Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Oct 28)


Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto examining a guard of honour upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 28, 2021.

Malaysia:

Hishammuddin: Malaysia, Indonesia committed to strengthen border control cooperation

Showcasing Malaysian timber products via TimbeReality

Discriminating against M'sian palm oil on food labels now an arrestable offence, says Deputy Minister

Covid-19 Watch: 6,377 new cases bring total to 2,454,749

PM receives courtesy call from Prabowo

Sabah to play its part in Bimp-Eaga economic revival plans

M'sian gynaecologist creates 'world's first unisex condom'

Covid-19 Watch: 94.9pc of country's adult population fully vaccinated

Malaysia and Singapore to discuss air travel for vaccinated, says Nancy Shukri

Immigration: Long-term visit pass holders can enter M'sia without clearance from Nov 1

Singapore:

Singapore's expansion of VTL to Switzerland expected to benefit businesses

Digital IC in Singpass app can access public services in person from Nov 1

Asean youth leaders meet in five-day programme to build bonds

Singapore tugboat detained for illegal anchoring off Johor

Singapore, China officials to share views in leadership forum held virtually for first time

New Covid-19 cases in Singapore breach 5,000-mark for the first time; ministry monitoring unusual surge

SG employment agency that suffered data breach says most stolen data is from fake profiles

Idea to watermark nude photos shared on Telegram wins award at hackathon

Thailand:

Thailand records 9,658 Covid-19 cases and 84 deaths

Prayut lauds Japan for cooperation, joining Asean Summit

Lalisa will not be at Phuket’s New Year countdown after all

Over 92 per cent of Thais concerned about reopening the country

Indonesia:

Gojek to deploy 5,000 e-motorbikes in second EV trial

Indonesia reports 723 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 34 more deaths

Hit by multiple cyberattacks, Indonesia languishes from 'low awareness' of data security

Philippines:

Lucio Tan throws Philippines Airlines a US$505mil lifeline

Philippines still at bottom of Covid-19 economic resilience ranking

Filipinos flock to cemeteries ahead of All Saints' Day closure

Subic airport sees more aircraft arrivals due to returning overseas workers

Vietnam:

Vietnamese building to be presented at world architectural festival

Vietnamese PM asks India to support, contribute to Asean's efforts in South China Sea

Rising petrol price severely affects Vietnam economy

Myanmar:

Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country: AP

Asean upgrades strategic ties with China, says Myanmar is a key member

Cambodia:

China donates digital transformation system to Cambodia's national TV station

Cambodia donates 200,000 Covid vaccines to Vietnam

Eight more Covid deaths, 109 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Love stories blooming along with construction of China-Laos Railway

Bokeo police seize 6 million amphetamine tablets

Brunei:

Brunei hails Asean Plus Three as engine of growth

China, Brunei call for RCEP trade agreement's early entry into force at Asean meeting

Aseanplus:

Taiwan president confirms US troops training soldiers on island: CNN

Slimmer Kim Jong-un not using body double, says S. Korean spy agency

China to defer tax payment for manufacturing SMEs

S. Korea, Russia agree to cooperate on early resumption of talks with N. Korea

Biden criticises China's 'coercive' actions across Taiwan Strait

China slams US for trying to sabotage Sino-Greek ties

S. Korea accused of targeting foreigners in its Covid-19 warnings against Halloween

Hong Kong experts back Covid-19 booster for elderly and high-risk

China responds to criticism at WTO over trade policies

Which Asia-Pacific countries are re-opening to foreign visitors?

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