Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Monday (May 3)


Bangkok Metropolitan Authority and health officials tour an empty infectious patients ward at a newly-opened field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Chalerm Prakiat Bang Mod sports stadium in Bangkok on May 3, 2021, amid a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in Thailand. - AFP

Malaysia:

Two reports lodged over claims of passenger flights from India arriving at KLIA, says Dr Wee

AirAsia's B2B platform for fresh produce to set up warehouse in KK

Malaysians rejoice over nationwide opt-in for AstraZeneca vaccine

Don't blindly criticise me, former IGP tells politicians

Acryl Sani takes over as new IGP

Covid-19: Malaysians receiving appointment notifications for voluntary AstraZeneca shots

Singapore:

Singaporen teen charged over alleged threats to kill EPL football player and family

Long lines form as Singapore offers free Covid-19 testing in wake of hospital cluster

As Covid-19 cluster at Singapore hospital grows, other hospitals told to defer non-urgent surgeries

Singapore to take cautious approach to reopening air travel: minister

17 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, eight linked to hospital cluster

New businesses spring up in Singapore offering rentals of big TVs, exercise bikes

Jail for ex-CFO of Singapore crude oil products supplier who helped defraud 8 banks of US$320mil

Singapore Airlines raises US$1.5b from airplane sale-and-leaseback deals

Thailand:

Bangkok launches Line account for emergency Covid treatment

Online group of ‘Thai citizens’ campaigns for Prayut’s resignation

Thailand reports new daily record of 31 coronavirus deaths

47 per cent of Thai hotels could stay open for less than three months

Indonesia:

Critics decry Indonesia's terrorist label for Papuan rebels

Indonesia's economy seen contracting more slowly in Q1

Indonesia finds two cases of Indian Covid-19 variant in Jakarta

Swab scandal, quarantine breaches call Indonesia's tourism reopening into question

Philippines:

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

Duterte inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine

7,255 new Covid-19 infections push Philippine’s active cases to 69,466

Philippines slams China for ‘dangerous 'manoeuvre’ in disputed sea

Philippines vows to continue maritime exercises in South China Sea

Vietnam:

Vietjet overcomes pandemic with positive 2020 audit report

Vietnam could lead region in renewable energy development: German news outlet

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and several Vietnam provinces restrict gatherings, close street-side businesses

Ho Chi Minh City attracts US$1.14bil in FDI in four months

Myanmar:

Myanmar rebel group claims shooting down military helicopter

Eight reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to 'shake the world'

Cambodia:

Cambodia logs four more Covid-19 deaths, 841 new infections

Cambodia launches Asean logo competition

Laos:

Laotians donate billions towards Covid-19 response

Thai police return suspected virus spreader to Laos

Brunei:

Brunei GDP to grow 2.5 per cent this year, 3 per cent in 2022

Brunei records no new Covid-19 cases

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