Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Tuesday (May 11)


People wearing protective masks shop for new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Muslims in Indonesia will be celebrating Aidilfitri this Thursday (May 14). - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 3,973 new cases, Selangor still top with 1,328

First batch of Sinovac vaccines prepared in Malaysia ready to roll out

Moody's: Malaysia’s nationwide lockdown may undo recent economic progress

Bank Negara: Malaysia on track for 6% to 7.5% GDP growth

Bank Negara: Ringgit remains exposed to heightened volatility

Economy shows recovery as 1Q GDP shrank slightly at 0.5%

Covid-19: Infectivity rate in eight states above national average of 1.13, says Health DG

Deutsche Bank 1MDB probe dropped by US Justice Department

Daily economic losses from MCO 3.0 could be RM300m

Difficult but necessary: Malaysians divided over MCO

What a buzz: Saving Malaysia's bees, one nest at a time

Singapore:

Minister: Racism and xenophobic behaviour will become normalised if Singapore is not careful

Singapore: 13 new Covid-19 community cases confirmed, including seven linked to Changi Airport cluster

New outbreaks prompt return to restrictions in Singapore and Taiwan

Singapore may have to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19, minister says in call to boost vaccinations

Singapore's MEO bags contracts for offshore service vehicles in Cambodia

30 Singapore residents who experienced serious Covid-19 vaccine side effects to get financial assistance

Singapore PM condemns alleged attack on woman of Indian descent over mask

Singapore and Malaysia start accepting applications for cross-border travel on compassionate grounds

Indonesia:

1.2 million Jakartans go hometowns amid exodus ban despite Covid-19 cases rising to 1,723,596

Indonesia considers plan to tax trade in cryptocurrencies

Indonesian youth dies after receiving Astrazeneca vaccine shot

Virus-led curbs in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines weighs in as stock losses on inflation fears

Seven killed in landslide at Indonesia gold mine

Indonesia retail sales drop 14.6% y/y in March, better than forecast, says central bank

Indonesia: Canadian deported from Bali for offering 'orgasmic' yoga class

Panusaya Panusaya "Rung" Sithijirawattanaku waits for the release of her fellow anti-government protesters, arrested and charged with lese majeste, outside Klongprem Central Prison in Bangkok, Thailand May 11, 2021. - Reuters

Thailand:

Travel ban widened to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal after Indian variant found in country; total cases now 87,000

Thai court grants bail to two protest leaders in jail for royal insults

Indian Covid-19 variant has landed in Thailand

Moody’s changes outlook for global aviation industry to positive

Thailand seeking 'humanitarian' solution for detained Myanmar journalists

Thailand beefs up security along the border with Malaysia as Hari Raya Aidilfitri nears

A candid insight into park’s wildlife

Philippines:

FDI net inflows into Philippines drop 2.2% year-on-year in February as Covid-19 total hits 1,113,547

Philippines economy shrinks 4.2% in first quarter

Philippines joins Asean Collective Investment Schemes Framework

Analysis: Philippine GDP outlook weakens after 1Q21 falls by 4.2%

Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers after diplomatic tussle with Philippines

Philippines records first two cases of Indian coronavirus variant

Fugitive militants’ hideaway uncovered

A health worker assists a person at a Covid-19 test site set up in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The Philippines’ economy is struggling to gain momentum as elevated numbers of Covid cases hamper reopening efforts and destroy jobs. - BloombergA health worker assists a person at a Covid-19 test site set up in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The Philippines’ economy is struggling to gain momentum as elevated numbers of Covid cases hamper reopening efforts and destroy jobs. - Bloomberg

Vietnam:

Vietnamese firms' overseas investment surges in first four months

Woman fights on for damages over Vietnam War use of 'Agent Orange'

Vietnam seeks virus tech transfer amid Covid-19 vaccine supply issues

Vietnam: Vaccinated people nears 900,000 mark, as health ministry in talks for mRNA technology transfer

Vietnam govt assures all pandemic well under control as 28 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in lockdown areas

French court rejects claim for 'Agent Orange' damage in Vietnam war; multinationals argued they were not responsible for tragedy

Myanmar:

UN calls for greater international pressure on Myanmar's junta

Myanmar marks 100 days of junta rule with protests

100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

Myanmar reporters, activists arrested in Thailand

Mrauk-U tries for heritage listing

Anti-coup protesters from various township hold slogans during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday May 11, 2021. The military takeover of Myanmar early in the morning of Feb. 1 reversed the country's slow climb toward democracy after five decades of army rule. But Myanmar's citizens were not shy about demanding their democracy be restored. - APAnti-coup protesters from various township hold slogans during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday May 11, 2021. The military takeover of Myanmar early in the morning of Feb. 1 reversed the country's slow climb toward democracy after five decades of army rule. But Myanmar's citizens were not shy about demanding their democracy be restored. - AP

Cambodia:

Cambodia: Human trafficking cases surge in early 2021 amid economic distress

Cambodia: Covid-19 total goes above as govt confirms five more deaths on Tuesday (May 11)

Cambodia orders another 5 million doses of Sinovac vaccines

Laos:

Laos govt advises people to take extreme care as Covid-19 cases are rising; over 200,000 virus tests have been conducted

Laos: Bokeo province reports second highest number of Covid-19 cases

China sends new aid package to support Covid-19 battle

A woman buys vegetable along a street as markets remained closed amid lockdown restrictions introduced to try to halt a surge in cases of the Covid-19 in Phnom Penh on May 11, 2021. - AFPA woman buys vegetable along a street as markets remained closed amid lockdown restrictions introduced to try to halt a surge in cases of the Covid-19 in Phnom Penh on May 11, 2021. - AFP

Brunei:

Brunei MOH apologise over system glitch that led to overbooking for Covid-19 vaccination

Brunei concerned over Palestinian civilian attacks

Brunei: Over 2,000 roll sleeves up for vaccine opt-in programme

Asean:

India's seven-day Covid-19 average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain

Pandemic response highlights fractures in Japan's political system

China demographic crisis looms as population growth slips to lowest ever

Global tech selloff deepens as Chinese Index sinks 30% from high

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid-19 cure

Flexibility urged as tens of thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers scramble to get tested before deadline

China semiconductor imports decline slightly in April, but global chip sales continue to boom

China’s population grows to 1.412 billion in 2020, but likely to ‘decline as early as 2022’

Foxconn iPhone India output drops 50% amid COVID surge-sources

Apple’s attempt to diversify manufacturing to India is being stymied by New Delhi’s coronavirus crisis
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