Asean News Headlines at 10 p.m. on Monday (November 22)


Malaysia:

Covid-19: 4,885 new cases, cumulative total now 2,591,486

Covid-19: Malaysia is not out of the woods yet, according to Khairy

Covid-19: More than 2.5 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

Malaysia calls on ASEAN, China to work to strengthen multilateralism, reform UN

Ministry of Food and Agriculture to develop sustainable tuna fishing industry

Bursa Malaysia ends flat for lack of catalysts

Sulaiman takes office as 13th Chief Minister of Melaka

Cops arrest 15 strangers at drug-fueled party in JB

Dr Wee: Keluarga M’sia transport ticket will stimulate economic activity along bus and train lines

Police destroy drug syndicate “Abang 888” and seize methamphetamine worth RM1.44 million

Foreign inflows continue for the seventh week with a net purchase of RM66.61million

Petronas Gas Reports Slight Drop in Third Quarter Net Profit to RM 580.84 Million on Unfavorable Forex

A tourist enjoys the sunset while swimming in Tanjung, in northern Lombok, Monday, November 22, 20210. – AFP

Singapore:

105 years among 5 new Covid-19 deaths as Singapore reports 1,461 new cases

Singapore Health Minister Says Return To Strict Covid-19 Restrictions A Last Resort In The Future

Singapore website for travel pass application crashes after opening for Malaysian travelers

Oil prices at seven-week low but under pressure as release of reserves considered

Singapore wage increases set to rebound to 2019 levels next year (survey)

SG cops investigate 236 people for roles in scams with losses of over S $ 6.1 million

It’s time for ASEAN and China to work on reopening the borders (Singapore PM)

Homebuilding loan in Indonesia allows couple to win top prize at domestic workers’ awards event

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 186 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths on Monday (November 22)

Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions outside Java and Bali until December 6

Sports tourism raises high hopes for economic recovery in Indonesia

Indonesian Defense Minister Says Country “Understands and Respects” AUKUS Pact

Emerging markets – Indonesian rupiah fell 0.3% Asian currencies cut losses as yuan firmer against dollar

Indonesia: In a tactical turn, Jemaah Islamiyah militants infiltrate mainstream Islamic groups, politics

Feature Article – Little-Known Walnut Helps Indonesian Farmers Build a Sustainable Forest Economy

Thailand was voted fifth in CEOWorld magazine's 2021 list of the best countries in the world for cultural heritage influence.  The first place was taken by Italy, while Greece and Spain were respectively second and third.  India was fourth, while Portugal was sixth and Japan seventh.  The last three countries to make the top 10 are the United Kingdom, China and Germany respectively.  - The Nation Thailand / ANNThailand was voted fifth in CEOWorld magazine’s 2021 list of the best countries in the world for cultural heritage influence. The first place was taken by Italy, while Greece and Spain were respectively second and third. India was fourth, while Portugal was sixth and Japan seventh. The last three countries to make the top 10 are the United Kingdom, China and Germany respectively. – The Nation Thailand / ANN

Thailand:

Public Health Ministry vows to start hunting unstung in Thailand as Covid-19 cases continue to decline in the country

Thailand’s unemployment rate hits highest since 2005 following Covid-19 coup

Norwegian group Telenor and Thai group CP merge their telecommunications units

Thailand’s combined blows keep Covid-19 numbers low, government spokesman says

How K-pop Lalisa took Thai silk to the world stage

Thailand records 6,428 Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths

Forest rangers search for stray elephants after dead man was electrocuted in Prachinburi

The government strengthens its digital collaborations

Philippines:

Philippines records 984 new cases of Covid-19 and 218 more deaths on Monday (November 22)

Nobel laureate Ressa rules out exile over Philippine charges

Philippines sends supply boats to disputed South China Sea shoal

Duterte in Philippines condemns South China Sea conflagration

Philippines welcomes establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and China

A larger budget for infocomm technology: Inquirer

Further decline in active Covid-19 cases

Political drama reveals bad blood

A woman is seen having a drink at a rooftop restaurant in Hanoi.  - AFPA woman is seen having a drink at a rooftop restaurant in Hanoi. – AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 10,321 new cases of Covid-19 and most infections still in southern localities

China offers $ 1.5 billion in development assistance to ASEAN

More in-person classes reopen in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi

Vietnam plans to fully immunize all adults by year-end

Tourism in Vietnam: light at the end of the tunnel?

The wood processing industry is recovering thanks to post-pandemic production

PM wants to eradicate the resurgence of Covid-19

Burma:

Myanmar fails to show up for China-Asean summit as junta challenges neighbors (update)

15 dead in the drowning of a Burmese pagoda this tragic Sunday (November 21)

Burmese junta leader to be absent from China-Asean summit (sources)

Myanmar registers 527 new cases of Covid-19, or 517,922

Rebel group executes rapist in northwest Myanmar

In this photo provided by An Khoun Sam Aun / National Television of Cambodia, Cambodian Prime Minister, right, joins an online meeting of the Special Asean-China Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday 22 November 2021. - AFPIn this photo provided by An Khoun Sam Aun / National Television of Cambodia, Cambodian Prime Minister, right, joins an online meeting of the Special Asean-China Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday 22 November 2021. – AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodia Water Festival holiday ends with over 900,000 tourists traveling across the kingdom

The China-Cambodia FTA will enter into force on January 1, 2022; Covid-19 cases in the country are declining

Five more Covid deaths, 37 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos has fully demarcated borders with Vietnam, Myanmar and China; only Thailand and Cambodia remain

Miss Laos 2021, Daomixay Pachansitti, arrives in Thailand for the Miss Grand International contest

Laos, China agree to foster development alongside railways

Brunei:

Xi says China will not seek to dominate Southeast Asia

The tobacco industry has little influence on Brunei

Unvaccinated people in Brunei urged to queue

Stranger in obscene photos with an accused minor

People walk past wax lamps made in a temple formation as part of the dedication ceremony for the world's largest temple in Ahmedabad, India on Monday, November 22, 2021. Construction of the largest world temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Umiya Ma start in Ahmedabad on Monday.  The temple will be built on 60 acres of land with a budget of over 10 billion rupees ($ 134 million).  - APPeople walk past wax lamps made in a temple formation as part of the dedication ceremony for the world’s largest temple in Ahmedabad, India on Monday, November 22, 2021. Construction of the largest world temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Umiya Ma start in Ahmedabad on Monday. The temple will be built on 60 acres of land with a budget of over 10 billion rupees ($ 134 million). – AP

AseanPlus:

Asean Fintech Group targets startups in Southeast Asia

Xi and ASEAN leaders to plan their future goals

AirAsia reports net loss of RM887million

From public baths to fisheries, hidden inflation spreads across Japan

RCEP set to boost trade and investment in Asia-Pacific

Korean group BTS become first Asian group to win highest accolade at American Music Awards

Australia to reopen to foreign visa holders in a bid to boost economy

“Water is poison”: Chinese activist spends his life protecting a polluted lake

New Zealand to end strict Covid restrictions and adopt new virus control system next week

Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders China won’t intimidate small nations

South Korean schools resume full classes in person

Asian stocks mixed after China warning about risks and stagflation

Chinese antibody drugs show promise in Covid-19 trials, researchers say

From princes to the poor: Indian sellers threatened with ruin as tycoon Ambani targets mom-and-pop stores

Indian farmers organize mass rally, keep pressure on Modi despite raid


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