Asean News Headlines on Friday (Feb 5)


Malaysia:

Ismail Sabri puzzled over backlash at CNY SOPs, says Chinese religious bodies, associations consulted first

Covid-19: 3,391 new cases, 19 fatalities bring death toll to 845

Malaysia and Indonesia seeking Asean meeting on Myanmar after coup

Muhyiddin wants strategic, comprehensive ties between KL and Jakarta

Muhyiddin Muhyiddin meets Jokowi in Jakarta/ holds four-eye meeting with counterpart

Woman wins appeal to be declared non-Muslim in Federal Court ruling

Singapore:

Singapore: Chinatown to restrict access, no light-up this weekend and on CNY Eve

Singapore: Malaysian who broke quarantine rules has his PR revoked

20 years on, Chinese master still promotes tea culture in Singapore amid pandemic

Singapore police warn of online bak kwa scams ahead of Chinese New Year

Singapore billionaire gets windfall as dream deal with Nippon Paint comes true

Biden withdraws Trump pick for US ambassador to Singapore

Indonesia:

Jakarta considers weekend lockdowns as cases march upward; Covid-19 total now stands at 1,134,854

IFC to boost microinsurance safety nets for Indonesia's most vulnerable amid Covid-19

E-commerce platform Shopee apologises for 'inappropriate' Indonesian commercial

Indonesia virus-hit economy posts first yearly contraction since 1998

Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund should look beyond infrastructure: Indef

Indonesia's Q4 GDP shrinks more than expected

South-East Asia’s worst outbreak hammers Indonesia’s economy



Thailand:

Thailand: Minister seeks 5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for tourism industry,

Emerging Markets: Thailand, Philippines make gains as Indonesia's Q4 GDP shrinks more than expected

Thai Beverage to sell 20% of beer business in blockbuster Singapore IPO

Thailand eases restrictions on big ships to tackle container shortage

Krabi’s tourism sector sees light at the end of Thailand's Covid tunnel

Vietnam:

Vietnam: Hanoi to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations to all residents

Joss paper burning suspected cause of deadly fire in Vietnam

Vietnam exchanges get approval to use circuit breakers If needed

EU firms optimistic about Vietnam’s business climate in 2021

Covid-19 costs Vietnam Airlines over US$481 million in losses

Philippines:

Philippines announce travel rules for foreigners to be further eased Covid-19 total hits 533,587

Philippines to allow entry of more foreigners with valid visas from Feb 16

Philippines' inflation picks up to 4.2 per cent in January

Ice plant ammonia leak leaves two dead



Myanmar:


Myanmar military widens coup dragnet, hundreds arrested as scores protest at university

Key Suu Kyi aide arrested as outrage grows over Myanmar coup

Another senior Aung San Suu Kyi aide arrested in Myanmar

UN Security Council calls for release of Suu Kyi, Japan's Kirin pulls out of Myanmar

Facebook faces a reckoning in Myanmar after being blocked by military

Cambodia:

Asean discussing way to revitalise tourism, says Cambodia

Cambodia to launch Covid-19 inoculation drive on Feb 10 with Chinese vaccines

Cambodia and South Korea sign deal on work permits

Laos:

Laos: Smart city development expected to begin soon

Laos: Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia

Brunei:

Royal Brunei Police Force all set for state-of-art academy

Brunei: New clinical lab system launched with safety, efficiency in mind

Asean:

Brace yourself: Long-haul travel may not get going until 2023

Investors flock to US$5b Alibaba bond deal

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