Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Monday (April 19)


Healthcare workers direct people through waiting lines at a temporary Covid-19 testing site set up on Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, April 19, 2021. Thailand banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and closed schools for two weeks to stem the nation’s biggest outbreak of coronavirus, likely delaying plans to further reopen borders to foreign tourists.- Bloomberg

Malaysia:

M'sian and his Viet lover nabbed on suspicion of drug trafficking

Covid-19: 2,078 new cases, eight new fatalities

Microsoft regional data centre to create 19,000 jobs, says Muhyiddin

Covid-19: Centenarian among first in Sibu to receive first dose of vaccine

Covid-19: Teachers to get same priority as eligible recipients in phase two, says Khairy

Foreign investors turn net sellers with RM235.26mil net outflow

Lake Kenyir is a man-made wonder for eco-tourists and naturalists

Covid-19: Married couples may request same vaccine date even if registered separately, says Khairy

Singapore:

Singapore: Cops seize over 40kg of drugs - record amounts of cannabis and heroin; 20 new Covid-19 cases; one local on Monday (April 19)

Ensuring safety of international trade arteries requires collective effort, says Singapore minister

Grab to stay focused on South-East Asian markets

Side effects mean immune systems are reacting

Jailed for sex with minor

Two bodies found in river near Clarke Quay



Indonesia:

Indonesia extends restriction amid Covid-19 pandemic as country's Covid-19 total balloons over 1.609 million

Indonesia's Merapi spews fiery lava 16 times in new activity

Gojek co-CEO to head app giant after merger with Tokopedia

Emerging markets: Investors keen on Indonesia central bank meeting as India stocks sink on virus surge

Indonesia's export value hit decade-high in March

Indonesia air traffic forecast to fully recover in 2026

Thailand:

Thailand: Experts explore ways to protect 'James Bond islet' from erosion

Thailand's Gulf Energy plans US$5.4bil bid for control of nation's biggest mobile operator

Covid-19: Fresh spike in Thailand sparks hospital bed shortage concerns

Virus spike sparks alcohol ban and venue closures

No domestic flights from 11pm to 4am

Thai billionaire Sarath plans US$5.4bil buyout of Intouch

Philippines:

WHO wants richer countries to help out Philippines with vaccines as its Covid-19 total nears 950,000

Super Typhoon kills one in Philippines, tens of thousands flee; Covid-19 issue sprouts free food pantries in country

Pacific Ocean storm intensifies into year's first super typhoon; lashes eastern Philippines on Monday (April 19)

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

Hong Kong to ban flights from Pakistan, India, the Philippines till May 3

Egyptian militant shot dead



Vietnam:

Vietnam's carmaker VinFast says considering fundraising opportunities

Vietnam's northern mountainous area hit by flash floods; three death confirmed

Tragedy strikes as four students drown while swimming in central Vietnam as govt announces three more Covid-19 cases

M'sian and his Viet lover nabbed on suspicion of drug trafficking

Vietnamese electric motorbike start-up gets foreign funding

Facebook launches 'Instagram for Vietnam' campaign

Myanmar:

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar's army

Japan urges release of journalist detained in Myanmar

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Myanmar shadow government wants Asean crisis talks invite (update)

‘Recognise unity govt, not the junta’



Cambodia:

Cambodia forecasts 70% drop in international tourist arrivals in 2021 due to ongoing pandemic

Cambodia: More markets in capital shut amid outbreak

Cambodia: New rapid Covid-19 testing device deployed in capital

Postponed: Trial of mother and daughter charged with trafficking Cambodian domestic helper

Cambodia: Businesses in capital told to get travel permit amid lockdown through One Window Service

Laos:

Covid-19 vaccination programme in Laos makes good progress

Victims of southern Lao dam disaster start to rebuild lives

Lao New Year festivities muted in capital but more exuberant in provinces

Brunei:

Brunei Legislative Council members focus on marketability, employment

Only eight Covid-19 patients left at Brunei's National Isolation Centre

Brunei govt sets aside over BND1.95M for poor this year

Rare Mars occultation in Brunei skies

Asean:

Japan's Osaka to ask government to declare state of emergency: governor

China says it has no desire to replace dollar with digital yuan

China: Country’s tourism market to get holiday boost

China approves investment projects worth US$6.96bil in Q1

Frustrating battle for market share

Japan firms brace for further Covid-19 hit amid fears of new wave of infections

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