Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (Oct 31)


A picture taken on October 30, 2021 shows tourists enjoying Phra Nang Beach in Krabi as the country prepares to welcome visitors fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus without quarantine from November 1st. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19 Watch: 4,979 new cases bring total to 2,471,642

Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 5,000 mark for second time in a week, says Health DG

300-year-old Kampung Laut Mosque in Kelantan nominated for Unesco heritage site

Only 1.3% of cases are those with severe symptoms

M’sian man, Chinese national wife among seven nabbed in JB, RM4.2mil worth of drugs seized

Facing climate change, floods and extreme weather patterns

Ringgit to trade with upward bias the coming week

Bursa Malaysia seen rebounding to 1,570 this week on bargain hunting

Singapore:

Singapore reports 3,163 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths on Sunday (Oct 31)

SIA signs MOU with United Airlines in move that could lead to more arrivals at Singapore's Changi Airport

Vaccinated Singaporeans can fly to Australia and back without quarantine from Nov 21

Singapore boosts ICU beds as serious infections cases remain high

Not all can cope with stress of working with Covid-19 patients in ICU, say Singapore nurses

Building collective resilience is essential as global economy recovers, says Singapore PM Lee

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, 17 more deaths on Sunday (Oct 31)

Indonesia assumes G-20 presidency as Jokowi seeks vaccinated travel lane with Australia

Indonesia anticipates third wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Indonesia on course to become major solar power exporter

Indonesian govt contruct monument in West Java in honour of health workers as Asean reports below 30,000 cases on Saturday

Indonesia steps up fight against global warming

Thailand:

Thailand records 8,859 Covid-19 cases and 47 deaths on Sunday (Oct 31)

Thailand: Bangkok restaurants can serve booze, but only until 9pm

Thai economy improves but downside risks remain, says central bank

Thousands protest for monarchy reform, as Thailand readies for more tourists

Most Thais worried Monday's (Nov 1) reopening will trigger new outbreak

S-E Asia racing to reopen borders

Philippines:

Philippines logs 3,410 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Oct 31), the second lowest number of cases since June

Philippine military confirms its troops has killed top communist rebel commander

Richest man in Philippines set to see his supermarket IPO sizzle

Philippines: Plastic dividers no longer required inside jeepneys

Gunman kills reporter in the Philippines

Survey shows Duterte’s rating drops to 52%

People dance as they attend a Halloween party at a café in Tangerang, Indonesia. - AFPPeople dance as they attend a Halloween party at a café in Tangerang, Indonesia. - AFP

Vietnam:


Vietnam logs 5,519 new Covid-19 cases for a 921,122 in total

Heineken sales lower than expected after Vietnam lockdown

Vietnam: Returning to work emerges as new anxiety after Covid-19 pandemic

Top Vietnam officials and businesses discuss measures to boost export of fruits and vegetables to European Union

Court: Writers abused democratic rights

Myanmar:

Army shelling in Myanmar blamed for setting 160 homes ablaze

Myanmar's junta accuses anti-coup fighters of Chin state razing

Covid-19 cases rise to almost 500,000 in Myanmar

Win Htein gets 20-year jail term

Cambodia:

Cambodia and Korea ink MoU to strengthen civil service sector

Cambodia's schools at all levels set for Monday (Nov 1) reopening

Cambodia to vaccinate five-year-old children with China's Sinovac vaccine

‘Quarantine requirements applicable to all visitors’

Laos:

Laos govt extends Covid-19 controls but keen to open schools and factories soon

Laos to request Covid-19 vaccine jabs for illegal Lao workers in Thailand

Laos further extends lockdown as Covid-19 cases keep rising

Brunei:

Brunei's Covid-19 cases dip below 100, first time in more than a month

Brunei second least at climate risk in Asean

Access to vaccine key to global recovery, says Brunei Sultan

Booster shots for the elderly and frontliners

Officials of the election administration committee count ballot papers for Japan's general election at an election office in Tokyo on Sunday (Oct 31, 2021). - AFPOfficials of the election administration committee count ballot papers for Japan's general election at an election office in Tokyo on Sunday (Oct 31, 2021). - AFP

AseanPlus:

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Whither Asean centrality?

China and Russia agree to uphold multilateralism, warn of 'small circles'

COP26 doesn’t have to be a summit of slogans

The future of urbanisation is intelligent, green design

2021 among earth’s hottest years, UN says as climate meetings start

Yellow submarined: did Hong Kong trade office pressure Australian cultural festival to drop umbrella display?

Facebook, Netflix protests show tech workers aren't afraid to take complaints public

China drafts tough rules to stop data from leaving its borders as Beijing tightens grip on information

New Zealand says it will cut greenhouse emissions by 50% by 2030 as COP26 starts

Australia set for international border reopening for vaccinated public

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