Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Thursday (Feb 18)


Rosmah Mansor leaving court after decision at the end of prosecution in the corruption case involving solar hybrid project in Sarawak on Feb 18,2021. - The Star

Malaysia:

Rosmah ordered to enter defence in corruption case

Covid-19: Cases up by 2,712 bringing total to 274,875 (updated daily)

MCO: Two-per-table rule relaxed, now limited by table size, says Ismail Sabri

MAS joins global initiative to increase women's representation in aviation industry

11 suspects of 'Anonymous Malaysia' hacker group nabbed

Covid-19: Health Ministry approves ‘deep throat saliva’ method as alternative to swab test

Singapore:

Singapore, Indonesia express 'grave concern' over Myanmar, support informal Asean meet

Business travellers can now meet at Singapore's Changi facility without quarantine

Singtel hack part of global data breaches involving vendor Accellion

Singapore couple who dumped baby wanted in Taiwan for murder

Fake degree scandal: Singapore probes 15 work pass holders linked to Indian university

AirAsia food to spread its wings and start deliveries in Singapore

Singapore's S$870mil aviation support package to increase wage subsidies to 50%

Thailand:

Thai activist Arnon named one of ‘Time 100 Next’ emerging leaders

Thailand named 5th most culturally influential country

Thai government feels heat from lawmakers over 'slow' vaccine roll-out

Indonesia:

Indonesian banking regulator says Sea Group's Shopee acquires Bank BKE

Indonesia's health minister says Covid-19 testing insufficient as fears mount of worsening situation

Police foil sale of 24 protected animals in Indonesia's East Java

Philippines:

Philippine court dismisses one of three De Lima drug cases

Philippine senator urges govt to open up transportation sector

Philippines logs 1,744 new Covid-19 cases, WHO calls for 'careful' reopening of economy

Vietnam:

Vietnam firms told brand building is key to success

Vietnam's garment export revenue up to US$2.6bil in January

Vietnam reports 18 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases

Myanmar:

Protesters out again in Myanmar, police use water cannon in capital

From city centres to ancient capital, protesters denounce Myanmar coup

Anti-coup hackers target Myanmar govt sites as protesters jam Yangon roads (Update)

Myanmar junta targets paralysing strikes, as arrests near 500

Cambodia:

Partnership to provide Cambodian youth with mobile devices, data service

Malaysia’s Pestech and Furukawa Electric bag US$41mil job in Cambodia

Laos:

Micro-businesses dominate Laos’ enterprises: survey

Lao polls panel pledges smooth voting process on Feb 21

Laos seeks changes to expressway toll, currency exchange rates

Brunei:

Brunei launches Gastronomy Week

Brunei warns boat operators, passengers to be safe during N-Day

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