Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (June 20)


Local residents enjoy an early morning swim along Sanur beach as boats line up to prepare to load passengers to cross to the nearby tourist island of Nusa Penida, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on June 20, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,293 new infections reported Sunday, Selangor still at top with 1,680 cases

National Recovery Plan on schedule with more vaccines coming in, says PM

Malaysian film wins jury prize at Shanghai film festival

Malaysians abroad say Covid-19 vaccinations help life return to normal

Ringgit seen to trade on downward bias the coming week

Armed Forces implements integrated pilot project to further tighten border security

Association calls on govt to prioritise vaccinations for security guards

Bursa Malaysia to continue uptrend and move within 1,585 and 1,600 this week

Covid-19: 164,282 vaccine jabs given on Saturday (June 19)

Ismail Sabri: Enhanced MCO for areas in Sabah, Johor and Pahang from June 22

80,000 registered so far as MyVac volunteers, says Youth and Sports Minister

This Malaysian art book project injects punk attitude into historical research



Singapore:

Nine new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore, including five unlinked

Woman who died a day after Covid-19 jab had heart attack, wasn’t allergic to vaccine, says Singapore MOH

More contact tracers needed in Singapore as Covid-19 cases rise

Singapore gives half of population at least one Covid vaccine shot

Singapore to keep work-from-home as default arrangement

Mandatory tests for F&B staff, other high-risk workers

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 13,737 daily coronavirus infections, 371 deaths; highest daily virus spike since late January

Global arabica coffee price rise not helping Indonesian farmers

Indonesia to get Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from August, says ministry

Another batch of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Indonesia

Indonesia facing sharp spike in Covid-19 cases in coming months

Calls mount for lockdown



Thailand:

Thai capital Bangkok to lift more Covid-19 restrictions; Covid-19 total now above 218, 000

Thailand: 'Phuket Sandboc' projected to draw more than 600,000 visitors and baht15bil in three months

China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Thailand

Thailand to issue e-voucher to stimulate domestic consumption

Over 17,000 organisations in Thailand register for China's Sinopharm vaccine

Thailand plans for wider tourism reopening in July

Philippines:

Philippines ' Covid-19 cases total rises to 1,359,015 as govt secures deal for 40 million Pfizer vaccine

Philippines plans jabs for teenagers and faster vaccination rate

Southern Philippine clash kills three suspected armed extremists

Philippines signs deal for 40 million Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 doses

Philippines: The oldest South-East Asia bank rides wave of green finance and tech

Spread of Delta variant prevented, says expert

WFB – Work from beach



Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 311 new Covid-19 cases as total now goes above 13,000

After Indonesia and Thailand, Vietnam also receives more Covid-19 vaccines from China - 500,000 Sinopharm doses

Vietnam: International expo on support industries slated for October

Two severely ill patients die of Covid-19 complications as Vietnam reports 486 new virus cases

Vietnam police makes massive haul; seizes quarter ton of ketamine, 90kg stored in pig organs

QR code for every citizen by 2025 in push to develop digital govt

Myanmar:

Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing departed for Russia on Sunday, state media says

Pope joins Myanmar bishops' appeal for humanitarian corridors

Rohingya artists tackle Covid19 fears as Myanmar refugees wait for vaccines

Myanmar records highest daily Covid-19 cases in recent months; lockdown imposed in Letpadan township

Japan’s refusal to sanction Myanmar undermines Biden’s strategy

‘Stop flow of arms to Myanmar’

Protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday



Cambodia:

Cambodian PM in quarantine, cancels meeting with UK's Raab

Cambodia: Delta variant detected in returning migrant workers

Top virus official unhappy as Cambodia's Covid-19 numbers and death toll are surging away

Cambodia receives new batch of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Highest daily Covid-19 death toll reported

Laos:

Laos: 132, 000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in July

Laos confirms only three new Covid-19 cases after virus lockdown extension

Laos extends lockdown measures for another 15 days

Brunei:

Address complaints through proper channel, Brunei govt tells public

Brunei: Talk discusses way forward to formalise blockchain community

Brunei govt says no Haj pilgrimage this year; Covid-19 cases now stands at 253



Asean:

Bye bye Bibi...

South Korea to loosen social distancing rules on July 1

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine over 90% effective

Taiwan receives 2.5 million vaccine doses under Biden pledge

Does fugu sperm wine help men be 'stronger' and celebrate Father's Day?

New age of politics calls for high morality

We don’t need any more useless G-7 summits

Getting public policies right

Job losses loom as Hong Kong plans to renew visas of expat Cathay pilots, but exclude foreign cabin crew

Why Chinese military’s latest Taiwan sortie suggests PLA is expanding scope of combat training

China’s latest Yangtze mega dam powers up all units as country banks on hydropower to curb greenhouse gases

EU-Hong Kong travel deal to ease quarantine, other restrictions ‘unlikely for now given low vaccination rate’

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