Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (May 22, 2022)


It was a full turnout as more than 40,000 fans turned up for the SEA Games football final between Vietnam and Thailand on Sunday (May 22) at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi. Vietnam won 1-0 to bag the all-important goal at the Games. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,021 new cases bring total to 4,489,503

* Covid-19: Over 1.1 million kids fully vaccinated

* Malaysian Ravichandran conquers Everest for third time

* Chicken supply shortage prompts traders in Perlis to ration sales

* High demand, poultry disease among causes of insufficient chicken supply in S'gor, says exco rep

* E-hailing fare hike: Govt to study need for change in regulations

* Unsafe sex main cause of HIV/AIDS infections in M'sia

* Malaysian-born former dolphin trainer wins Tangney MP seat in Australia polls

* Approximately RM19.8mil in lost to Macau scams in Selangor this year

* Labuan MMEA detains tanker vessel with illegal foreign crew

* Malay, not Bahasa Malaysia for Asean use, says PM

* Ringgit seen trading at range-bound at RM4.38 to RM4.40 against the US dollar this week

Indonesian players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out against Malaysia during the 3-4th placing SEA Games bronze medal match at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Sunday. Indonesia won 4-3 t bag the bronze. - ReutersIndonesian players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out against Malaysia during the 3-4th placing SEA Games bronze medal match at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Sunday. Indonesia won 4-3 t bag the bronze. - Reuters

Singapore:

* Singapore reports 2,827 new Covid-19 cases as its total infection now stands at 1,269,635 as of Sunday (May 22)

* SEA Games: I gave it my all, says Loh Kean Yew after Singapore's world champion falls to Thai in final

* World in one of the most severe energy crises since 1970s, says WEF

* Singapore police warn of banking-related phishing scams after 10 people lose over S$70,000 (RM223,000)

* Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 2 to reopen in phases from May 29

* Asean HSR rolls on, pandemic or not

* Crypto crash mental toll

Indonesia

* Skills training, job matching, boost investor confidence in Kendal Industrial Park in Indonesia

* Indonesia's fractured student movement losing power to effect change

* Indonesia to reimpose local palm oil sales rule as it ends export ban

* Malaysia sees sustained competitiveness even as Indonesia resumes palm oil exports

* Why Indonesia should not fail its G20 presidency

* Cleric’s supporters stage protests

General view of the venue during the football final between Vietnam and Thailand on Sunday. - ReutersGeneral view of the venue during the football final between Vietnam and Thailand on Sunday. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Chadchart Sittipunt: Bangkok’s new governor is a ‘man of the people’

* It's below 5,000 cases now as Thailand records 4,739 Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths on Sunday (May 22)

* Taiwan's Tai turns tables on Olympic champ Chen of China to win Thailand Open

* Zii Jia makes remarkable comeback to capture Thailand Open title

* APEC should push for strong policies to avert future crises, says Thai deputy PM

* Delegates walk out on Russian speaker at Apec meet

Philippines:

* SEA Games: Philippines women bag much-treasured basktball gold after men suffer shock defeat at the hands of Indonesia

* SEA Games: I can win another gold in Paris 2024, says Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz

* Philippines govt now also focusing on ‘long Covid-19’ cases

* Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Philippines in Batangas province on the main island of Luzon

* Available, accessible, affordable food for all

* Marcos seeks to junk disqualification petitions

A country's hero - Vietnam's Nham Manh Dung celebrates scoring his tam's winning goal against Thailand during the football final on Sunday (May 22). Vietnam won 1-0. - ReutersA country's hero - Vietnam's Nham Manh Dung celebrates scoring his tam's winning goal against Thailand during the football final on Sunday (May 22). Vietnam won 1-0. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Infections are dipping as Vietnam reports 1,319 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (May 22)

* Preserving the Mekong Delta's floating markets is important part of culture and tourism, says researchers in Vietnam

* Va-va-vovinam: Vietnam's martial art flies on SEA Games return

* Malaysian golf - Nothing but superlative in Hanoi

* Vietnam's HCMC bourse head sacked

* Rescued bear cubs adjusting to life in sanctuary

Myanmar:

* Penang MMEA detains two barter trade ships from Myanmar

* Infection are going lower as Myanmar reports only 16 more Covid-19 cases

* Myanmar exports over 144,034 metric tons of rice in April

* In-person peace talks begin in Myanmar

Vietnam's Do Hung Dung(in red)  in action against Thailand during the SEA Games football final on Sunday. - ReutersVietnam's Do Hung Dung(in red) in action against Thailand during the SEA Games football final on Sunday. - Reuters

Cambodia:

* Cambodia govt announces alcohol ban on June 4-5 due to commune council elections

* Cambodia takes measures to save rare Royal Turtle as 30 of the endangered species hatch in captivity in country

* Campaigning starts for commune polls in Cambodia

* Fifth jab for priority groups from June 9 in Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos government advise public advised to avoid unnecessary travel, to save fuel for agriculture

* Land-sea train from China to Laos launched with faster clearance

Brunei:

* Brunei: 33 per cent of children in age group five-11 have received second dose of vaccination; 271 new cases reported

* Brunei govt to upgrade water treatment plant and address water issues in country

Vietnam's supporters celebrate after their tam had beaten Thailand 1-0 in the football final and bag the much-wanted gold medal at  the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Sunday, May 22, 2022. - AFPVietnam's supporters celebrate after their tam had beaten Thailand 1-0 in the football final and bag the much-wanted gold medal at the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Sunday, May 22, 2022. - AFP

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* Mainland Chinese ship Piano Land could provide ‘cruises to nowhere’ in Hong Kong from July, sources say

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* China’s zero-Covid policy questioned as expert says ‘stabilising the economy will protect lives’

* China’s Yang Jiechi warns US security adviser Jake Sullivan about Washington’s Taiwan moves

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* Coronavirus: Hong Kong adults aged under 60 could get fourth vaccine dose if at risk of higher exposure to Covid-19

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