Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (Nov 28, 2022)


French artist Ben Nebay paints on a wall inside a jail at Camp Karingal police district headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. French and Filipino artists together with some inmates painted the walls inside a women's jail initiated by the French Embassy and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte in support of human rights, women and children. - AP

Malaysia:

* More time needed before unveiling leaner Cabinet, says Anwar

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,022 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 67.2%

* Anwar wants cops to take action against those who falsely accuse him, says Fahmi

* PM to use existing vehicle at office, turns down new luxury car

* Wan Rosdy: Pahang BN took several factors into account in forming state govt

* Warning of continuous rain from Nov 29 to Dec 3, says MetMalaysia

* Statistics Dept: 9.19 million children under-18 in Malaysia in 2022

* Lodge police report if DAP is indeed promoting Islamophobia, Fahmi tells Hadi

* Realising the Malaysian dream: A tale of rulers, revival and reformasi

* Sabah committed to putting tourism industry back on track, says Hajiji

* Put aside political ideology, sentiment, prioritise state's development, says Pahang regent

* Covid-19: Lower number of weekly new cases, says Health DG

A girl receives drops of vaccine from a medical worker during a polio immunization campaign at Sigli Town Square in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Indonesia has begun a campaign against the poliovirus in the the country's conservative province after several children were found infected with the highly-contagious disease that was declared eradicated in the country less than a decade ago. - APA girl receives drops of vaccine from a medical worker during a polio immunization campaign at Sigli Town Square in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Indonesia has begun a campaign against the poliovirus in the the country's conservative province after several children were found infected with the highly-contagious disease that was declared eradicated in the country less than a decade ago. - AP

Singapore:

* Singapore reports 817 new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths on Monday (Nov 28)

* Chinese national who ran elaborate ‘sextortion’ scheme in Singapore pleads guilty to rape, other offences

* Woman accused of insulting judge at Benjamin Glynn trial handed three new charges

* With few China tourists, Chinatown turns to Christmas festivities to bring in the crowds

* Firm makes world’s first early detection test for cancer

* Oil prices slide as China's Covid-19 protests spark demand worries

* Shares fall across Asia as China protests and lockdowns cloud outlook

Indonesia:

* Indonesia relaunches multiple entry visa

* Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 321, official says

* Emerging markets: Thai central bank to hike interest rate by 25 bps as S. Korean won, Indonesian rupiah top losers on a tough Monday (Nov 28)

* Jokowi tells fans to pick 'white-haired' leader to secure legacy

* Who does the kebaya belong to?

Philippine navy personnel stand in formation aboard the BRP Nestor Acero (PG901), a fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) gunboat acquired from Israeli shipyards, during a commissioning ceremony at the navy headquarters in Manila on Monday, November 28, 2022. - AFPPhilippine navy personnel stand in formation aboard the BRP Nestor Acero (PG901), a fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) gunboat acquired from Israeli shipyards, during a commissioning ceremony at the navy headquarters in Manila on Monday, November 28, 2022. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thailand's exports drop for first time in 20 months

* Covid-19 cases spike in Thailand as tourism recovery gains steam

* Thailand clamps down on smoking in Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes

* Thailand upbeat on EV industry, expects more foreign investment

* Bangkok’s path to liveable city blocked

Philippines:

* Philippines logs 1,083 new Covid-19 cases and 14 more deaths on Monday (Nov 28)

* Philippines' dengue death toll climbs to 642 in 2022; cases also on the rise and almost hitting 200,000

* Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei agrees on resetting tourism sector in post-pandemic era

* Philippines sees economy slowing, but 'comparatively strong' in 2023

* Philippines to lower diesel, gasoline, kerosene prices from Nov 29

Employees working at the Hung Viet garment export factory in Hung Yen province, Vietnam. - ReutersEmployees working at the Hung Viet garment export factory in Hung Yen province, Vietnam. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 333 new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths on Monday (Nov 28)

* Vietnam authorities arrest human smugglers transporting Chinese nationals

* Putting Vietnamese silk on the world map

* Tiny ethnic houses provide cultural model in Vietnam

* Quang Ninh to become leading coastal Vietnam economic hub

Myanmar:

* Journalist held by Myanmar urges Japan to pressure junta

* Myanmar detention was 'hell', says freed Japanese filmmaker

* Mad dog bites 11 in Myanmar town

A woman tires her rice bundles after collecting from a paddy field during an early rice harvesting season on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. - APA woman tires her rice bundles after collecting from a paddy field during an early rice harvesting season on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. - AP

Cambodia:

* Some 460,000 people in Cambodia fall below poverty line due to pandemic, says World Bank

* Seabass farming under spotlight in Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos-China railway boosts travel and promotes tourism in Laos

* Laos gets started on construction of US$547mil logistics park

Brunei:

* Malaysian PM Anwar and Sultan of Brunei hold meeting to boost bilateral ties

* Brunei Sultan surprises Anwar by driving him to Seri Perdana

* Malaysia, Brunei to assess existing cooperation, explore new potentials

* Teenage pregnancy figures swelling in Brunei

Demonstrators hold blank protest signs during a vigil commemorating victims of China's Covid Zero policy in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Dozens of people in Hong Kong rallied in the city and emulated some of the protests erupting in China in opposition to the nation’s Covid Zero policy. - BloombergDemonstrators hold blank protest signs during a vigil commemorating victims of China's Covid Zero policy in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Dozens of people in Hong Kong rallied in the city and emulated some of the protests erupting in China in opposition to the nation’s Covid Zero policy. - Bloomberg

AseanPlus:

* China stocks and yuan tumble as Shanghai tightens security after rare Covid protests across country

* China protests fuel some bets for an earlier zero-Covid exit

* China’s Covid restrictions are forcing farmers to destroy crops

* China censors rare, nationwide protests

* New government an opportunity for Malaysia to look beyond China and Asean

* China to launch Shenzhou 15 manned spaceship on Nov 29

* ‘Pay for your mistake’: Chinese father makes three-year-old son pay compensation and apologise for deliberately scratching luxury cars

* South Korea to hold first talks with striking truckers on Monday

* Korean celebrity couple Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin welcome first child, a boy

* Canada unveils new Asia-Pacific strategy with eye on China

* Soccer-Veterans Messi and Lewandowski face off for knockout berth

* Australia lowers terror threat level for first time since 2014

* Tesla recalls thousands of cars in China on software, seat belts

* Foxconn offers US$1,800 bonus to workers who stay in protests-hit ‘iPhone city’

* Australian government moves to censure former prime minister over secret ministries

* Germany-Spain World Cup match draws 17 million viewers in Germany, 16.6 million in Spain

* South Korea in demographic crisis with many deciding against having babies

* About 36 Indian police hurt in clashes with Adani port protesters

* India’s first private rocket firm to slash satellite costs

* Olympics-Paris 2024 to launch streamlined public ticketing, first draw starts Dec. 1

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