Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (April 1)


People wearing protective face masks queue for the Covid-19 vaccine at Juanda International Airport, as cases surge in Sidoarjo, East Java Province, Indonesia on July 22, 2021. - Antara via Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 13,034 new cases, Selangor the highest with 6,049

Those aged 17 and below won’t be vaccinated due to heart inflammation fears, says CITF

Zafrul: 64,773 Grab, Food Panda delivery partners register for Socso scheme

Govt to set up a more systematic cybersecurity command centre, says Saifuddin

Decrease in fake news after enactment of Emergency Ordinance, says Saifuddin

Bank Negara to boost cashless transactions under MyDigital

Selayang Hospital third in Selangor to be turned into full Covid-19 hospital

Ismail Sabri: 25 localities in Sabah, Kelantan and Pahang under EMCO from July 24-Aug 6

Singapore:

New Covid-19 cluster at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Casino with 11 cases; 2 markets to shut

Lapses found in Singapore govt's financial records

Singapore pre-schools tighten Covid-19 measures

Singapore maids to get enhanced medical checks, one compulsory day off every month

MAS chief says wealth tax could tackle wealth inequality in Singapore

162 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Thailand:

Haul of over 6,000 amphetamine pills headed to Israel stopped at Bangkok airport

Business leaders offer 4-point strategy to revive Thai economy

Thailand’s very own mRNA vaccine ‘will be ready for use by yearend’

Dozen Thai student activists charged with royal defamation

Thailand reaches new daily high of 13,655 Covid infections and 87 deaths

Indonesia:

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

As Indonesia mulls easing lockdown, WHO urges tougher restrictions

Covid-19: Indonesia to ramp up testing, tracing

How anti-lockdown elites swayed Jokowi, fuelling Indonesia crisis

Indonesia's Covid-19 cases pass 3 million mark amid second wave

Philippines:

Duterte can't evade ICC probe on crime against drugs: Philippine Supreme Court

1.5 million more doses of Sinovac vaccine delivered to the Philippines

Manila residents brave flood to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Vietnam:

Standard Chartered revises growth forecast for Vietnam down

Vietnam chairs meeting on UNCLOS’ role in sustainable sea, ocean preservation

Magni-Tech warns shipment delays as factories in Vietnam halt production

Myanmar:

Myanmar military accused of arresting doctors while Covid-19 infections rise

Cambodia:

Alert system warns Cambodians of pending disasters nationwide

20 more Covid deaths, 811 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos' daily Covid-19 cases hit new record

China bans cattle imports from Laos to prevent skin disease

Brunei:

Brunei business council marks another milestone

Brunei to host first National Theatre Festival from July 30-Aug 1

Asean Plus

China to soon approve mRNA Covid-19 vaccine

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant: study

US envoy Sherman's visit to Beijing to show China 'what healthy and responsible competition looks like'

China will not follow WHO's suggested plan on 2nd phase of Covid-19 origins study: Beijing

Tokyo Olympics fires ceremony director over 1998 Holocaust joke

Spirits rise as floods in China's Henan subside

Chinese hackers stole Mekong River data from Cambodian ministry: sources

US hoping for N. Korean response to offers of talks, says South

China thanks Taiwan president, indirectly, for concern over floods

HK court sentences seven for 2019 attack on protesters at train station

From coal to cars, Chinese floods tangle supply chains

Hong Kong arrests five over kids' books with pro-Beijing wolves

North Korea's capital swelters in heatwave

Support measures key to third-child policy: China Daily

Hong Kong court denies bail to four ex-Apple Daily execs

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