Asean news headlines as at 6pm on Tuesday (Jan 26)          


Malaysia:

1. Quarantine exemption for M’sians vaccinated in S’pore mulled

2. Malaysia's Covid-19 MCO may not extend beyond Feb 4: Health Ministry

3. Malaysia allows Inter-state travel for long-distance married couples

4. Govt agencies told to be on high alert over hacking threat, says NSC

5. Covid-19: Cases up by 3,585, bringing total to 190,434

Singapore:

1. Singapore woman who claimed to be 'sovereign' to face another charge

2. Singapore factory output grows 14.3% in December, up 7.3% for 2020

3. Covid-19 pandemic could last four or five years: Singapore minister

Thailand:

1. Thai banks’ bad debt expected to rise by up to 15% this year

2. Thailand plans to start Covid-19 vaccination on Feb 14

3. Siam Bioscience breaks silence on Thai vaccine deal after Thanathorn criticism

4. Bangkok Airways to start flying to Trat, Sukhothai from Feb 1

5. Thailand sees biggest daily spike in Covid-19 cases, mostly via active testing

Indonesia:

1. Indonesia says new sovereign wealth fund attracts USD10b commitment

2. Indonesia set to pass 1 million coronavirus cases as vaccinations roll out

3. 10 trapped as landslides hit coal mine in Indonesia's South Kalimantan

4. Indonesia aims to raise US$712mil from new retail bonds

Philippines:

1. Philippine central bank tightens rules on cryptoassets to guard against money laundering

2. Philippine firms face 2021 with ‘reserved optimism’

3. Philippines confirms local transmission of British coronavirus variant

Vietnam:

1. Communist Party of Vietnam opens 13th National Party Congress in Hanoi

2. Airport logistics companies in Vietnam report profits despite pandemic

3. Vietnam firms told to be ready for legal challenges when exporting to US

Myanmar:

1. Myanmar reports 383 new Covid-19 cases, seven more deaths

Cambodia:

1. Cambodia's anti-human trafficking efforts lauded

2. Panda painting exhibition opens in Cambodian capital

Laos:

1. Lao health ministry reminds public to continue fight against dengue

2. Laos conducts over 100,000 tests for Covid-19

Brunei:

1. Asean economic progress tops agenda of senior officials

2. Brunei to mark National Day in the new normal
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