 26)

Khairy unanimously elected vice-president of World Health Assembly 2022

Nancy Shukri: We hope to fully reopen to international tourists by December

Amendments to OSH Act passed, stiffer penalties for workplace accidents resulting from breaches

Covid-19: M'sia records 6,148 new cases on Wednesday (Oct 27)

Anwar wants debate on sale of Petronas stake in Azerbaijan for over RM9b

RM9bil Azerbaijan sale part of efforts to revalue Petronas' assets and businesses, says Tok Pa

Malaysian airports expect 'surge' of travellers in coming months

Health DG: Safe to consume biscuits, acrylamide content below EU benchmark levels

Singapore:

3,277 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 10 seniors die

Singapore detects five imported Covid-19 cases among 5,134 VTL travellers

Singapore university creates first laser-powered device able to trap and move a single virus

S’pore and Malaysia police bust two job scam syndicates that cheated over 390 in S’pore of S$5mil

Thailand:

Investigation team armed and ready to take ‘Joe Ferrari’ to court

Thailand prepares to welcome back tourists after devastating shutdown

Thailand Pass will be a boon to tourism industry, promises minister

Thailand reports 8,452 Covid-19 cases and 57 deaths

New tax cuts will make electric cars cheaper in Thailand next year

Indonesia:

Prabowo will likely run for presidency in 2024 for the sake of party only: commentary

Indonesia to mandate PCR testing for all holiday season travel

Philippines:

Philippines' Ressa to receive Nobel Peace Prize in person in Oslo

I’m against vote buying,’ clarifies presidential candidate Robredo

Nobel Winner Maria Ressa demands laws to fix Facebook's 'bias against facts'

Philippines Covid patients may get Merck’s anti-viral pill early

Marcos Jr says Philippines should modernise infrastructure to become Asia’s next logistics hub

Singaporean under probe by Philippine senate over S$291mil medical supplies deal

Push to get Singapore seniors vaccinated

Vietnam:

Vietnam, UK agree on early mutual recognition of 'vaccine passport': PMs

Limited editions honour Vietnamese authors, serve avid readers

4,411 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Vietnam

Myanmar:

Myanmar reports 924 new Covid-19 cases, 22 more deaths

Biden denounces coup and 'horrific violence' in Myanmar

Cambodia:

Siem Reap’s 38-road project on track for December finish

Seven more Covid deaths, 111 infections in Cambodia

Cambodia to waive hotel quarantine for certain international tourists

Laos:

Vietnam boosts Laos' battle against Covid with medical supplies

Laos yet to set date for border reopening: media

Brunei:

Give Myanmar space to return to normalcy: Brunei Sultan

Mass swabbing detects 215 Covid-19 cases in Brunei

Aseanplus:

China seeks upgrade of ties with Asean in lead-up to Xi summit

Japan's LDP expected to keep majority with coalition partner Komeito: poll

Recovered Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong must now serve 14-day quarantine

Alibaba founder Jack Ma touring Dutch research institutes

White paper lists China's success in tackling climate change

Japan pledges to work with Asean toward free, open, peaceful Indo-Pacific

Australia promises more aid to Asean, seeks stronger relations

Water tycoon is China's richest as wealth crackdown batters Jack Ma

China's industrial profits sustain sound growth in first three quarters

Hong Kong Palace Museum to start operation in mid-2022

China urges US not to interfere in South China Sea

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