Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (May 16, 2022)


A Buddhist monk places the LED lights to form an image of the Lord Buddha, as people observe Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani, near Bangkok, Thailand. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Covid-19: Almost 30pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,239 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 56.3 per cent

* Stay cool: Health DG shares steps to avoid heat stroke

* To soon to hold GE15 with Covid-19 still a threat, reiterates Dr M

* Several national education structures to be improved soon, says Radzi

* Gunung Suku water surge: Human body parts found, believed to be from missing hikers

* Penang Esplanade's lower walkway temporarily closed due to high tide phenomenon

* Thunderstorms, heavy rain to hit several states

* Gunung Suku water surge caused by heavy rainfall, says Forestry Dept

* Women's role in media to be highlighted during National Journalists Day 2022

* Floods: Hundreds of houses in Kuala Kedah affected after heavy rain, high tide

* Parents want an end to Nilai boarding school's 'culture of bullying' among students

Joseph Isaac Schooling of Singapore pose on the podium dafter winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Butterfly during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFPJoseph Isaac Schooling of Singapore pose on the podium dafter winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Butterfly during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Food sellers and bakeries struggling to keep prices low amid growing cost pressures in Singapore

* Dr Wee discusses RTS Link, HSR project with Singapore counterpart

* QR code menus here to stay in Singapore post-Covid-19 as eateries say they improve operations

* Dengue is not 'next Covid-19', but threat must still be taken seriously, say experts in Singapore

* Singapore foreign minister to visit Malaysia from May 17-19

* Mum of toddler who died in Singapore flat fire still in ICU

* Tourism players propose direct Singapore-Sandakan flights

* Three children in hospital after midnight blaze in Singapore flat

* S’pore authorities warn of ransomware in form of Windows OS update

* Oil prices going down as investors take profit; supply fear still looms

* Asian shares mostly rise as markets eye US interest rates

Indonesia's Rifda Irfanaluthfi celebrates on the podium with her medals and also after winning gold on the Women's Floor Exercise Final in the Vetnam SEA Games at the Quan Ngua Gymnasium in Hanoi on Monday (May 16, 2022). - APIndonesia's Rifda Irfanaluthfi celebrates on the podium with her medals and also after winning gold on the Women's Floor Exercise Final in the Vetnam SEA Games at the Quan Ngua Gymnasium in Hanoi on Monday (May 16, 2022). - AP

Indonesia:

* Indonesian Govt will raise subsidy to shield people from inflation, says Finance Minister Sri Mulyani

* More people are flying premium class now they can travel again

* Indonesia tourist bus crash in Surabaya kills 14

* Jokowi's approval rating hits six-year low

* Fifteen killed, 16 wounded in bus crash in western Indonesia

* In Indonesia, climate change takes a bite out of apple crops

* Indonesia's Pertamina to repair unit at Balikpapan refinery after fatal fire

* Alarm over FMD spreading

Thailand:

* Thailand's former deputy prime minister pinpoints six concerns for country's economic recovery

* Thailand and Saudi Arabia strive to enhance bilateral ties through exchanges of high level visits

* Indian Thomas Cup badminton heroics in Bangkok knock even cricket off front pages

* Elderly German tourist found on Phuket a week after going missing

* Flash-flood warning across Thailand as monsoon blows in

* Thailand records 5,238 Covid-19 cases and 40 deaths

* How the Lazada TikTok debacle in Thailand began and how far it went

* Sad goodbye to endless love

Members of the Thailand team celebrate after winning the men's 4x100m relay final during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Tuesday, May 16, 2022. - AFPMembers of the Thailand team celebrate after winning the men's 4x100m relay final during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Tuesday, May 16, 2022. - AFP

Philippines:

* Philippines logs 1,118 new Covid-19 cases during presidential election week

* Philippines' 7-9% GDP growth target achievable, says planning minister

* Search for members of Marcos Jr’s Philippines' Cabinet ongoing

* Emerging markets: Philippine stocks posts best session in two months; Asian stocks rise even as weak China data casts gloom

* Marcos govt and Robredo’s pink movement to determine future of democracy

* 'Depressed' Filipino bodybuilders out of SEA Games over doping rules

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 1,550 new Covid-19 cases as more than 10.7 million infections in total as off Monday (May 16)

* Vietnam unlikely to keep inflation under 4 per cent in 2022, say authorities

* Vietnam seeks to boost domestic coal production amid rising import prices

* PM Chinh meets with friends of Vietnam in the US

* Vietnam's aviation market sees strong recovery

* Vietnam to ban plastic bags by 2030

Vietnam's Khuat Phuong Anh celebrates winning the women's 800m final during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFPVietnam's Khuat Phuong Anh celebrates winning the women's 800m final during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFP

Myanmar:

* Myanmar: Assassins kill over 1,500 USDP members and supporters, says party's chairman

* Over 120 Myanmar citizens entering Thailand illegally by land and waterways held by Thai security forces

* Myanmar reports four new Covid-19 cases

* Thousands mark Buddha’s birthday despite opposition by group

Cambodia:

* Cambodia Jan-Apr trade volume tops US$17 billion; no new Covid-19 cases on Monday (May 16)

* Cambodia's bourse marks 10th anniversary, better performance expected in next decade

* Girls’ bodies in Cambodia river bank collapse found

* 50 years on, US bombings still terrorise Cambodia

Laos:

* Students in Laos going through a tough time in the “New Normal”

* Over 2,000 people enter Laos after border reopening amid pandemic

* S. Korea provides Laos with US$11mil for UXO sector

Brunei:

* Brunei and Indonesia seek to improve transport links, says ambassador

* BandarKu Ceria programme returns to Brunei capital

* Hassanal: Nation will continue to uphold peace

Buddhist monks offering prayers during Buddha Purnima, which marks Gautama Buddha's birth anniversary, at the Mahabodi Dhammaduta Vihara in Bangalore on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFPBuddhist monks offering prayers during Buddha Purnima, which marks Gautama Buddha's birth anniversary, at the Mahabodi Dhammaduta Vihara in Bangalore on Monday, May 16, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Asian stocks up but investors fear recession

* Shanghai to return to normalcy in June: Official

* Kim Jong-un blames ‘irresponsible’ officials for Covid outbreak

* Shanghai to ease Covid-19 restrictions in mid-May

* China April aluminium output hits record high as power curbs lifted

* China April property sales plunge 46.6%, fastest since at least 2010

* China's economy cools sharply in April as lockdowns bite

* How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens

* Poor workers bear the brunt of India's heatwave

* S.Korea reports 13,296 new Covid-19 cases

* S. Korea says it will spare no effort to help North Korea amid Covid outbreak

* Australia PM defends housing pitch as election campaign enters final week

* Asia stocks try to bounce, China data a risk

* Oil prices drop on profit-taking, supply fears linger

* Tourists flock to Kashmir’s lakes after pandemic restrictions ease

* S. Korea President to support Biden’s new economy grouping

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