Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Saturday (May 1)

Members of Indonesian labour organisations join a May Day rally in Karawang, West Java province, Indonesia May 1, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/M Ibnu Chazar/via Reuters


Health DG's Mayday call: Over 100 Covid-19 patients surviving on ventilators in Klang Valley alone

Health DG: Malaysia must avoid India's Covid-19 tsunami

Covid-19: 2,881 new cases bring total to 411,594

552,862 people have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister

Cautious trading expected on Bursa Malaysia next week

Khairy: Registration for AstraZeneca vaccine volunteers to begin Sunday (May 2)

Toll hike postponement to cost govt over RM2bil in 2021, says MHA

PM on Labour Day: Govt committed to safeguarding, uplifting workers’ welfare amid pandemic

Police probing broadcast reporter over comment on RM50,000 compound, confirms Astro Awani


PM Lee: S'pore must tighten Covid-19 measures fast if needed to curb spread, 34 new cases - 7 in community

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Hishammuddin visits Singapore, post-pandemic cooperation to be discussed

Singapore's tighter border measures to include Thailand

China's Lin surges to lead at Women's World Championship in Singapore

Singapore bars ship crew changes from more South Asian nations; besides India it includes those from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Singapore's tighter border measures to include Thailand

Covid-19: M'sian among nine community cases in Singapore

Singapore reinstates some distancing measures, tightens borders


Workers protest Indonesia's labour law in May Day rallies; Covid-19 total now stands at 1,672,880

Indonesia offers tailormade tax Breaks, carbon offset to win investors

Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-shaped panjut as display of solidarity

End of outbound medical tourism benefits Indonesian hospitals

Indonesia: Ride-hailing giant Gojek to shift to electric vehicles by 2030

Maybank Indonesia posts RM142mil pre-tax profit

Focus turns to salvaging sunken submarine


Thailand reports new daily Covid-19 record of 21 deaths in third virus wave; new cases tallied at 1,891

Thailand to receive 3.5 million more doses of Sinovac vaccine in May

Thailand's manufacturing production activity expands for first time in 23 months; intensifies Covid-19 controls

China opens fourth border gate for Thai fruit

Thailand reports new daily record of 21 deaths in third virus wave

No bail for activists on hunger strike over royal insults


Philippines Covid-19 total hits 1,046,653 as Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Manila

Philippines studies US$499mil wage subsidy plan for companies

Philippines receives first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccines

Philippines' Duterte refuses to stop South China Sea patrols

WHO adds Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to emergency use list

‘We will strive to end hunger’


Vietnam again rejects Chinese fishing ban in disputed waters; 14 Covid-19 cases reported on May 1

Vietnam's answer to Tesla has US in its electric sights

China-US rivalry poses challenge for Vietnam’s leaders, observers say

Five scientists from Vietnam named among Asia’s best

Four infected with Indian variant of Covid-19

‘Millions to fall into poverty by 2022’


UN calls for return to democracy in Myanmar, end to violence

Myanmar's junta must set clear timeframe to hand over power to civilian government

Bomb blasts and flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

Myanmar protesters march three months after coup; UN warns of 'standstill'

Myanmar's Suu Kyi marks third month under house arrest

Thousands may flee to Thailand


Cambodian academic highlights role of Asean in easing Myanmar situation

Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll nears 100 after report of three new fatalities; national virus tally at 13,790

China donates traditional medicine to Cambodia for treating Covid-19 patients

Ex-general gets jail for lockdown violation


Thailand returns illegal entrant, a Laotian woman, believed to be Covid-19 super spreader

Laos authorities mull policies to ease impacts of Covid-19 as 64 more cases reported on Saturday (May 1)

Laos, China and other allies compete 104th Mekong River joint patrol; 85 new cases reported in Laos


Brunei ranks eighth among Asian countries in Energy Transition Index

Brunei Police shoot down smuggling attempt near Temburong District

Brunei reports new imported Covid-19 case but proud record of no local virus cases now at 359 days


China Labour Day travel rush gives glimpse of life after Covid-19

Fed to keep Dollar weaker in 2021, ringgit to trade at 3.67-4,10 level, says economist

S. Korea April exports surge at sharpest pace in more than a decade

Xi sends condolences to Modi, offers help to India over Covid-19 crisis

US has ramped up reconnaissance in Chinese-claimed waters, says Beijing

Australia bans arrivals from India, says offenders face jail, fines

Exclusive: Scientists say India government ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge

India records over 400,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours; Ahmedabad hospital fire kills 16 Covid patients, two nurses

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