Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (June 19)


Boy, a five-year-old white lion, lunges at a piece of meat hanging under the flag of Poland, instead of the piece under Spain's flag, set up to see the big cat "predict" the outcome of Euro 2020 matches at Khon Kaen Zoo in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand on June 18, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,911 new cases reported, S'gor still at top of list with 2,111

Covid-19: Over 5.5 million vaccine doses given as of Friday (June 18)

New round of political instability lies ahead

Construction site slapped with notice due to unsavoury living conditions for workers

Fast, accurate testing needed to control Covid-19 in Malaysia

Cops arrest woman for allegedly distributing naked photo

Aim for 490, 000 Covid-19 vaccine doses daily to accelerate herd immunity drive, says Lam Thye

Govt to study requests to extend business operations until 10pm

SOP compliance teams to conduct checks on factories

National Recovery Plan was not implemented hastily, says Saifuddin

Late surge dispels correction fears

Housing and Local Govt Ministry embarks on three-pronged strategy to boost Covid-19 vaccination

The usually ultra busy Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur looking deserted due to the Covid-19 Movement Control Order. — LOW LAY PHON/The StarThe usually ultra busy Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur looking deserted due to the Covid-19 Movement Control Order. — LOW LAY PHON/The Star

Singapore:

Singapore Sports Hub reopening most of its venues on June 21 as Covid-19 rules are relaxed; 21 cases on Saturday

Singapore: Extended govt support for F&B, hawkers and other sectors hit by Covid-19 measures

More than half of Singapore population have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, says Minister

Malaysia's Sunway plans to sell healthcare stake to Singapore's GIC, says report

Racist episodes sparks soul-searching in Singapore: ‘Why is this still happening?’

First Sinovac shots to be rolled out at private clinics

Indonesia:

Indonesia to get Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from August as country confirms 12,906 new cases

Indonesia gets US$1.3bil loans from World Bank for Covid-19 response, reforms as motorbike sales jump in May

Indonesian police arrest four suspected terrorists from group affiliated to ISIS

Indonesia carrier Garuda's shares halted over bond default

Airline Garuda Indonesia defaults on US$500mil sukuk

Jabs shift up to high gear

Zainuddin, who is a teacher, makes furniture with recycled plastic bottles at his workshop in Banda Aceh on Saturday, June 19, 2021. - AFPZainuddin, who is a teacher, makes furniture with recycled plastic bottles at his workshop in Banda Aceh on Saturday, June 19, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand logs 3,000-above cases for third straight day as death toll keeps climbing

Thailand scraps plan for 16-week dose gap on AstraZeneca vaccine

Thailand and Malaysia launch cross-border QR payment

Roaring success at Euros for 'psychic' Thai lion

Three million shots from China to arrive

Ministry getting ready to reopen 10 cities

Philippines:

Overseas Filipinos to get vaccine preferred by destination country; country's Covid-19 total above 1.35 million

Philippine central bank sees wider current account surpluses on economic recovery

Philippines: Over 12 million Filipinos still jobless as of May 2021

Philippine central bank says has tools to cushion Fed taper impact

Philippines' 2021 growth to rebound less than expected, says IMF

Philippine leader eases face shield requirement despite increase in Covid-19 cases

US hospital to repay Filipinos fined for leaving job early

This handout photo taken on Saturday, June 19, 2021, received from the FIBA Asia Cup shows China's Zhou Peng (left) carrying the ball in front of Japan's Avi Schafer during the FIBA Asia Cup basketball qualifier match between China and Japan in Angeles City, north of Manila. - AFPThis handout photo taken on Saturday, June 19, 2021, received from the FIBA Asia Cup shows China's Zhou Peng (left) carrying the ball in front of Japan's Avi Schafer during the FIBA Asia Cup basketball qualifier match between China and Japan in Angeles City, north of Manila. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam: Every citizen to have QR Code by 2025 in an effort to develop digital Government

Vietnam set to earn US$41 billion in agriculture export this year; superb increase in earnings

Breaking new grounds: Vietnam and Indian forge cooperation in UN Peacekeeping

China vows to advance socialist drive, bilateral ties with Vietnam

Vietnam imposes 47.64% anti-dumping tax on some sugar imports from Thailand

Govt introduces code of conduct for social media

Myanmar:

UN official warns Myanmar at risk of 'large-scale' civil war as blast two near junta-Army office

Flower power: Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi's birthday

Wisma Putra: Malaysia voted "yes" to UN resolution on Myanmar to end violence

United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar

Suu Kyi, US reporter in the dock

A fruit seller prepares durian for sale at his shop in Phnom Penh. - AFPA fruit seller prepares durian for sale at his shop in Phnom Penh. - AFP

Cambodia:


Cambodian govt said that four fisheries items can be exported to China

Cambodia reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll; 471 news cases confirmed

US ends aid plan over arrests and deforestation

Duo fined for vaccine possession

Laos:

Laos extends lockdown measures for further 15 days; restrictions to go on until July 4

Laos VP calls for compliance with Covid-19 rules in garment factories

Ministry urges officials to reduce crowding at vaccination centres

‘Vaccinated travellers too must comply with curbs’

Brunei:

Embracing technology key in digital era, says top Brunei official

Exclusive latest model from Czech automaker Skoda unveiled in Brunei

Staying clear of Covid-19 - Brunei declares 408 days without reporting a single local virus case

 Chinese JL-8 aircraft of the Red Falcon air demonstration team fly in formation in Beijing on June 19, 2021, during a rehearsal of an event marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party scheduled for July 1. - AFPChinese JL-8 aircraft of the Red Falcon air demonstration team fly in formation in Beijing on June 19, 2021, during a rehearsal of an event marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party scheduled for July 1. - AFP

Asean:


India mourns as one of its greatest sportsman - 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh, dies of Covid-19 aged 91

Australia takes wine dispute with China to World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Geopolitical balance in SE-Asia region is dynamic, says Hisham

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Apple Daily's top media executives denied bail under security law

US optimism to reshore supply chains from Asia ‘overblown’, with region’s share of global exports set to rise

China must consider environmental effect and economic fragility for belt and road projects, study says

China’s zero-tolerance approach helped control Covid-19, but is it time for an exit strategy?

N.Korea's Kim tightens ruling party discipline, appoints new politburo members

China: Setting up Wi-Fi, unboxing deliveries – Taikonauts busy 'housewarming' on their 1st day in space

CPO futures to see profit-taking activities next week

After user exodus, WhatsApp promises new privacy features

Biden and Putin call Geneva talks ‘positive’, ‘constructive’, but differences emerged over how much they will cooperate

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