Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Saturday (April 24)


Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks during a news conference after attending the ASEAN leaders' summit at the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) secretariat building in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Myanmar accepts Malaysia's proposal to de-escalate violence against civilians, says PM

Covid-19: 2,717 new cases bring total to 390,252

Stop the killing, violence against civilians, Muhyiddin tells Myanmar

495,750 people have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister

Johor cops smash 'Ah Chuan' drug syndicate, seize more than RM3mil worth of narcotics

Thin trading expected on Bursa Malaysia next week

Fasten your seatbelts, inflation is here

Muhyiddin arrives for Asean special meeting in Jakarta

Ringgit to trade at current levels next week

Singapore:

Five community cases among 23 new infections; S'pore-HK air travel bubble to be launched soon

Singapore to turn away workers from India after record caseload

Opus One to prepare Singapore with renewable energy future for low carbon economy

Singapore can help global sustainable development as financial hub, says PM Lee

Who is likely to be Singapore's next PM after major shakeup? A factbox from Reuters

Over 1,000 migrant workers quarantined amid re-infection probe

This handout photo taken on April 24, 2021 and released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows leaders attending the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) summit on the Myanmar crisis in Jakarta. - ReutersThis handout photo taken on April 24, 2021 and released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows leaders attending the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) summit on the Myanmar crisis in Jakarta. - Reuters

Indonesia:


South-East Asian nations say they have reach consensus on ending Myanmar crisis after meeting in Indonesia

Myanmar violence must end, democracy must be restored, says Indonesia president at Asean meeting

Indonesia calls for creation of role of Asean envoy to Myanmar

Rescuers find debris thought to be from missing Indonesian submarine; believed to be sunk

Missing Indonesian submarine was old and overloaded, analyst says

Indonesia navy: Items found from lost submarine, indicting it has sunk

Hopes fade for Indonesia submarine crew as oxygen dwindles

Indonesia's looser palm plantation rules renew conflict between jobs, environment

Hope fades for Indonesian missing submarine as US assists search

Thailand:

Thailand curbs shopping mall hours after a Covid-19 daily case record

Thai PM: 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to be procured by year-end

Buddhist sect attempts world record

Elderly woman with Covid-19 dies waiting for ambulance

Russia agrees to supply Sputnik V vaccine

Indonesian Navy Chief Yudo Margono, front left, Indonesian Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto, center, and Indonesia police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo, right, talk to media as they display debris found in the waters during a search for the Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala at Ngurah Rai Military Air Base in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Indonesia’s navy on Saturday said items were found from a missing submarine, indicating the vessel with 53 crew members had sank and there was no hope of finding survivors. - APIndonesian Navy Chief Yudo Margono, front left, Indonesian Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto, center, and Indonesia police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo, right, talk to media as they display debris found in the waters during a search for the Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala at Ngurah Rai Military Air Base in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Indonesia’s navy on Saturday said items were found from a missing submarine, indicating the vessel with 53 crew members had sank and there was no hope of finding survivors. - AP

Philippines:

Philippines: 9,661 new Covid-19 cases as total nears 990,000; rescuers find two more bodies of missing sailors, 7 still missing

Japan PM cancels trip to Philippines and India amid rising Covid-19 cases

Philippines raises 2.1 Billion Euros in three-part bond sale

Philippines’ oldest lender BPI shows interest in buying Citi’s local retail banking

Sermons via TikTok pulpit

Duterte’s daughter seen as future leader

Vietnam:

Vietnam to increase share of renewable energy to 30% by 2045 as only three Covid-19 cases confirmed

Vietnam's VINARE credit ratings affirmed by AM Best

Vietnam jails Facebook user for disseminating anti-state propaganda

Leaders of Vietnam and Indonesia agree to strengthening health cooperation amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Vietnam's leading IT services provider FPT Software signs major deal with conglomerate Mitsui & Co

Vietnam ready to help neighbour Cambodia fight virus

Myanmar:

Myanmar military cracks down on protesters as junta leader in summit

Junta boss agrees to allow Asean to send delegation and aid to Myanmar

Asean told to consider helping those fleeing Myanmar

South-East Asian leaders discuss Myanmar crisis with junta chief

Sultan of Brunei chairs special Asean leaders' meeting on Myanmar issue

Myanmar junta leader arrives in Jakarta for Asean crisis summit

South-East Asian leaders all set for Myanmar crisis talks in Jakarta

All eyes on Asean as leaders meet

The Indonesian Navy patrol boat KRI Singa (651) leaves the naval base in Banyuwangi, East Java province on April 24, 2021, as the military continues search operations off the coast of Bali for the Navy's KRI Nanggala (402) submarine that went missing April 21 during a training exercise. - AFPThe Indonesian Navy patrol boat KRI Singa (651) leaves the naval base in Banyuwangi, East Java province on April 24, 2021, as the military continues search operations off the coast of Bali for the Navy's KRI Nanggala (402) submarine that went missing April 21 during a training exercise. - AFP

Cambodia:


Cambodia closes markets to curb Covd-19, thousands plead for food

Cambodia: Residents in Red Zones told to undergo Covid-19 testing, capital's markets ordered shut

Two-week lockdown imposed in Cambodia's beachtown hideout - Preah Sihanouk city - to curb Covid-19

General nabbed for transporting foreigners, violating travel ban

Laos:

Authorities open online registration for Covid-19 vaccinations in Laos

Laos: Hospital running out of beds as Covid-19 cases are soaring in country

Chinese premier hold talks with new Lao PM on bilateral ties; set to boost cooperation between two countries

Brunei:

Brunei maintains border closure with Malaysia for another two weeks

Over 4,000kg of dubious meat seized

Brunei: Bridging the digital divide in rural Belait

Asean:

Chinese official in Xinjiang slams UK genocide declaration

Global virus resurgence threatens vigorous growth momentum

Asean hoping to set up humanitarian task force for Myanmar

China’s top school Tsinghua creates chip college to address severe talent shortage

China's first Mars rover named Zhurong

India's daily Covid-19 death toll hits new record as shortages bite

Citi retail units seen fetching US$6bil as sales kick off

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