Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (May 23)


Covid-19: 6,976 new cases bring total to 512,091

Ismail Sabri: Govt to acquire 8.2 million doses of Sinovac vaccine by end of June

Ahmad Zahid’s corruption trial involving foreign visa system to start on Monday (May 24)

Perak govt allocates over RM2mil for B40 group affected by EMCO

Meat cartel: Four Maqis officers, company owner charged

Seniors register for second round of AstraZeneca opt-ins despite early glitches

Bursa Malaysia to trade between 1,550 and 1,590 this week

Ringgit likely to move between 4.12 and 4.16 against US dollar this week

Tech-savvy youth out to help seniors register for second round of AstraZeneca opt-ins

Malaysian author's first book imagines a future 'KL' torn apart by cyborgs and rebels

Health Ministry gets extra allocation for essential supplies

A new coronavirus that usually infects canines is found in a pneumonia patient in Malaysia


Singapore: 25 new Covid-19 cases including 21 in community and one in workers' dorm

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2021 - Singapore's popular security forum cancelled due to Covid-19

25 passengers arrive in Singapore from India every day, 180 fly back on repatriation flights

Skilled workers hard to replace despite technology advances in Singapore's construction sector

Singapore: Home buyers sad, disappointed over longer BTO delays due to Covid-19

Singapore closes two shopping malls amid surge In Covid-19 cases


Indonesia reports 5,280 new Covid-19, amid fears after finding new cluster after cargo ship infections

Indonesian govt agency to scrutinise Gojek-Tokopedia merger to avoid tech monopoly

Garuda plans major restructuring that may halve operating fleet

Indonesia finds new Covid-19 cluster after cargo ship infections

Indonesia's car sales surge following luxury tax cut

Indonesia central bank seen keeping rate steady after rupiah drop


Private Thai hospitals seek 5 million doses of Moderna vaccine; govt confirms 3,382 new Covid-19 cases

Thailand to restrict cattle, buffalo movements amid animal skin disease outbreak

Thailand to tighten border controls after detecting South African Covid-19 variant

Thailand: Virus variant seen in South Africa found in Narathiwat Covid-19 cases; province in lockdown

Thailand aims to ramp up vaccination after Bangkok construction camp cluster grows

Sniffing canines join coronavirus fight


Philippines logs 3,083 new Covid-19 cases, lowest since March but all due to system issues

Philippines: Suspects in rape-slay of trans man Ebeng Mayor arrested, charged, say cops

5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

Filipinos urged to get Covid-19 vaccination regardless of brand

Shell exits Philippine gas field after US$460mil deal

Philippines lowers 2021, 2022 growth targets after disappointing Q1 GDP


Vietnam: On Election Day, govt reports 98 new Covid-19 cases, 5,217 in total

Vietnam: Many constituencies report high turnout rates in largest-ever election in country

Vietnam reports 42nd Covid-19 death as local cases keep rising

Fewer independent candidates at Vietnam parliament election; event held amid new Covid-19 outbreak

Sixty-Nine million Vietnamese head to polls amid virus spread

Vietnam holds parliament election amid new Covid-19 outbreak


Fighting flares in Myanmar town on Chinese border

EU denounces Myanmar junta's electoral body plan to dissolve Suu Kyi party

Myanmar anti-coup insurgents seize police post near Chinese border, kill security forces

Myanmar slashes trade target on Covid-19 after crippling coup

Myanmar junta leader says Suu Kyi will soon appear

More than 125,000 Myanmar teachers suspended for opposing coup

Kachin army attacks jade mining town in Myanmar


Another one million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Cambodia

Cambodia: Two Covid-positive newborns successfully undergo surgery

Nine more Covid-19 death, 560 infections in Cambodia as govt lifts night curfew


Laos: Vientiane capital sees rise in untraceable Covid-19 infections

Laos: Vientiane increases Red Zones as govt confirms new Covid-19 cases

Laos continues to monitor people entering amid Covid-19; country also staying vigilant against dengue


Brunei among world’s lowest in Covid-19 infection

AIA opens One-stop financial solutions centre in Brunei; no local Covid-19 cases for 381 days

Brunei to launch new law to protect personal data


China to help Malaysia with Covid-19 vaccines

Extreme cold weather in China kills 20 in ultramarathon

The EU comes to South-East Asia

Chinese vaccines set to swarm developing world

Covid-19: Hidden in our midst

US delays China investment ban as Biden team aims to clarify policy scope

Yunnan quakes leave three dead and 27 hurt

Israel-Palestine conflict: Can US be honest broker?

Tired of waiting, some Koreans eye Covid-19 shot trip to the US

Stock market’s million little dramas come down to supply glut

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