Malaysia's newest political party PBM: Regional Round-Up Ep 32

Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast. The Straits Times' regional correspondent Leslie Lopez chats with Money FM's Elliot Danker and Bharati Jagdish. Highlights (click/tap above): 0:58 Malaysia's newest political party, Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) 06:10 Omicron cases in Indonesia tripled within a week and government appeals for suspension of overseas leisure trips 07:40 Philippines' increase in national COVID-19 positivity rate 08:30 Thailand's reopening of three popular beach destinations amid the emergence of an Omicron outbreak Produced by: Leslie Lopez (, The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Hadyu Rahim Edited by: Dan Koh Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: Website: Feedback to: Read Leslie Lopez's stories: Register for Asian Insider newsletter: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts!

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