Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Nov 18)


Philippine activists hold placards during a protest to mark the anniversary of the heroes burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose son has emerged as an early frontrunner in the 2022 elections, outside the National Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Nov 18, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Budget 2022 passed at policy stage via voice vote

Chaos in Parliament after Dr M reveals ‘land, home worth RM100mil’ reward for Najib

Covid-19: Selangor gearing up for possible surge in cases, says state Health director

Land crossing between Singapore and Johor to open on Nov 29

Covid-19: 6,380 new cases, cumulative total now 2,569,533

Terengganu bans sale of all types of turtle eggs

US Commerce Secretary's visit to M'sia will strengthen ties, says embassy

Covid-19: Late senior Health Ministry officer did not suffer any unusual side effects after booster shot, says Dr Noor Hisham

Pharmaniaga to supply Sinovac booster dose to private market

Singapore:

Singapore PM: Covid-19 measures easing step by step to avoid U-turns, human cost

Six airlines to operate one VTL service each between Singapore and KL from Nov 29

Bill Gates: Covid-19 infection and death rates should be on a par with seasonal flu by mid-2022

Singapore records 3,474 new Covid-19 cases; ICU utilisation rate falls to 62.6%

Singapore unveils new line of collectible 2022 Year of the Tiger almanac coins

Mice industry in S'pore gets lift from Restaurant Asia 2021, expected to draw 1,000 visitors a day

Sino-US tensions over Taiwan could result in regrettable 'mishap': Singapore PM

VTL: Singapore's tourism operators ready to welcome Malaysian tourists

Australia returns 500k doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Singapore under exchange deal

Thailand:

Mock up of Bangkok's King Rama IX Memorial Park revealed

Thailand opening doors to more foreign workers to revive economy

Thailand logs 6,901 new Covid-19 cases and 55 deaths

Ministry rejects Thai truck operators’ proposal to reduce fuel tax

Kuching is first Malaysian city on Unesco's creative cities list for gastronomy

Indonesia:

Jokowi inaugurates 12 more ambassadors, military chiefs

Legislators nix ‘consent’ from Indonesia sexual violence bill

Philippines:

Philippines activists carry 'Marcos is no hero' banner to mark burial anniversary

Philippines rice self-sufficiency improved to 85% in 2020

Philippines logs 1,297 new Covid-19 cases, 305 deaths

Philippines condemns Chinese coast guard's action in South China Sea

Philippine central bank stands pat, but flags inflation risks

Vietnam:

Ho Chi Minh City orders urgent shut-down of entertainment venues

Vietnam Airlines’ first pilot flight carries foreign visitors to Danang

Vietnam wins election to Unesco Executive Board for 2021-25 term

Food shopping trends in Vietnam change due to social distancing

Myanmar:

Asean states object as China lobbies for Myanmar junta to join summit: sources

Over 10 million people fully vaccinated in Myanmar

Cambodia:

Hun Sen asks China to help Cambodia produce Covid vaccines

Museums, cinemas, theatres in Cambodia reopen

Six more Covid deaths, 54 infections in Cambodia

Weddings return, breathe new life into event businesses in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos reports 1,401 new Covid-19 cases, hitting another daily high

Lao PM calls for international support for national agenda

Brunei:

87 new Covid-19 cases, four new clusters in Brunei

Agreement inked to boost Brunei logistic services

Aseanplus:

US, Japan form trade partnership to strengthen alliance

In major shift, Japan looking to accept more foreigners indefinitely

S.Korea reports record new Covid-19 cases as serious infections cause worry

Thousands of S.Koreans take gruelling college exam in pandemic's shadow

Taiwan commissions advanced new F-16s as China threat grows

Xi-Biden summit to anchor China-US ties: China Daily contributor

Japan PM Kishida's govt set to approve record economic stimulus package

US effort to show unity backfires as Japan, South Korean officials walk out

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