Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Monday (May 17)


A Gojek driver, left, gives a helmet to a customer in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, May 17, 2021. Indonesian ride hailing company Gojek and e-commerce firm Tokopedia said Monday that they are merging, in the largest ever deal in the country's history. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Seven more cases linked to South Africa, India variants detected

Covid-19: Record high of 45 deaths, 20 cases from Selangor

Hishammuddin urges UN to call special session on Security Council's 'deafening silence' over Israeli aggression

Covid-19: 4,446 new cases, Selangor tops list with 1,650 infections

Covid-19: Khairy under home quarantine for being a close contact

AstraZeneca jabs to go on here despite Indonesia suspending its use, says Khairy

Pfizer vaccine is best option for expecting and nursing mothers, says Khairy

Govt docs urged to refer non-Covid-19 patients to private hospitals without delay

Names of nearly 70,000 from vulnerable groups submitted for vaccination, says ministry

Second round of AstraZeneca opt-in to open for senior citizens first on May 23

Labuan now a red zone after cluster reaches fifth generation

Police set to beef up security in Malaysia



Singapore:

World Economic Forum meeting to be held in Singapore postponed to first half of 2022

Singapore’s unlinked Covid-19 cases tied to Indian variant; 28 virus cases on Monday (May 17), 21 local cases

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble deferred again after Covid-19 cases spike in S'pore

Singapore warns children susceptible to virus variants, shuts schools

Singapore businessman linked to alleged fraud of S$1bil faces more charges

Singapore maid agencies, prospective employers suffer fresh blow with new border entry curbs

Paying more for a bigger house to fit work needs, the new norm?

Singapore non-oil exports see slower 6% growth in April

Lockdown begins in Singapore

Asian stocks mixed after Taiwan, Singapore anti-virus curbs

Indonesia:

As Covid-19 cases goes above 1.74 million; Indonesia's two tech unicorns announce gigantic merger

Indonesia seen at risk of Covid-19 'timebomb' after Eid travel

Emerging market: Indonesia stock market falls 1.4% after Hari Raya festival break

Indonesian unicorns to merge, creating tech giant

Gojek to combine with Tokopedia to create Indonesia tech giant

Jakarta ranked world’s most environmentally vulnerable city

Thai automakers face uphill climb in Covid aftermath



Thailand:

Thailand logs record daily spike in Covid-19 cases (9,635 cases) as rules for dining out eased

Covid-19: Thailand steps up effort to contain outbreaks in prison after record number of cases are reported here

Thailand to administer over 10,000 Covid-19 jabs daily at Bang Sue station from May 24

Man's best friend turn K9 Covid-19 detectors in Thailand

Thailand reports daily record of Covid-19 cases, including jail clusters

Thailand 1Q slump eases, outlook cut as Covid-19 woes linger

Dining restrictions to be eased in Bangkok

Philippines:

Experts says ‘India scenario’ of Covid-19 surge ‘very possible’ in Philippines as country logs 5,979 new cases

Covid-19 bed occupancy lowest since March at Philippines General Hospital

French insurance giant Axa hit by cyberattack in Asia especially in Philippines, Thailand Malaysia and HK

Philippines in longest recession since Marcos era: Inquirer editorial

Fire rages through hospital

Local mango leaves have high skin care benefits, says study



Vietnam:

Vietnam say that illegal foreign migrant workers would face deportation; 147 new cases on Monday (May 17)

More than 1.6 million AstraZeneca doses arrive in Vietnam; new doses to be given to worst-hit localities

DHL Express dedicates direct flights to Penang and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam condemns attacks on civilians in Israel-Palestine conflict

Vietnamese electronics industry still low in technology and value

First Covid-19 related death this year

Myanmar:

US imposes fresh sanctions on Myanmar, says Treasury website

UN General Assembly to consider call for Myanmar arms embargo

Myanmar's election reflected people's will, monitoring group says

At Miss Universe pageant, Myanmar contestant pleads 'our people are dying'

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

Food aid for 600,000 hungry souls

Cambodia:

Phnom Penh's red zones reduced to household level; 350 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

EDI system, upgrades in the pipeline for Cambodia’s ports

Fourth batch of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Cambodia



Laos:


Laos strengthens border control to prevent imported Covid-19 risk

Laos confirms 21 new Covid cases; govt worried on risk of escalating outbreak

Lao locks down red zone villages in Vientiane for 14 days

Brunei:

Brunei: Only nine patients remain at National Isolation Centre; no local Covid-19 cases for 375 days

Brunei riding the digital technology wave

Brunei condemns escalating violence by Israelis on Palestinians

Asean:

Taiwan scrambles for vaccines as domestic Covid-19 cases rise

Jimmy Lai to plead guilty in protest case after assets frozen

China’s new outbreak may originate from port city

China puts forward four-point proposal to resolve Palestine-Israel conflict

China bars foreign curriculum, ownership in some private schools

Over 80 per cent of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer: poll

Tesla stops accepting bitcoin for electric cars in a U-turn that sends cryptocurrency prices plunging

Important for US, West to help improve Palestinians’ lives, resolve conflict: Global Times editorial

World’s Most Durable DJ calls it a day
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