Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (Jan 3, 2022)


This aerial picture shows inundated buildings including a mosque during flooding in Lhoksukon, North Aceh on Monday, January 3, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia

Floods: Malaysia expected to face third wave of high tide in January, February, says DID

Floods: Govt plans to increase siren stations equipped with public announcements

Federal Court dismisses Zakir Naik's bid, suit to be heard in Penang High Court

Covid-19 Watch: 2,690 new cases bring total to 2,767,044

Covid-19: Health Ministry lists centres nationwide which can administer up to 3,000 jabs, boosters daily

Covid-19: Malaysia’s death toll reaches 31,532 with 19 new fatalities

More than 2.75 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

Moody's: Malaysia's 2022 exports outlook positive

Bursa registers net foreign inflow of RM17.77mil after five straight weeks of outflow

Bursa Malaysia ends mixed on first trading day

Ringgit opens marginally higher in new trading year

Penang among CNN's 22 best destinations to visit in 2022

Singapore:

464 new Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore; 187 Omicron cases detected on Monday (Jan3)

Omicron cases now make up 17% of Covid-19 infections in Singapore, says its health minister

Singapore growth rebounds to fastest in more than a decade - an insight by Bloomberg

Singapore economy rebounds from virus-induced recession; grows 7.2% in 2021

Dad in SG saddled with S$20,000 credit card bill after daughter’s in-game spending spree on ‘Genshin Impact’

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St ends 2021 with big gain

Oil begins new year with gains, Omicron worries linger

Singapore Q4 GDP expands 5.9% y/y, beating forecasts

Singapore reports 429 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Jan 2)

New year, new rules in city-state

World’s largest trade deal kicks off

Indonesia:

Indonesia extends mobility restrictions outside Java, Bali till Jan 17 as health ministry reports 265 new Covid-19 cases on Monday

Indonesia to give booster shots to public from Jan 12 as Omicron spreads

Indonesia miners seek solution as coal export ban rattles sector

Indonesia coal export ban may have low impact on top buyer China

No room for complacency in Indonesia's battle against malaria: Jakarta Post contributor

Indonesia reports 174 new Covid-19 cases, one more death on Sunday night (Jan 2)

Indonesia's coal exports ban to have limited impact on South Korea, says its Industry Ministry

Thailand:

Thailand records 2,927 Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths on Monday (Jan 3)

Thailand's CCSA urged to postpone relaunching Test & Go scheme as people are advised to be tested before heading to Bangkok

Covid-19 variant: Omicron cases surge in Thailand during New Year break

Talks in KL to end deadly Thai conflict

73 killed in New Year’s Day road accidents

Govt ‘gifts’ seen with suspicion

OPEC+ report sees short-lived, mild impact from Omicron variant

A general view shows the financial business district in Singapore on Monday (Jan 33, 2022). - AFPA general view shows the financial business district in Singapore on Monday (Jan 33, 2022). - AFP

Philippines:

Philippines logs 4,084 new Covid19 cases as total rises to 2,855,819 on Monday (Jan 3)

Philippines faces biggest Covid-19 surge; Omicron could be dominant strain by end-January

Asia and Europe manufacturing grows as Omicron keeps spreading - Philippines post good number but Indonesia slight drop

Philippine Airlines exits bankruptcy and now plans to restore routes to Chinese cities

Philippines stocks start year in bad way and Indonesia inflation hits 18-month high as Omicron worries continues to weigh

Three killed, 14 injured in riot at Philippine penitentiary

Marcos Jr gains huge lead

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 15,936 new Covid-19 cases as Hanoi sees another record day of daily infections on Monday (Jan 3)

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron

Vietnamese-origin professor Jonathan Van-Tam receives knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

Vietnam's 2021 GDP growth slows but exports offer support

HCM City’s five-step quarantine plan against Omicron

Tightened checkpoints stifling trade

Myanmar:

Over 200 Myanmar nationals arrested in two Thai provinces for illegal entry

Myanmar reports 79 new Covid-19 infections and two more deaths on Sunday night (Jan 2)

Fire guts Covid-19 isolation centre at Myanmar Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Security guards stand by as workers refuel the Olympic flame in the Olympic Tower in Beijing on January 3, 2022, a month before the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on February 4, 2022. - AFPSecurity guards stand by as workers refuel the Olympic flame in the Olympic Tower in Beijing on January 3, 2022, a month before the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on February 4, 2022. - AFP

Cambodia

Cambodia records over US$5 billion in tax revenue in 2021, says PM Hun Sen

Cambodian medical expert and WHO urge caution on new Covid-19 variant as six Omicron cases confirmed on Monday (Jan 3)

Airport operator, rice exporter expecting more business

Laos:

Laos: Construction to resume on Latsavong Plaza project ater five-year stall, set to be the tallest building in Vientiane

Covid-19 curbs dampen New Year celebrations in Laos' capital Vientiane

831 killed, 8,388 injured in road accidents across Laos in 2021

Brunei:

Brunei schools back in session after four-month hiatus

Brunei reports eight new Covid-19 cases, total now at 15,499 as of Sunday (Jan 2)

‘RCEP proof of support for multilateral trading system’

AseanPlus:

WhatsApp bans over 1.75 million Indian accounts

At least 22 injured in 5.5-magnitude earthquake in China's Yunnan

Person spotted crossing DMZ likely previous defector from N. Korea, South Korea says

India's Future Retail asks court to declare arbitration with Amazon illegal

Asian markets get 2022 off to mixed start in thinned trade

Boycotts, Covid and controversy as Beijing Olympics count down

China removes two officials in locked-down Xi'an

Troubled Evergrande suspends share trading again

Chinese superfan spends thousands on Olympic souvenir obsession

The 10 richest people added more than US$400bil to their worth in 2021

The Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021

China: Journey to rejuvenation

China: ‘Artificial sun’ sets new time world record

World’s largest free trade deal boosts confidence of enterprises

Another bumper year seen for IPO market

Pandemic-hit airlines expand horizons in search of profit
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