Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Sunday (April 18)


Waves crash the shore as Super Typhoon Surigae moves close to the Philippines in the province of Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines April 18, 2021, in this screen grab obtained from a social media video, - Reuters

Malaysia:

Bahamas-registered cruise ship latest vessel detained for illegal anchoring in Johor waters

Flowering cherry blossom-like trees drawing people to Penampang

Over 70% of employers fail to comply with minimum housing standards, says Deputy HR Minister

Kelantan records highest infectivity rate in Malaysia

Majority of terrorists’ supporters will be rehabilitated, says Bukit Aman

Ringgit to trade at current levels this week

Bursa Malaysia to move in tight range this week

Over 70% of employers fail to comply with minimum housing standards, says Deputy HR Minister

Singapore:

Singapore: 24 new Covid-19 cases reported - one in community; two bodies found in river near Clarke Quay

34 cyclists in Singapore caught breaking rules on roads over two days

Singapore: Man who sexually groomed 13-year-old girl jailed for two years and 10 months

Demand from China spurs surge in Singapore exports

After humbling superstar Phelps, Singapore's swimming star Schooling seeks another shock at Tokyo Olympics

Singapore: Arianespace offers a ticket into space to a startup or lab

Activist crowdfunds US$108k to pay PM libel damages

Muslim families are seen breaking their fast at the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, April 18, 2021. - BernamaMuslim families are seen breaking their fast at the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, April 18, 2021. - Bernama

Indonesia:

Indonesia: Batch of raw materials of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine arrives as virus total now goes above 1.6 million

Special Focus: Asian economy to grow 6.5 % in 2021, says report

Indonesia's exports and imports grow more than expected in March

Indonesia could reopen Bali beaches to foreigners by end of July

Covid-19: Another new variant detected in Indonesia; from a man who arrived from Malaysia

Plane crash lawsuit claims autothrottle problem

US Covid-19 scam exposed

Thailand:

Thailand reports new record of 1,767 new Covid-19 cases; more restrictions enforced in Bangkok from Sunday (April 18)

Hopes of mid-2021 Thailand getaways dim under renewed restrictions

Thailand uses hotels beds for Covid-19 patients after surge in cases

Thailand to procure more Covid-19 vaccines amid third wave infections

Man burns own home after wife leaves him

Band together against anti-Asian violence

Philippines:

Philippines: Covid-19 cases still surging away as total tops 936,000; Super typhoon nears Philippines and rapidly intensifies

Philippines raises carbon emission reduction target to 75% by 2030

Philippines lifts nine-year ban on new mines to boost revenues

Philippines warns of floods and landslides as Surigae becomes a super typhoon, major alerts raised

Typhoon Surigae’s rapid winds raises storm alert

Giant clam shells seized

This aerial picture taken on Sunday, April 18, 2021 shows a view of the 99 Domes Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Makassar. - AFPThis aerial picture taken on Sunday, April 18, 2021 shows a view of the 99 Domes Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Makassar. - AFP

Vietnam:

Workforce critical to feed industries in rapidly developing Vietnam, say experts

Vietnamese-developed online meeting platform debuts

Vietnam's business giant Vingroup looks to establish second car plant in central province of Ha Tinh

Vietnam striving to quickly produce home-made Covid-19 vaccines

Use Covid-19 vaccines by May 5 or lose them, localities told

Vietnamese, Chinese folk music exchange event in Hanoi for youngsters to know countries' heritage

Myanmar:

Myanmar shadow government wants Asean crisis talks invite

Suu Kyi’s allies now challenge Myanmar's Junta with united stand

Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any Asean bid to end crisis

S.Korea's POSCO C&C says it will end Myanmar military-backed joint venture

It’s now or never for Asean to act on the crisis in Myanmar

Junta chief to attend Asean summit

Cambodia:

Cambodia's daily Covid-19 cases hit all-time high of 618; travel ban, closures of tourist attractions extended

Cambodia sacks two-star general for organising party during lockdown

Cambodia's Hun Sen says country in big danger from Covid-19 surge

1.2 million get jabs, vaccination in capital postponed

Miss Universe Laos 2020 Christina Lasasimma participates in a parade celebrating the Songkran Festival or the Lao New Year in Luang Prabang, Laos. - XinhuaMiss Universe Laos 2020 Christina Lasasimma participates in a parade celebrating the Songkran Festival or the Lao New Year in Luang Prabang, Laos. - Xinhua

Laos:

Laos-China Railway track 80 per cent complete

Laos: New PM tells new Minister of Finance to plug leaks and end corruption

Officials believe no need for lockdown as measures enough to contain pandemic; 4 new cases confirmed

Brunei:

A rare Mars occultation in Brunei skies

Volunteer app launched to realise national aspirations in Brunei

Brunei free of Covid-19 local cases for 346 days; another 240 individuals tested in capital

Asean:

Cricket-Indian board goes into bat for Olympic inclusion

Caught in the hate-demic

Heightened apprehension among Asians in the US

A cheap solution for Japan, costly for the rest

China, US agree on need for stronger climate commitments

China population: birth control policies should be scrapped to retain economic edge over US, says central bank

Ant denies report that it’s exploring ways for Ma to sell stake
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