Asean News Headlines at 10 p.m. on Friday November 19


Malaysia:

Covid-19: 6,355 new cases bring the total to 2,556,865

Covid-19 Watch: 81.8% of Malaysian adolescents fully vaccinated Thursday (November 18)

Covid-19: Sign up for a single private PPV for a reminder, the public said

Covid-19: A cluster of student hostels emerges in Tenom, Sabah

MACC: another RM3.6mil linked to 1MDB recovered

High Court rejects Zuraida’s offer to quash PKR lawsuit over RM 10million bond

Over one million SMEs will receive RM500 each under phase 2 of the Prihatin special grant from 23 November

Soldier accused of indecent exposure of girl in vape store

Tommy Thomas and government file offer to quash Najib’s malicious lawsuits against them

Najib rejects reward of house and land, says priority should be over people’s plight

New stamp series celebrates ancient manuscripts and classics of Malaysian literature

Parliament: Politically Approved 2022 Budget, Cannabis and RM100 Million ‘Giveaway’ Among Week 4 Highlights

People walking under a decorated Christmas tree at Changi Jewel in Singapore. – AFP

Singapore:

Singapore registers 1,734 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday 19 November; Intensive care utilization rate at 57%

Singapore pride: almost 100 days: baby panda expected to join public exhibit early next year

SIA and Scoot See Strong Demand for Singapore-KL VTL Flights; tickets sold out for some flights

Singapore: SIA to operate VTL flights to more cities, including Malaysia under quarantine-free travel program

Asia spot crude market peaks due to possible release of oil reserves

Oil stabilizes as investors assess strategic reserve releases

Singapore’s vaccinated travel route with Malaysia: what you need to know

Singapore registers 2,038 new cases of Covid-19; Intensive care utilization rate at 58.8%

Change of course in handling effects

Technology is the key to resilient supply chains: experts

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 360 new cases of Covid-19, five more deaths on Friday November 19

Indonesia prepares regulations to help fund mangrove restoration

Emerging markets: Indonesian stocks hit record high as Asian forex tumbles as dollar firms

Indonesia investigates police hack in latest cyber breach

India clears 20 million doses of Novavax vaccine to be exported to Indonesia, government source confirms

Indonesia’s “Coal Hard Facts”: The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to tighten restrictions to avoid peak holiday in Covid-19 cases

‘Hard facts about coal’ plague climate change in Indonesia

On Friday, November 19, women hold krathongs in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province to mark Loy Krathong, an annual festival in which decorative floating rafts are released into rivers and ponds across the country on evening of the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar.  month.  - AFPOn Friday, November 19, women hold krathongs in southern Thailand’s Narathiwat province to mark Loy Krathong, an annual festival in which decorative floating rafts are released into rivers and ponds across the country on evening of the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar. month. – AFP

Thailand:

Vaccinating 11 million on fence will help Thailand reach 100% jab rate, public health minister says

Thailand plans to speed up reopening of bars as infections subside

‘New World Order’: Asian Virtual Influencers Offer Metaverse Insight

Norwegian company Telenor and Thai giant CP Group discuss $ 7.5 billion telecommunications merger in Thailand

New platform to help Thailand move closer to digital society

Thailand records 6,855 Covid-19 cases and 51 deaths

Court hesitates to grant marriage rights to LGBTQ

Thailand: doors open to foreign workers

Philippines:

The Philippines registers 1,485 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, November 19; infections are declining and the country will reopen soon

Filipino church leader accused of child sex trafficking which included underage girls

Duterte in the Philippines remains silent on presidential candidate who he says uses drugs

The Philippines will soon reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists

Cebu Mayor Labella dies at 70

Grim reminder of the past

US announces sex trafficking charges against Duterte ally

In the Philippines, Duterte says he uses cocaine among presidential candidates

Philippines: Air travel resumes as virus subsides

A partial lunar eclipse is observed in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. - APA partial lunar eclipse is observed in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. – AP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 9,625 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,075,094 in total on Friday, November 19

Ho Chi Minh City again orders bars and spas to shut down Covid-19 fears

Vietnamese capital Hanoi calls for anti-Covid-19 measures as transmissions hit record

Vietnamese tourist paradise Da Nang reopens to international tourists in three phases

Vietnam calls on countries in the region to seize the opportunities of digital diplomacy

E-commerce helps boost Vietnam’s domestic market and exports: experts

Vietnamese start-ups manage to attract investors despite the pandemic

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam lifts restrictions on vaccinees

Burma:

Myanmar reports low 587 new cases of Covid-19 as country celebrates Festival of Lights

Myanmar arrests ex-lawmaker, hip-hop artist, says orchestrated anti-junta attacks

Burmese worshipers climb the “500 Duck Mountain” for the full moon festival

Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand visits Myanmar with humanitarian supplies and talks with General Min

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to flourish on Facebook

People attending the Tazaungdaing Festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, at Mrauk U Pagoda in Rakhine State in Myanmar.  - AFPPeople attending the Tazaungdaing Festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, at Mrauk U Pagoda in Rakhine State in Myanmar. – AFP

Cambodia:

AfDB Approves $ 180 Million Loan to Improve Cambodia’s Urban Services

Cambodia-China free trade agreement to start in January, says Hun Sen

Four more Covid deaths, 45 infections in Cambodia

Cambodia: China asked to help the country produce vaccines

Laos:

Laotian manufacturer to manufacture molnupravir for treatment of Covid-19

Laos, Germany expand ties on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of forests

Laos to Earn US $ 463 Million in Minerals Trade in Last Three Months of 2021

Brunei:

Full vaccination rate in Brunei reaches almost 73%, health ministry confirms

“Do not get carried away” in the transition phase, advises the Minister of Brunei

Royal Brunei flies high after 47 long years

India's Harshal Patel plays in the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and New Zealand at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association stadium in Ranchi on Friday (November 19th).  - AFPIndia’s Harshal Patel plays in the second Twenty20 international cricket match between India and New Zealand at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association stadium in Ranchi on Friday (November 19th). – AFP

AseanPlus:

Indian Modi backs down on agricultural reforms in surprise victory for protesters

New Delhi plans to restrict private vehicles to tackle dangerous smog

Market in Wuhan in China, probable origin of the Covid-19 epidemic: study

Former Hong Kong Triad boss brutally stabbed, police fear revenge attacks as they step up surveillance of gang members

Japan plans record additional defense spending as Chinese threat looms

Asian markets are mostly up but Alibaba plunges in Hong Kong

The 2022 Winter Games in China will take a technological and green leap

Chinese tennis star Peng not at risk of retaliation, state media editor says

Mix of jabs under study

Cathay Pacific lays off 3 pilots infected with Covid-19 on a stopover

New cocktail therapy to cure Covid-19 in China

Chinese fined US $ 31,000 for covering up Covid contact, symptoms

‘Sesame Street’ debuts with Ji-young, its first Asian muppet resident

Indian Modi backs down on agricultural reforms in surprise victory for protesters

L’Oréal China apologizes after complicated Singles Day deal angers shoppers

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