Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Wednesday (June 16)


Indonesian district police chief Galih Apria gives a live chicken to Jeje Jaenudin, 68-year-old local of Sindanglaya village after he received his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccince, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Cianjur regency, West Java province, Indonesia, June 15, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Malaysian ‘designer durians’ carving out premium niche in China

Pharmaniaga embarks on plan to supply Sinovac to state govt, private sector

Covid-19: 5, 150 new cases, Selangor tops list with 1, 914

China contributes 500, 000 CoronaVac doses to Malaysia

Misadventure verdict overturned in Nora Anne's death inquest

Singapore:

McDonald's BTS meal in Singapore available via delivery only amid Covid-19

DIY Covid-19 test kits go on sale in Singapore, prices range from S$10 to $13

Scammers targeting people in S’pore weave Covid-19 vaccines, MOH into their false narratives

Singapore reviews timing of next stage of reopening amid latest outbreak of Covid-19 cases

Centuries-old shipwrecks discovered in Singapore waters; artefacts to be displayed in museums

More singles, fewer babies, Singapore sees slowest population growth since 1965

Thailand:

Phuket reopening offers model for Asia as travel bubbles burst

Rise in food deliveries sees Thailand drowning in plastic waste

Thailand to fully reopen in 120 days to revive sagging economy

Thai doctor warns against reopening Phuket too soon

Thailand records 40 deaths, 2, 331 new Covid-19 infections

Indonesia:

Indonesia's tax office defends proposed food tax

Indonesia warns of aftershocks after 6.1 magnitude quake near Maluku islands

Indonesia reports 9, 944 new coronavirus daily infections

Chickens, cows, apartments offered up in Asia's vaccination lucky draws

Philippines:

Philippines administers over 7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

Philippines aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas

Silent pandemic of stunting stalks Filipino children

Vietnam:

Railways in Vietnam focus on cargo transport to reduce impact of pandemic

Vietnam sees 176 Covid-19 cases, one with unknown infection source

Vietnam's pangolin defender wins top environmental prize

VietQR launched to promote digital transformation in banking sector

Vietnam shrimp exports swell despite pandemic

Myanmar:

Myanmar militia group halts attacks on troops; Suu Kyi 'confident' in court

Myanmar reports first detection of new Covid variants

Cambodia:

Cambodia aims to re-skill workers to boost employment

Seven more Covid deaths, 693 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Emergency relief expedited to help Lao flood victims

Laos begins second round of Covid-19 vaccination

Brunei:

Eight new papers, one SOP adopted at Asean Defence Ministers meet

Brunei extends suspension order on Indian subcontinent travel

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