Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Dec 3)

Women in ethnic dresses perform on a passenger carriage of the first regular train service on the Chinese section of the railway between Kunming and Vientiane, the Laotian capital, after its debut ceremony in Kunming in southwestern China's Yunnan province, on Dec. 3, 2021. - AP


Saifuddin on two-day official visit to China starting Friday (Dec 3)

Malaysia-Singapore VTL to continue despite Omicron cases, says KJ

Covid-19: 5,551 new cases bring total to 2,649,578

Covid-19: Travellers from high-risk countries must wear digital tracking device, says KJ

Indonesian maid gets two years' jail for causing newborn's death

Health DG: Travellers joining Langkawi travel bubble allowed to visit other states in Malaysia, need to observe mandatory quarantine

Malaysia records increase in external trade unit values in October


Singaporean blogger Amos Yee sentenced to six years in jail in US for child pornography, grooming

Singapore-made Acumen Diagnostics PCR kits able to detect both Omicron, Delta variants

HK adds Singapore and Iceland to list of high-risk nations following Omicron cases

Daily antigen rapid tests for all VTL travellers arriving in Singapore from Dec 7

Singapore had a new billionaire for a few hours before Grab slid

Nagaenthran has been accorded full due process under the law, says Singapore president

SG cops arrest five members of a syndicate for alleged involvement in WhatsApp scam

Singapore retail sales up 7.5% in October but F&B takings down

1,101 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

SG man jailed 13 weeks for uploading on Facebook a photo of his wife having sex with her supervisor

1,534 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes found on Indonesia-registered tugboat


Thailand reports 4,912 Covid-19 cases and 33 deaths

Samut Prakan paper factory estimates Bt100mil damage from Thursday inferno

Toll-free on three Thai expressways on Dec 5, 10


Indonesia charges students with treason for raising Papuan flag

Indo-Pacific gets crowded as Russia, Asean hold naval drills

Indonesia reports 245 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 8 more deaths

Indonesia increases mandatory quarantine period for all international arrivals


Philippines tightens requirement for entry of vaccinated travellers over Omicron variant

Filipino Americans Olivia Rodrigo and H.E.R. win Apple Music Awards

Philippines court to allow Nobel laureate Ressa to go to Norway

Manila court clears exec in M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy

Look, ma, no barriers: Makati classrooms get techier vs virus

Philippines considers extending expiry dates of Covid-19 shots


Bia Saigon officially made diamond sponsor of upcoming SEA Games

Vietnam exporters must strictly comply with EU regulations to avoid losses

Vietjet to launch direct flights to Russia next year

Vietnam, China hold talks on maritime issues


Myanmar reports 521 new Covid-19 cases, 9 more deaths


Prince Ranariddh’s funeral set for Dec 5

Cambodia-Thai borders in Battambang to open soon

Cambodia, Philippines pledge to strengthen ties in post-pandemic era


Xi, Thongloun jointly witness opening of China-Laos railway

Lao, Chinese presidents to hold talks, attend railway inauguration


Vaccination remains key defence against Covid variants: Brunei minister

Brunei court sentences woman to three years for graft


Hiroshima attack flame offered for Pearl Harbour memorial

US spy planes boost South China Sea sorties, Chinese group says

South Korea takes measured step to stem surge as Omicron arrives

Boeing 737 Max is approved for service in China after nearly three-year grounding

Meteorite remnants on moon may reveal water

UN adopts Beijing Winter Olympic Truce Resolution

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to de-list from New York exchange

Cutting tariffs on Chinese goods would help curb US inflation: experts

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