Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (June 26)


Honor guards march during the burial of former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, at the Manila Memorial Park, in Paranaque city, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Saturday, June 26, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 5,803 new cases reported, S'gor still at top of list with 2,108 infections

Covid-19: 81 new deaths, 14 new clusters reported on Saturday (June 26)

Covid-19: Almost two million doses needed for industrial sector, says Azmin

MMA rejects ‘racial prejudice’ in selection of contract medical officers for permanent posts

Ample stocks of vaccines expected in July, says Khairy

Khairy stands by belief EU hoarding Covid-19 vaccines, referring to purchase of more than it needs

Calls to reconvene Parliament not meant to elect Anwar as PM, says Kapar MP

Sabah orders immediate probe into coral reef damaged by barge in Mabul

All vaccines used in Malaysia safe for pregnant women, says KJ

Covid-19: Number of vaccines administered cross seven million mark

Catastrophe avoided because of lockdown, says Health DG

I'm ready to be probed over 'turtle eggs' controversy, says Bung Moktar

A visitor looks at the fashion exhibition by Singaporean designers at the Aian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. - AFPA visitor looks at the fashion exhibition by Singaporean designers at the Aian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. - AFP

Singapore:


Singapore Covid-19: Seventeen new Cases; 13 in community; elderly woman, 84, dies due to virus complications

Singapore minister calls for sensitivity to needs of minorities

National University of Singapore holds first-ever online graduation ceremony for 186 students

Singapore prohibits a book with extremist content under Undesirable Publications Act

China, Singapore make progress in follow-up talks on trade-pact upgrade

Woman gets jail for thefts from employer and friend

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports record 21,095 Covid-19 cases, targets 2 million vaccine doses daily in August

Thousands climb Indonesian volcano for ritual sacrifice; observing centuries-old religious ceremony

Indonesia and United States break ground on joint strategic maritime centre

Indonesia seizes Malaysian and Philippine-flagged vessels for poaching

Reimagining Asean? Let’s start with a common score card

More facilities for patients

People get medical screening by the health care workers before they receive Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination program at a stadium in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, on Saturday (June 26, 2021.) - ReutersPeople get medical screening by the health care workers before they receive Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination program at a stadium in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, on Saturday (June 26, 2021.) - Reuters

Thailand:


Thailand Covid-19 cases hit highest since May 31 with 4,161 new Covid-19 cases and 51 more deaths

Thailand to sell US$1.57bil govt savings bonds for support measures

Thai police uncovers Yala drug smuggling syndicate, confiscates 134 million baht in assets

Thai PM Prayut orders one month closure of worker camps in Bangkok

Regional illicit drug trade growing

Govt racing to roll out jabs to prisoners

Philippines:

Philippines logs 6, 871 new Covid-19 cases, total close to 1.4 million as foreign investments yield net inflows in May

Aquino, Philippine ex-leader who challenged the might of China, will always be fondly remembered

Philippines holds key interest rates as virus keeps recovery ‘tentative’

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino; popular leader laid to rest amid outpouring of grief, tributes

Philippines together with Haiti, Malta, and South Sudan put on money laundering watch list

World Bank approves US$400mil loan to Philippines in order to achieve a resilient financial sector

Ballsy Aquino-Cruz holds the urn of her brother former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III before he is placed on the tomb on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque city. - APBallsy Aquino-Cruz holds the urn of her brother former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III before he is placed on the tomb on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque city. - AP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports record high daily Covid-19 cases; total now is above 15, 000

Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay to reduce quarantine for tourists

Vietnam's H1 foreign direct investment inflows up 6.8% y/y to US$9.24bil

KAB inks collaborative agreement to enter renewable energy market in Vietnam

Japan to give 6 million additional doses of vaccines to Taiwan, Vietnam and other Asean nations

Hyundai Motor tops auto sales in Vietnam during Jan-May period

PM: Start producing vaccines by June 2022

Myanmar:

EU sanctions Myanmar state wood, precious stone companies

Myanmar's Covid-19 cases still surging away and death toll rising as junta gets tough with drug smugglers

United Nations announce 230, 000 displaced by Myanmar fighting

Myanmar torches over half-billion dollar drugs stash

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

Security forces seize arms cache

Ballsy Aquino-Cruz holds the urn of her brother former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III before he is placed on the tomb on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque city. - APBallsy Aquino-Cruz holds the urn of her brother former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III before he is placed on the tomb on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque city. - AP

Cambodia:


WHO: Covid Delta variant a cause for concern in Cambodia; 14 more deaths confirmed as cases still surging

World Bank approves US$200mil credit to Cambodia for Covid-19 responses

Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll surpasses 500 with 16 new deaths; cases still surging

Rare giant barking deer spotted

Laos:

Laos: Party leadership resolves action to address national agendas

Laos Covid-19 taskforce announces country free of local cases on Saturday (June 26)

Construction progress of China-Laos Railway on schedule despite pandemic

Brunei:

Brunei restaurants struggling to survive due to staff shortages

Bringing experience of Thailand to Brunei

Brunei witnesses low inflation in past 40 years

Bid to plant nearly 500,000 trees

A ferry transporting passengers approaches the jetty along the Mekong River in Phnom Penh with new rows of buildings line the riverbank. - AFPA ferry transporting passengers approaches the jetty along the Mekong River in Phnom Penh with new rows of buildings line the riverbank. - AFP

Asean:

Chinese bomb suspect shot dead after 16-hour standoff with police

Chip shortage restricts China’s car production, leaving showrooms empty, but local brands are faring better

Just give us the vaccines, WHO pleads, as poor countries go wanting

China-Australia relations: Beijing says Canberra ‘distorting trade of goods’, in new WTO complaint

Indian PM calls for making India drugs-free in marking world drug day; Covid-19 cases well below 50,000 on Saturday

US lawmakers seem open to narrower Asian trade pact in wake of TPP failure

American lawyer convicted of assaulting Hong Kong police officer during anti-government protests

Japan ratfies RCEP, world's largest FTA including China and Asean

Chinese envoy counters Japan's decision to release nuclear-contaminated water

Ukraine withdraws from Xinjiang-related anti-China joint statement

Xi to hold talks with Putin via video link; Kremlin calls EU decision to cancel summit with Russia "regretful"

Huawei 5G ban is upheld by Swedish court in further blow to Chinese telecoms giant’s European plans

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