Asean News Headlines as at 6pm on Sunday (Jan 24)


By SNavalan
Malaysia:

Covid-19: Nine new clusters reported, eight linked to workplaces and 3,346 new cases

Foreign companies remain committed, value long-term partnerships with Malaysia

Ismail Sabri: Failure to observe physical distancing contributes to rise in Covid-19 cases

Tourist guides in Malaysia struggle to cope amid MCO and travel ban

Singapore:

Singapore reports 48 imported Covid-19 cases; highest imported cases number since March 23

Singapore appeals for restraint during Chinese New Year

WEF’s Schwab still has hope for Singapore Davos Meeting

Johor govt sends hundreds of food baskets to Malaysian workers in Singapore

Indonesia:

Indonesia sees risks to growth on virus curbs, Covid-19 total now almost 990,000

Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party in Bali luxurious hotel

China, Indonesia strengthen ties to develop cyber security capacity and technology

Indonesia continues to develop new capital after Covid-19 vaccination

181 million people to be vaccinated by 2022

Thailand:

Thailand: Despite Covid-19 surge, provincial re-elections in 18 provinces set for Feb 7

Covid-19: Thailand tightens control at Malaysia borders

Phuket eases lockdown measures for CNY

Endangered Siamese crocodile in rare sighting at Thai national park

Vietnam:

Vietnam: Record number of delegates to attend 13th National Party Congress

Malaysia detains 16 Vietnamese fishermen, two boats for trespassing

EU condemns Vietnam over human rights crackdown

Wanted: Communist Party leadership to keep Vietnam in sweet spot amid US-China tensions



Philippines:

Philippines: Govt announce more testings required for incoming travelers

Thirteen killed in gang shoot-out with police in Philippines

Pfizer, BioNTech reach deal with Covax for 40 million vaccine doses

Nissan to close Philippines car assembly operations

Myanmar:

Myanmar's displaced Christians rebuild lives on Yangon's outskirts

Bangladesh to buy Myanmar rice, putting aside Rohingya crisis

Myanmar receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from India

Cambodia:

China-funded project saves lives of dozens of Cambodian children with heart disease

Cambodia boost trade and tourism ties with Hungary

Laos:

Full steam ahead for Asean's engineering marvel - the Laos-China railway

China seeks closer exchanges with Laos

Brunei:

Brunei's MoE to focus on digital literacy

Brunei to vaccinate 70% of population in three phases

Asian/Asean headlines stories on Saturday:

Alleged Asia drug kingpin, dubbed Asia's 'El Chapo', nabbed after Australia probe

China’s space programme plans to launch first mission to the sun next year

China: Heilongjiang Province along the Russian border, the latest hotspot for Covid-19 re-emergence

Tears and fears as India's huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

China-US relations likely to improve, experts say

11 miners rescued from east China gold mine
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