Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Tuesday (May 4)


People stand in line to check-in ticket with their luggage at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport to return to their hometowns, an activity known locally as "mudik", ahead of the Eid al-Fitr celebration, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, May 4, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 3,120 new cases bring total to 420,632

RMCO cross-border travel under domestic bubble suspended, says Ismail Sabri

Khairy: Second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to be given 12 weeks after first

Malaysia in strong position to ride recovery, report says

MAG says no Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia merger plan

Malaysia Aviation Group eyes financial breakeven by 2023 under LTBP 2.0

Bank Negara seen holding key rate amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Walt Disney picks Astro for Disney+ Hotstar streaming service

Covid-19: Implementation of targeted MCO appropriate for KL, says Annuar Musa

Disney+ Hotstar to start streaming in Malaysia on June 1

Singapore:

17 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 5 linked to TTSH cluster

Singapore tightens Covid-19 curbs as overseas virus variants emerge

Singapore back to Phase Two reopening from May 8 and will also impose tighter border measures

Foreigners needed to fill Singapore tech jobs crunch, says central banker

Abuden? Singapore govt 'hires' Phua Chu Kang to drum up support for vaccination

Singapore defers non-urgent surgeries after Covid-19 flareup

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to attend Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

SIA raises US$1.5b from sale-and-leaseback deals

Flexible workspace demand rises in S’pore

Teen charged over death threats sent to EPL player

Indonesia:

Indonesia detects 17 cases of Covid-19 mutation; 4,369 daily cases reported for a 1,686,373-total

Indonesia extends micro-scale restriction, expands it to other provinces; records 0.13% inflation in April 2021

Economists predict Indonesia Q1 GDP at -0.74%; Asian stocks subdued amid holiday lull

E-commerce service backed by Alibaba founders seeks IPO in US, expanding big in South East-Asia

Two Chinese ships arrive in Indonesia to help salvage sunken sub

Taiwan bars arrivals from India as Indonesia reports first cases of Indian Covid-19 variant



Thailand:

Thailand sees 14% rise of durian export to China in Q1; reports 1,763 new Covid-19 cases, 27 more deaths

Thailand starts vaccination drive in crowded Bangkok district

Phuket imposes night curfew from May 4

‘First AstraZeneca shot gives 96.7% immunity’

May Day celebration kicks off with live music

Protesters demand activist’s release with eggs, paint

Philippines:

Philippines reports 5,683 new Covid-19 cases, lowest daily tally since mid-March

China calls for 'basic etiquette' after Philippine outburst

Philippines' Duterte says China still a benefactor, rejects minister's 'rude' comments

Philippines' Petron Malaysia confident business performance will improve, says chairman

E-payments on the rise in the Philippines

Philippines' Duterte receives first dose of Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine



Vietnam:

Vietnam reports first community cases of Covid-19 variant from India

Vietnam's VinFast reports customer to police after 'untrue' YouTube complaints

Vietnam extends quarantine past 14 days after India variant found

Hanoi and Ho Chih Minh City suspend non-essential amid Covid-19

PM urges leaders to enhance vigilance against Covid-19

Ho Chi Minh City lures US$1.14bil FDIs in four months

Myanmar:

Myanmar announces ban on satellite TV as security threat

Myanmar unrest pushes Telenor deep into Q1 loss

Japanese journalist charged in Myanmar for spreading false news

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over 'fake news'

Myanmar parcel bomb blasts kill five including ousted lawmaker: media

Rebels ‘shoot down military copter’



Cambodia:


Cambodia bans media coverage from Covid lockdown 'red zones'

Cambodia reports biggest daily jump of 938 new Covid-19 cases, total tally at 16,299

Cambodia: More cases found to be linked to Feb 20 outbreak in Siem Reap; as total tally goes above 15,000

Cambodian capital to end blanket Covid-19 lockdown despite surge

Broker flees after eight held in bid to cross border

Laos:

Laos: Second makeshift hospital opens, friendly countries to assist govt tackle current Covid-19 outbreak

Laos' Labour Ministry partners in scheme to support social protection strategy

Laos: Covid-19 infection rate continues to soar in country



Brunei:

Brunei: Men lost in jungle found safe and sound

Brunei JKR issues road closure, low water pressure notice; almost 15,000 people have been vaccinated

Moderna vaccine on the way to Brunei

Asean:

India's Covid-19 cases cross 20 million, opposition calls for national lockdown

US and Britain tell China and Russia: the West is not over yet

India's young fight the pandemic with apps and oxygen

China: Domestic holiday travel off and running

May Day celebration kicks off with live music

Hong Kong GDP up 7.8% in Q1 after 6 straight quarters of decline

US-China infowar escalates as America deploys task force in battle for power and influence

Antony Blinken and Wang Yi to meet again as China hosts UN peace event

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