Asean News Headlines on Friday (Feb 19)


Customers purchase dinner at an Indonesian fast food restaurant in Jakarta on February 19, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

PM: Digital economy to contribute 22.6% to nation's GDP by 2025

Malaysia to get 5G in stages by year-end, says PM

Malaysiakini fined RM500k for contempt

Covid-19: Cases up by 2,936 bringing total to 277,811 (updated daily)

AirAsia to name plane after Sabah tourism icon

S'pore - Johor RTS link on track for completion date of Dec 2026

RON97, RON95 prices to increase by four sen, diesel price unchanged

Income tax e-filing for 2020 starts March 1

Singapore:

Singaporean woman who arranged for models to provide sexual services jailed five months, fined

Singapore residents aged 60-69 to get Covid-19 vaccine from March, rest from April

Singapore anti-drone firm cuts Myanmar ties after coup

Singapore's CPF interest rates to remain unchanged for second quarter of 2021

S Pass quota cut not likely to slow Singapore's manufacturing growth: Analysts

Thailand:

TRIS Rating maps out rocky path to Thai economic recovery

Security tight as Bangkok braces for protests

Thai govt files royal insult complaint against lawmaker

Covid, stronger baht pull Thailand down in world food market

Automobile exports in Thailand soar despite Covid-induced slowdown

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Supreme Court goes online during pandemic. Technical glitches now risk fair trial

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts, spews red-hot lava

Philippines:

Philippines set to take rare top spot for IPOs in South-east Asia

Philippine leader urges Congress to pass bill to expedite vaccine rollout

Philippine military chief stresses need to 'stand alone'

Vietnam:

Remittances to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City at record US$6.1bil in 2020: media

Internet connection in Vietnam to get back to normal on Feb 24

Vietnam arrests three drug traffickers, seizes 18kg synthetic drugs

Myanmar:

Myanmar grieves after young anti-coup protester's death

Myanmar protester shot in the head has died, says brother

India joins Britain, US and Canada in raising pressure on Myanmar generals

Myanmar's coup opponents welcome new British, Canadian sanctions

World Bank taking 'extra cautious' approach toward Myanmar

Cambodia:

Cambodian govt urged to transfer children from prisons

Cambodia imposes hefty fines on Covid-19 quarantine violators

Rights group: Cambodia Internet gateway will hurt privacy

Laos:

New Lao report proposes action plan to boost FDI opportunities

Business operators in Laos form association to promote SMEs

Brunei:

Japan envoy lauds Brunei’s Covid response

Brunei reports one Covid-19 recovery, active cases decrease to three

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