Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Monday (April 26)


Naval officers throwing flowers and a flower garland into the sea at the port of Semarang on Monday, April 26, 2021, as sign of respect for the submarine that disappeared off the coast of Bali and has been found cracked into pieces on the seafloor with all 53 crew killed in the disaster. - AFP

Malaysia:

Flights, travellers to and from India barred from Wednesday (April 28), says Ismail Sabri

Covid-19: 2,776 new cases bring total to 395,718

Covid-19: Health Ministry to propose to stop flights from India, says Dr Adham

Covid-19: Selangor, KL and Johor have the most sporadic cases

Covid-19: Decision to close schools under jurisdiction of S'gor Education Dept, says MB

Dafi the dog: How a runaway poodle brought Malaysians together

High Court upholds Home Ministry ban on 'Superman' Hew's comic book

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be used in Malaysia, confirms Health Ministry

Bursa Malaysia's foreign net outflow rises to RM490.3mil

Singapore:

Singapore reports 45 Covid-19 cases - one in community, one foreign workers' dorm and 43 imported infections

Singapore's shares gains 0.3%, after the city-state's manufacturing output for March increased 7.6% from 2020

Sarawak's kolo mee available at Singapore's 7-Eleven stores until May 11

Singapore-Hong Kong agree to launch air travel bubble on May 26

SG police: Resurgence of scam targeting bank customers who are told their accounts have been suspended

Benefits found in throat spray and hydroxychloroquine

Singaporean scholar urges Biden to end Trump's trade war with China

A buddhist nun wearing a face masks walks at Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit temple as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok Thailand April 26, 2021. - ReutersA buddhist nun wearing a face masks walks at Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit temple as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok Thailand April 26, 2021. - Reuters

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Covid-19 total goes above 1.647 million as video emerges of crew of sunken Indonesia submarine

'Deep sorrow' in country after missing Indonesian sub found split into three pieces

Indonesian brigadier general, the spy chief in the region, killed in two-week Papua clash

Govt imposes anti-dumping duties on steel trade from Indonesia, Vietnam

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts, spewing ash up to 1,000 meters

Indonesian president sends condolences to families of crew on doomed submarine

Missing submarine found

Thailand:

New restrictions in Thailand as Covid-19 cases spike; another 2,000-plus infections confirmed

Thai prime minister fined $190 for not wearing face mask

Thailand starts stricter Covid-19 shutdown, but experts say not enough

Thailand suspends travel from India as it steps up coronavirus measures at home

Group lauds release of Thai activists

Death toll triggers action

Philippines:

Philippines seeks to lift medical capacity as country's Covid-19 cases goes above one million

Philippines: Realign dolomite sand funds to Covid-19 response, scientists urge

Moderna applies for emergency Covid-19 vaccine use in the Philippines

Philippines holds maritime drills in South China Sea

‘Bulk of hospital plastic waste are non-essential’

Sabah-Sarawak play a major role in revitalising the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area

A street vendor waits for customers to buy flowers by her motorbike in Hanoi on April 26, 2021. - AFPA street vendor waits for customers to buy flowers by her motorbike in Hanoi on April 26, 2021. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam, China agree to strengthen bilateral ties, military cooperation as Hanoi announces 9 new Covid-19 cases

Vietnam, China defence ministers meet amid South China Sea tensions

Vietnamese economy set to grow by 6.3% in 2021

Vietnam: Tourism agencies see more bookings for summer travel

Three Vietnamese fishing vessels and crew detained for encroachment

Vietnam: Ho Chih Minh City apartment market lacks new supply of affordable units

Myanmar:

Myanmar's Suu Kyi asks for in-person meeting with lawyers

Myanmar junta postpones Suu Kyi court date again

Myanmar activists call for new non-cooperation campaign

Asean changed Myanmar statement on release of political detainees

Asean must lead to seek a peaceful resolution in Myanmar

Shadow govt welcomes consensus

This photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on April 26, 2021 shows a protester holding a sign during a demonstration against the military coup in Pandale village in Dawei's Launglone township. - AFPThis photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on April 26, 2021 shows a protester holding a sign during a demonstration against the military coup in Pandale village in Dawei's Launglone township. - AFP

Cambodia:

More lockdowns in Cambodia as Covid-19 cases pass 10,000

Cambodia's signing trade deal with South Korea postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

WHO urges national unity against Covid as hospitals near capacity and cases continue to rise

Covid-19 tally close to 10,000 after 616 new cases detected; private hospitals can treat Covid-19 patients

People plead for food as markets shuttered

Laos:

Laos: Govt decides on more restrictions as Covid-19 cases still rising; 113 more Covid-19 cases confirmed

Xi exchanges congratulatory messages with Laos president on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Laos: Temporary hospitals planned amid surge in Covid cases

Brunei:

Dawn service commemorates Anzac Day in Brunei; honouring dead NZ and Aussie soldiers who defended country

Vaccination drive for senior citizens begins in Brunei

Orders from Brunei and Indonesia ensures songkok makers some relief amid gloomy demand from Malaysia

Asean:

China accuses Australia of hypocrisy over cancelled belt and road deals

Youn Yuh-jung is first South Korean to win an Oscar for acting

Chloe Zhao makes Oscars history as first Asian woman to win best director

Pandemic thwarts efforts to end currency black markets, study says

IEA: China plays critical role in expanding global use of renewables

Japan ruling party suffers defeat at 3 by-elections, seen as blow to Suga's govt

Bitcoin jumps 8%, on course to snap five days of losses

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