Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (June 12)


A dancer prepares for a performance during the opening of Bali Arts Festival in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, June 12, 2021. The island of Bali is currently holding a month-long annual Bali Arts Festival from June 12 until July 10. - AP

Malaysia:

Malaysia will not send pilgrims for haj this year

Covid-19: Cases down to 5,793, Selangor still tops list with 1,582 infections

Almost 1.3 million Malaysians fully vaccinated so far, says Dr Adham

Govt to provide fuel, cooking oil subsidies of up to RM8bil this year

Covid-19: Two people in 30s without recorded comorbidities among 76 new deaths

Proposed national operations council will not replace the government, says Dr M

Miti: CIMS 3.0 operating approval letters valid for MCO extension, no renewal needed

Covid-19: Manufacturing sector workers under fourth phase of national immunisation plan

RM50 fee is for charges imposed by ProtectHealth for administration of vaccines, says retailers association

Jho Low mounted secret lobbying campaign over 1MDB probe, says US

Wild drug-fuelled sex party botched by police

Cosmetics entrepreneur, friend remanded over alleged sexual grooming

Singapore:

12 new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore, including 5 unlinked

Singapore reports four cases of heart inflammation after second jab of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines

Singapore-Malaysia look forward to restoring cross-border travel

Western allegation of genocide in Xinjiang hardly convincing, says Singaporea newspaper

Malaysian fugitive caught after 20 years on the run

Second Covid-19 breathalyser approved



Indonesia:


Indonesia's Covid-19 figures goes above 1.9 million as May trade surplus expected at six-month high

Fire engulfing Pertamina refinery remains ablaze, says CEO

Creditors of Indonesia's Sritex submit about US$1.4 billion in outstanding claims

Saudi Arabia bars foreign travellers from Haj over Covid-19, says SPA

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi spews hot clouds up to 2km

More made-in-China vaccines arrive in Indonesia

Thailand:

Thailand: Children aged 12-18 years to get Pfizer vaccine in fourth quarter as cases keep surging in country

Thailand's DPMs denies speculations of dissolution of House of Representatives

Thai parliament passes bill on US$16bil borrowing to fight Covid-19

France breaks up eel smuggling ring serving Asia and heading for China and Thailand

Thailand bans meme- and fan-based tokens from digital exchanges

All aboard the cafe train to nowhere



Philippines:


Philippines logs 8,027 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,308,352; active cases in country now tops 60,000

Philippines condemns civilians deaths by rebel-laid landmine

Explosion and fire on cargo vessel hurts six in Philippines

Philippines' Independence Day: Emulate heroes of the pandemic era, says Duterte

For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death

Philippines: Fully vaccinated seniors can go out; gyms reopen

Vietnam:

Vietnam's total confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 10,000; death toll at 58

Vietnam capable of achieving twin targets, says ADB country director

Vietnamese goods are able to expand presence in UK under trade deal

Italian police arrest man allegedly involved in Vietnamese truck deaths

Vietnam's veggie, fruit exports reach US$1.77 billion during Jan-May period; 18% increase y-o-y

Vietnam's steel import rises sharply in 5 months



Myanmar:


Most schools reopen across Myanmar

UN rights commissioner urges intensified diplomacy on Myanmar

Myanmar junta accuses ethnic armies over bombings

Myanmar: Covid-19 cases keep rising as virus death toll rises to 3, 239

Seventeen Myanmar nationals arrested for illegally entering Thailand

Difficult to deport Rohingya refugees as other nations, including Myanmar, not willing to accept them

Cambodia:

Cambodia begins evicting floating homes amid protests

Our kingdom not interested in taking sides, says Cambodian scholar

US says denied full access to Cambodia naval base during visit

Cambodia deploys new batch of rat recruits to sniff out landmines

Cambodia confirms nine more deaths as Covid-19 cases keep rising in country



Laos:


Laos govt approves Vientiane-Pakse expressway route selection

Laos govt warns against complacency as Covid-19 positivity rate drops

Heavy rain season in Laos expected until June 14

Brunei:

Brunei: Five underaged children used by parents in drug dealings

Brunei, Japanese navies strengthen ties

Brunei: Research crucial in green policy formulation

Asean:

G7 to counter China's clout, Belt and Road project, with big infrastructure project, says senior official

China brands Covid-19 lab-leak theory as 'absurd, ' Blinken urges transparency

G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

North Korea leader presides over Central Military Commission meeting, calls for 'high alert posture'

Oil price hits multi-year highs in third weekly gain on demand recovery

Treasury Pulse - Forex, US Treasuries, Malaysian bonds, markets,

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China’s ‘elf ear’ cosmetic surgery increasingly sought by young people seeking a thinner, slimmer face

Boris Johnson’s China balancing act faces test as G7 comes to town

Yang-Blinken phone talk shows US realises seeking conflicts can’t address its concerns

China posts new Mars photos from rover Zhu Rong, declares mission a success

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou wants HSBC evidence kept secret in Canadian extradition battle

The media circus around China’s famous wandering elephants ignores the habitat loss driving the animals

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