Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Friday (May 14)


Singaporeans stocking up on groceries after the Covid-19 multi-ministry task force announced tightened measures that will begin on May 16, 2021. - ST

Malaysia:

Wider vaccination and herd immunity are vital to the recovery

Ships from India not required to undergo 14-day quarantine, says Marine Department

Curfew in eastern Sabah waters extended to May 30

Top Glove reiterates commitment to work closely with US CBP to resolve WRO, finding

Covid-19: Perak has highest infectivity rate

Singapore:

Markets slump as Singapore brings in strictest Covid-19 curbs since lockdown

Singapore tightens rules: No dining in, social gatherings capped at two from May 16

Singapore logs 52 new Covid-19 cases, 24 in community

Changi Airport Covid-19 cluster from zone that received travellers from higher-risk places

Young Singapore entrepreneur Harsh Dalal removed from Forbes list

S'pore's Miss Universe contender makes bold 'Stop Asian Hate' statement

Rise in Singapore virus cases burst hopes for HK travel bubble

Singapore tightens Covid-19 measures for travellers from Vietnam

Thailand:

Family of virus victim sues Thai PM, Covid centre for 4.5mil baht

Siam Cement and Thai hospital develop ICUs that can be built in a week

Thailand reports 30 deaths, 2,256 new Covid cases

Foreigners in Bangkok can register for Covid jabs in August

Thai universities to open from June 14

Indonesia:

Asian cities face perfect storm of environmental hazards

As Indonesia tries to help India, officials warn people not to lower guard against virus

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off coast of Indonesia's Sumatra

Philippines:

Philippines to ease Covid curbs in capital as daily cases decline

Philippines gears up to rescue citizens from conflict in Israel, Gaza

Duterte invites ex-senate president Enrile to discuss maritime issue with China

Philippines' Duterte says won't withdraw ships from contested waters

Vietnam:

Vietnam regrets French court's decision to throw out Agent Orange lawsuit

Hanoi to have a modern logistics centre

Vietnam reports 76 new Covid-19 cases, 3,816 in total

Myanmar:

Myanmar teen describes junta's brutal treatment of detained women

Myanmar junta declares martial law in town after attacks on bank, police

Lines, tokens and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash

Japanese journalist deported from Myanmar

Cambodia:

Cambodia's two millionth person to get Covid jab receives US$2,500

Foreign visitors to Cambodia decrease by 94 per cent in Q1

Laos:

Lao gov't urges residents to continue compliance with anti-Covid-19 measures

Harsher penalties demanded for Lao officers involved in drug offences

Laos reports second Covid-19 death

Brunei:

Royal Brunei trials IATA Travel Pass app

Brunei reports 1 new imported Covid-19 case, 232 cases in total

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