Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Friday (Jan 28)


Tourists walk along Mae Ram Phueng Beach near oil spill booms laid out to try and contain any oil from a recent spill off the coast of Rayong, eastern Thailand on Jan 28, 2022. An oil slick off the coast of Thailand continued to expand Friday and was approaching beaches on the east coast, home to fragile coral and seagrass, officials said. - AP

Malaysia:

Singapore High Commissioner hopes to see VTL quota increased soon

Malaysia's top placing on investment index underscores strong foreign investor confidence

Covid-19: Almost 50pc of country's adult population given booster dose

Jho Low files defence in 1MDB civil action, says he was never in a position of influence

Little opportunity left to save Malayan tigers, says conservation group

Increased interest shows Sabah's rural tourism sector back on its feet

Sarawak unveils latest special Covid-19 assistance package worth RM285.47mil

KL takes the crown from Penang as top CNY spot for Malaysians

Covid-19 Watch: 5,522 new cases bring total to 2,855,930

King discharged from IJN on Friday (Jan 28)

New electricity tariff rates to be affected by rising global coal prices, says analyst

Singapore:

Taxi fares in Singapore poised to rise in March

Singapore’s DBS to buy Citigroup Taiwan consumer bank assets

More than 175,000 Singapore children aged between five and 11 have at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose

Nearly 200 cases of more infectious Omicron subvariant in Singapore

Online trading of sea cucumber, fish maw in Singapore and Malaysia threatening species' survival

SG cops probe 259 alleged scammers, money mules over cases with losses worth more than S$5.9mil

Covid-19 pandemic, border restrictions may hinder Singapore's economic recovery: Experts

Gold bars worth S$1.2m seized from Singaporean woman by British authorities

Attack On Titan' exhibit set to invade Singapore's ArtScience Museum

Thailand:

Thai finance ministry keeps 2022 GDP outlook despite Omicron

Thailand records 8,450 Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths

Wealthy Saudi visitors likely to jump ten-fold, say Thai travel agents

Proposal to locate Thailand's first casino in remote area like Las Vegas

Bangkok zebra crossing claims more casualties, days after doctor killed

Indonesia:

Covid-19: Third wave takes hold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta

Indonesia’s palm oil exports to ease only slightly despite curbs

Arrested Indonesian regent accused of caging teens, drug addicts in his home

Philippines:

Philippines to re-open to vaccinated foreign tourists on Feb 10

Women power in Philippines' Sarangani Bay keeps coral predator at bay

Eyes on ice, more young Filipinos embrace winter sports via Beijing 2022

Vietnam:

Korean firm invests US$200mil in Vietnam solar power

Vietnam's online shopping boom continues in 2022

Visitors arriving at Ho Chi Minh City airport with Covid can choose hospital

14,929 new Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam

Myanmar:

'Living in a dark era': one year since Myanmar's coup

Myanmar nun who faced down the junta speaks up

Myanmar reports 28 more Omicron infections, 211 in total

Cambodia:

Cambodia and Australia mark 70 years of cooperation

Cambodian, Thai authorities to tackle cross-border crimes

Laos:

New cave discovered in Vientiane province will not be open to public

Lao dry port and logistics park to ease passage of Thai freight to China, envoy told

Brunei:

Brunei jails bathroom voyeur

Agreement inked on Brunei’s first carbon capture, storage partnership

Aseanplus:

Hong Kong extends social distancing, flight bans for 2 more weeks

China to explore moon's polar regions, mulling human landing

Japan to nominate mines for Unesco list despite South Korean protest

Fire at Malaysian Embassy in Seoul, 20 people escape unhurt

WTO says China can place duties of US$645mil on US imports

Malaysian Embassy in Seoul to reopen Monday (Jan 31)

Sky-high natural gas prices have Japan scrambling for dirty coal

Former Chinese envoy to US urges Washington to respect China's core interests

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim inspects 'important' munitions factory

China agrees to Xinjiang visit by UN rights chief in early 2022: Media

Mark your calendar: Studio Ghibli park to open in Japan in November

China jails almost 50 steel executives for faking emissions data

China Unicom says no 'justifiable grounds' for US ban

WHO examining allegations official abused staff, leaked vaccine data to Japan

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