Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Monday (June 28)


Malaysia:

PM unveils Pemulih aid package worth RM150bil

Covid-19: 5,218 new cases reported, Sgor dips below 2,000 cases with 1,989

Covid-19: 16 out of 22 new clusters related to workplaces

Immigration Dept busts one-man passport forgery operation active since 2016

FBM KLCI tumbles to fresh year low, nearly 1,000 stocks in the red

Six-month blanket moratorium needed for social, business safety nets

Businesswoman to be charged for structuring transaction to avoid detection by Bank Negara

Covid-19: 168,956 vaccine jabs given on Sunday (June 27), says Health Minister

Cybercrime increasing as more people rely on digital tech during pandemic, says PM

Foreign investors turn net sellers with RM469.52mil net outflow

Navy helicopter forced into emergency landing at Lumut base

RM7.8mil worth of contraband ciggies seized following raid on three rented houses



Singapore:


Singapore: PUB engineer, TV installer among four Covid-19 community cases, lowest since June 11

Living normally, with Covid-19: Task force ministers on how Singapore is drawing road map for new normal

Singapore MOH and expert call out one-sided claims by doctors on need to halt Covid-19 jabs for schoolboys

Schools in Singapore reopen with Covid-19 safe management measures in place for students returning to class

Singapore files 13 more charges in massive nickel trading fraud

Singapore and UK launch negotiations for digital economy pact

Singapore businessman linked to alleged fraud of S$1bil, accused of cheating notable lawyers

Sabah wants to set up trade and tourism office in Singapore

Indonesia:

Indonesian Central Java province orders lockdowns as virus spike worsens; Covid-19 total now at 2,135,998

Indonesia to start vaccinating teens to curb Covid-19 resurgence

Indonesia sets out tax plan with new income bracket and amnesty

Indonesia recommends Sinovac vaccine for children aged 12-17

Health minister leads push for stricter curbs in Covid-ravaged Indonesia

Renewed calls for nationwide lockdown in Indonesia as more doctors die of Covid-19

Kudus becomes hotspot for Delta variant in Indonesia after Aidilfitri celebrations



Thailand:

Thailand's Covid-19 infections rise by 5,406, total tally now nearing 250,000

Thai economy seen back at pre-pandemic level in Q1, 2023, says central bank

Emerging markets: Malaysian, Thai stocks lead South-East Asian markets lower on virus surge

Thai govt plans US$235 million assistance for people and ease impact of virus curbs

Thailand: AstraZeneca says its on track to meet South-East Asia vaccine orders

K-pop activism a lifeline for Thailand's hard-hit 'tuk tuk' drivers

Visitors to Phuket using water transport face strict Covid screening

Restrictions reimposed in Bangkok, nearby areas to stem cases

Philippines:

Philippines' strict quarantine rules to remain in July as country logs 5,604 new Covid-19 cases, 1,403,588 in total

Philippines: President Duterte signs law reapportioning Bataan into three districts

Philippines: Health officials declare record high 1.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in a week

Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines from China

Philippines vows better vaccine protocols after video shows 'mistake'

Will Aquino's death trigger a national soul-searching?: Inquirer columnist



Vietnam:

Ho Chi Minh City to test 5 million people as Vietnam reports 398 new Covid-19 cases

Vietnam wood exports to rise to new record level in 2021

Vietnam and Laos sign multiple pact to boost cooperative ties

Vietnam's resort island Phu Quoc to vaccinate entire population in bid to revive tourism

Vietnam to tighten rules on foreign investment in multi-level marketing

Seven-day quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals to be tested

Myanmar:

Trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to overrun as prosecution needs more time

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of 'self-defence' groups, says report

Myanmar plans to expand military cooperation with Russia, says Min Aung Hlaing

Pandemic woes getting worst as Covid-19 cases surpass 153, 000 in Myanmar

Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

‘I was tortured in detention’



Cambodia:


Cambodia: Covid-19 cases keep soaring as country receives another batch of Sinovac vaccine

China extends congratulations on 70th anniversary of Cambodian People's Party

Cambodian workers head for the exit as Thai construction camps close

Chinese owner has pet lion confiscated in Cambodia

Delta variant a cause for concern, says WHO rep

Laos:

Laos' Covid-19 case numbers still on rise; govt wants people to be on guard against pandemic

Laos to receive new shipment of Covid-19 vaccine in July

Laos treasures ties with Vietnam: Laos deputy PM

Brunei:

Brunei: Serial conman sent back to prison

Brunei: Over 76,000 received Covid-19 vaccination as country goes 417 without local cases

Brunei renames its monetary authority central bank - to be known as Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB)

Psychologist calls to challenge stigma surrounding mental health



Asean:

Japan on high alert as Tokyo Covid-19 cases rise

Chinese flock to home-grown brands in golden opportunity for investors

Law against food wastage gets a direction: China Daily

China eyes new generation of tech-driven helicopters

Chinese academic under fire over ‘historical nihilism’ remarks

Why US lab needs to be probed over Covid-19 orgins: Global Times

Hong Kong food truck scheme may be reaching end of the road, as minister says its has limited room to grow

Japan Olympic Committee chief says strict border controls needed to prevent Covid-19 spread

China starts Baihetan hydro project, the biggest since Three Gorges

Analysis-North Korea sees 'propaganda value' in slimmer Kim, analysts say

Xi, Putin to meet online, underscoring unwavering strategic partnership

China’s electric car capital has lessons for the rest of the world

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