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Today's top headlines from Southeast Asia

(June 22, 2020)


The latest news and headlines for Asia's environmental technologies, consulting, and services companies covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand


* New vehicle sales in Malaysia plunge in May

* Vietnam Prime Minister asks Ministry to manage solar power projects for national security

* In era of COVID-19, Thailand turns away from mass tourism to target the wealthy

* Coal consumption climbs in the Philippines



Việt Nam alliance of business for environment launched

Heat wave sends temperature soaring in northern, central regions

Tracing waste a new approach for communities

HCM City targets 1,000 MWp of rooftop solar power at industrial zones by 2024

Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta adapts to saline intrusion

Zero-waste communities emerge in Hội An

EU to remove tariffs on Vietnamese tuna once trade deal takes effect

Vietbuild expo in HCM City to feature nearly 1,800 booths

PM asks to manage solar power projects for national security

Developing industrial infrastructure critical to catching FDI flow

Thailand stops imposing anti-dumping tariffs on Vietnam steel products

Việt Nam aims to enhance value of building materials



Thai trials of Covid-19 vaccine reach make-or-break stage

Villagers protest against planned garbage-fuelled power plant

Another turtle nest found on Samui

Bid to spay monkeys under way

Asean meet to gauge virus response

Rail route draft gets SRT nod

Thailand to turn away from mass tourism, target the wealthy

US, Brazil protest Thailand's pesticide ban on wheat, soy imports

Thousands of Thai workers to return to Taiwan

From down and out to the 'Tesla of Thailand'

Rice price scheme renewed

Gasohol push, tourism drive to spur BCP growth



Greenpeace touts plastic ban to LGUs

Marine experts ramp up efforts to save coral reefs from bleaching

DOTr opens all public transport as metropolis recovers from quarantine

El Nido’s Hidden Beach named among ‘best beaches’ in the world

DFA to raise to China compensation for PH fishermen

Use of plastic dividers in motorcycles dangerous

New coast guard chief aims to strengthen agency’s capacity

DOE sorts out dilemmas on exploration at ‘conflict area’

Gasoline prices up by P1.05 per liter; diesel by P0.85/liter

Bayer Corp. sees 100 K farmers using hybrid seeds by 2021

PH coal consumption climbs

Modified labeling rules for appliances set

Jollibee’s makes bulk purchase of food easier

6,500 farmers affected on higher MWSS allocation from Angat 



Mount Merapi erupts twice, officials advise residents to be on alert

Auto financing to drive recovery of multifinance sector in 2021: APPI

Mining holding MIND.ID to acquire Vale Indonesia for $392m by year-end

Clouds thicken over Indonesia’s economic growth as uncertainties persist

Oil palm smallholders suffer from falling prices, pandemic restrictions

Indonesia working on $1b solar-driven green economic recovery scheme

Jakarta’s Covid-19 Cases Surpass 10,000, East Java is Closer than Before

Indonesia Sees Worst Week in Coronavirus Outbreak



Sarawak on track to have own coast guards

Johor floods: 915 still at evacuation centres

Consumers welcome electricity bill discount

New vehicle sales plunge 62.2pct in May, a better June expected

Malaysia's aerospace manufacturers see business drop 30pct in Covid-19 era 


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