Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Jan 12)


This picture taken on Jan 11, 2022 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Jan 12, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) speaking with military officials during an observation of what state media says a hypersonic missile test-fire conducted by the Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK at an undisclosed location in North Korea. - KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: National infectivity rate rises to 1.0, says Health DG

Covid-19: Travellers who are fully vaccinated and recently infected need not undergo quarantine

Covid-19: Total of 88% of adolescents in M'sia fully vaxxed as of Tuesday (Jan 11)

Orang Asli villagers in Gua Musang seek increased safety controls from tiger threat

Covid-19: 3,198 new cases bring total to 2,795,233

Singapore:

Rescued cinereous vulture flies free on third release attempt

Singapore should prepare for up to 30 years of US-China rivalry: Ex-FM George Yeo

Singapore amends law to allow 'no win, no fee' agreements between lawyers and clients

Man in SG jailed, fined for receiving money stolen by scammers and transferring it to Malaysian accounts

Singaporean man pleads not guilty in British court to murder of wife in Newcastle

Over 5,000 Singapore children aged 5 to 6 signed up for Covid-19 jabs

Singapore officials quizzed about crypto scams urge caution

Thailand:

Thailand plans to impose tourist fee from April

Thailand records 7,681 Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths

High pork prices weigh down on Thai consumers as Chinese New Year nears

Thai govt to vaccinate 5.2 million kids against Covid-19

Thailand approves $414 million budget for fighter jets upgrade

11 electric buses to ply two Bangkok routes in pilot project

Indonesia:

Indonesia starts booster shot rollout amid lingering equity concerns

China's Xi eyes closer cooperation with Indonesia

Indonesia payments startup Xendit takes on South-East Asia after unicorn status

Indonesia claims graft in Garuda deal for French-Italian planes

2024 Indonesian election: Who’s got the ticket to ride?

Indonesia rolls out booster shots, amid fears of Omicron spread

Philippines:

Philippines election body probes hacking report, says no breach

Manila mayor Moreno orders on-site booster vaccination for construction workers

Philippines bars unvaccinated from public transport in Manila

Face shields, plexiglass barriers 'a waste of money' in Covid-19 battle: US aerosol expert

Final list of 2022 Philippine election candidates out by Jan 15

Vietnam:

Nearly 17,000 soldiers’ remains retrieved over the last eight years

Vietnamese province Hai Duong ships abroad first 250 tonnes of carrots in 2022

Vietnamese named in football, futsal best player lists

Danang, Long An record four more Omicron cases, bringing Vietnam's total to 35

Myanmar:

No respite for Aung San Suu Kyi: Kathmandu Post

Japan praises Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar as bringing ‘progress’

Myanmar reports three new Omicron cases

Cambodia:

Cambodia's landmine-sniffing rat hero dies

Cambodia shelves first Asean meeting over attendance 'difficulties'

Maybank clinches ‘Best International Bank in Cambodia 2021 Award’

Laos:

Japan helps support primary education of ethnic children in Oudomxay

Laos logs 908 new Covid-19 community cases, death toll exceeds 400

Brunei:

Brunei police foil alcohol smuggling attempt

Brunei-China trade volume records repeated new highs

Aseanplus:

North Korea says it tested hypersonic missile

China blasts KFC promo that saw diner buy 106 meals in one go

More tests to follow latest hypersonic missile launch by North Korea: Experts

Hong Kong to establish plan for new crypto regulation by July

Programme turns Yunnan village into idyllic getaway for tourists

Twin pandas make public debut at Tokyo zoo

Cathay Pacific, HK govt under fire in LegCo over surge in Covid-19 cases

Chinese man jailed for setting 'slow' internet cables on fire

Taiwan grounds F-16 fighters as search continues for downed jet

About 70 S.Korean attendees of U.S. tech show test positive for Covid-19

Organisers say no Beijing lockdown for Winter Games despite emergence of Omicron

Work anywhere and commute by plane, Yahoo tells Japan employees

China hands out jail terms as long as four years for virus lapses

China's factory prices rise more slowly than expected in Dec

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