Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Thursday (April 1)


Caption This handout photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on April 1, 2021 shows protesters listening to a speaker address the crowd during a demonstration against the military coup in Dawei. -- AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases up by 1,178, bringing total to 346,678 (updated daily)

Health Ministry: South African Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

IGP: Bukit Aman on high alert against possible terrorist threats

Covid-19: Second phase of national immunisation programme brought forward to April 17

AirAsia promises refunds, but asks for time

Singapore:

Singapore and China foreign ministers discuss travel resumption

Security at churches in Singapore beefed up for Easter

Singapore private home prices jump 2.9% in Q1, raising prospect of cooling measures

Singapore's SBS Transit gets monetary reward for high rail reliability

Singapore to waive foreign worker levies for S Pass and work permit holders during stay-home notice period

Thailand:

Air Force on standby to evacuate Thais from Myanmar

Thailand 'gravely troubled' by Myanmar killings, urges end to violence

Downhill for Asean if it cannot act on Myanmar: Ex-Thai foreign minister

Myanmar beauty queen creates waves as anti-coup plea goes viral

Five Thai activists indicted over alleged attempt to harm queen

Thailand taps groundwater resources as hot season drought looms

Indonesia:

IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Indonesian telco Indosat Ooredoo sells 4,200 towers worth US$750mil to Edge Point

Foreign tourist visits to Indonesia in February drop by 86.9 per cent

Philippines:

West Philippine Sea ‘ours’ despite China-built structures, says DFA chief

Philippines logs 8,920 new Covid-19 cases, total tops 756,000

Vietnam:

Vietnam PM: 'Vaccine passport' mechanism needed to promote trade, investment

Vietnam receives first batch of vaccines under Covax scheme

Vietnam dental chain operator receives US$24mil from Singapore fund

Myanmar:

Ousted Myanmar parliament plans national unity government

UN envoy elaborates on China's position on Myanmar crisis

Myanmar aid workers arrested, intimidated, hurt, says Red Cross

Myanmar's Suu Kyi, Australian adviser charged with official secrets violation - lawyer

Truce over as Myanmar's Karen insurgents brace for battle with junta

China seeks 'democratic transition', but no sanctions on Myanmar

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Mondulkiri airport project set to take off

Cambodia receives new batch of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines

Phnom Penh goes into two-week curfew to curb virus from April 1

Laos:

Lao govt pushes for road links between railway production sites

Laos seeks to improve healthcare with better digital information systems

Brunei:

Calls to re-engineer how Asean works at Brunei-hosted meeting

Asean finance ministers meeting stresses importance of digital economy

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