Malaysia: UMNO leaders call for early elections

Malaysia: UMNO leaders call for early elections

Deputy President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Mohamad Hasan on September 30 announced that the party’s top leaders have reached a consensus that parliament must be dissolved soon so that general elections can be held this year.
Indonesia licenses first home-grown COVID-19 vaccine  World

Indonesia licenses first home-grown COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesia has approved its first locally developed COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, head of national food and drug agency Penny Lukito said on September 30, hailing it as a step toward “the nation’s independence in access to medicine”.
Vietnam stresses ASEAN’s commitment to enhance development cooperation World

Vietnam stresses ASEAN’s commitment to enhance development cooperation

On behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang affirmed the bloc’s strong commitment to enhance development cooperation at a general debate of the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on September 29.
Thailand to promote US investment in EEC World

Thailand to promote US investment in EEC

Thailand is seeking to attract more US investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), particularly its renewable energy, digital economy and smart electronics sectors.
Storm Noru worsens flooding in Thailand World

Storm Noru worsens flooding in Thailand

Heavy rains caused by Storm Noru that hit northeastern Thailand on September 28 night have added more difficulties to the country's provinces already suffering from floods.
Malaysia’s inflation on the rise World

Malaysia’s inflation on the rise

Malaysia’s inflation rate in August increased to 4.7% year-on-year, mainly due to food and non-alcoholic beverages, according to the Malaysian Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).