Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (June 27, 2022)


France's President Emmanuel Macron and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo talk prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7 summit at Elmau Castle, Germany, on Monday (June 27, 2022). - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,003 new cases bring total infections to 4,556,664

* Covid-19: Rise in new infections, drop in death cases last week - Health DG

* RM1.74bil BKM Phase 2 will benefit 8.6 million recipients, says Tengku Zafrul

* Sivasangari out of Commonwealth Games after major car crash

* Finas to promote popular M'sian destinations to international film producers

* M'sia hopes UN-Habitat recognises its SDG cities roadmap, says Reezal Merican

* M'sia proud to be first Asian country to hose harbour masters' congress, says Dr Wee

* Online sales scam syndicate busted, 23 Taiwan nationals arrested

* Govt must come up with strategic plan to address energy, food security, says Shafie

* Sarawak aims to become net food exporter by 2030, says Abang Johari

* Tajuddin: Ahmad Zahid should step down as Umno president, he’s a liability

* Sapura Energy returns to the black with RM91.9mil net profit in 1Q

A crocodile swims in a river at the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve in Singapore on Monday, June 27, 2022. - AFPA crocodile swims in a river at the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve in Singapore on Monday, June 27, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore DPM says that country is facing resurgence in Covid-19 cases; govt cannot rule out tightening virus measures

* Singapore’s fast rising inflation adds pressure to tighten policy

* Shocker in Singapore: Driver's SUV dives front-first into walkway at Royal Square Novena

* Man expected to plead guilty to disposing body of missing teen Felicia Teo in Punggol in 2007

* Man charged with murder of missing teen Felicia Teo gets discharge not amounting to acquittal

* No tightening of Covid-19 measures in Singapore but it can't be ruled out

* Durian fans flock to stalls to savour bumper harvest

* Surcharge for taxi rides from Changi Airport extended

* Oil prices volatile ahead of G7 discussions on Russian exports

* Asian shares rally after Wall Street logs rare winning week

Four-month-old juvenile Komodo dragons, hatched in captivity as part of a breeding programme for the endangered lizard, are seen in their enclosure at the Surabaya Zoo, East Java province on Monday, June 27, 2022. - AFPFour-month-old juvenile Komodo dragons, hatched in captivity as part of a breeding programme for the endangered lizard, are seen in their enclosure at the Surabaya Zoo, East Java province on Monday, June 27, 2022. - AFP

Indonesia

* Omicron subvariant wave may peak in Indonesia in second to third week of July, says health minister

* Slovenian rider Tim Gasjer of Team HRC wins 2022 motorcross world championship Grand Prix (MXGP) of Indonesia

* Intolerant schools cause for alarm in Indonesia, but humane approach necessary, say experts

* Budget-busting inflation relief forces Asia into narrowing aid to the most-needy

* Personal data protection bill faces further delay despite progress in Indonesia

* Japan PMs defence doctrine and Aseans position: Jakarta Post contributor

* Indonesia central bank to go all out with policy to keep inflation low-official

* Jokowi starts dialogue to end war

Thailand's Chawanwat Juntaphadawon in action during the men's 3m springboard in the FINA World Championships on Monday (June 27) at the Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary. - ReutersThailand's Chawanwat Juntaphadawon in action during the men's 3m springboard in the FINA World Championships on Monday (June 27) at the Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Thailand central bank says policy tightening won't disrupt recovery

* Thailand govt bank launches housing loans for LGBTQ+ couples

* Tourism on the way up Thailand sees two million foreign visitors from Jan 1-June 26

* Emerging markets: Thai central bank says inflation will be higher than expected as Asia FX rise on respite from recession woes

* Phuket lifts mask mandate, eases other Covid-19 restrictions

* Covid-19 cases in Thailand 10 times higher than reported: Top virologist

* Thailand records 1,735 Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths

* Thaksin scion is top choice for PM

Philippines:

* World Bank agrees to help tackle malnutrition in Philippines

* Fear and defiance for families of Philippine drug war dead

* Louise Araneta-Marcos - The 'Number one adviser'; Philippine First Lady to play key role in husband's government

* China looks to Marcos to revive oil exploration talks

* From pariah to president: Marcos Jr takes over Philippines' top job

* US WWII ship that fought Japan found off Philippines

* Filipina wins transgender pageant in Thailand

* Duterte slams ICC prosecutor’s plan to reopen drug war probe

People practice yoga to mark at a park in Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province. - AFPPeople practice yoga to mark at a park in Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 637 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (June 27); all cases are domestic transmission

* Vietnam halts scuba diving off popular Hon Mun island to protect coral

* Vietnam jumps 39 notches in CEOWORLD quality of life rankings, now ranked 62nd in the world

* Cashless payments still booming post Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam

* Fee reductions offer little benefit to Vietnam maritime firms

* Automatic toll collection set for all expressways in Vietnam by end of July

Myanmar:

* Myanmar burns seized drugs worth RM850mil in three cities to mark world drug day

* Asean envoy appeals to Myanmar junta to spare Suu Kyi jail

* Slow progress of Asean peace plan for Myanmar criticised

* Traditional boxers back in the ring after hiatus in Myanmar

Cambodian students at the back of a motor-cart as they go to school outside Phnom Penh. - AFPCambodian students at the back of a motor-cart as they go to school outside Phnom Penh. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's ruling party thanks people for overwhelmingly voting for it in commune polls

* Cambodia confirms ruling party landslide victory in polls

* Sihanoukville police get tough on gun dealers

Laos:

* Laos National Assembly suggests extending visa duration to attract tourists

* Laos government allocates over US$100mil to solve ongoing fuel crisis in country

* Lao PM: Embezzlement, lax management key to losses by state enterprises

Brunei:

* Brunei capital abuzz with Eco Festival

* Over 12 per cent of Brunei's get fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The eastern artificial island and the Hong Kong Link Road section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Hong Kong, China. - BloombergThe eastern artificial island and the Hong Kong Link Road section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Hong Kong, China. - Bloomberg

AseanPlus:

* Heavy rain and floods bring renewed calls in China for "sponge cities"

* Japan braces for power crunch as temperatures climb, rainy season ends

* Casino hub Macau launches third round of Covid testing as infections rise

* Asian markets extend rally as rate hike fears subside

* Shanghai businesses struggle to get back on their feet after Covid-19 lockdown

* International schools offer golf, skiing in Japan, luring rich Chinese parents

* Climate change protest throws Sydney traffic into chaos, 11 arrested

* A US$2 trillion free-fall rattles crypto to the core

* Golf-Months after almost quitting golf, Li wins first title since 2018

* EU countries to discuss options to jointly curb gas demand

* China renews yellow alert for rainstorms in vast regions

* Crisis-hit Sri Lanka shuts schools, urges work from home to save fuel

* As China shuts out world, Internet access from abroad gets harder too

* Germany's Scholz still deciding whether to attend G20 summit if Putin attends

* Ukraine's Zelensky to press G7 for more help as war rages

* Youth sparkles but swimming's golden oldies still winning titles at World Championships in Budapest

* Fatal backslide on women's rights in US, says China Daily

* China's Clover says its Covid-19 booster shot candidate lifts antibody against Omicron

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