Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (Nov 30)


A woman visits 'Form of Feeling @ Flower Market' as Thailand bans entry from eight African countries over the coronavirus Omicron variant, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Another 4,879 cases recorded for 2,632,782 total to date

Covid-19: 96.8 per cent of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated as of Monday (Nov 29)

Covid-19: Omicron probably more transmissible than Delta, so take precautions, says Khairy

Covid-19: Malaysia to delay transition to endemic phase due to Omicron fears, says Hisham

Covid-19: SOP compliance needs to be stricter amid emergence of Omicron, says Sabah Health director

Malaysia: Net financing growth increases slightly to 4% in October 2021

Govt cannot regulate online streaming platforms such as Netflix, says Annuar Musa

Malaysia-Singapore HSR discussions should restart from scratch, says Johor MB

Police, government's appeal against Indira Gandhi's nonfeasance suit to be heard on April 18 next year

PM to launch new HRD Corp to boost talent development

Heated exchange over rise in poultry, food prices

PM: Completion of Merdeka 118 tower spire, the world's second-tallest building, a 'proud moment'

A Singapore Airlines plane arriving from Singapore lands at the international terminal at Sydney Airport, as countries react to the new coronavirus Omicron variant amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - ReutersA Singapore Airlines plane arriving from Singapore lands at the international terminal at Sydney Airport, as countries react to the new coronavirus Omicron variant amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - Reuters

Singapore:

1,239 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Nov 30); ICU utilisation rate up at 58.5%

Singapore: Suspected Omicron Covid-19 cases to be taken to quarantine centres, no home recovery allowed

Woman accused of helping lover sexually assault her daughter

Oil falls 3% on jitters over vaccine efficacy

Singapore and UK sign MOUs on digital trade and identities as well as cyber security

Two SIA passengers testing positive for Omicron transited in Singapore but did not leave airport

Singapore tightens border measures, halts further easing of social measures over Omicron variant fears

Mutations in Omicron's spike protein may affect ability to detect and counter it: Singapore

Singapore boosts testing, holds off on further reopening over Omicron variant

Anti-vaccine group founder apologises for asking followers to flood public hotlines

Travel lanes delayed due to new variant

Indonesia:

Indonesia expands entry ban on foreigners over Omicron variant as Covid-19 cases goes lower in country

Indonesia: Bali tourism operators at their wits' end as foreign visitors stay away

Indonesia's carbon trade trial indicates taxable emissions

Emerging markets - Indonesia stocks reversed course to fall 0.5% as Asian stocks pare gains on Moderna's Omicron warning

Bank Indonesia buys US$4 billion of bonds in debt monetisation

Jokowi assures investors after court rules passing of jobs law unconstitutional

Jokowi: No impact on investments

A visitor takes pictures of a painting at an exhibition to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Banda Aceh on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - AFPA visitor takes pictures of a painting at an exhibition to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Banda Aceh on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:

Thai Oct factory output rises 2.91% y/y, better than forecast as Covid-19 cases in country goes below 5,000 on Tuesday

Thai central bank official says 2021 GDP growth could top 0.7% forecast

Thailand and China run programme to train railway talent

Thailand reports 4,306 Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths

Most Thais against free access to pornography

Going vegan made easy

Turning fungi into ‘bricks’ for buildings

Philippines:

Philippines logs 425 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Nov 30); DOH out to detect contagious Omicron from travellers

Filipino artist fears longer struggle as Covid variant stalls tourism pickup

Philippines sells US$7.2 billion of peso retail treasury bonds; proceeds from issuance to help the country respond to challenges

WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk

United Nations urges Philippines to let Nobel laureate Ressa travel to Norway

Bong Go announces withdrawal from Philippines presidential race

Entry for tourists suspended

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021. - APRussian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021. - AP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 13,972 new Covid-19 cases and 1,238,082 infections in total on Tuesday (Nov 30)

Vietnam sees 15 per cent fewer new enterprises in first 11 months of this year

Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam up 42.4 per cent in November as country tentatively reopens

WHO backs Vietnam's proposal to become regional hub for vaccine manufacturing

Foreign capital flow in Vietnam hits US$26.46bil in 11 months

Vietnam: Vingroup tapping global investors for car unit's $1 billion funding - sources

Vietnam News Agency wins big at awards show

Myanmar:

Myanmar to vaccinate 50 per cent of target group by year end

Smuggling Myanmar nationals - human trafficking syndicate members detained in Penang

Myanmar navy seizes boat carrying 228 Rohingya, arrests all on board on late Monday night (Nov 29)

Myanmar: Suu Kyi verdicts on incitement, Covid-19 rules, pushed to December 6

Myanmar court delays verdict in Suu Kyi incitement trial: source

This handout from the National Television of Cambodia (TVK) taken and released on November 29, 2021 shows Laos' Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh (left) shaking hands with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. - ADPThis handout from the National Television of Cambodia (TVK) taken and released on November 29, 2021 shows Laos' Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh (left) shaking hands with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. - ADP

Cambodia:

Cambodia bars entry to travellers from 10 African countries on Covid-19 variant virus fears

Cambodia allows entertainment venues in capital to reopen; only 22 Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday (Nov 30)

Cambodian health ministry says no need to panic over Omicron variant

Rice-growing scheme to help boost crane population in Cambodia

Phuc meets with heads of major agencies

Former Cambodian PM dies in France at 77

Laos:

Laos PM visits Cambodia, focusing on post-Covid-19 economic cooperation

Covid-19 cases continue to increase as Laos reports 1,291 new Covid-19 cases and 73,738 in total on Tuesday (Nov 30)

USAID provides US$2.4 million for Covid vaccination rollout in Laos

Brunei:

Brunei: Suspension of cross-border activities extended until Dec 15

Brunei MOH announces immunisation to extend to children aged 5-11

Brunei takes fourth place in Asean cyber games

A man uses his mobile phone along light decorations near a mall in Beijing on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - AFPA man uses his mobile phone along light decorations near a mall in Beijing on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. - AFP

AseanPlus:

Asia shares slip as investors weigh Omicron economic risks

Twitter’s new CEO joins club of India-born US tech captains

France issues arrest warrant over Japan 'parental kidnap'

Reliance’s JioMart turns to WhatsApp to break Amazon grip on Indian grocery buyers

China's manufacturing PMI rises to 50.1 in November

China enshrines ride-hailing curbs in another blow to Didi

China's zero-Covid policy will allow Beijing to cope with Omicron, say health experts

China sets rules to safeguard drivers' rights in ride-hailing industry

Hong Kong expands travel curbs to 13 more nations, including Canada

S.Korea reports 3,032 more Covid-19 cases

Japan factory production edges up as supply shortages ease

Japan's crown prince criticises media coverage of daughter's engagement

Yellen welcomes US-Japan collaboration in Indo-Pacific, globally

‘Omicron poses fresh viral threat’, says China

Macau gambling group Suncity's shares plunge after CEO Alvin Chau is arrested

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