Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Wednesday (June 23)


Mini ondel-ondel puppets which are featured in Betawi folk culture of Jakarta, decorate a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Jakarta on June 23, 2021, as Indonesia’s infection rates soar and hospitals are flooded with new patients, prompting warnings that the Southeast Asian nation's health crisis could spiral out of control. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,244 new cases for 711, 006 total, 83 more deaths

Khairy to World Bank: Speak out against immoral act of vaccine hoarding

Covid-19: Malaysia reaches new vaccination milestone, over 250,000 doses given on June 22

World Bank lowers Malaysia GDP growth due to pandemic

Pakatan leaders: Parliament must sit before Aug 1 to discuss pandemic fight and recovery efforts

Barisan MPs will not support any motion of no confidence

Singapore:

Terror threat to Singapore remains high: ISD report

Singapore, Vietnam looking at easing Covid-19 travel curbs for business and leisure

Singapore professional gamers suspended for match-fixing, betting against own team in regional tournament

Singapore’s millionaires count expected to surge 62 per cent by 2025

Singapore core inflation rises for 4th month, will continue to gradually increase

13 new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore, including three unlinked

Keppel working on project to explore floating city in Singapore

Thailand:

What may delay or even cancel Phuket sandbox plans

Thai virologist warns against Delta variant as Covid-19 deaths hit record high

Thai authorities warn against planned pro-democracy protest

Thailand reports new high of 51 deaths and 3, 174 new infections

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Covid-19 fight hindered by weak lockdown, lack of genome-sequencing data

Asean ‘losing momentum’ on Myanmar response: Jakarta Post

Fourteen hours to collect a corpse in Jakarta as Covid toll mounts

Indonesia, home to giant gold mine, wants its own bullion bank

Philippines:

Philippine Airlines eyes bankruptcy filing in New York on June 29

Asian Americans lobby to name US Navy ship after Filipino sailor

Philippines posts US$1.4 bil BOP deficit in May

Philippines won’t be last in Asia to acquire herd immunity: Palace

Vietnam:

Vietnam records US$1.35bil trade deficit in first half of June

Vietnam most concerned with human rights in climate change context: UN envoy

Vietnam: Legal framework needed to better manage cryptocurrency market

KAB partners Janakuasa in Vietnam renewable energy venture

Myanmar:

Myanmar's Suu Kyi back in junta court on sedition charges

Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda

Myanmar junta leader thanks Russia for boosting military

Russia promises to boost military ties with Myanmar as junta leader visits

Cambodia:

UK's Raab in Phnom Penh to discuss ties with Asean, climate change

RCEP could be ratified on Jan 1: Cambodia

Cambodia logs 16 more Covid deaths, 587 infections

Preah Sihanouk probes land clearing for Cambodian economic zone

Laos:

Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and China begin Mekong River patrol

First train test on Laos-China railway planned for August

Brunei:

Brunei man gets 30 years’ jail, 15 whippings for raping daughters

Widen knowledge, exchange experiences, Brunei youth told

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