Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Sunday (May 16)


A mother and her son enjoying the fresh air at Taman Tasik Shah Alam on Sunday (May 16, 2021). - S.S. Kanesan/The Star

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 3,780 new cases, Selangor leads with 1,275

Health DG: Ivermectin will not be used to treat Covid-19, no evidence of efficacy

Covid-19: MAEPS 2.0 racing to cope with surge in category three patients

Health DG: ICUs nationwide almost at full capacity

Upward momentum on Bursa Malaysia to spill over next week

Ringgit expected to weaken against US dollar from Monday (May 17)

Police probing claims that Higher Education DG violated Aidilfitri SOPs

Malaysian student wins world public speaking competition

Sarawak to receive 500,000 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine in a week

Malaysian bus operators and drivers do whatever it takes to survive pandemic

Singapore:

Singapore reports 38 new local Covid-19 cases, highest in months; schools to be closed on Wed (May 19)

Covid-19: Singapore to vaccinate children as community cases keep rising

Asia’s Covid-19 success stories - Taiwan and Singapore, are now facing new virus threats

Singapore limits Taiwan travel as both countries battle Covid-19 resurgence

Changi Chapel and Museum will reopen its doors on May 19 after major makeover

Further rules of engagement for social activities

Return your trays and clear your litter from June 1

This handout photo taken on May 16, 2021 and released by National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) shows rescuers searching for victims after a boat carrying 20 holiday-makers capsized on May 15 at a reservoir in Boyolali, Central Java. - AFPThis handout photo taken on May 16, 2021 and released by National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) shows rescuers searching for victims after a boat carrying 20 holiday-makers capsized on May 15 at a reservoir in Boyolali, Central Java. - AFP

Indonesia:

Indonesia suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine following death; Covid-19 total now almost 1.74 million

Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei condemn Israeli violence against Palestine

Boeing must inspect older 737 jets after Indonesia crash, says FAA

At least seven dead in Indonesia boat selfie accident

Indonesia pauses distribution of a batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

Indonesia: Concerns grow over Sumatra's surging Covid-19 cases

More tests and monitoring

Thailand:

Covid-19 cases in Thailand surpass 100,000 mark with 2,302 new cases and 24 deaths

Thailand: Foreigners in Bangkok can register for Covid-19 jabs in August, says BMA

Thailand to ease some dining restrictions in capital, offer vaccine to restaurant staff

Cab drivers turn to charms

Chiang Mai, Chonburi set to exit red zone

Thai PM: Myanmar refugees won’t be forced back

A patient at Philippine General Hospital is evacuated after a fire broke past midnight in the government-run facility amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, May 16, 2021. - ReutersA patient at Philippine General Hospital is evacuated after a fire broke past midnight in the government-run facility amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, May 16, 2021. - Reuters

Philippines:

Philippine troops kill three suspected militants as Covid-19 cases keep rising and total climbs to 1,143,963

Philippine Air in talks with lessors, returning some planes, reports CNN Philippines

Philippines cuts rice tariff, revises pork duty to ensure supply

Fire hits largest Covid-19 hospital in Philippines, hundreds evacuate; all patients unhurt (update)

Philippines douses five-hour blaze in hospital treating Covid-19 patients

Philippines cuts rice tariffs to ensure food security, fight inflation

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 127 new local Covid-19 cases; leading experts head to Bac Giang to combat new clusters

Vietnam's renewable energy output up nearly 160 per cent in Q1

Vietnamese actress Phuong wins big at international film festivals

Barron's: Foreign investors laud Vietnam's infrastructure development plan

Vietnam to get 31 Million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses in 2021 as local cases keep rising

Vietnam is all set for General Election on May 23

People attend Holy Mass held by Pope Francis for the community of the faithful of Myanmar resident in Rome, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for the people of Myanmar following the country’s military takeover, praying for peace, unity and for God to “set us free from evil’s power.”  - APPeople attend Holy Mass held by Pope Francis for the community of the faithful of Myanmar resident in Rome, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for the people of Myanmar following the country’s military takeover, praying for peace, unity and for God to “set us free from evil’s power.” - AP

Myanmar:

Pope urges peace, unity in special mass for Myanmar

Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

Do not give into to evil and division, Pope tells Myanmar community

Japan to donate US$4 milion in food aid for crisis-hit Myanmar

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as US makes appeal

Junta battles rebels in northwest

Cambodia:

Cambodia: Six months required for Covid-19 survivors who want to get vaccinated

Cambodia confirms another 350 new Covid-19 cases as another 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine arrives

Cambodia: Markets in capital to stay shut for another week

Vaccinations spread to two more districts

A vendor, right, sells fresh vegetable along a street in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is battling a surge of Covid-19 cases, so there are restrictions in Phnom Penh that close many food markets and shops, giving more mobile street vendors an opportunity to do business, even if they have to dodge police in areas where they may be breaking the law. - APA vendor, right, sells fresh vegetable along a street in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is battling a surge of Covid-19 cases, so there are restrictions in Phnom Penh that close many food markets and shops, giving more mobile street vendors an opportunity to do business, even if they have to dodge police in areas where they may be breaking the law. - AP

Laos:

Construction of all communication towers along China-Laos railway completed

"China's CPC has made the country a powerhouse and always a good friend to Laos"

Laos Covid-19 Taskforce announces 72 new Covid cases; govt to take more anti-virus measures

Brunei:

Brunei: Nurturing young talents in world of coding

Brunei minister: Don’t let new technology affect family ties

No new Covid-19 cases reported as Brunei stays free of local cases for a whopping 374 days

Asean:

Working group sent to guide Covid-19 control in Liaoning; new outbreak suspected

India records more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths as virus cases are coming in smaller numbers

US on opposite side of international justice over Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Chinese Foreign Minister

If China shrinks, it’s the world’s problem

‘God of Fire’ lands on Red Planet

India’s Covid-19 tsunami

Tornadoes rip through Wuhan and Suzhou

Taiwan urges no panic buying as new Covid-19 rules kick off

Tesla quick to show support for China’s new data collection rules after sharp decline in April sales

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