Regional Round-up Ep 17: Why Malaysia is allowing interstate travel despite Covid surge
Synopsis: Every week, The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia’s top news developments.
The Straits Times’ regional correspondent Leslie Lopez chats with Money FM’s Elliott Danker and Bharati Jagdish about the following points:
1. Why is inter-state travel to be allowed from October despite Malaysia’s Covid-19 high number of cases? (2:40)
2. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo’s budget of 2714 trillion rupiah approved by Parliament (4:24)
3. 70,000 homes inundated and 6 killed by floods caused by tropical storm, Dianmu in Thailand (6:33)
4. Phillippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte to roll out vaccination programmes for the public from October (8:20)
Produced by: The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Fa’izah Sani
Edited by: Dan Koh
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