Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Friday (June 4)


Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin greeteingcthe vaccine recipients during a visit to the Vaccination Centre at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) on Friday (June 4), as he visited the PPV vaccination that started since May 31. This MITEC PPV is one of the nine mega PPVs nationwide with a maximum capacity to deliver 6,000 dose injections a day. - Bernama

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 7,748 new cases bring total to 603,122

Dr Adham: 1.12 million individuals complete two-dose vaccination

Covid-19: Steep rise in active cases, deaths worrying

Pharmaniaga: 750,000 filled and finished doses of Sinovac vaccine delivered to Health Ministry

Home Minister: More checks at public places, more roadblocks to ensure SOP compliance

Faster vaccine rollout can save Malaysia's tourism sector, say travel operators

Malaysia Airlines reduces flights during MCO, extends booking flexibility

Home Minister: More checks at public places, more roadblocks to ensure SOP compliance

CIMB expands revised financial relief for affected customers

No Parliament sitting until herd immunity achieved, says Home Minister

KL police chief: Premises selling alcohol as well as food, other beverages can operate

Home Ministry to improve admission process of convicts, illegals to reduce spread of Covid-19

An advertising executive who wanted to be known as Erica checking her mobile phone along the Marina Bay promenade in Singapore. Erica is among a growing number of women travelling overseas to get their eggs frozen, as people in the work-obsessed city-state increasingly delay having children. - AFPAn advertising executive who wanted to be known as Erica checking her mobile phone along the Marina Bay promenade in Singapore. Erica is among a growing number of women travelling overseas to get their eggs frozen, as people in the work-obsessed city-state increasingly delay having children. - AFP

Singapore:

Singapore reports seven new Covid-19 community cases; lowest total since May 10

Singaporean arrested in Thailand for allegedly mailing drugs

Singapore to bar short-term visitors with travel history to China's Guangdong province as Covid-19 cases surge

Singapore egg-freezing ban forces women to head overseas

New GrabFood delivery riders in Singapore have to complete two-day training programme

S'pore boy, 16, wrongly given Moderna Covid-19 vaccine meant for those 18 and above

Covid-19: 17-year-old Malaysian student among 45 new cases in S'pore on June 3

On a mission to fight scams

Students 12 and older to get jabs

Indonesia:

Indonesia will not be sending Haj pilgrims this year as Covid-19 toll goes above 1.84 million

Renewables to make up at least 48% of Indonesia's 2021-2030 electricity plan

Indonesia's Garuda considers fewer Airbus orders as it seeks debt standstill

Indonesia aims to recoup nearly RM33b of Asian financial crisis debt

Indonesian soap opera under fire for portraying underage bride

Indonesia cancels haj again due to virus concerns

Trio trade village life for metal heaven

Pro-democracy protesters and Sitanun Satsaksit (centre) sister of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who went missing in Cambodia in 2020, commemorates the first anniversary of his enforced disappearance with a candlelight vigil in Bangkok on June 4, 2021. - AFPPro-democracy protesters and Sitanun Satsaksit (centre) sister of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who went missing in Cambodia in 2020, commemorates the first anniversary of his enforced disappearance with a candlelight vigil in Bangkok on June 4, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand reports 2,631 new Covid-19 cases as death toll keep rising; total now at 1,777

Sister of missing Thai activist demands answers

Thailand says it has enough supplies for start of Covid-19 vaccinations

Emerging markets: Thai baht slips 0.4% as most regional currencies to post weekly losses

IMF: Thailand has monetary scope to help economy

#CucukThaiAZ: AstraZeneca vaccine made in Thailand given the nod by Malaysian drug authority

Thai parliament passes US$99.7bil budget bill at first reading, economy growth predicted at 4.0-5.0% in 2022

Virus curbs shutter thousands of eateries

Philippines:

Philippines logs 7,450 new Covid-19 cases as total rises to 1,255,337 and death toll goes above 21,500

More cyclones than usual forecast for east Asia by September

Philippines seeks criminal charges against Wirecard former executive

Philippines eases quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers

Revamped US defence pact sent to Duterte

Pacquiao enters the ring

Young men relaxing before the Dong Tru bridge along the banks of the Red river at dusk in Hanoi on June 4, 2021. - AFPYoung men relaxing before the Dong Tru bridge along the banks of the Red river at dusk in Hanoi on June 4, 2021. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam to have 125 million virus vaccine doses this year

Vietnam Airlines to auction 11 Airbus planes to support carrier

Vietnam approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

Vietnam's economy set to grow 6.7% in 2021, says Standard Chartered

Man jailed for storing whopping 780kg of Afcrican pangolin scales in Vietnam

Vietnam reverses virus flight suspension to its two major cities

Myanmar:

Welcome to the jungle: Myanmar rebels teach coup protesters to make war

Dozens of Myanmar Rohingya refugees land off Indonesian coast

Covid-19 outbreak builds in Myanmar near Indian border

Lawyer for Myanmar's Suu Kyi worried over representation for secrets case

Asean envoys in Myanmar for talks with junta chief

Military jails journalist using colonial-era law

Cambodia:

Cambodian toxic hooch kills 31 in less than a month

Cambodia calls for continued caution as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

10 dead after drinking adulterated rice wine in NW Cambodia as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Global Times Analysis: US attempts to force Cambodia to drop pro-China stand

Restrictions reimposed in Phnom Penh

An official in personal protective equipment (PPE) manages the crowd as people queue to receive China's Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Phnom Penh, as part of the government's campaign to halt the rising number of cases of the virus. - AFPAn official in personal protective equipment (PPE) manages the crowd as people queue to receive China's Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Phnom Penh, as part of the government's campaign to halt the rising number of cases of the virus. - AFP

Laos:

Laos: Education Ministry cancels end-of-year school exams

Covid-19 lockdown in Laos extended till June 19 despite cases being under control

Laos govt bans Covid-19 vaccines for commercial purchases

Pfizer jabs to be used on most vulnerable

Brunei:

Brunei: Islamic finance meet focusses on domestic market growth

Brunei requires mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for outbound travellers

Brunei ranks 11th in Islamic finance, says report

Asean:

EU, Asean conclude landmark air transport agreement

Number of babies born in Japan falls to record low

India's cenbank keeps rates at record low on virus fallout

China insists it did nothing wrong after Malaysia complains about air force ‘intrusion’

Hot, hot world: Planet may breach 1.5°C warming within five years

Guangzhou city steps up measures to fight Covid-19 as cases rise

US says to make Covid-19 vaccines available to India

Japan to provide 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Taiwan

Creditors seeking US$187bil from China's bankrupt HNA Group, says executive

IMF and World Bank urge G7 to release surplus vaccines

China’s most advanced lightweight tank Type 15 enters PLA Navy Marine Corps service

‘Too much pressure’: mixed reaction to China’s new 3-child policy

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