Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Monday (April 12)

Residents, whose jobs or livelihoods were affected by stricter restrictions imposed amid rising coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, queue to receive cash assistance from the government, at an elementary school in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2021. - Reuters


Covid-19: 1,317 new cases, Sarawak highest with 351 infections

Muslims in Malaysia to begin Ramadan fast on Tuesday (April 13)

Covid-19: Those 60 and above will be given Sinovac vaccine, says Khairy

Najib did not know RM42mil was from SRC, lawyer tells Appeals Court

CMCO extended for KL, five states, says Ismail Sabri

Cops should also investigate person who taped alleged Anwar-Zahid conversation, says Pasir Gudang MP

Malaysians prefer to travel in smaller groups amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 cases in the country on an upward trend

Inoculation for Covid-19 approaching 400,000 mark


Groups of up to 50 allowed for Singapore walking, cycling and kayaking tours; 25 new imported cases reported on Monday (April 12)

Singapore faces biggest-ever succession planning challenge

Singapore dealer prepares vault for 15,000 tonnes of silver

Crowds return to Singapore's Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza after lifting of weekend entry curbs

Run out of milk? Robots on call for Singapore home deliveries

Disposable bag charges may change shopping habits


Indonesia: Muslims welcome Ramadan amid Covid-19 restrictions; virus total now goes past 1.571 million

After Indonesia left devastated; Cyclone Seroja causes 'widespread damage' in Australia towns

Cockpit voice recorder from crashed Indonesian jet downloaded successfully: investigator

Grab’s US$34bil SPAC deal puts South-East Asia tech on the map

GOF nabs three Indonesian men trying to enter Malaysia illegally

Death toll in Indonesia from tropical cyclone Seroja rises to 177


Thailand: Second successive day of nearly 1,000 cases as airlines banned from selling food, drinks to passengers on domestic flights

Thailand reports soaring Covid-19 cases ahead of national holiday, and the world famous Songkran festival - cancelled again

Thai central bank allows bond investor registration until early January

Thai baht weaken 0.5%, shares tumble as Covid-19 cases spike

Thailand considers visa rule overhaul to lure Investment, tourists

Thailand on alert after record number of Covid-19 cases; New Year celebrations banned for a second year


Philippines: Officials confident arrivals of vaccines will control current wave; 11,378 new Covid-19 cases, total surpasses 876,000

Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines purchased from China

Smooth start - Philippines, US launch military drills amid South China Sea tensions

Philippines and US begin 2-week joint military drill on Monday (April 12)

Philippines asks US for vaccine help as China tensions grow

Call for lockdown extension


Vietnam: Shares to climb on positive Q1 earning results; only 12 Covid-19 imported cases reported

Vietnam: Vingroup said to weigh US$2bil US IPO of Unit VinFast

Vietnam Q1 trade surplus at US$2.8bil; covid-19 situation getting better

Foreign policy helps realise the nation's aspirations and vision, says Vietnam Minister

Non-infectious disease cases on the rise


Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

No mood to celebrate: Myanmar to snub water fight festival

Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope

Myanmar youth fight Internet outages with underground newsletter

Civilian death toll climbs past 700

Myanmar crisis looms with warnings economy will shrink up to 20%


Cambodia vaccinates 1 million people against Covid-19, says health spokeswoman

Cambodia's famous Capital’s Old Market shut amid Covid outbreak; death toll reach 30 as cases keep rising

Cambodian Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

‘Flout quarantine, go to jail’


Cambodian and Laos PMs agree to further enhance bilateral ties, cooperation

Laos govt urged to carry out further structural reform

Laos: Australian, Canadian diplomats learn about investment opportunities at Vientiane Logistics Park


Brunei: The Big Wall brings splash of colour to Bandar Seri Begawan

A brilliant achievement: Brunei marks 340 days without local Covid-19 transmissions

More than 200 people receive citizenship


Salute to Said Zahari: the "Mandela" of Malayan journalism

Alibaba says does not expect material impact from antitrust fine, shares rally

'My romance, your adultery': South Koreans' sarcasm follows President Moon into final year

How China took an unlikely lead in the global supply of Covid-19 vaccines

From Lahore to Lucknow, crimes against women spur more surveillance

US Senate bill prompts concern over further strained ties with China

Hainan free trade port eyes greater opening-up

Chinese CDC chief refutes interpretation of ‘low protection rate of Chinese vaccines, ’ says it confuses scientific proposal to improve efficacy

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