Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (Jan 18)


Computer-generated imagery released by Nyoman Nuarta on Jan 18, 2022 shows a design illustration of Indonesia's future presidential palace in East Kalimantan, as part of the country's relocation of its capital from slowly sinking Jakarta to a site 2,000km away in Kalimantan on jungle-clad Borneo island that will be named Nusantara. - AFP

Malaysia:

PLUS moves to tackle RFID detection issues with more ground teams and testing

Covid-19: Daily cases spike to 3,245 on Tuesday (Jan 18)

Probe GLC board member’s citizenship claims even if it might open a can of worms, says Ongkili

Retiree duped of almost RM500,000 by scammer

Azam says he has been cleared by SC, will continue his duties as MACC chief

Covid-19 Watch: 186 new Omicron cases between Jan 14 and 18, says Health D-G

Singapore:

Singapore named most Instagrammable place in the world by travel publication

Piracy and armed robbery cases in Singapore Strait hit 6-year high in 2021

1,165 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; Omicron cases down

Jail for ex-trainee teacher over indecent acts with underage student

Some SMS scam victims receive goodwill payments from OCBC but cannot disclose amounts

Thailand:

Thailand records 6,397 Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths

Thai PM tells agencies to be ready for possible tsunami

Covid-19 jabs for 5 to 11-year-olds in Bangkok from mid-Feb

Thailand plans to make marijuana legal, scrapping jail terms and fine for possession

Residency visa to lure ‘high-potential’ foreigners to Thailand gets Cabinet nod

Indonesia:

Indonesia passes law to relocate capital to remote Borneo

Jakarta braces for impending ‘battle’ with Omicron

Sabah ready for improved ties with Indonesia after new capital named

Indonesian president inspects Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway

Philippines:

Philippines rolls out Covid-19 vaccination in select pharmacies on Jan 20-21

28,471 new Covid-19 cases in Philippines

Vietnam:

More capital flows come to Vietnam's economic, industrial parks in 2021

Experts evaluate Vietnam's eco-industrial park model

Legal foundations sought for tiger conservation in Vietnam

Myanmar:

UN envoy seeks Thai help to halt deterioration of Myanmar crisis

Cambodia:

Hun Sen seeks Asean help to offer humanitarian aid to Myanmar

Sihanoukville hosts tourism skills fair

Suspected illegal pig importer caught in Phnom Penh

Cambodian, Singaporean FMs vow to strengthen Asean's centrality, unity, resilience

Laos:

Laos' Tad Yeuang waterfall receives Asean tourism award

Lao agriculture ministry partners with private sector to boost innovation

Brunei:

Digital transformation in construction industry highlighted

64 imported Covid cases detected in Brunei from Jan 11-17

Aseanplus:

Asean is poised for post-pandemic inclusive growth and prosperity – here’s why

Japan sees record 27,000 Covid-19 cases as government mulls curbs

Hong Kong govt ramps up efforts to curb Covid-19 spread as it seeks to hand out subsidies

Japan's Osaka to set new daily record with 6,000 Covid-19 cases: Kyodo

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Chinese fishermen find suspicious devices for "stealing secrets" - media

China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

North Korea confirms latest missile test

China’s Xi calls on nations to cut global supply chain risks

HK: Ex-flight attendants arrested over home isolation rule breach

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