Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (May 29)

Volunteer Nor Amira Mohd Azam (centre), 22, helping the senior citizens at the consultation counter. She is among the staff manning the vaccination centre at Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam. About 80% of the volunteers are from the airline industry who lost their jobs due to Covid-19. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star


Covid-19: New record high of 98 deaths, rise of community clusters involving festivals

Covid-19: Pharmaniaga expects to bring in 12 million doses of Sinovac vaccines by July

Covid-19: Daily cases could reach 13,000 if SOP non-compliance continues

Covid-19: 9,020 new cases on Saturday (May 29); another new frecord

LRT Mishap: 62 discharged from HKL, five remain warded

FBM KLCI likely to move in 1,580-1,600 range next week

More cops on duty at roadblocks during total lockdown, says Home Minister

Lockdowns is necessary, expect another round of stimulus, say economists

The hard route: Malaysians say full lockdown not desired solution, but necessary one

Miti issues second denial over list of industries allowed to operate during lockdown

MAHB operations hit by travel ban

Facelift for Penang ferry terminals


Singapore: Local cases still rising - 33 new Covid-19 cases reported including 23 in community

Singapore and Malaysia to ensure continued flow of goods and services, says Minister

Singapore planning for possibility that Covid-19 becomes endemic here, says Lawrence Wong

Singapore rules out further tightening of pandemic curbs

Tourists scarce as travel bubbles fail to inflate all over

Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from Singapore registered burning ship, says official


Indonesia: Pandemic fatigue ‘the cause’ of growing defiance against Covid-19 rules as total surge past 1.8 million

No new coal plants in Indonesia in another bid to cut emissions

Maybank seeks Pan Brothers’ debt payment delay in Jakarta court

Iranian tanker seized by Indonesia is released after four months

Countries demand answers from WHO on sex abuse claims

Annul KPK decision, Jokowi urged


Thailand: Covid-19 cases still soaring as 4,803 Covid-19 cases confirmed; third highest day on a single day

Thailand: Bangkok among world's five most overworked cities

Thai authorities rescue wild macaques smuggled in pickup truck

Thailand plans more economic measures to cope with virus impact

Migrant workers face tough quarantine in Thailand as Covid-19 cases surge

Taking aim at wildlife trade

Coronavirus sweeps through Thailand's overcrowded prisons'


Philippines confirms more Covid-19 variant cases as another 7,443 new cases confirmed

No Sputnik V severe side effects reported from 30K doses administered, says Philippines DOH

Malaysia hands over eight alleged Abu Sayyaf members to the Philippines

Philippines and China now swap protests over Manila-occupied island

Philippines resumes sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia

Philippines protests China's 'illegal' South China Sea presence


Vietnam: Southern region tightens preventive measures against Covid-91 as cases still rising in country

Vietnamese health minister holds talks with Moderna representative over Covid-19 vaccine deal

500 startups partners create new Vietnam venture capital firm

Vietnam: Hybrid Covid-19 virus detection are similar to Indian and UK variants

ADB signs green loan to build wind farms in Vietnam

New Covid-19 hybrid strain found in Vietnam


Myanmar suspends domestic flights, imposes curbs as cases soar

Posco International reviewing dividend payments on Myanmar gas project

Myanmar's shadow government parades new armed force

US calls on Myanmar to free detained American journalist

'For fallen souls' - A survivor says Myanmar fight must go on

28 get 20 years jail for arson attacks


Cambodian PM vows to vaccinate 10 million targeted population against Covid-19 by early 2022

Cambodian health minister says traditional Chinese medicine "effective" for treating mild Covid-19 symptoms

Survey shows China as best international partner for Cambodia; 588 new Covid-19 cases announced


Laos govt says country still on high alert on Covid-19; only three cases announced on Saturday (May 29)

Laos: Authorities authorise outdoor exercise during lockdown

China vows to promote ties, advance socialist endeavor with Laos


Covid-19: 10 per cent of Brunei vaccinated

Brunei: Special meeting focuses on Asean recovery and trade priorities

Brunei govt congratulates China on Asean-China Year of Sustainable Development Cooperation launching


Porn, privacy, and pain: how image-based abuse tears women’s lives apart

Taiwan sets record daily Covid-19 death toll

Shopping malls, ice cream & Penang - things author Zen Cho misses about Malaysia

vivo as the top smartphone vendor in Malaysia in Q2 and Q4 2020

India posts lowest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in 45-days

Washington’s commitment to Taiwan remains strong, says US ‘ambassador’

Adventure-lovers defy gravity on the tallest Chinese TV tower

‘Political manipulation’: China hits out at US calls for further probe into coronavirus origins

China and Russia once again pledge to strengthen ties as White House announces first Putin-Biden summit

New normal of dual circulation to hasten China in opening-up to be the market for the world

Hong Kong police arrest 13 on suspicion of trying to defraud government coronavirus relief fund

Xiaomi keeps eye on global chip shortage as smartphone giant beats first-quarter earnings estimates

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