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SOME 20 healthcare professionals literally have to go the extra mile (and more) to ensure the success of the Covid-19 Vaccination Outreach Programme.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (June 22)
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The owner of a fruit-buying company in Chanthaburi province has been arrested by officers from Muang Chanthaburi police station and Chanthaburi Agricultural Research and Development Centre on Monday (June 21) for allegedly using counterfeit Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificates to export Vietnamese durians to China as Thai durians.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (June 19)
BEIJING (Bloomberg): Malaysian durians have topped fruit and vegetable presales at a big Chinese retail festival, showing the pulling power of the pungent delicacy.
BALIK PULAU (Bernama): There is a possibility that durians will be in short supply in Penang this year amid the total lockdown under the movement control order, says the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).
FRONTLINERS tending to Covid-19 patients at the quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang, Selangor, were treated to durian confectionary on June 11 courtesy of Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd.
LOCAL tropical fruits will make an appearance soon in Penang but for now, seasonal favourites like rambutan, langsat and cempedak will have to be sourced from Thailand and neighbouring states.
Thailand's economy has taken a knock as Covid-19 cut off travel to the tourism-reliant country and shuttered commerce, leaving people there trying hard to eke out a living to survive the pandemic-triggered downturn.
LABUAN (Bernama): Some parts of Labuan will be placed under a total lockdown from June 15 to 28, says Labuan Natural Disaster Management Committee chairman Rithuan Ismail.