Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (June 17)


Family members watch workers bury a coffin at the special section of the Padurenan cemetery which was opened to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Thursday, June 17, 2021. - AP

Malaysia:

Khairy: Govt considering mixing vaccines to boost efficacy against Covid-19 variants

Covid-19: 5, 738 new cases recorded, Selangor still tops the list with 1, 858

Govt to follow up on King's statement based on Federal Constitution, says PMO

Azmin: Signs of economic recovery seen in 2Q

Prasarana offers LRT stations, buses to be used as vaccination centres

Singapore:

UN: Trade war costs global value chain 3-5 years of growth

Singapore non-oil exports growth picks up pace in May, but lower than expected

Singapore's Ngee Ann Poly to sack lecturer in racist remark incident for serious misconduct

Singapore's labour market continues recovery into first quarter; total employment grows by 12, 200

Asean Plus Eight welcome extension of ministerial-level security hotline

Thailand:

Thai factories urged to fill risk evaluation forms in bid to ease uncertainty in exports

Thai PM to check if Phuket is ready to reopen on July 1

Delta variant now accounts for nearly 10 per cent of Bangkok infections

Indonesia:

Hundreds of Indonesian healthcare workers contract Covid-19 despite vaccination, dozens hospitalised

Indonesia's 'forest destroyer' on the run for 13 years caught in Singapore

Could third time be a charm for Prabowo to head Indonesia?

Asia has wary welcome for G7's answer to Belt and Road

Indonesia reports highest daily Covid-19 spike since late January

Indonesia handles 19, 229 drug smuggling cases in six months

Indonesia calls for Asean unity in defence sector

Philippines:

Philippines logs 6, 637 new Covid-19 cases, 1, 339, 457 in total

Duterte says running for vice president is a ‘good idea’

Philippine weather bureau partners with TikTok to reach out to youth

Pacquiao ‘good choice’ as PDP-Laban standard bearer for presidential race: Pimentel

Vietnam:

One million AstraZeneca doses donated by Japan arrive in Vietnam

Vietnam tourism industry told to use digital transformation to recover

Myanmar:

'No regrets': Myanmar dissidents evade junta with life on the run

S.Korea provides US$900, 000 for UN Myanmar aid

Myanmar ethnic group pledges to investigate alleged killing of 25 labourers

Myanmar's renewed war scatters tens of thousands to forests

Myanmar village burned after fighting; residents blame security forces

Cambodia:

Cambodia to launch KhmerSME website to access Asean and global markets

US ends Cambodia aid programme over deforestation, targeting of activists

Australia to support Cambodia's piped water supply

Laos:

Main structure of longest bridge along China-Laos Railway completed

Laos offers Covid-19 vaccine to foreign nationals

Brunei:

Brunei minister lauds achievements of fire department

Brunei reports new imported Covid-19 case, 251 cases in total

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