Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (Nov 23)


Denmark's Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (right) talks to Indonesian Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi (left), as Deputy Minister of State-Owned Enterprise Pahala Mansury, far left, look on during their lunch meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. - AP

Malaysia:

PM: Malaysia capable of achieving 100% digital inclusivity

Covid-19: M'sia reports 5,594 new cases on Tuesday (Nov 23), total now at 2,597,080

Covid-19: Nearly 83% of M'sia's adolescent population fully vaxxed as of Monday (Nov 22)

Covid-19: Over 98% of new cases on Tuesday (Nov 23) have mild or no symptoms

Major issues affecting education system tackled based on priority, says Dr Radzi

Camerons landslide: Fire Dept detects new soil movements

Perak cops: 13-year-old among 369 arrested in anti-drug op at 11 areas

Govt eases labour recalibration plan terms, raises age limit for undocumented workers to 49

Msia must tackle overfishing urgently to halt depletion of resources, says WWF-Malaysia

Two Singaporeans escaped the gallows over drug charges

Maintain strong ties with neighbours especially Singapore, says Nazri

Increase in flight bookings to Kota Kinabalu after swab test dropped, says Malaysia Airlines

Singapore overall inflation rises to 3.2% in October, highest in more than eight years.Singapore overall inflation rises to 3.2% in October, highest in more than eight years.

Singapore:

Singapore reports 1,782 new Covid-19 cases; weekly infection growth rate up slightly at 0.83

Singapore overall inflation rises to 3.2% in October, highest in more than eight years

New app for dementia patients in S’pore offers wellness activities, lets public help those lost to alert caregivers

While on probation, S’pore youth posed online as girl offering sexual services to scam victims of S$1,670

Oil slips on US plans to tap emergency crude reserves

SG bank’s customers facing ‘intermittent slowness’ when accessing banking services

Shell halves Singapore refining capacity, to change chemical feedstock

Singapore warns public against use of ultraviolet-C disinfection devices for homes

About S$35,000 lost to new type of scam, where scammers pose as buyers on online marketplaces

Singapore's Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate below one for 10 consecutive days

Teen in SG paid S$350,000 to scammers who duped his parents into thinking he was kidnapped; man arrested

Judge hauls up teen’s parents

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 394 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases and nine more deaths on Tuesday

Post-AUKUS, France turns to Indonesia, eyes Rafale jet sale

Indonesia mulls media bill seeking fairer share from big tech

Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

Big Tech in Indonesia may start paying news outlets for content

Little-known nut helps farmers earn more money

JI shifting tactics, warns agency

People take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday (Nov 23, 2021). - ReutersPeople take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday (Nov 23, 2021). - Reuters

Thailand:

Thailand's unemployment rate hits new high in Q3 of 2021 but daily Covid-19 cases are dipping; 5,126 reported on Tuesday

Thailand has over 20,000 foreign visitors in October after gradual reopening; govt orders another 30 million Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand's AWC targets luxury and long stays in tourism recovery

Emerging markets: Thai baht hits two week low as most Asian stocks subdued on quicker US rate hike bets

UN condemns Thailand for deporting third Cambodian refugee

Thailand plans to join talks on trans-Pacific trade pact membership

Rangers on lookout for stray elephants

Philippines:

Philippines logs 1,153 new Covid-19 cases and 195 more deaths on Tuesday (Nov 23); active cases in country below 19,000

Civilian-targeting by Philippines govt in war on drugs rising, says US data group

Philippines accuses China of 'harassment' in disputed sea

Philippine supply boats reach marines at China-guarded shoal

Philippine presidential aspirant Marcos Jr tested for cocaine

Philippines President Duterte hails establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between Asean and China

Philippines presidential hopeful and boxing superstar Pacquiao says he was 'naive' drug user

Vietnam's Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang (left) waves during a signing ceremony for the bilateral memorandums with Japan's Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo, on Tuesday (Nov 23, 2021). - APVietnam's Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang (left) waves during a signing ceremony for the bilateral memorandums with Japan's Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo, on Tuesday (Nov 23, 2021). - AP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 11,132 new Covid-19 cases and 1,143,967 in total on Tuesday (Nov 23) - highest number in two months

Japan and Vietnam agree to cybersecurity agreement and look to cyber defence against China

There must be mutual respect and understanding to make sure China and Asean cooperation always be successful

Mapletree Logistics to buy over US$1bil of assets across Asia - China, Japan and Vietnam main targets

Vietnam enterprises of agricultural export to China strive to adapt to new market regulations after Covid-19 impacts

US-Vietnam trade likely to reach US$100 billion this year

Vax target brought forward

Myanmar:

IFRC seeks efforts to keep displaced Myanmar Rohingya people safe on Bangladeshi island

Myanmar: Five additional bodies of pilgrims found, total death toll from rising tides to at least 20 in tragic pagoda drowning

Myanmar opposition raises $6.3 million on launch of 'revolution' bonds

Junta defies neighbours

At least 15 drowned during bid to reach pagoda

The Mekong River with Laos across the river in Chiang Khong, Thailand. In 2019, the Mekong saw its lowest water level in a half-century, and most analyses, including a U.S.-government funded report, blame the dams created following the building of hydropower stations in China almost three decades ago. - BloombergThe Mekong River with Laos across the river in Chiang Khong, Thailand. In 2019, the Mekong saw its lowest water level in a half-century, and most analyses, including a U.S.-government funded report, blame the dams created following the building of hydropower stations in China almost three decades ago. - Bloomberg

Cambodia:

Cambodia jails critics and refugees who were deported by Thailand

Cambodian defence minister urge vaccinations for eligible kids as only 39 Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday (Nov 23)

Cambodia to host fifth Asian Youth Games in 2029

Laos:

Trade deficit in Laos reaches US$45 million in October

Laos Covid-19 cases goes above 1,000 yet again; 1,323 new cases of Covid-19 and four deaths on Tuesday (Nov 23)

Covid-19 vaccination coverage reaches over 50% in Laos

Brunei:

Contraband smugglers caught in the act in Brunei; cops make massive haul in special op

Those not fully vaccinated can still attend doctor’s appointment, says Brunei health minister

Second dose of Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents in Brunei start on Dec 6

Women dressed as Santa Claus take photos in front of Christmas illuminations in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. - ReutersWomen dressed as Santa Claus take photos in front of Christmas illuminations in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

India pursue Test revenge against top-ranked New Zealand

India arrests prominent Kashmir rights activist

UN criticises 'disturbing' arrest of rights activist in Indian Kashmir

China tests high-altitude weapons performance near border with India

China central bank to lower corporate funding costs, aid small firms

China says will more tightly regulate celebrities' online information

Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

Samsung to pick Taylor, Texas, for its $17 billion chip plant - WSJ

Asia stocks down, dollar holds firm after Powell's renomination

Degree not required to join space programme

Xi assures Asean that it will not bully smaller neighbours

Soccer: Messi, Ronaldo and Salah on shortlist for FIFA Best Men's Player award

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s border reopening talks move to next stage, Carrie Lam says

Quirky China: woman in photo with grandfather called a ‘gold-digger’, cobra shocks customs, blogger fined over bike helmet

Chinese court jails Renren Yingshi video site founder in crackdown on film and TV piracy

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