Asean News Highlights as at 7pm on Tuesday (Feb 16)


Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat arriving at Parliament House for Budget Day 2021 on Feb 16, 2021. - ST

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases up by 2,720 bringing total to 269,165 (updated daily)

Ismail Sabri: 10km radius travel limit lifted - but inter-district, interstate travel still not allowed

Govt launches website to explain the National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan

Khairy: Govt to set up scheme to handle Covid-19 vaccine side effects

Singapore:

10 highlights of Singapore Budget 2021

Singapore Budget 2021: Petrol duties raised with immediate effect

Singapore Budget 2021: Govt to impose GST on goods bought online imported by air or post

Singapore Budget 2021: Households to get S$900m support package, including $100 CDC vouchers

Singapore to set aside S$11 bln more for Covid-19 support measures

Singapore scam victims likely to fall prey to scams again, survey found

Singapore economy on the mend but uncertainty remains over pace of recovery

Thailand:

Thai PM Prayut faces no-confidence vote as protests gather steam

Thai Cabinet okays notification on UN nuclear weapons ban treaty

Covid-19 restrictions in US a boon for Thai toy, sports equipment makers

Thailand expects first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Feb 24

Indonesia:

Quiet Asean diplomacy afoot as tensions rise in Myanmar

Indonesian banker named CEO of country's new sovereign wealth fund

Indonesia's Bank Jago to turn fully digital; applauds new upcoming regulations for financial services sector

Philippines:

Recovery of small businesses in Philippines - an uphill task

Philippine govt woos importers to plug pork shortfall

Philippines' Converge in talks with SpaceX on broadband satellite service

Philippine court throws out poll protest by Marcos' son

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 41 new Covid-19 cases, 2,269 in total

Vietnam's seafood industry expected to grow in 2021

Myanmar:

Myanmar generals defend coup, dismiss impact of US sanctions (Update)

Over 40 Mandalay lawyers face lawsuits for joining Myanmar protests, five journalists freed after signing confessions

Japan's Kirin says wants to stay in Myanmar despite scrapping joint venture ties

Myanmar military arrested 384 people from Feb 1 to Feb 13: AAPP

UN warns Myanmar against harsh response to protesters

Cambodia:

Cambodia, FAO launch project to support most vulnerable

Cambodian firms ink US$1.4mil in buy-sell deals with 16 agri-clusters

Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

Laos:

Two huge unexploded bombs found in southern Laos

Laos to open new international checkpoint with Vietnam

Over 108,000 coronavirus tests conducted in Laos

Brunei:

Brunei ranks SEA’s third in global digital inclusiveness survey

Brunei deploys four military officers for peacekeeping mission in Philippines

Brunei confirms positive Covid-19 cases among students in London

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