Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (Dec 4)


Indonesian models present a creation by Lia Afif during the Surabaya Fashion Parade in Surabaya. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 4,896 new cases bring total to 2,654,474

Covid-19: Over 86% of adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

Covid-19: Mask up like you're in Malaysia, says Khairy to M'sians abroad

Covid-19: Seek medical help straight away if you show symptoms, Dr Mah tells students, teachers

China to contribute another two million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Malaysia

Malaysia wins both men and women's team title at Asian Team Squash Championship

More MASwings flights to Mukah soon, says PM

Sarawak Polls: BN officially informs GPS it will not contest, bans use of its logo

'Year Of The Rat' pandemic poem picks up top Malaysian Poetry Writing prize

Singapore:

Only 743 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore but two seniors die o n Saturday (Dec 4); weekly infection rate now lower

WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron

Singapore: Injuries, deaths due to road accidents on the rise; motorists urged to avoid drink driving during festive season

Travellers told to be prepared for changes to year-end holiday plans as more Omicron cases surface

Singaporeans back mandatory Covid-19 jabs, survey suggests

Singapore: 404 linked to scams held - Fraudsters and account mules arrested in major operation

Amos Yee jailed in US for child porn

Indonesia:

Indonesia only reports 246 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths

World no. 1 Axelsen and India's P.V. Sindhu power their way into the finals of World Tour Finals in Indonesia

Indonesia's Semeru volcano spews ash, killing one, injuring dozens (update)

Russia, South-East Asia led by Indonesia conclude first joint naval exercise at Sumatra Island

Residents panic as Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts

Indonesia charges eight Papuan students with treason over 'independence' march

Longer wait for foreigners in Indonesia - Mandatory quarantine period extended for all international arrivals

Visitors take photos in Phraya Nakhon Cave, with a 19th century pavilion at its centre, at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand's Prachuap Khiri Khan province. - AFPVisitors take photos in Phraya Nakhon Cave, with a 19th century pavilion at its centre, at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand's Prachuap Khiri Khan province. - AFP

Thailand:


Thailand recorded 5,896 Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths on Saturday (Dec 4)

Thailand seizes US$88 million worth of crystal meth bound for Taiwan

Thailand to hit 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, but hesitancy lingers in restive southern provinces

"Dramatic rise" in threats to South-East Asian MPs, says APHR

Baby elephant recovering after life-saving care

Thailand: ‘Choose your vaccine cocktail’ ends tomorrow in Chiang Mai

Philippines:

Philippines logs 517 new Covid-19 cases as death toll tops 49,000 on Saturday (Dec 4)

Prosecutors appeal dismissal of Philippines ferry disaster case

Philippines' DOH investigating three Covid cases from Africa if they are Omicron variants

Philippine troops kill new leader of Islamic State-linked group

Tourism pause helps clean up island

Alleged Italian priest killer nabbed

Vietnam:

Cases continue to rise as Vietnam records nearly 14,000 Covid-19 infections on Saturday

Vietnamese man to be extradited to Belgium after 39 people found dead in lorry in infamous tragedy

Vietnam’s EV maker VinFast plans US IPO in second half of 2022

Vietnam: Hanoi implements home quarantine for Covid-19 contacts in the city

Vietnam police smash US$3.8 billion cryptocurrency ring

Vietnam: Hanoi high-schoolers go back to school on Monday (Dec 6)

An angler fishes by the banks of the Saigon river in Ho Chi Minh City. - AFPAn angler fishes by the banks of the Saigon river in Ho Chi Minh City. - AFP

Myanmar:

Myanmar's foreign trade deficit reaches nearly US$57 million by mid-November as Covid-19 cases continue to drop

Soldiers 'kettled' protesters in Myanmar, says Human Rights Watch

Myanmar junta and Taliban condemn move to deny envoys seats at United Nations

The Taliban and Myanmar junta are not allowed in United Nations for now

Number of people in need of aid, protection jumped to nearly 275 million, Myanmar among the worst, says UN

Cambodia:

Cambodia and Philippines pledge broad cooperation in post-pandemic era

Cambodia announces Dec 8 as national day of mourning for Prince Ranariddh's death

Cambodia's cookbook distinguished as "Best Asian Cookbook"

Laos:

China-Laos Railway opens, putting Laos on track from landlocked to land-linked

First cold-chain train launched on China-Laos Railway

After Laos-China Railway success; China and Laos pledge to further promote bilateral ties

Brunei:

Brunei and United States reaffirm defence cooperation

Target set on boosting France-Brunei-Asean cooperation

Brunei health minister says that new variant no cause for alarm as only 10 new Covid-19 cases reported in country

Asean:

WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide

Instagram launches new parental guidelines after whistleblower leak

S.Korea reports record-high Covid-19 cases, deaths

CPO futures likely to trade higher next week

China celebrity crackdown: producer questions blacklists before legal system has its say

Dane Viktor Axelsen Taiwanese starlet Tai Tzu Ying named badminton players of the year by BWF

US, EU diplomats voice concern about China’s human rights abuses, aggression

Hong Kong police arrest schoolboy, 16, seize HK$14 million in liquid cocaine after swooping on industrial building flat

US Army focuses on Indo-Pacific logistics, bases to deter China, says its top official

Hong Kong luxury home sales recover from Covid-19-induced slump, to hit record high this year

Coronavirus pandemic a ‘critical opportunity’ for US-China cooperation, report says

Hong Kong consumers are feeling the pinch of rising costs from inflation

‘I am not a good headmaster’ says tearful principal after food poisoning scare

China’s ‘state-centric approach’ to technical standards-setting worries EU firms

Macau casino junket operator Suncity sinks further after Alvin Chau steps down as chairman

WTA pulls tennis tournaments from China over Peng Shuai’s ‘silencing by Beijing’ in wake of sexual abuse remarks

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