Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

Get up to speed with what’s happening in the fastest growing region in the world. 

Batek boy dies after eight days in hospital

The 3-year-old Orang Asli boy from the Batek tribe from Kuala Noh, Nasri Rosli, who has been warded at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII) for the past eight days, died Sunday. 

His death brings the number of Orang Asli from the same village who have died over the past month or so to 15 so far. – New Straits Times.

Singapore non-oil exports plunge 15.9% in May; biggest fall in more than 2 years

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) worsened further to 15.9 per cent year on year in May, the biggest drop in more than two years as electronic exports plunged. – The Straits Times.

What to expect from team Prayut

Gen Prayut was formally elected as the country’s 29th prime minister by parliament. However, the military will still remain his tool to maintain a stable government and help achieve his vision for the country, says a military source close to the prime minister. – Bangkok Post

Prabowo to present ῾unexpected᾽ witness in court

Ahead of the second hearing on June 18, losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s legal team has announced it will present 30 witnesses at the Constitutional Court to support the appeal against the 2019 presidential election result. – The Jakarta Post

Tarlac university slammed over LGBT graduates’ attire rule

Detained opposition senator Leila de Lima lambasted on Monday a Tarlac university that barred six transgender students from wearing dresses during their graduation rites. – Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Will the Mekong Delta sink by 2100?

The Mekong Delta loses 300 hectares of land each year because of river and coastline erosion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). – Cambodia Daily.