Asean News Headlines at 10 p.m. Sunday (December 12)

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Malaysia:

Covid-19: Daily cases fall below 4,000 for the first time since May with 3,490 new infections

Covid-19: 97.3% of the adult population of M’sia fully vaxxed

DG: 298 new cases of VOCs reported recently

The coming year against Covid-19

Covid-19 SOP campaigns must continue, says Annuar Musa

PM launches MYFutureJobs satellite centers initiative at Keluarga Carnival in Malaysia

Interpol Red Notice for Jho Low, Nicky Liow still not up yet, according to IGP

PM says commodity prices are expected to stabilize early next year as supply lines open

The ringgit will trade at 4.21-4.22 against the US dollar from Monday (December 13)

Bursa Malaysia volatility is expected to increase from Monday (December 13)

MA63: Wan Junaidi calls for full support for the bill to amend the Federal Constitution

PM informed Umno now is not the time for general election, according to Tok Mat

Singapore:

Singapore reports 370 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths on Sunday (December 13); lowest number of new infections since September 8

Singapore: Most hawkers say they are unlikely to raise prices despite rising cost of basic necessities

Singapore’s GIC sees global inflation as a challenge, Straits Times says

Najib says meeting with Singaporean businessman was to discuss investing in Malaysia

Singapore on track to further relax Covid-19 measures soon, experts say

97% of Singapore’s workforce fully immunized; experts call for a return to calibrated power

Crypto Gamers Lose Over S $ 100,000

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 163 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths on Sunday (December 13)

More volcanoes in Indonesia on alert following Mount Semeru eruption

Binance Ratings Crypto Firm With Richest Indonesian Family

Indonesia: People keen to travel as government rolls back plans for tighter year-end restrictions

Blinken travels to Southeast Asia to deepen cooperation on China’s pullback – first stop in Jakarta on Monday (December 13)

Majority of well-off Indonesians plan to retire early

Thailand:

Thailand records 3,787 Covid-19 cases and 20 deaths on Sunday (December 13)

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance aims to give big tax breaks to wealthy Thais to boost spending

Thai government says it is satisfied with the outcome of the stimulus measures

Thai economy will return to pre-pandemic level in 2023, central bank governor says

Vets remove 14 balls from giant baby

Thailand in fifth place in health security index

Philippines:

The Philippines registers 402 new cases of Covid-19 and 184 new deaths on Sunday (December 12); active cases up to 11,255

Philippines Adds France to List of Entry Restrictions Due to Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The Philippines posts the largest trade gap in October since early 2019; Battles against central banks escalate in account hacking complaints

Philippine central bank investigates bank hacking complaints

Isko Moreno: The “Macron of Asia”?

Nobel laureate denounces social media companies

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 14,638 new cases of Covid-19 as Hanoi sets new record on Sunday (December 12)

AFF Suzuki Cup: Vietnam too hot for Malaysia with convincing 3-0 victory

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City seeks to combine companies and banks to revive the economy

Digital transformation will be at the center of socio-economic development in Vietnam, says Prime Minister

Vietnamese auto company Vingroup begins work on $ 174 million electric vehicle battery factory

Sputnik V vaccine production plant to be built in Vietnam in one year, says Binnopharm president

Burma:

Myanmar: 12.57 million were fully immunized; only 357 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday evening (December 12)

Human rights group calls for ICC investigation into Myanmar crackdown

Britain issues new sanctions against Myanmar over rights issues

Man admits plotting to kill dissident UN envoy

Cambodia

‘Lonely Elephant’ Kaavan now enjoys new life in Cambodia as Covid-19 cases continue to decline in kingdom

Cambodia pledges to promote the spirit of ASEAN as a united family, says foreign minister

“Destroy all American guns”

Changes in Position – Will Cambodia as President Lead ASEAN to End Myanmar Crisis?

Laos:

Australia offers agricultural work visa to nationals of Laos

Malaysia donates 283,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Laos

Five thousand passengers board Laos-China railway in first five days

Brunei:

Brunei is shaping all the resilient leaders of tomorrow

87% of the population fully vaccinated in Brunei; 35 new cases Saturday (December 12)

Brunei will enter endemic phase on Wednesday (December 15)

AseanPlus:

Bird flu rages on, adding to risks of food inflation

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Japan, South Korea agree talks to improve relations, Kyodo reports

An anti-democratic “summit for democracy”?

WHO excludes plasma as treatment for Covid-19

Lessons from the Chinese development model

Omicron cases are “mostly mild”

China: three dead and eight missing in the sinking of a cargo ship

Indian Prime Minister’s Twitter Hacked Again by Crypto Scammers

China calls US democracy a “weapon of mass destruction”

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits eastern Tokyo – NHK

Hong Kong Customs seize HK $ 33million of cannabis heads in festive drug crackdown ahead of holiday season

Israeli study finds Pfizer Covid-19 booster protects against Omicron

Opinion: The Internet of Things – when modern conveniences get in the way

Annual swimming in Hong Kong harbor resumes after three years


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