Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Tuesday (June 22)


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail Filipinos who refuse to be vaccinated. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Over six million doses of vaccines given as of Monday (June 21)

Covid-19: 4, 743 new cases bring total to 705, 762

Singapore:

Singapore and Vietnam to work on pacts to boost digital economy

30 years' jail for woman who starved and tortured Myanmar maid to death

Over two million Singapore employees to get support scheme payouts from June 30

18 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 15 in community

Chip giant GlobalFoundries to build new S$5.4bil plant in S'pore, add 1, 000 high-value jobs

Thailand:

Thai civil aviation authority readies measures for reopening Phuket

Thailand to reopen Phuket on July 1, three other islands on July 15

Thai Parliament allows referendum as protesters plan a comeback

Exporter selling counterfeit Thai durian to China arrested in Chanthaburi

Indonesia:

Indonesian govt ignores pleas for large-scale lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Indonesia, Canada open talks on comprehensive trade deal

Encouraging digital payments to support Indonesia's economic recovery

Indonesia reports 13, 668 new Covid-19 cases

Philippines:

Philippines' Duterte threatens those who refuse the Covid-19 vaccine with jail

Delta variant cases raise concerns Philippines will be among last in Asia to reach herd immunity

Philippines community raffles off bags of rice to boost vaccine drive

Vietnam:

Japan to continue assisting Vietnam with Covid-19 vaccines

Vietnam requires foreign travellers on domestic flights to produce list of documents

Vietnam’s exports to EU surge amid pandemic

Hanoi allows re-opening of indoor eating and drinking venues, barbershops

Myanmar:

Britain tightens sanctions net on Myanmar military

Russia and Myanmar agree to bolster ties

Failure to intervene in Myanmar same as giving tacit consent to junta's rule: Yomiuri Shimbun

Myanmar anti-junta militia vow to take on army in a major city (Update)

Nordic fund KLP divests from Adani Ports over links to Myanmar military

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Cambodia:

Cambodian NGO hatches initiative for backyard chicken industry

18 more Covid deaths, 678 infections in Cambodia

Cambodia-China expressway project expected to be ready ahead of schedule

Aussie firm begins Cambodia's first commercial gold mine

Laos:

Laos' new development strategy shines spotlight on youth

Lao provinces bordering Thailand step up river border controls

Brunei:

Brunei man gets hefty fine over liquor haul

Brunei begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive

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