Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (May 18)


People above 70 years old wait in an observation area after getting a dose of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at a vaccination center in Singapore. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Najib's son served with bankruptcy notice over RM37.6mil in unpaid taxes

Zafrul: Keeping economy open crucial to avert unemployment

Covid-19: 4,865 new cases, Selangor remains state with highest number at 1,743

Covid-19: 19 new clusters identified, seven linked to workplaces

Govt urged to work strategically to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault

Malaysian airlines hope for a strong comeback with vaccine rollout

AstraZeneca to be offered to eligible Sarawakians on first-come, first-served basis

AstraZeneca round 2: Good to vaccinate senior citizens but faster rollout overall needed, say Malaysians

Most Malaysians adhere to SOP, but pandemic fatigue setting in

Viral Sinovac message fake, says S’gor govt

Yan, Kedah gazetted as a federal port

Singapore:

Teens aged 12 to 15 to get Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Singapore; 38 Covid-19 cases confirmed

Singapore: First coastal protection study against sea-level rise starts on city-east coast stretch

Singapore bloggers turn to crowdfunding to pay defamation bills

Speed at which Changi Airport Covid-19 cluster grew is worrying, says expert

Covid-19: Another Malaysian linked to casino dealer cluster in Singapore

Singapore Poly and NIE students, NSF among 11 new unlinked Covid-19 community cases

Singapore broker up 544% in a year eyes China

World Economic Forum cancels 2021 annual meeting in Singapore

‘Form your own social bubble and stick to it’

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

Variants put children at risk

Activists stand during a protest against Israel outside the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. - ReutersActivists stand during a protest against Israel outside the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. - Reuters

Indonesia:

Indonesian president hopes Jakarta-Bandung HSR will operate by end of 2022; 4,185 new Covid-19 cases Indonesian travel startup is said to weigh US$2bil SPAC deal

Emerging markets: Worries in Indonesia of a surge in cases after holidays as rupiah dips 1%

Indonesia may post smaller trade surplus in April

Indonesia rolls out company-funded vaccinations of workers

Seven tourists killed in wefie boat accident

Jakarta dubbed ‘the worst’

Thailand:

Thai PM orders restaurants to observe anti-Covid-19 measures as country records highest daily virus related deaths

Thailand considers releasing 50,000 inmates as Covid-19 hit prisons

Thailand reports youngest victim among record tally of Covid-19 deaths

RHB Research cut Thailand's growth forecast amid latest Covid-19 outbreak

Report: Asia streaming habits swing to on-demand and larger screens

Covid-19 fatalities hit new high in Thailand, over 2,400 new infections

Hospital workers brace for new cases

A Buddhist monk has his blood pressure checked during a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine drive at the Priest Hospital in Bangkok on May 18, 2021. - AFPA Buddhist monk has his blood pressure checked during a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine drive at the Priest Hospital in Bangkok on May 18, 2021. - AFP

Philippines:

Philippines: Metro Manila and adjacent areas showing decline in Covid-19 cases; govt confirms 4,487 new cases

Philippines cuts GDP growth outlook amid tough virus fight

Five Abu Sayyaf members killed in shootout with Sabah police

What social media apps know about us: Inquirer columnist

Philippine hero dog who saved girls from being hit by bike dies at 13

Philippines signs biggest Covid-19 vaccine order with Pfizer

Philippines' Duterte issues gag order on cabinet over South China Sea spat

Senator: India scenario of Covid-19 surge very possible

Vietnam:

Vietnam sees six-fold surge in cars imported from China

Vietnam allocates nearly US$130 million for Covid-19 fight

Vietnam health ministry asks for enhanced Covid-19 measures during election

Alibaba leads US$400m investment in Vietnam retail firm

Vietnam aviation authority proposes removal of ceiling rates on airfares

Mass testing in Danang before elections

A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. - AFPA health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. - AFP

Myanmar:

Report says Myanmar internet a 'virtual battlefield'

More than 15,000 people from Myanmar shelter in Indian border state - official

US and its allies coordinate new sanctions on Myanmar junta

UN vote on call to stop arms supply to Myanmar postponed

UN refugee chief appeals for funds for Rohingya, sanctuary for Myanmar refugees

Myanmar activists say more than 800 killed by security forces since coup

‘Myanmar's election reflected people’s will’

Cambodia:

Cambodia's outbreak stabilizes as vaccine shots surpass 2 million

Two Chinese nationals nabbed with 70 kilogrammes of drugs in Cambodia

Cambodia mangoes sweeten links with China

Four more deaths of Covid-19 bring Cambodia's death toll to 154

A worker takes a nap beside a wardrobe being transported on a motor-cart in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. - AFPA worker takes a nap beside a wardrobe being transported on a motor-cart in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. - AFP

Laos:

Laos PM calls for acquisition of more vaccines to boost immunisation programme

Laos expedites Covid-19 vaccination programme as Vietnam gives further help in fight against pandemic

Chinese medical team boosts Lao people's confidence in fighting pandemic

Stringent checks on returnees at the border

Brunei:

Proud record for Brunei - No local Covid-19 cases for 376 days

Total supermoon eclipse in Brunei on May 26

Brunei imposes travel ban to four more countries

Asean:

China extends tariff exemption for some US imports as trade talks looms

Tesla boss Musk slips in the rankings on list of the super-rich

Chinese scientists find particles of ultrahigh energy in Milky Way

HK tightens quarantine rules for travellers from 7 countries including Malaysia

With over 25,000 new patients, Asean sees big jump in Covid cases

US disappoints world, harms Muslims: Global Times editorial

Japan Q1 GDP shrinks 1.3%, hit by virus restrictions

HK tightens quarantine rules for Taiwan arrivals

Asia markets mostly rise but virus, inflation fears linger

Taiwan mobilises diplomats to seek out Covid-19 shots

Global swelling of debt posing risk to recovery, says Moody’s

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