Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Thursday (May 6)


Student Union of Thailand spokesperson Panusaya "Rung" Sithijirawattanakul (L) hugs her family member as she is released from Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok on May 6, 2021, after a Thai court on Thursday granted bail to her. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Another 3,551 cases recorded, Selangor figures stay above 1,000

Ministry: No sports, recreational activities allowed in MCO areas for two weeks

Malaysians in India to be flown back due to surge in Covid-19 cases there, says Hisham

King congratulates Pandelela for FINA World Cup gold medal

March manufacturing sales at 44-month high of RM126.9b

Najib compounded RM3,000, chicken rice shop RM10,000 for SOP violations

Fahmi Reza summoned by Kajang police over graphic depicting Health Minister

March industrial output surges 9.3% on-year, highest since mid-2013

Universiti Malaya researchers among country's top highly cited

Malaysia Airlines offers aircraft engineering training for SPM leavers

Singapore:

Singapore says serious reactions to Covid-19 vaccinations rare; 18 virus cases - two in community reported

US$953mil Singaporean fund ensnared by alleged nickel fraud

Cinemas cut capacity as Singapore increases Covid-19 restrictions

Bloomberg forum moves back to Singapore amid concerns over press treatment in China

Singapore Press Holdings, Asia's leading media outlet, to restructure media business into not-for-profit entity

Govt steps up virus curbs as clusters grow

Covid-19: Sarawak surpasses one-million mark in immunisation registration

People ride motorcycles on the first day of a national travel ban as Indonesia halts sea, land, air, and rail travel from May 6 to 17 for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in an effort to prevent a large-scale transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia May 6, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters.People ride motorcycles on the first day of a national travel ban as Indonesia halts sea, land, air, and rail travel from May 6 to 17 for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in an effort to prevent a large-scale transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia May 6, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters.

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts, ashes thrown 2,000 metres from peak

Indonesia detects 59 Covid-19 cases among international visitors from India; virus total now at 1,697,305

Indonesia deploys 400 battle-hardened troops to troubled Papua

Indonesia begins its Eid al-Fitr travel ban as some try to skirt rules

Indonesia's recession eases as govt boosts spending, exports recover

Indonesian economy struggles to bounce back

Influencers sorry for fake mask video prank

Graft busters may lose jobs

Thailand:

Thailand: Another daily 1,911 Covid-19 cases reported on Thursday (May 6) for 76,811-total

Thai student jailed for insulting king gets bail, others denied

Thai leading activists and human rights lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 while in custody

Thailand says foreigners to get Covid-19 vaccines amid access concern

‘Get out of Thailand’ online campaign gains real-world momentum as Covid grows

Thai digital payments double in Feb as outbreak spurs online activity

Thailand's April consumer mood hits record low after new virus outbreak

Thai cabinet approves US$8.2bil relief to ease impact of new outbreak

Embassies join in ‘leave Thailand’ trend

Thai ruling thwarts opposition bid to disqualify minister over drugs link

Student Union of Thailand spokesperson Panusaya Student Union of Thailand spokesperson Panusaya "Rung" Sithijirawattanakul makes the traditional wai greeting as she is released from Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok on May 6, 2021, after a Thai court on Thursday granted bail to her. - AFP

Philippines:

Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of mask violators; govt announces 6,637 daily cases for a 1,080,172-total

South China Sea: Philippines accuses China of ‘dangerous challenges’ near Scarborough Shoal

Unemployment rate in Philippines falls to 7.1% in March 2021

Philippines' Duterte names Guillermo Eleazar as new national police chief

Underage girls trafficked to Syria via ‘baklas passport’

Moderna vaccine gets emergency use approval

Vietnam:

Vietnam extends quarantine for arrivals after new virus outbreak; reports 18 local new cases

Vietnam prioritises safety for people at all cost against Covid-19 pandemic

Faced with climate challenges, Vietnamese rice farmers switch to shrimp

Vietnam jails mother and son for spreading news of deadly land dispute

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City all set to become smart metropolis

Govt assures outbreaks are within control

This handout photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on May 6, 2021 shows protesters making the three-finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Dawei. - AFPThis handout photo taken and released by Dawei Watch on May 6, 2021 shows protesters making the three-finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Dawei. - AFP

Myanmar:

Diplomatic missions to Myanmar underscore need for press freedom

Report says that French Energy Giant Total has been funding Myanmar's Military Junta

More than 200 NGOs call for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

NGOs call on UN to hit Myanmar with arms embargo

Where have all the young ‘uns gone?

‘Victims killed by own bomb’

Cambodia:

Cambodia's economy projected to return to positive growth in 2021 as Covid-19 new cases continues to soar

Cambodia ends blanket Covid-19 lockdown despite more infections

Cambodia: Many sections in 2021 National Budget Framework facing extensive cuts due to Covid-19 pandemic

Nine famous US franchises eye Cambodia debut

Cambodia convicts five environmentalists over plan to march to PM's home

A woman riding a motorbike stops in front of barricades as authorities retained tighter curbs in some districts where infections have surged, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid19) outbreak, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 6, 2021. - ReutersA woman riding a motorbike stops in front of barricades as authorities retained tighter curbs in some districts where infections have surged, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid19) outbreak, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 6, 2021. - Reuters

Laos:

Laos govt urges people to keep guard up against Covid-19; Acteus Group gives full supports to country

Laos thanks Vietnam for its invaluable assistance in country's Covid-19 containment effort

Number of new Covid-19 infections remain high, says Laos govt

Brunei:

Brunei: Expired frozen beef distributors in hot water; only six active patients left at national Covid-19 centre

Brunei: MoU seals deal for country's landmark building - the old Royal Customs and Excise Building - upgrade

Brunei, Singapore share latest education development

Asean:

China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

China-Australia relations: farmer laments ‘mistake’ of depending solely on Chinese market as supply chains shift

Covid spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deaths

US embassy in the doghouse in China after student visa post backfires

EU denies it has suspended efforts to ratify China investment deal

Coronavirus: flights from Britain to Hong Kong resuming on Friday, ending four-month ban

Japan town builds giant squid with relief funds

Over 10,000 North Korean students turn themselves in for watching K-dramas, listening to K-pop

SpaceX Starship rocket prototype achieves first safe landing

GT Editorial: Ganging up at G7 against China, Russia a nightmare trip for US, West

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