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

A PT Garuda Indonesia aircraft, left, taxis past a SkyTeam alliance aircraft at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Indonesia, on Monday, May 24, 2021. Garuda Indonesia needs to completely restructure its business, potentially reducing the number of planes it operates to less than half its main fleet as the airline seeks to survive the crisis wrought by the pandemic, its president told staff last week.- Bloomberg


Covid-19: Record high 61 fatalities take national death toll to 2,309

Covid-19: 6,509 new cases on Monday (May 24)

Report: Almost 10,000 Kelantan residents failed to show up for vaccination

Ahmad Zahid's Foreign Visa System graft trial gets underway at Shah Alam High Court

Foreign funds snap 9-week selling spree

Datuk Seri among 19 nabbed as cops bust gambling ring

1MDB trial postponed, Najib on MC after eye surgery

Malaysian female firefighters prove their mettle in a man's world

Speed up vaccination rate if you want to hit herd immunity target, govt told

Two-hour limit: Not practical, says Shopping Malls Association

Second round of AstraZeneca opt-in bookings for senior citizens still available


Singapore: 36 new Covid-19 cases confirmed on Monday; 24 of them are community cases including two unlinked

Singapore airport tightens measures after Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore approves Covid breath test with one-minute result

Singapore seen upgrading Q1 GDP on manufacturing growth

Ring-fencing intensified to avoid second Covid-19 circuit breaker in Spore

Singapore court approves move to freeze Hin Leong's founder's assets

Singapore to trial new Covid-19 breathalysers at Tuas Checkpoint

Family who likely seeded Changi Airport Covid-19 cluster did not arrive from India


Indonesia's largest mobile operator to launch commercial 5G services as Covid-19 total goes above 1.78 million

Indonesia announces it's building US$1.2bil battery plant with S. Korea's LG

US$2.1bil Indonesia nickel project aims to produce 120,000 T nickel, 15,000 T cobalt a year

Investors eye key central bank meeting in Indonesia as Asian FX remain subdued

China's Huayou, EVE Energy to set up nickel smelter in Indonesia

Indonesia remains Java-centric despite Jokowi's infrastructure campaign

New Covid-19 cluster found after cargo ship infections


Thailand's Covid-19 death toll rising as another 30 confirmed; 2,713 new Covid-19 cases reported

Thai virus clusters spotlight conditions for migrant labour

Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank to launch online travel app

Thailand govt announces that country has enough hospital beds to handle Covid-19 cases

Thai villages isolated over variant find amid vaccine worry

Eleven Thai provinces to vaccinate 70 per cent of population by August

Asean sees sharp drop in Covid-19-related deaths and new cases

S. African variant found in Narathiwat Covid-19 cases

Dozens arrested in Thailand in raid on gay 'chemsex' party


UN "very encouraged" by the Philippine vaccine rollout as country logs 4,973 new Covid-19 cases

Philippines eyeing study on Covid-19 vaccine mixing by June

Philippines' second most active volcano spews steam-laden plumes

'Hybrid-rice king of Philippines' cherishes friendship with Yuan Longping

Philippines jobless rate worst in emerging Asia

Philippines at 'medium' risk for money laundering: Inquirer editorial


Vietnam: Covid-19 cases still rising as more virus tests are conducted in Central Hanoi

US business chamber calls on Vietnam to ease quarantine, free up vaccines

S&P Global Ratings raises Vietnam's outlook to 'positive'

Vietnam election panel reports voter turnout of more than 95 per cent

Investment in Ho Chi Minh City industrial parks, zones up 23 per cent

National Assembly polls underway


Suu Kyi vows to continue work in her first post Myanmar coup remarks

Myanmar junta leader casts doubt on return of Rohingya

EU warns Myanmar military against dissolution of Suu Kyi's party

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defiant in first comments since coup

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Police and soldiers killed in eastern Myanmar amid heavy fighting


Cambodian curfew lifted but Covid cases continue to climb

Cambodia's top health officials advise people to adapt and adhere to ‘new normal’

Cambodia: Families hit hard by Covid-19 get cash assistance in June; 556 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Cambodia: Schools remain closed but strategy to reopen them all set and ready

Cambodia: Notorious and fugitive murderer finally captured


Laos: Authorities to penalise Covid rule-breakers

Laos govt calls for tough virus control, better state administration

Laos: Authorities step up virus checks on returning migrant workers

Indian variant found in neighbouring countries


Brunei Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride event revs up support for men’s health

Brunei: Only six active Covid-19 cases remain in country; 382 days without any local cases

Crucial to continue to invest in fortifying health system, says Brunei Minister of Health


Millions of people across China mourn ‘Father of Hybrid Rice’ Yuan Longping

Japan's Osaka city crumples under Covid-19 onslaught

Media, think tanks set to boost RCEP exchanges: experts

US-China cross-border investment drops to lowest level since 2009

Olympics-SoftBank CEO slams Games as Japan races to catch up on vaccinations

China targets ‘speculators and hoarders’ to stop commodity boom

Jack Ma to step down as president of academy he founded: FT

Millions of accounts exposed in hack of leading Japan dating app

World’s supply of chips in danger unless Taiwan gets vaccines

Crypto miners halt China business after crackdown

India's total deaths from Covid-19 surpass 300,000

Expats in China rate quality of life as low but say it’s good for their careers

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