Asean News Headlines as at 6pm on Wednesday (Jan 27)


Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi inspects and watches the vaccination processes to health workers at a hospital on Jan. 27, 2021, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. - AP

Malaysia:

1. Malaysia's first Covid-19 vaccine trial officially underway

2. Petronas named most valuable Asean brand for 2021

3. Covid-19: Cases up by 3,680, bringing total to 194,114 (updated daily)

4. Ringgit to perform in 2021 despite short-term headwinds

Singapore:

1, Singapore PM to celebrate CNY with just 8 visitors

2.Singapore faces talent crunch as tech giants scale up

3. Global tech giants expanding in Singapore

4. Singapore rolls out Covid-19 vaccine for seniors: How to get your jab

Thailand:

1. Covid-proof Vietnam launches showcase to attract Thai investors

2. Thai MPs vote to remove kratom from narcotics list

3, Thailand monitors demand for LNG following Covid-19 impact

4. Thai govt to offer 30 million people Bt7,000 each in new round of Covid relief

Indonesia:

1. Circular economy may add up to $45b to Indonesia’s GDP by 2030

2. Indonesia's Mt Merapi unleashes river of lava in new eruption

3. New pandemic developments worry Indonesian businesses

Philippines:

1. Philippine province cancels award for China Communications' US$13bil airport project

2. Philippines scrambles to contain Covid-19 variants

Vietnam:

1. Vietnam's Communist Party chief nominated for re-election: State media

2. Vietnam: Foreign debts under control

3. E-commerce to continue growing in Vietnam this year

Cambodia:

1. Cambodia's cash-strapped cyclo drivers treated to pedal-in movie

2. Striking Cambodian workers get factory to meet demands

Myanmar:

1. Myanmar launches nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme

Laos:

1. Lao govt monitors border strictly to avoid second wave of Covid-19

2. Lao provinces suffer tourist slump as pandemic deepens

Brunei:

1. Brunei Health Minister recognised for breaking epidemic chain

2. Brunei records one imported Covid-19 case

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