Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Nov 5)


An activist holding a banner as police officers in protective suits look on during a climate protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dozens of activists staged the protest urging the government to take significant action to tackle global warming. - AP

Malaysia:

Retired lecturer fleeced of RM2.6mil by Macau scammers in KL

Govt launches Ops Menu to check for price manipulation, rigged scales at eateries

MMEA detains Singapore-registered tugboat for anchoring illegally in Johor waters

CovidNow: 95.8% of adult population fully vaccinated

Elderly man's body found floating under bridge

Malaysia end-Oct palm oil stocks seen higher as exports plunge



Singapore:

Experts cautiously optimistic as Covid-19 infection growth rate dips below one

Don't hang mentally disabled trafficker, Singapore urged

Youth who did backflip in rhino pen may face new charges

DBS posts Q3 profit jump, Singapore banks flag recovery

Man who repeatedly stabbed daughter near bus stop in Marsiling jailed for 15 years

Vaccinated travel lanes give Singapore Mice sector a boost

Migrants usher in Deepavali and look forward to more freedom



Indonesia:

Indonesia mulls ‘vaccine lane’ to further bypass quarantine restrictions

Environmentalists question Indonesia's commitment to fighting climate change

Indonesia GDP growth slows more than expected in Q3 due to Covid-19 wave

Indonesia takes over land controlled by Suharto son's firm

Floods in Indonesia kill at least five, mud hampers relief work

Activists critical of Andika’s nomination as TNI chief

Indonesia says it won’t halt development



Thailand:

Call for review of Thai royal insults law sparks rare debate

Thailand eyes tax rate for electric vehicles as part of ‘net zero’ dream

Bangkok to vaccinate business employees with SV-AZ cocktail from Nov 9



Philippines:

Cops called for grenade disposal - but it's just a novelty lighter

Philippines eases Covid-19 curbs in Manila as cases fall

Philippines' 20-month lockdown of children sparks creative playtime



Vietnam:

Netizens furious over minister's gold-leaf steak

Vietnam spurns coal as South-East Asia aims to kick dirty habit

18 babies mistakenly given Covid-19 vaccine dose

Pet-loving expat in HCM City makes wheelchairs for handicapped animals



Myanmar:

Activists urge UN intervention over Myanmar army offensives

Myanmar jade traders squeezed between junta and rebels

Editor facing six years in jail now accused of breaching immigration law



Cambodia:

Australian foreign minister to visit Cambodia

Official rebuffs UN 'weaponised courts' claim



Brunei:

Covid-19 vaccination drive for teens to kick off on Monday

Charting the skies: Bruneians help detect new asteroids



Laos:

Capitalise on China-Laos railway benefits, Lao govt urged



Aseanplus:

Eased Japan border rules to take effect from Monday

South Korea's ex-top prosecutor to challenge Moon's party in 2022 presidential election

Japan death row inmates sue over 'inhumane' same-day notification

Malaysian pen drive inventor appealing jail sentence in Taiwan

Pollution cloaks Beijing in thick fog

China online auction fetches US$25,000 for Internet sensation dog

Global share rally pauses in Asia as China property weighs

Fake work attendance app for Alibaba’s office tool DingTalk lands developer in prison for five-and-a-half years

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