Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Tuesday (April 27)

Indonesian navy personnel offer prayers for the victims of submarine KRI Nanggala-402, sunk at the north of Bali sea during a drill, at a temple in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, April 27, 2021 in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters


Covid-19: 2,733 new cases reported, Selangor tops the list with 750

Covid-19: Sabah bans visitors from five nations

Najib's abuse of power charge illegal, Court of Appeal hears

MetMalaysia issues thunderstorm warning in most states except Perlis, Penang

Hari Raya SOP still being reviewed, says Ismail Sabri

Bursa Malaysia 1Q net profit rises to RM121.39mil

KL among top 10 'least stressful cities' in the world

Johor Maqis seizes nearly 28 tonnes of carrots worth over RM75,000

Gas Malaysia to strengthen presence in industry


Singapore mosque in Sembawang closed for cleaning and disinfection after visit by Covid-19 patient; 12 new cases reported

Singapore tops ranking of world's best places to be amid Covid-19 pandemic

S'pore-HK air tickets for May to early June snapped up after travel bubble relaunch announced

Temasek joins path to next India unicorn

Race to offer alternative protein

HK travel bubble to kick off

UK aircraft carrier to visit Asia next month


Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts four times on Tuesday (April 27) as country's Covid-19 total goes above 1.651 million

Video emerges of crew of sunken Indonesia submarine singing farewell song

Indonesia records 4.3 per cent increase in investment in Q1

Indonesia receives second batch of Covid-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility

Relatives pay respects to doomed submariners

Brigadier-general killed in ongoing Papua clash


Thailand reports 2,000-odd Covid-19 cases yet again and confirms single-day record of 15 virus deaths and testing method criticised

Thailand rethinks vaccine plan as virus flareup hits economy

Thai stocks edge higher despite new Covid-19 wave as most Asean stocks muted due to virus worries

A US$45 Billion manager says Thai stocks face hurdles over worst virus outbreak

Thailand reports another daily record of 15 coronavirus deaths

Experts: Stricter shutdown is not enough


Philippines' Covid-19 total tops 1,013,000 as govt bars travellers from India as virus cases soar

The big case in Philippines: Flight attendants's rape and homicide complaints vs 11 dismissed

One dead, three injured in air force helicopter crash in central Philippines

Philippines weighs extending lockdown as Covid-19 as cases top one million

Philippines government commits to malaria eradication by 2030

Group: Redirect dolomite sand dumping fund towards virus response


Vietnam raises anti-dumping duties on some Chinese aluminium products; Jan-Apr FDI inflows up 6.8% y/y to US$5.5bil

Big success for customs as they seize drugs disguised as gifts from abroad; major Cambodia-Vietnam ring busted

Vietnam province reports virus case tied to visitors from India

Vietnam willing to support India to overcome hard time due to Covid-19, says govt spokeswoman

UN: Only 55% of women decide own healthcare

UK aircraft carrier to visit Asia next month


Myanmar guerrillas capture govt base; airstrikes follow

Myanmar junta wants 'stability' before heeding pleas on violence

Fighting erupts in Myanmar; junta to 'consider' Asean plan

Youths in black: Myanmar protesters train to fight junta

Myanmar insurgent group says has captured military base near Thai border

Suu Kyi’s court date delayed again


Covid-19 cases still rising - 508 new Covid-19 cases, 3 more deaths confirmed; top casinos closed down

Cambodia's highly-rated mangoes set to be exported to China after customs approval

Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Takmao lockdown extended for another week as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

WHO official urges unity in Cambodia against Covid-19 as new cases continue to rise and hit records numbers


Laos govt preparing to deal with Covid-19 outbreak; virus cases are rising

Laos: Sports stadium to become makeshift hospital as virus cases surge

Laos and China cooperate in building low-carbon demonstration zone


Cases of hearing loss could double by 2050, says WHO in Brunei

Communities in Brunei answer call for blood donations

Brunei: More senior citizens receive vaccine shots in angoing vaccination drive


Hong Kong to reopen bars and nightclubs to vaccinated people

China expects highway traffic to set record during Labour Day holiday

Cathay Pacific Airways prepares pilot base closures, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk

COMMENT: The pandemic will be more deadly this year — particularly for India

US Study: India's Covid-19 deaths to rise by 200,000 over next 3 weeks

Container shortages, delays beset shipping industry as ‘ripple effect’ of Suez Canal blockage continues

China accuses Australia of hypocrisy over cancelled belt and road deals

Asian stocks jittery ahead of Fed meeting; virus cases in India dip

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