Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Sunday (May 2)


A poster featuring Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (left) and Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda is displayed on the gates of the Criminal Court, as pro-democracy protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration march calling for the release of detained political activists, in Bangkok on Sunday (May 2,2021).. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 3,418 new cases bring total to 415,012

India’s ‘double mutant’ Covid-19 strain detected in Malaysia

All 260,000 AstraZeneca vaccination slots taken up in three and a half hours

M’sian student is ‘Top in the World’ for Chemistry

Covid-19: Another 30 cases of new variants have been detected in Malaysia

ICUs at Covid-19 hospitals running out of beds, say Health DG

Frontliners at breaking point

Top Glove rides storms with confidence

Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador - Clearing the path, laying the groundwork

Singapore:

Singapore: Another 14 new Covid-19 community cases confirmed, 11 are linked to hospital cluster

Malaysia-Singapore to allow 'death and critically ill' emergency visits from May 17

S. Korea's Kim mounts late charge to win Women's World Golf Championship in Singapore

Muhyiddin postpones official visit to Singapore

Singapore official who cleared airport arrivals now ill with Covid-19

Singapore PM gives positive economic assessment in May Day speech

Singaporean PM calls on people to work with government to avoid second Circuit Breaker

Malaysian football fans during the Sabah FC-Perak FC match at the Likas Stadium sending their condolences to the family members of the navymen who died in the Indonesian sunken submarine tragedy during a Malaysian Super League match on Sunday (May 2, 2021). - BernamaMalaysian football fans during the Sabah FC-Perak FC match at the Likas Stadium sending their condolences to the family members of the navymen who died in the Indonesian sunken submarine tragedy during a Malaysian Super League match on Sunday (May 2, 2021). - Bernama

Indonesia:

Indonesia to stop LPG and fuel imports by 2030; govt reports 4,394 new Covid-19 cases for 1,677,274-total

Indonesia: ‘Not a wise move’: Critics decry terrorist label for Papuan rebels

Indonesia aims to cut spending, budget deficit in 2022

Indonesia's Pertamina Hulu Energi, the state-owned oil and gas company, mulls US$3bil Jakarta IPO

Analyst mixed on CIMB Group despite robust Q1 results from Indonesia unit

Workers demand protection

Thailand:

Protesters fling paint, eggs at court to demand Thai activist's release

Thailand reports 1,940 new Covid-19 case as death toll hits record number - 21 deaths on Sunday (May 2)

Thailand: Bangkok setting up fifth field hospital, plans more hospitels to cope with increasing cases

Thai finance ministry slashes GDP outlook over coronavirus return but March exports jump 15.8% y/y

Singapore enforces 14-day quarantine for travellers from Thailand

Thailand sees second day of record-high virus deaths

New daily record of 21 deaths in third virus wave

A pro-democracy protester throws a tomato at the Criminal Court premises during an anti-government demonstration march calling for the release of detained political activists in Bangkok on Sunday,  May 2, 2021. - AFPA pro-democracy protester throws a tomato at the Criminal Court premises during an anti-government demonstration march calling for the release of detained political activists in Bangkok on Sunday, May 2, 2021. - AFP

Philippines:

Philippines logs 8,346 new Covid-19 cases as, total surges to 1,054,983 and active cases at 71,472

'Allow us to go out', say vaccinated senior persons in the Philippines

Philippine govt to deploy 5,754 more contact tracers in Metro Manila to contain Covid-19 pandemic

Philippines: Dagupan city's 'bangus' (milkfihs) industry thrives amid pandemic

Philippines: 133 more cops contract Covid-19; active cases in police force now at 1,669

Workers crying for help

Vietnam:

Vietnam's April industrial production expands 24.1 per cent; 20 new Covid-19 cases confirmed for a 2,962-total

Vietnam consistently respects, ensures right to religious freedom, says top official

Ho Chih Minh City lures $1.14 billion in FDI in four months

April trade deficit seen at US$1.5bil; industrial output up 24.1%; US$5.5 billion in foreign direct investments

Japan's SMFG to invest up to 150bil yen in Vietnam's FE Credit

Traders continue to encroach on pavements

Myanmar:

Seven reported killed as Myanmar protests rages on in country

Rebel group calls for unity among ethnic fighters in Myanmar's east

Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Big Myanmar protests aim to 'shake the world'; five killed, say reports

Myanmar protesters raise voices to 'shake the world'; more mystery blasts

EU ready to help restore democracy to Myanmar, says high representative

Aung San Suu Kyi - Third month under house arrest

Villagers wait along a blocked street in a zone where the Covid-19 cases are rising sharply in Trapeang Thloeng village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Cambodia that recently locked down its capital region has opened an online store to deliver food to people as the government suggests citizens not to go out and buy food, following a sharp rise in virus cases. - AP Villagers wait along a blocked street in a zone where the Covid-19 cases are rising sharply in Trapeang Thloeng village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Cambodia that recently locked down its capital region has opened an online store to deliver food to people as the government suggests citizens not to go out and buy food, following a sharp rise in virus cases. - AP

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll exceeds 100, confirmed cases reach 14,520

Cambodia bans frozen meat imports from India over Covid-19

Cambodia drafts in army to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations; reports record 730 cases on Sunday (May 2)

Amnesty: Cambodia must allow aid deliveries to thousands in lockdown

Laos:

Laos: Multiple billion kips donated for Covid-19 response

Laos records 112 new Covid-19 cases; virus cases surge in Bokeo

Laos: EDL to discount electricity rates during lockdown period

Brunei:

People of Brunei brace for new norm Raya gatherings

Brunei JKR says that low water pressure due to power outage; two new imported Covid-19 cases confirmed

Brunei ranked eighth in Energy Transition Index Asia

Asean:

Restoration of Hong Kong's State Theatre will take five years, but it is already a hit

Vote count in five Indian states begin amid pandemic, Covid-19 cases rise by 392,488

Few people traveling as Japan's Golden Week kicks off amid virus spike

South Korea: Unseasonal snow falls in May, first in 22 years

Jobs coming back but it’s still a long road for some

Hong Kong vaccine plan shocks domestic workers

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

Chinese coin miners flock to new cryptocurrency Chia resulting in hard drive shortages and price surges

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