Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Tuesday (Feb 9)                


Temasek CEO Ho Ching to retire Oct 1, Pillay to take over.

Malaysia:

Economy shrank 2.8% in 4Q and 5.4% in 2020, RAM says

Ismail Sabri: Dining in at restaurants now allowed, limited to two per table

Malaysia remains attractive investment destination in Asia

Malaysia's GDP slump likely deepened in Q4 as virus restrictions stifle consumption

Two in the dock over meat cartel scandal

Three-day exemption order for ministers returning from overseas comes with many conditions, says Health Minister

Gravity-defying lion dancers brought down to earth by pandemic

Singapore:

SIA cabin crew on turnaround flight among 11 imported Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Feb 9)

Temasek CEO Ho Ching to retire Oct 1, Pillay to take over

Singapore magnate to axe army-linked Myanmar tobacco investment

Singapore expels Malaysian Isis supporter

Abalone prices down, but veg and fish prices soar ahead of CNY

Physically distant but united as one

Indonesia:

Indonesia's medical seniors get vaccines after regulator's green light; Covid-19 cases above 1.17 million

Indonesian shares reverse gains as central bank raises worries on recovery

Indonesian economy remains under stress as Covid-19 cases continue to climb

Bleak Lunar New Year in Bali

Floods trigger power outages, evacuations in Indonesia's capital

Thailand:

Pro-active tests in Bangkok find no Covid-19 cases for five straight days; 189 cases confirmed

Thailand to see Lunar New Year spending slump after Covid-19 outbreak

Thai police probe small explosions near Myanmar embassy after protests

Thailand’s Kasikornbank to open first branch in Vietnam

China vaccine ‘arriving soon’ to kickstart Thailand’s stalled inoculation

Philippines:

Duterte expects "good results" from vaccine rollout as country's Covid-19 total zoom past 540,000

Philippines government 'ready' to start vaccinations next week

Philippines to aggressively ramp up pork imports to tackle price rises

Paraded like zombies? Silay top cop says he had no intention to degrade quarantine violators

Philippine govt pushes more tax reform measures

Vietnam:

US ambassador raps Lunar New Year message to Vietnam

Xi: China ready to work with Vietnam to promote ties

Vietnam President proposes closer cooperation with China in phone talk with Xi

Vietnam culls 100,000 poultry as bird flu outbreaks spread; reports 49 Covid-19 cases

Myanmar:

Myanmar police fire to disperse protest, four hurt, one critical

Police in Myanmar crack down on crowds defying protest ban

Myanmar anti-coup protests enter fourth day - defy junta warnings

Myanmar extends curbs on gatherings to more areas: army information unit

New Zealand suspends Myanmar political, military ties after coup

Myanmar deploys martial law in cities as youths stare down army

Cambodia:

Cambodia PM calls critics of China-donated vaccines "vicious dogs"

School meals resume in Cambodia after Covid-19 interruptions

Groups fit for jabs determined

Laos:

Laos receives China-donated Covid-19 vaccine at official ceremony

Pushing the tourism button; Savannakhet joins forces with other southern provinces for package tours

Brunei:

Brunei, Singapore set for stronger agrifood, agro-tech cooperation

Brunei: Locals and foreigners nabbed in major anti-contraband operation

Asean:

Asean must act to prevent military coup from affecting regional security

WHO mission to China fails to find animal source of coronavirus

Bitcoin soars after Tesla buys US$1.5b of digital coin, plans to accept as payment for its cars

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