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

The new Parti Bangsa Malaysia's leadership consists of members of former PM Muhyiddin Yassin's (above) party. PHOTO: MUHYIDDIN YASSIN/FACEBOOK

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

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