Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (Nov 1)


Arriving passengers wait for a PCR swab test to be taken at the arrival area at Phuket International Airport as Thailand welcomes the first group of tourists fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus without quarantine in Phuket on Monday, Nov 1, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Health DG: Covid-19 daily cases drop further, 4,626 infections recorded on Monday (Nov 1)

Covid-19: 4,626 new cases, cumulative total now 2,476,268

Covid-19: Over 22.3mil Malaysian adults fully vaccinated

Covid-19: 36 new deaths as of Sunday (Oct 31)

Prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns ineffective, destroyed country's wealth and people's lives, says Najib

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Industry Blueprint 2021-2025 launched to enhance healthcare travel ecosystem

Malaysia to generate at least RM8.5bil additional revenue via Cukai Makmur

KL sundry shops, convenience shops, Chinese medicine halls only allowed to sell beer from Nov 1

Cainiao Aeropolis Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) Hub launched at KLIA

MyCensus 2020 officially ended, 32.3 million residents enumerated

Army nabs 52 undocumented migrants trying to sneak into Malaysia

EC to display electoral rolls at 854 places from Tuesday (Nov 2)

People above 70 years old wait in an observation area after getting a dose of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at a vaccination center in Singapore. - ReutersPeople above 70 years old wait in an observation area after getting a dose of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at a vaccination center in Singapore. - Reuters

Singapore:

2,470 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore and 14 deaths on Monday (Nov 1); weekly infection growth rate down to 1.05

More healthcare workers in Singapore quit amid growing fatigue as Covid-19 drags on

Singapore nurses allowed to wear own tudung if within guidelines

Singapore musician Subhas Nair charged with trying to promote ill will between religious, ethnic groups

Singapore considers modifying incentives as G20 leaders back tax deal

Oil drops on China fuel reserves release; Opec+ meeting in view

Minimum corporate tax rules mean Singapore is in for 'tougher competition': Lee

Singapore may see 2,000 Covid-19 deaths annually - minister

‘Not all can cope at Covid-19 ICU’

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo looks on as he gives a speech during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, on Monday, Nov 1, 2021. - ReutersIndonesia's President Joko Widodo looks on as he gives a speech during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, on Monday, Nov 1, 2021. - Reuters

Indonesia:


Indonesia reports a mere 403 new Covid-19 cases and 18 more deaths on Monday (Nov 1)

Indonesia sets 2024 deadline to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo's East Kalimantan province

Thousands flee violence in Indonesia's Papua after boy shot dead

Indonesia assumes G-20 presidency, puts Covid-19 recovery high on next year's agenda

Indonesia's rain-averting shamans back in business after pandemic hiatus

France and Indonesia to work on ‘true strategic partnership’

How Halloween helps artists survive the pandemic

Jokowi on first overseas trip since pandemic broke out

Knock on wood, just in case

Hotel workers wearing protective suits hold up signs as they wait for foreign tourists during the first day of the country's reopening campaign, part of the government's plan to jump start the pandemic-hit tourism sector in Bangkok, Thailand November 1, 2021. - ReutersHotel workers wearing protective suits hold up signs as they wait for foreign tourists during the first day of the country's reopening campaign, part of the government's plan to jump start the pandemic-hit tourism sector in Bangkok, Thailand November 1, 2021. - Reuters

Thailand:


It's open season again in tourists haven Thailand as country logs below 9,000 cases on Monday (Nov 1)

Thailand ratifies RCEP regional trade pact as capital Bangkok welcomes first tourists for quarantine-free holiday

Top Thai female leader warns of chaos without charter reform

Hopes high as tourists touch down for Thailand re-opening

Emerging Market: Thailand allows entry to vaccinated tourists as Asian currencies slip ahead of key central bank meetings

Thai opposition party seeks review of security laws after protest arrests

Bangkok greets over 7,000 tourists on first day of reopening

Easing of restrictions in Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-Nga and Phuket to welcome visitors

Thailand records 8,165 Covid-19 cases and 55 deaths

Most Thais worried reopening will trigger new outbreak

Philippines:

Philippines logs 3,117 new Covid-19 cases and 104 deaths on Monday (Nov 1)

Netflix pulls episodes in Philippines over South China Sea map

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine receives first emergency use authorisation from Indonesia, Philippines next in line in Asean

Tip from villagers main reason key communist rebel leader for decades killed in Philippines

Media groups condemn slaying of Philippine journalist

Daily Covid-19 deaths hit new record as data reclassified

Journalist gunned down at home

Travellers from Vietnam wearing personal protective equipment leave from Sydney's International Airport following their arrival on Monday, November 1, 2021, as Australia's international border reopened almost 600 days after a pandemic closure began. - AFPTravellers from Vietnam wearing personal protective equipment leave from Sydney's International Airport following their arrival on Monday, November 1, 2021, as Australia's international border reopened almost 600 days after a pandemic closure began. - AFP

Vietnam:


5,598 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Vietnam on Monday (Nov 1) as total hits 926,720

Vietnam's factory activity in October expands as Asian factories shake off lockdown blues but now face supply headaches

Vietnam's top player Nam triumphs at international tennis tournament in Egypt

PM witnesses signing of 26 cooperation deals between Vietnam and UK

Vietnam looks at boosting agriculture product exports to EU

Quang Nam Unesco sites gear up for post-Covid-19 tourism recovery

Facing ‘back to office’ jitters

Myanmar:

Myanmar reopens schools amid drop in new Covid-19 cases

Present or not at summits, Myanmar will still remain a big concern for Asean

Former US ambassador Bill Richardson heads to Myanmar on a private humanitarian mission

US condemns Myanmar junta for 'abhorrent attacks' in Chin state

Caught in the cross hairs

A girl receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a health centre in Phnom Penh on November 1, 2021, as Cambodia begins vaccinating children from aged five and older. - AFPA girl receives a dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a health centre in Phnom Penh on November 1, 2021, as Cambodia begins vaccinating children from aged five and older. - AFP

Cambodia:


Cambodia reopens to 'new way of life' after beating Covid-19 vaccine target

Cambodia rolls out Covid-19 vaccination drive for five-year-olds with China's Sinovac vaccine

Number of endangered monkeys in Cambodia improve

Cambodia reopens to 'new way of life' after beating Covid-19 vaccine target

Laos:

Laos govt orders preparations for railway opening, approves reports for National Assembly debate

Laos to request Covid jabs for illegal Lao workers in Thailand

Brunei:

Asean should retain Brunei's Erywan as special envoy to Myanmar under Cambodia's chairmanship

Conservation requires global efforts: Brunei sultan

Suspected cable theft causes widespread power outage in Brunei, says ministry

Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Kishida vowed to act fast on his economic program after a surprisingly robust election win, saying he would seek to pass an extra budget as soon as possible and make clean energy investment a priority. - BloombergFumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a news conference at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Kishida vowed to act fast on his economic program after a surprisingly robust election win, saying he would seek to pass an extra budget as soon as possible and make clean energy investment a priority. - Bloomberg

AseanPlus:

Taiwan scrambles jets as Chinese air force enters air defence zone

Hong Kong expects economic growth of around 6.5% in 2021

Cricket-Party without host? Jaded India risk early exit from T20 Cup

Japan's ruling LDP wins more seats than forecast, in vote of trust for PM Kishida

Wall Street rally and Japan election drive Asian shares higher

From splurge to ‘common prosperity’: Alibaba tones down Singles Day

Elon Musk wants proof US$6bil can solve world hunger

Japan govt condemns 'brutal' Joker train attack

Horse racing-Incentivise hot favourite to win Melbourne Cup

South Korea, US quietly hold joint air exercises amid calls for talks with North Korea

TikTok owner Bytedance limits workday to nine hours in blow to 996 culture

Japan ruling party's election win takes pressure off PM for bigger spending

S.Korea eases curbs, imposes vaccine passports in 'living with Covid-19' campaign

Rare China statement on gas and diesel release weighs on crude prices

Kuaishou CEO is latest tech founder to retreat in crackdown

China's leisure, tourism feel chill of Covid curbs

Xi urges concrete actions to address climate change, energy issues

Tokyo leads gains in most Asian markets but China data hits Hong Kong

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