Asean News Headlines as at 6pm on Friday (Jan 22)


Covid-19: 3,631 new cases, highest death tally of 18 bring total fatalities to 660

Retired teacher cheated of RM1.8mil, cops looking for six people to aid in probe

Politician detained for allegedly producing and selling drugs

Malaysia: We need new laws to help Asean fight cybercrime


US charges Hambali, two Malaysians over Bali, Jakarta bombings

World Bank approves $500mil financing for Indonesia disaster response; Covid-19 nearing 1 million

Indonesian shares slide nearly 2% as virus death toll mounts

Indonesia probing whether faulty system contributed to Sriwijaya Air crash

Jokowi may allow private sector to offer Covid-19 vaccinations


Almost 5 million workers hit by delayed economic recovery after new Covid-19 wave

Thailand hopes for 4 per cent growth in US exports in 2021

Thai PM congratulates Biden on inauguration, calls for global unity

Thai regulator approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use


More Covid-19 community cases as complacency sets in, people advised to see doctor if sick

Singapore Exchange, Temasek tie up for digital asset venture

Almost a third of Singaporeans gained weight during pandemic, says survey

Overseas travel will be difficult even after all in Singapore get Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister


No Tsunami risk after 7.0 magnitude quake at sea; Covid-19 case now at 510,000

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines; govt say no major damages

ADB: Key Philippine sectors ready for automation


Vietnam’s tourism industry poised for growth post-pandemic

Vietnam sets up e-commerce platform for high-quality goods

Volunteers get second shot of homegrown Covid-19 vaccine


First batch of Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Myanmar's Yangon

Myanmar military seizes narcotics worth 981.3 million USD in 2020

Myanmar military seizes narcotics worth US$981.3 million in 2020

Myanmar to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines


Cambodia calls RCEP key driver for regional economic recovery, integration

Yoga fans in Phnom Penh return to mat after lockdown - with a beer


Laos urges Asean nations to bolster response to pandemic

Chinas Xi pledges support for Laos in its fight against pandemic


Brunei: Technology to counter workforce shortage, Sultan tells RBAF

Brunei records 260 days without local Covid-19 infections

Asean/Asian Top Headliners:

Malaysia, Asean share experience on digital economy with East Asian and African counterparts

China finds coronavirus cluster in major chicken processing plant

Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

One year after lockdown, Wuhan clubbers hit the dancefloor

Japan PM says determined to realise Olympics, will cooperate with Tokyo and IOC
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