Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (June 13)


Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam is handing a food box made by Michelin-starred chefs to a young girl in the Klong Toei slum area of Bangkok on June 14, 2021, as both the food and beverage industries as well as food security amongst the poorest communities in Thailand continue to free-fall due to ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: New cases drop below 5,000 mark, with 4,949 reported

Health Minister: Majority of new Covid-19 clusters found in workplaces

Covid-19: 2.4 reports of effects post-jab for every 1,000 doses, says Health Minister

Malaysia-born science journalist Ed Yong wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize

Dr Noor Hisham: New drug Ravidasvir a milestone in quest to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

Long queues at Labuan stores as residents indulge in panic-buying ahead of lockdowns

CGS-CIMB Research keeps GDP forecast of 4.4% for 2021

Foreign funds step up selling on Bursa Malaysia

Khairy: Over 30,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to be sent to Labuan in coming week

Malaysian marine scientist shines a light on seagrass, the unsung hero of the ocean

Malaysia's reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease

Foreign inflows into bonds set to remain positive



Singapore:

18 community Covid-19 cases in Singapore among 25 new infections

Singapore's 2021 GDP growth outlook looks much better now, say professional forecasters

Hana Financial Group wins preliminary nod to set-up asset management company in Singapore

US data firm Equinix clinches new JV deals with Singapore's GIC

Gojek cuts its commission by half till at least end-2022 to improve drivers' earnings

Jail for Singapore man who posed as woman online to have commercial sex with underage boy

Private-sector economists raise Singapore's 2021 growth forecast to 6.5% from 5.8%: MAS survey

Offensive comments and dirty looks

Indonesia:

Indonesia warns Covid-19 cases may not peak until July as hospitals fill

Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions for another 14 days; country logs 8,000-above cases on Monday

Indonesia police investigate death of politician who opposed remote gold mine

Two rare Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia

Emerging markets: Indonesian rupiah falls on virus concerns; Asia forex eyes Fed meeting

Indonesia aims to sell only electric-powered cars, motorbikes by 2050

EU, the preacher, is in love with Asean yet again: Jakarta Post commentary

Covid-19 cases in Jakarta surge 50 per cent in past week amid rise in Delta variant

Indonesia's hijab headbangers trade village life for metal heaven



Thailand:

Thai officials say Covid-19 vaccine shortage under control as cases keep surging and total now almost 200,000

Battered by Covid-19, Thais fight to stay afloat

Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

Bangkok hospitals postpone Covid-19 shots, citing vaccine shortages

Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

Thailand logs 3,355 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths

Thailand to hasten vaccination for over 45,000 teachers this week

Philippines:

Health Undersecretary says Covid-19 situation in Manila remains fragile as virus total rises to 1,322,053

Philippines suspends termination of VFA with US for another 6 months

38, 000 Filipinos find Jordan second home, says Philippines envoy

Philippine police chief warns vote buying in 2022 polls may go digital

Rice prices in Philippines still rising despite higher production, imports

Sara Duterte to Philippines VP: Keep off Davao City’s Covid-19 situation

Vaccinated seniors can go out



Vietnam:

France to help Vietnam secure Covid-19 vaccines as cases still surging as local infections goes above 9,000

Vietnam business hub, Ho Chih Minh City, to extend social distancing curbs for 15 days

Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccine fund receives over US$211mil in cash donations

Hanoi to pilot rental of e-bikes linked with bus system in Q3

As Vietnam embraces cashless payments, cybersecurity risks emerge

Held in Italy over migrant deaths

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine okayed for emergency use

Myanmar:

Junta trial of Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets underway

Ex-head of Myanmar's Covid-19 vaccination programme arrested

US journalist detained in Myanmar released, says lawyer

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial; critics say charges bogus

Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

Myanmar junta media accuse ethnic army of killing 25 workers

Myanmar's anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingya



Cambodia:

Cambodia-US trade climbs over 24.5% from January to April

Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll continues to rise as Siem Reap extends curfew to June 26

WHO representative urges greater community participation to curb Covid-19 in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos DPM: Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park ‘significant’ to boost trade competitiveness

Laos suffers widespread flooding in wake of tropical storm Koguma

Laos PM calls for appropriate use of child labour

Brunei:

Brunei's young blood urged to help ‘keep world beating’

Indonesian women is Brunei's 250th case as country stays free of local virus cases for 403 days

Man assaults tailor over Raya attire



Asean:

China denounces G7 statement, urges group to stop slandering country

India's record seven consecutive days of daily Covid-19 cases going below 100, 000; active cases below 1 million

'Divine Vessel' to mark China's first human spaceflight since 2016

Even without Trump there are tensions between the US and allies

Olympics - Take your condoms home: social distancing and sex in the Olympic village

‘The Last G7’: Satirical cartoon mocking bloc’s attempt to suppress China goes viral

S.Korea eases Covid-19 restrictions on concerts, sports games

Beijing’s blockchain supremacy plan gives shot in arm to start-ups, although dampers remain on bitcoin

Markets mostly down in holiday-thinned Asia trade, eyes on Fed

Chinese embassy in UK: Small cliques no longer dictate global decisions

S. Korea to exempt some people vaccinated overseas from Covid-19 quarantine

Elephants' trek in China unlikely linked to humans: experts

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