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Labour activists hold placards during a protest against the government's controversial 'omnibus' or job creation law in Surabaya on Monday, November 29, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19 Watch: 4,087 new cases bring total to 2,627,903

Covid-19: RTK-Antigen, RT-PCR tests effective in detecting Omicron variant, says Khairy

Covid-19: Nearly 86% of Malaysia's teens fully vaccinated as of Sunday (Nov 28)

Covid-19 self-test kits: No plans to fix ceiling price yet

One Covid-19 positive case detected on first day of VTL-Land, says Khairy

VTL-Land: As many as 32 daily bus trips will ferry up to 2,880 passengers between M'sia, Singapore, says Dr Wee

VTL: Tears of joy, hugs greet Malaysians returning from Singapore

First flight under VTL-Air from S'pore to M'sia arrives at KLIA to water cannon salute

Johor Causeway finally reopens after 20 months of Covid-19-induced closure

PM Ismail Sabri kicks off official visit to Singapore

PM, entourage pay courtesy call on Singapore’s President

King confers awards on 210 military personnel

Malaysia's exports for Jan-Oct 2021 surge 25% to top RM1 trillion

Works Ministry sees 30,000 new jobs in construction and related sectors next year

Switzerland-based Malaysian pastry chef whipping up award-winning creations

A mother and child get their temperatures checked as they prepare to board a bus back to Malaysia at a station in Singapore, on Monday, November 29, 2021. - ReutersA mother and child get their temperatures checked as they prepare to board a bus back to Malaysia at a station in Singapore, on Monday, November 29, 2021. - Reuters

Singapore:


747 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Nov 29); daily tally under 1,000 for first time since Sept 20

Singapore adds to its gold pile for the first time in decades

Jail for fourth man linked to plan to extort businessman filmed having sex with another man

Singapore open to fresh HSR proposals from Malaysia, says Hsien Loong

Oil rebounds to US$76 on speculation Omicron-related drop overdone

Close relationship between Malaysia and Singapore is of immense importance, says Ismail Sabri

SG cops arrest 39 for alleged involvement in job, phishing scams where losses amounted to S$20mil

First bus passengers from Singapore head to Johor Baru for family reunions

Singapore defers VTLs with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE to cut Covid-19 variant risk

Lower-income folk hit hardest

Omicron tracked ‘very closely’

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports only 176 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Monday (Nov 29)

The government guarantees investment certainty and security in Indonesia, says Jokowi

New Indonesian Army chief wants to wage war on terror, New Order-style

Indonesia bans arrivals from eight African countries due to Omicron variant (update)

Army arrests 45 illegal Indonesian immigrants in Teluk Punggai

7-Eleven Malaysia to expand pharmacy business into Indonesia via JV

Indonesia offers 8 new oil and gas blocks for bids

Jokowi set to rise on global stage

Foreign tourists arrive at the Bangkok's International Suvarnabhumi Airport as Thailand bans entry from 8 African countries due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, November 29. 2021. - ReutersForeign tourists arrive at the Bangkok's International Suvarnabhumi Airport as Thailand bans entry from 8 African countries due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, November 29. 2021. - Reuters

Thailand:

Thailand rejoice as its new Covid-19 cases hit five-month low; Bangkok eateries can serve booze until 11pm from Dec 1

Omicron variant: Thailand considers rescinding plans to use Rapid Antigen Tests

Thailand on alert for Omicron cases

Picturesque Phuket and Krabi star in new Czech movie

Thailand records 4,753 Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths

Survey finds most Thais burdened by credit card debt

New method may be used to detect Omicron

Locally made vaccines being tested on humans

Philippines:

Philippines logs a lowly 665 new Covid-19 cases on Monday; country records less than 1,000 daily cases for six straight days

Omicron strain: Philippines now suspends decision to allow vaccinated tourists entry

Philippines launches mass vaccination drive on spectre of Omicron

Philippines imposes travel ban on seven more countries over Omicron variant

South-East Asia IPOs outperform to hit US$9.8bil as of mid-November, says Deloitte

Emerging markets - Philippine stocks lead losses in Asia on Omicron worries

Philippines launches campaign to vaccinate 9 million people in three days

Tourists wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, disembark from a boat upon arrival at Boracay Island, Aklan province, Philippines, November 29, 2021. - ReutersTourists wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, disembark from a boat upon arrival at Boracay Island, Aklan province, Philippines, November 29, 2021. - Reuters

Vietnam:

Record number of cases in Hanoi on Monday (Nov 29) as Vietnam reports 13,770 new Covid-19 cases, 1,224,110 in total

US proposes in-person summit with Asean in January 2022

Cold, cold spell to hit northern Vietnam

Vietnam president meets with heads of major agencies in Geneva

Vietnam sees surge in November exports after end of lockdowns

PM: It’s important to produce vaccines and drugs in Vietnam

Myanmar:

Myanmar's Electric Power Corporation office in Thaketa township attacked by gunfire

Myanmar reports 350 new Covid-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Suu Kyi to hear first trial verdict

This aerial photograph shows terrraced rice fields in Vietnam's northern Yen Bai province on Monday, November 29, 2021.- AFPThis aerial photograph shows terrraced rice fields in Vietnam's northern Yen Bai province on Monday, November 29, 2021.- AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodian PM orders large-scale crackdown on land grabs to save country's largest lake

Koh Kong aims to develop Cambodian province's coastal islands

Hun Sen: Asem must assert role in global governance

Laos:

French soccer player Billy Ketkeophomphone to compete for his homeland Laos in AFF Suzuki Cup

China-Laos railway brings new opportunities and provide huge momentum in strengthening Laos' economy, says expert

Germany provides financial support for Lao garment workers

Brunei:

Brunei health committee mulls childcare centre re-opening

Brunei to host Asean disability conference

Brunei logs 44 new Covid-19 cases

People wait to be transported to a quarantine facility after arriving at the Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba prefecture on Monday, November 29, 2021. - AFPPeople wait to be transported to a quarantine facility after arriving at the Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba prefecture on Monday, November 29, 2021. - AFP

AseanPlus:

Omicron poses "very high" global risk, countries must prepare - WHO

Asian stocks fall further after new virus variant spreads

Spectrum costs will dial up debt for some Apac telcos, including Malaysia

‘Like the Stasi’: Cyber volunteers in India silence critical voices

S.Korea shelves plans to ease Covid measures due to high case count, Omicron

Japan to bar new foreign arrivals over virus variant: PM

Business leaders see rosy future for Bay Area

Catholic nuns lift veil on abuse in convents

Japan PM Kishida says foreign visitors to be barred entry from Nov 30

Japan Labour boss finds widespread resistance to female leaders

New Zealand to ease Covis measures this week despite Omicron threat - PM

China sends warplanes toward Taiwan after US lawmakers visit

China's policies aim to stabilise growth as virus stirs markets

New Covid-19 variant sounds latest alarm: China Daily editorial

Tesla to gear up Shanghai production line as demand soars
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