Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Monday (June 21)


Women have their nasal swab samples taken to be tested for the coronavirus, during a COVID-19 screening at University of North Sumatra in Medan, Indonesia, Monday, June 21, 2021. Indonesia has reported more coronavirus cases than any other country in Southeast Asia. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases dip to 4,611 as cumulative infections hit 700,000 mark

Covid-19: Mixing vaccines is 'plan B', and only if proven safe and effective, says Khairy

Khairy: WHO should ask all countries to recognise WHO-listed vaccines

Hishammuddin requests Egypt to vaccinate 8,000 Malaysian students

Malaysian working as dental assistant among 11 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Student vaccination seen as 'best way' to return to school

Covid-19: 10% of population to be fully vaccinated by mid-July, says Khairy

Covid-19: Families can now register kids over 12 for vaccination on MySejahtera

Zahid gives govt two weeks deadline to reconvene Parliament

Covid-19: Over 5.8 million doses of vaccine administered as of Sunday (June 20)

Covid-19: KL and Putrajaya hit 100% registration for vaccine

Daily vaccinations to hit peak in August, says Khairy



Singapore:

Singapore widens mandatory testing area to contain virus cluster

Singapore court dismisses domestic worker's bid against AGC for S$10, 000 compensation

Hong Kong to reduce quarantine for arrivals from Singapore, US

Study: Shoppers in Singapore tend to reuse log-in details, passwords

NTU scientists develop robots the size of a rice grain that may help in surgery in future

Ex-adviser to Abe sees opportunities for Japan in Singapore's openness and diversity

Dads get more hands-on while battling workplace bias

Still far from pandemic finish line

Indonesia:

Indonesia under Covid-19 grip again as total cases goes pass 2 million; 14,536 cases on Monday (June 21)

Indonesia tightens micro restrictions amid surge in Covid-19 cases in country from June 22-July 5

Indonesia's volcano Merapi emits hot clouds 1.5km to southwest

Tax foodstuffs and then give money to poor Indonesians to buy them: Opinion

All eyes on Jokowi as local leaders scramble to fight surge of Covid-19 in Indonesia

Indonesia to tighten Covid-19 restrictions in red zones for two weeks

In Indonesian banking, rise in religious conservatism ripples across sector

Indonesia to receive Pfizer jabs in August



Thailand:

Thailand to allocate Sinopharm vaccines to selected organisations as govt reports 3,000-over daily Covid-19 cases

Japan to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand; Bangkok eases restrictions, reopens pools

Thailand envoy at forefront of latest strategic diplomacy style in Cambodia

29 deaths, 3, 175 new cases as Thailand’s third wave rages on

Thais warned of false positive Covid tests by private labs

Businesses in Thailand's non-red areas return to normal

Philippines:

Duterte issues directive to tighten border control to prevent further entry of the rapidly spreading Delta variant

Philippines' peso plumbs as Thai baht suffer same fate - multi-month lows as Asian Forex falls

Philippines DOH confirms 40 more Covid-10 variant cases confirmed on Monday (June 21)

Duterte to clear confusion over face shield use this week

Philippines banks on incoming 40 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to create herd immunity

Faking it to get vaccinated1



Vietnam:

Doctors bring Vietnam's Covid-19 prevention role model to UN peacekeeping mission; 272 new cases on Monday

Vietnam foreign minister asks Singaporean counterpart for support with exports

Vietnam requested to repatriate illegal immigrants timely, says Cambodia

A Frenchman with Vietnamese and Indian parentage -'The Serpent' - still haunting lives four decades on

Three banks pledge interest-free loans to prop up Vietnam Airlines and avoid bankruptcy

Vietnam targets big and aims for US$41bil in agriculture export this year

China-donated Covid-19 vaccines and syringes arrive at Vietnam airport

Myanmar:

Myanmar imposes stay-at-home order in Letpadan amid rise of Covid-19 infections; total now 148,022

Thailand defends decision to abstain from voting for UNGA resolution for Myanmar

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

Myanmar junta leader arrives in Moscow for security conference

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo



Cambodia:

British foreign secretary confirms visit Cambodia, says foreign ministry

Cambodia's Covid-19 problems still surging away; country registers 735 new cases, 10 more deaths

Cambodians brave Covid-19 impact with small plots of land

Hun Sen in quarantine, cancels talks with Raab

Laos:

Laos: Flood recovery efforts underway in Vangvieng

Laos begins vaccinating elderly with Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

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

Laos begins easing lockdown restrictions

Brunei:

Major alcohol haul seized in joint op between army and police in Brunei

Brunei: Locals urged to drive innovation ecosystem

Brunei receives first batch of Covid-19 Moderna vaccine

No haj pilgrimage this year



Asean:

Olympics-Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo 2020 venues, despite warnings

China vaccine doses to Asean top 120 million, 4.8 times UN programme

Wuhan Institute of Virology listed as candidate for outstanding achievement prize of CAS of US

China to shut down over 90% of its Bitcoin mining capacity after local bans

New vision for Hong Kong provides great openings for Asean

Asian markets sink as traders contemplate Fed tightening

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to decide Monday on shutting down paper

Hong Kong’s smart city ambitions being hurt by public mistrust of government, China Conference analysts say

‘Chinese people have stood up’: Beijing says it has no fear of US-EU aims to counter rising China

China’s semiconductor output in May hits all-time high amid chip shortage and tech war with US

New US envoy for N.Korea to huddle with S.Koreans, Japanese

China administers one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses

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