Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Wednesday (Dec1)


A girl rollerskates in front of a statue of late Vietnamese revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City on December 1, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,439 new cases bring total to 2,638,221

Covid-19: Govt to postpone entry of students, workers from countries listed as at high risk from Omicron

Covid-19: King expresses concern over spread of Omicron variant

Covid-19: New education cluster detected in Sandakan

Covid-19: Omicron variant not detected in Malaysia so far, says Adham

Khairy: Omicron may be more transmissible than Delta

Malaysia's reduced HIV cases through prevention, treatment, says Khairy

Imposing another lockdown must be the last option

No need to suspend Parliament if Covid-19 detected, Health Ministry knows how to handle cases, says Khairy

Take steps to secure Covid-19 vaccines for children under 12, PAC tells govt

Sarawak polls to go on with revised Covid-19 SOP in light of Omicron's emergence, Dewan Rakyat told

Not cool: Hike in ice prices not justified, says Ismail Sabri

Sabah and Sarawak to be known as 'Borneo States' following amendments to Constitution, Dewan Rakyat told

BWF World Tour Finals: Convincing start for Zii Jia

Bursa Malaysia succumbs to selling pressure

People wearing protective face masks walk along the Orchard Road shopping area in Singapore on Nov. 28, 2021. When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of “living with COVID,” backed by one of the world's leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right. - APPeople wearing protective face masks walk along the Orchard Road shopping area in Singapore on Nov. 28, 2021. When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of “living with COVID,” backed by one of the world's leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right. - AP

Singapore:

1,324 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; ICU utilisation rate up at 59.7% as 19th day in a row that the growth rate below 1

Singapore to enhance testing protocols for air travellers from Friday (Dec 3), land VTL not affected

Why Singapore is choosing to wait before pushing panic button on Omicron

Despite variants, Singapore's Covid-19 strategy well on track

Najib, Rosmah meet new grandson Aidan in Singapore

Covid-19 Watch: Those using M'sia-Singapore VTL must self-test on third and seventh day after arrival

SG fresh graduate jailed four weeks for taking upskirt video, can’t recall number of victims

Why Singapore is choosing to wait before pushing panic button on Omicron

Oil climbs over 3% ahead of OPEC meeting amid Omicron concerns

Partnerships for Singapore media companies to reach global audience

Singapore tests out ‘smart bandage’ for remote recovery

Singapore close to vaccinating all eligible people against Covid-19

Malaysian PM to brief Cabinet on possible revival of HSR link to S'pore, says Dr Wee

Jonathan Kaplan sworn in as US Ambassador to Singapore

Afghan refugee sets himself on fire in Indonesia

Sengkang MP Raeesah Khan resigns from WP following probe over admission of lying in Parliament

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 278 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 10 more deaths on Wednesday (Dec 1)

Indonesian MP: China now demanding Indonesia to stop oil drilling in disputed waters

Indonesia's tourism recovery plans facing setback and now in limbo

Russia and Asean led by Indonesia's navy hold first naval drills off Indonesian coast

Indonesian drilling and military exercises at South China Sea are - now its China's turn to protest

Indonesia reports 297 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 11 more deaths

‘Improve safety measures’

Photographer Jack Taylor reacts as a monkey jumps over him while covering the annual Monkey Festival, which resumed after a two-year gap caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Lopburi province, Thailand, November 28, 2021. - ReutersPhotographer Jack Taylor reacts as a monkey jumps over him while covering the annual Monkey Festival, which resumed after a two-year gap caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Lopburi province, Thailand, November 28, 2021. - Reuters

Thailand:

WHO chief lauds Thailand for health insurance, primary healthcare system as Covid-19 cases continue to fall in country

Thailand PM: Don’t worry about Omicron variant but always keep your guard up high

Thai central bank says doesn't support digital assets as payments

Thailand agrees in principle to one-year medical treatment visa to attract foreign patients

There’s evidence Omicron variant can spread quickly: Thai virologist

Thailand records 4,886 Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths

Thai crypto Unicorn plots expansion in bid to be Asia’s coinbase

Philippines:

Philippines logs 500 new Covid-19 cases and 167 deaths on Wednesday (Dec 1)

Philippines says Covid-19 variants highlight need for local vaccine development

Emerging markets: Casino stocks clobber Manila equities as Bloomberry Resorts sinks 10% on the Philippine benchmark

Google to ban political advertising ahead of Philippine election

A merry Christmas for Marcos Jr: Inquirer contributor

Philippines vaccine mandate sees millions facing Covid test fees

Duterte’s chosen successor withdraws

UN: Let Nobel laureate travel to Norway

People relax along White Beach in Boracay Island amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Aklan province, Philippines, December 1, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. - ReutersPeople relax along White Beach in Boracay Island amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Aklan province, Philippines, December 1, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. - Reuters

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 14,508 new Covid-19 cases; record number of cases in Hanoi on Wednesday (Dec 1)

Vietnam to suspend flights to, from seven African countries over Omicron concerns

Vietnam to produce more Sputnik V vaccine in deal with Russia

Floods leave 10 dead or missing in central Vietnam; more than 6,000 households evacuated

Vietnamese agriculture aims for green growth

Foreign arrivals up 42.4% in November

Asian shares mixed after Omicron worries rattle Wall Street

Asian factories shake off supply headaches but Omicron presents new risks

Myanmar:

United Nations says about half of Myanmar's people could sink into poverty in 2022

Argentina to probe Myanmar war crimes claims

Bangladesh allows relocated Myanmar Rohingya refugees to visit families

Myanmar further extends entry restrictions for a month

Nation tightens border measures

A man wearing a face mask walks at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, April 3, 2020. Cambodia has barred entry to travelers from 10 African countries, citing the threat from the new omicron coronavirus variant. The move, announced in a Health Ministry statement issued late Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, came just two weeks after Cambodia reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers. - APA man wearing a face mask walks at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, April 3, 2020. Cambodia has barred entry to travelers from 10 African countries, citing the threat from the new omicron coronavirus variant. The move, announced in a Health Ministry statement issued late Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, came just two weeks after Cambodia reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers. - AP

Cambodia:

Cambodia's agricultural exports up 87% in 11 months of 2021, says agriculture minister

Cambodia arrests 12,193 drug suspects, seizes a whopping over 1.7 tonnes of illicit drugs in 11 months

Acleda Bank launches E-Shop marketplace on app

Singaporean man charged with drug trafficking in Cambodia

Rice-growing scheme to help boost crane’s population

Laos:

The Laos-China Railway: The big take-off - start of rail passenger, freight services scheduled for Friday (Dec 3)

Laos-China Railway boom - Thai border region also expects economic rise

Start of Lao rail passenger, freight services scheduled for Dec 3

Brunei:

Brunei logs a lowly 18 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Dec 1); low number cases seen over last two weeks

Brunei LNG pledging to be a sustainable, responsible energy partner in country and in Asean

Businesses in Brunei urged to seize opportunities arising from Covid recovery

Inoculation to be extended to kids aged five to 11

Air China flight crew members in hazmat suits walk through the arrivals area at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus this week. - APAir China flight crew members in hazmat suits walk through the arrivals area at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus this week. - AP

Asean:

US promises to increase engagement with Asean: Official

All new cars in Hong Kong could be electric by 2030, five years ahead of schedule, environment official says

Hong Kong workers set for 1.7 per cent pay rise in 2022 as companies look to boost headcount, jobs survey shows

China’s BeiDou in race with Nasa over laser communications in space

Hardy 69-year-old man survives 22 hours on capsized boat off Japan

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gains as bargain hunters swoop in on hard-beaten technology stocks

Hong Kong scientists succeed in isolating Omicron variant

Businesses in Brunei urged to seize opportunities arising from Covid recovery

China reaped big health benefits from early Covid-19 lockdowns, researchers say

New opportunities amid RCEP partnership highlighted for Hong Kong

How a Stanford couple from Taiwan created the island’s first AI unicorn after eight failed attempts

Omicron variant: are vaccine passports discriminatory, or needed more than ever for HK to weather potential Covid-19 onslaught?

Xi Jinping plays up roles for private sector in China-Africa trade and finance

How a Stanford couple from Taiwan created the island’s first AI unicorn after eight failed attempts

China reaped big health benefits from early Covid-19 lockdowns, researchers say

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