Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Saturday (May 15)

As Covid-19 cases rose once more in Singapore, restaurants braced themselves for dining in to be taken off the menu. When the blow fell, however, they did not expect it to be so soon - and for so long. Some restaurateurs said that however prepared they were, the dining in ban will hit their bottom line. - The Straits Times/ANN


Malaysians in favour of move to extend quarantine period for returnees from India to 21 days

Covid-19: 4,140 new cases bring total to 466,330

Covid-19: Another million AstraZeneca vaccines to be available for opt-in registration

Covid-19: TTDI wet market in KL closed until further notice for sanitisation

Malaysian and Taiwanese online initiative to develop indie music/arts launched

Malaysia calls for immediate UN Security Council action to stop attacks on Palestine

Malaysia to voice strong stand against Israel's aggression at OIC extraordinary meeting on Sunday (May 16)

Former Bukit Aman senior officer probed for violating Hari Raya MCO SOP

Dr Wee: Foreign crew of vessels not allowed to sign off

Police to call up Azmin Ali over alleged breach of Raya SOP

JKJAV: Those exposed to Covid-19 cases must reschedule vaccination appointments


Singapore confirms 31 new Covid-19 cases,19 in the community; 271 imported Covid-19 cases from South Asia in past 28 days

Singapore: Parents cannot enter pre-school premises, field trips suspended under tightened Covid-19 rules

Prestigious Singapore Open badminton cancelled due to pandemic

Singapore’s tourism industry races to abide by new Covid-19 rules

Stocks fall as Singapore re-imposes Covid-19 curbs

City-state brings back strict curbs


Indonesia daily Covid-19 case loads getting lesser as thousands swarm tourists destinations in Jakarta during Hari Raya festival

Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei to jointly condemn Israel's attacks on Palestine, says Muhyiddin

Indonesia: More tests, local monitoring as authorities step up virus prevention as ‘mudik’ travelers return

The world finally accepts a much-maligned Covid-19 shot - Indonesia proves Sinovac an effective vaccine

Climate change is wrecking 45,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia

Indonesia considers plan to tax trade in cryptocurrencies


Thailand reports 3000-plus new Covid19 cases, 17 more deaths as total tally nears 100,000

Thailand reiterates it will provide humanitarian aid to people fleeing Myanmar and not push them back

Covid-19: Thailand steps effort to contain outbreak in prisons

Inflation wave will punish South Korean and Thai bonds most in Asia

Thailand's GDP seen shrinking in Q1, outlook weak amid third virus wave

Holy amulets give Thai cab drivers virus 'peace of mind'


Philippines logs 6,739 new Covid-19 cases, death toll crosses 19,000 as more variant cases are reported

Philippine Air mulling Chapter 11, in talks to reduce its fleet

Philippines reports more Indian virus variant, extends travel ban

Philippines Q1 GDP contracts more than expected on prolonged lockdowns

Philippines' Jollibee posts Q1 profit as international sales recover

Philippines bans travel from Oman, UAE over Covid-19 variants beginning Saturday (May 15)


Vietnam records first Covid-19 death, highest community transmissions

Vietnam April trade deficit US$$1.2bil vs US$1.2bil in surplus in March; coffee exports down 22.1%

Vietnam records its first death in 2021 as local cases keep rising

WHO reviewing Vietnam proposal to produce mRNA Covid-19 vaccines

From Vietnam to Vogtland: Leaving home to care for Germany's elderly

‘We regret court’s decision’


Myanmar's foreign ministry to hold talks with Asean officials next week, says spokesperson

Myanmar junta spokesman says "terrorist attacks" have killed 63

Japanese journalist held in Myanmar arrives in Tokyo

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels in northwestern town

Myanmar national arrested for organising feast in Kajang

Junta extends martial law


Cambodia: Jab drive announced for two more Phnom Penh districts

Cambodia: International tourist arrivals plunge 93.9% in Q1

Cambodia: Another 335 infections and 2,571 cases detected amid Sihanoukvillle lockdown


Laos: Over hundred thousand people benefit from PRF-funded community development projects

Laos: Covid-19 taskforce advises caution, announces 65 new cases as China donates anti-epidemic supplies

Laos: Harsher penalties demanded for officers involved in drug offences


Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei to jointly condemn Israel's attacks on Palestine, says Muhyiddin

Four Brunei students in Egypt test positive for Covid-19; one more imported cases reported

Brunei King calls for modest Raya celebrations and ask Bruneians adhere to health guidelines


Two tornadoes strike China, killing at least 12

Taiwan tightens curbs after surge in domestic Covid-19 cases

US denies Chinese student a visa because father is a police officer

China lands spacecraft on Mars for first time

BTS makes cover of 'Rolling Stone' magazine, the first all-Asian act to do so

Britain’s rule of Hong Kong was ‘occupation’, say draft teaching materials for revamped liberal studies

UN members call for ‘immediate, meaningful and unfettered access’ to Xinjiang for rights inquiry

First flight lands in Australia as India travel ban ends

China detains 95, punishes 2,500 firms in latest environment probe
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