Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (April 6)


Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arriving for his appeal againts his conviction and jail sentence for misppropriation of RM 42 million in SRC International Sdn Bhd funds at Court of Appeal in Putrajaya on Tuesday. (April 6,2021). The government also filed a bankruptcy notice against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for failing to pay income tax amounting to RM1.69bil as ruled by the High Court in July last year, according to Bernama. - Photo by AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Malaysia:

LHDN files bankruptcy notice against Najib for failing to pay RM1.69bil in income tax

Covid-19: 1,300 new cases, five fatalities bring death toll to 1,300

Malaysia to proceed with AstraZeneca vaccine, says Health Minister

GPS welcomes Perikatan's offer to help in the coming Sarawak polls

Sri Lanka palm oil ban won't affect Malaysia's commodity market

MACC busts counterfeit work permit syndicate which hacked into Immigration systems

RM3.5mil cash found in ‘project cartel' Datuk's house, luxury yacht, two helicopters and assets seized

Number of road fatalities went down by over 25% in 2020

Najib's lawyer chided for describing SRC trial judge as 'hopelessly incompetent'

Singapore:

Singapore to have five long public holiday weekends in 2022, amid hopes travel can resume; 24 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (April 6)

Singapore warns public against crypto as world warms to Bitcoin

Can Singapore’s office rents outprice Hong Kong as Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent set up shop in rival financial hub?

Singapore Minister warns home buyers about rising rates

KKR raises US$15bil in Asia's biggest fund as buyout-backed deals rise

A dirty secret deep down

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports coronavirus case with "Eek" mutation; Covid-19 total goes above 1.54 million

Rescuers hunt for survivors after cyclone kills 119 in Indonesia

Indonesia, East Timor flood death toll surges past 150; more than 70 still missing, say officials

Rescuers hunt for survivors after cyclone wreaks havoc in Indonesia

Three brothers killed by Indonesian soldiers at Papuan health clinic: army and witness accounts differ

For nature activist, it’s a labour of love to save mangroves

Cyclone adds misery to flood-hit areas

Indonesian women walk past a house damaged by flood in Waiwerang, on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather in the South-East Asian nation and neighboring East Timor. - APIndonesian women walk past a house damaged by flood in Waiwerang, on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather in the South-East Asian nation and neighboring East Timor. - AP

Thailand:

Two-thirds of 250 new Covid-19 cases found in Bangkok; Thailand may be facing third wave of pandemic

Thailand to explore travel bubble with Singapore

Thailand threatened with third wave of Covid-19, says expert

Thailand: Bangkok to close 196 nightlife venues amid new coronavirus cluster

Visitors to Thailand need to download health tracking app before arrival

New outbreaks in nightspots and prison

Philippines:

Philippines reports record daily Covid-19 deaths as cases soar; virus total goes above 812,000

Philippines' Duterte calls for peaceful resolution of China boats impasse

Worst Covid-19 surge in South-East Asia hammers Philippine hospitals

Philippine March inflation eases for the first time in 6-months; Asia's currencies higher as US yields retreat

Duterte: South China Sea rift won't affect friendly ties between Philippines and Beijing

Philippines plans US dollar bonds ‘before rates skyrocket,’ finance chief says

Vietnam:

New figures in Vietnam's leadership transition - the four 'pillars' of the country

Phones, components top Vietnam's export value in Q1; 11 imported Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday

S.Korea's SK Group buys 16.3% stake in Vietnam's VinCommerce for US$410mil

Vietnam sees fewer new enterprises in Q1

Insight - Advancing women’s involvement in the Asean energy transition

Former prime minister sworn in as president

Myanmar:

Myanmar activists continue fight against Army by splashing red paint to protest junta bloodshed

Russia warns Myanmar sanctions could spark 'full-blown civil conflict'

Myanmar protesters paint Yangon red, defying bloody army crackdown

Death threats, hate speech turn Rohingya activist's Malaysia home into a prison

Myanmar’s online pop-up markets raise funds for protest

Aussie couple freed from house arrest in Myanmar

A farmer cuts grass in a field near Hanoi on Tuesday (April 6, 2021). - AFPA farmer cuts grass in a field near Hanoi on Tuesday (April 6, 2021). - AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodia gears up for muted New Year festival as more Covid-19 cases are recorded from Phnom Penh's Feb 20 cluster

Diplomats thank Cambodia govt for quick action in giving out Covid-19 vaccines

Cambodia PM wants people to go local and use more home-made products, exports for Cambodian electronic goods soaring

Laos:

Laos: Nation mourns as former President’s wife and son among victims of boating tragedy

'Be good to them', Laos President calls on security forces to build public support

Laos govt says unexploded bomb-mine (UXO) clearance authority needs more funding

Brunei:

Sultan lauds Brunei, Malaysia strong bilateral ties and says both will continue maintaining friendly relationship

M’sia-Brunei in joint development deal

Brunei and Malaysian leaders discuss cooperation in vaccine diplomacy; want Asean meeting on Myanmar

Worldwide Facebook leak affects 213,000 users in Brunei

Asean:

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns Asean to be alert to external forces interfering in Myanmar

Asean prepares for crisis meeting

China tells Japan to stay out of Hong Kong, Xinjiang Issues

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes

Value of TikTok maker ByteDance approaches US$400 billion for new investors, sources say

Rise of the ‘robo-plants’, as scientists fuse nature with tech

Russian President Putin signs law allowing him to run for 2 more terms

China, Asia to fill bulk of surging US demand for goods in 2021 as global trade rebounds from coronavirus, WTO says

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