Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (Jan 9, 2022)


A child receives Sinovac vaccine for the Covid-19 in Palembang, South Sumatra on Sunday, January 9, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 2,888 new cases bring total to 2,786,219

Covid-19 Watch: 11 fatalities recorded on Saturday (Jan 8), lowest since April 2021

PM: Payment for aid initiatives to help flood victims starts Monday (Jan 10)

Dr M recuperating after successful elective procedure, says IJN

Tourism Ministry suspends approval of advertisements on umrah packages

Farmers' markets to continue selling essentials, including chicken, at reasonable prices: Fama

Terengganu beachgoers advised to be on alert for poisonous jellyfish

Suspect in Palestinian lecturer's 2018 murder in KL held in Gaza

Seven teens arrested for alleged assault of hawker after video goes viral

Wan Junaidi's remarks on share price downplay seriousness of Azam issue, say parliamentary panel members

Bursa Malaysia seen remaining sideways this week on cautious sentiment

Ringgit set to be flat with downward bias against US dollar from Monday (Jan 9) onwards

People view the tiger-themed lantern decorations celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, at Singapore's Chinatown area. - XinhuaPeople view the tiger-themed lantern decorations celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, at Singapore's Chinatown area. - Xinhua

Singapore:

845 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Jan 9); weekly infection growth rate rises to 1.8

Singapore: Associations seek to extend Jan 31 deadline for taxi, private-hire drivers to be fully vaccinated

Singapore’s industrial champions are rewriting their playbook

Over 1 million Singaporean households have claimed CDC vouchers, over RM87 million spent

Singapore's tourism sector hopeful of recovery despite new lows

Omicron cases fall in Singapore as 811 new Covid-19 infections announced on Saturday (Jan 8)

Asia grapples with explosive Covid-19 surge due to Omicron variant

Questions on vaccine validity

Driver dies after car catches fire from car park crash

Who will be S’pore’s fourth PM?

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 529 new Covid-19 cases, two more deaths on Sunday (Jan 9)

Indonesia holds talks with industry on coal distribution problems, export ban

Female rangers serve as nature protectors on Indonesia's Mount Leuser

Explainer - How Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter, hit a supply crunch

Indonesia's Medan on high alert after probable Omicron case detected

Election law comes under scrutiny again in Indonesia

Time to turn Asean’s Indo-Pacific initiative into security dialogue

Sea turtles freed after rescue from poachers

‘Omicron infections may be higher’

A dog inside a rucksack looks on at a shopping mall, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, January 9, 2022. - ReutersA dog inside a rucksack looks on at a shopping mall, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, January 9, 2022. - Reuters

Thailand:

Thailand braces for new wave of infections as it records 8,511 Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths on Sunday (Jan 9)

Chiang Mai shuts 23 restaurants after 152 customers test positive but Bangkok restaurants can now serve booze until 9pm

Bangkokians rush for jabs as Omicron wave rises as city preps for Omicron surge with ambulance drills, entertainment clampdown

Thai Omicron outbreak key risk to economic recovery, says minutes of Thailand central bank

Thailand denies swine flu cover-up as pig supplies fall, prices soar

Thailand to expedite pig farm inspections to prevent swine fever

Omicron may spell pandemic’s end, says expert

Philippines:

Philippines' daily Covid-19 cases hit a record of 28,707 cases on Sunday (Jan 9); total cases now stands at 2,965,447

Philippines' rising star Yuka Saso set to shine again as US Women's Open purse boosted from US$5.5 million to US$10 million

Philippines prepares more hospitals beds with record Covid-19 cases and rising Omicron infections

Philippines: Legality of Duterte’s order on unvaccinated individuals questioned by Commission on Human Rights

Philippines records highest daily number of Covid-19 infections as Omicron runs rampant

Millions fight for food, water after typhoon

A devotee holding an image of the Black Nazarene prays near the Quaipo Church, as Philippine authorities cancel the annual 'Black Nazarene' procession amid rise of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, January 9, 2022. REUTERSA devotee holding an image of the Black Nazarene prays near the Quaipo Church, as Philippine authorities cancel the annual 'Black Nazarene' procession amid rise of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, January 9, 2022. REUTERS

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 15,779 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday (Jan 9); Hanoi still leads the way with 2,811 infections

Vietnam and Laos agree to boost special ties and set to upgrade both countries' economic cooperation

Vietnam says 2021 state budget deficit was below 4% of GDP

Vietnam car maker VinFast to build United States battery factory as it goes all-electric

Vietnam's Vinfast looking for German location to build e-cars

‘Hospitals need to adapt to meet new challenges’

Myanmar:

Myanmar reports 124 new Covid-19 cases as junta announces ceasefire until end of 2022

Famous Thatbyinnyu Pagoda in Myanmar's Bagan to be renovated with Chinese aid

Myanmar junta declares five-month ceasefire

Myanmar junta leader appears to have conceded little during Cambodian Prime Minister's visit

Is progress on Myanmar possible in 2022?

Students having fun during break time at the Hadnam China-Laos Friendship School near Vientiane, Laos. - XinhuaStudents having fun during break time at the Hadnam China-Laos Friendship School near Vientiane, Laos. - Xinhua

Cambodia:

Cambodian PM Hun Sen PM defends results of Myanmar trip, say it was 'a good progress' visit

Cambodian health ministry confirms another 27 Omicron cases; local case also confirmed on Sunday (Jan 9)

Cambodia confirms first local Omicron transmission

Anger over Hun Sen meeting junta chief

Laos:

Laos receives 13.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021

Laos and Vietnamese PMs launch ‘Laos – Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year’ programme

First new variant case recorded

Brunei:

Brunei: Non-oil and gas sector records growth in Quarter 3, 2021

Brunei's national vaccination team to make house visits next week

Rise in local Covid-19 cases a cause for concern, says Brunei Health Minister; 20 more new cases reported

A policeman gestures to beachgoers as they try to disperse beachgoers to inforce newly imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus at Juhu beach in Mumbai on Sunday, January 9, 2022. - AFPA policeman gestures to beachgoers as they try to disperse beachgoers to inforce newly imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus at Juhu beach in Mumbai on Sunday, January 9, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus:

Restrictions imposed in several states in India as Covid-19 cases rise

When the masks come off...

Covid-19 tests ordered for 14 million in China's Tianjin

China reports nation's first community spread of Omicron variant

Why are China’s Gen Z women rejecting marriage, kids more than their male counterparts?

Japan PM says US military bases to impose tighter Covid-19 controls

TikTok is helping Gen Z with mental health. Here's what it can and can't do

Australia's New South Wales marks its highest Covid-19 death count

Asteroid with more force than biggest nuclear bomb to come close to Earth in 2029

China-Lithuania row: US vows to side with Europe to beat ‘economic coercion’ by Beijing

Omicron: good signs that Sinopharm and Sinovac shots fend off severe illness, WHO expert says

Cathay Pacific cargo, passenger capacity to be slashed following Hong Kong’s imposition of new flight bans, rules for aircrew

US-China Fast Track Channel makes it easier for businesspeople and their families to enter China, with caveats

Sustainable finance: ‘greenwashing’ concerns raised as Hong Kong airport floats US$4 billion bonds package to fund growth

China’s innovative ‘happy schools’ popular with parents leaving the academically demanding mainstream education sector

India reports five-fold surge in Covid-19 cases since the start of the new year

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