Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Friday (April 23)


Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Indonesian President Joko Widodo wave during their meeting ahead of the Asean leaders' summit, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, Indonesia, April 23, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 2,847 new cases, Selangor records highest number of infections at 748

Merdeka Centre poll: PM's approval rating rises to 67% from 63% in January

Covid-19: Health Ministry projects more than 3,000 daily cases by Hari Raya if SOPs not followed

Cops arrest man, three sons for alleged sexual abuse of female relative

'Bubbling' at sea not from underwater pipes, says Labuan water authority

Maxis records 1Q net profit of RM334mil, declares 4 sen/share div

African Swine Fever now in Sabah's interior, fresh curbs on movement of swine, pork products

MB announces special Hari Raya bonus of at least RM1,000 for S'gor civil servants

Petronas prices US$3bil bond offering

Singapore:

Singapore names new finance minister, amid succession overhaul - Lawrence Wong tipped to be future premier

Singapore's MAS Core Inflation rises to 0.5 pct in March; 38 Covid-19 cases reported - 2 in community and 1 at workers' dorm

Singapore quarantines around 1,200 migrant workers after virus cases

Singapore March inflation quickens as surging infections hurt Thailand, India and South Korea

Singapore: PM Lee announces major Cabinet reshuffle; seven ministries to get new ministers

Singapore leads Asian countries in Energy Transition Index 2021

Singapore hopes to announce Hong Kong travel bubble soon

Rising sea a threat to Singapore

Police officers stand guard near the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat ahead of a leaders' meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 23, 2021. The 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations is scheduled to hold a special summit to discuss Myanmar on Saturday. - APPolice officers stand guard near the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat ahead of a leaders' meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 23, 2021. The 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations is scheduled to hold a special summit to discuss Myanmar on Saturday. - AP

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Black Friday: Submarine still missing; Mount Merapi spews ash as Covid-19 cases worsens as total nears 1.5 million

Frantic hunt for Indonesian submarine as rescuers hone in on signal

Death by Zoom: virus-hit Indonesia orders executions online

Indonesia to restrict foreign travellers coming from India over coronavirus

Time running out for missing Indonesian submarine as US joins search

India sends help to search Indonesia's missing submarine

‘Slim chance of survival aboard missing sub’

Thailand:

Thailand to add ICU beds after reporting record Covid19 tally' 2,070 cases confirmed on Friday (April 23)

Thailand's March foreign tourists arrivals down 99.2% y/y to just 6,700

Special feature: Asean hopes to set up Humanitarian Task Force for Myanmar

Thailand and China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation

Eerily empty, Thai tourist island Phuket desperate to reopen

More told to man hotlines after PM’s call unanswered

Philippines:

Philippines protests China's 'threatening' South China Sea presence

Philippines govt urges all to get vaccinated as country logs another 8,719 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 980,000

Catholic priests in the Philippines turn TikTok into virtual pulpit

Philippines receives additional batch of China's Sinovac vaccines

Duterte's daughter stays top in poll on Philippine president candidates

Philippine President's daughter Sara leads in 2022 presidential survey

Seven rescued, four dead as ship runs aground

People queue for free food from a community pantry amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 23, 2021. - ReutersPeople queue for free food from a community pantry amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 23, 2021. - Reuters

Vietnam:

Vietnamese PM arrives in Indonesia for Asean Leader's meet; govt confirms 10 Covid-19 cases on Friday (April 23)

Vietnam central bank sees 2021 credit growth at 12%; jails Facebook user for disseminating anti-state propaganda

Former Vietnamese minister stands trial for wrongdoings

Four Vietnamese universities enter THE's impact rankings 2021

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from bird flu-affected areas in Poland and Vietnam

Vietnam's Vinamilk leaps six spot in world's Top 50 dairy producers

Myanmar:

Myanmar troops fire warning shots at boat carrying Thai border officials

South-East Asian leaders to press Myanmar junta to end violence, allow aid, say sources

Myanmar summit a test for Asean's credibility, says Thailand

Asean leaders to discus Myanmar crisis this weekend

Regional NGOs urge Asean to include ousted Myanmar lawmakers in crisis summit

Ahead of regional summit on Myanmar, Amnesty urges probe of junta chief

Senior Chinese diplomat hopes Asean summit helps with Myanmar 'soft landing'

Best weapon in Myanmar crisis

People wait in line before being vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. - ReutersPeople wait in line before being vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. - Reuters

Cambodia:

Cambodian cops out with canes, clamping down on lockdown violators

Covid-19 cases soaring - 655 new cases and two deaths as wedding halls are to be used for virus patients

Cambodia allows private hospitals, clinics to use rapid Covid-19 testing device amid spike in new cases

Police defend caning of lockdown offenders

‘Report is deeply disturbing’

Laos:

Laos govt set to approve seven fundamental issues essential for its economic recovery

Lao Airlines suspends all domestic flights as govt confirms another six Covid-19 cases

Vaccination programme roll-out speeds up

Brunei:

Brunei sultan believes Belt an Road initiative to aid regional recovery

China to enhance anti-pandemic cooperation with Brunei, says Chinese FM

Brunei remains committed to environmental protection, says minister

Asean:

China expects Asean leaders' special meeting to be condusive to Myanmar situation, says Wang Yi

South-East Asia clamps down on Ramadan on risk of Covid-19 Surge

Coronavirus: Hong Kong jobless rate drops to 6.8 per cent but still hovering near 17-year high

China-Germany relations: engage, don’t isolate, foreign ministers urge European Union

Japan to seek 'short, powerful' state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo amid Covid-19 surge

China’s 2021 box office numbers reach US$3 billion in a few months, significantly more than the US made for all of 2020

Chinese firm claims new stealth drone may rival US Air Force’s B-21 Raider

Mocking jubilation on Chinese social media as Chanel loses trademark dispute to Huawei

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