Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Monday (Feb 22)


Malaysia:

Covid-19: 2,192 new cases, six fatalities bring death toll to 1,062

AirAsia sees ray of hope as vaccines rolled out, upbeat on RM2.5b fund raising

Malaysia builds strong investment momentum in digital and tech sector

FBM KLCI expected to climb to 1,870-level in 2021

Foreign fund outflow widens to RM466.42mil

MoF Inc to secure 5G licence

Singapore:

Singapore announces 10 new cases - one in community and 9 imported cases; investigation on Malaysian truck driver ongoing

Singapore looking into Malaysian Covid-19 case for visit to local casino

Singapore: Private clinic nurse allegedly molested male patient at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Singapore hopes to balance its Budget as economy picks up: DPM Heng

Speeding is top motorist offence

Indonesia:

Indonesia president warns of forest fires as hot spots detected; Covid-19 cases escalates above 1.288 million

Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia's West Java

Indonesia issues implementing rules of investment law reform

Bank Indonesia policy to boost weak demand hinges on consumer, bank appetites: governor

Jakarta cleans up after floods kill five

Thailand:

Prayut to get first Sinovac shot despite claiming it is unsuitable for those above 60 as Thailand confirms 89 cases on Monday (Feb 22)

Thailand and Indonesia bond yields rise to multi-month highs but Philippine shares drop

Thailand’s first group of tourists arrives in Phuket

Thailand's first lot of Sinovac vaccine to arrive on Feb 24

Thai border under close watch as Myanmar Covid-19 and political situation worsens

Philippines:

Philippines approves emergency use of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine as cases are getting higher and total now at 563,456

Unmoved by China's new law, Philippine military continues patrols

Philippines' Covid-19 response incompetent: columnist

Thousands evacuated as storm approaches

Vietnam:

Vietnam expects hospitality recovery in 2021: Savills

Vietnam to start Covid-19 vaccinations in March, says state media

Ho Chi Minh developers move to other provinces on cheaper prices, improving transport infrastructure

Tourism on track in Vietnam despite pandemic

Vietnam, China to fight crime

Myanmar:

UN refugee agency calls for rescue of Rohingya stranded at sea

Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat, capital almost at standstill

Myanmar gripped by strike as anti-coup protests build

US vows 'firm action' against Myanmar military

Myanmar protests stall fuel imports, drive up costs

UN condemns Myanmar junta after three killed in anti-coup unrest

Cambodia:

Cambodia denies new law sets up China-style internet controls; new cluster sees 35 new Covid-19 cases

Businesses in Cambodia advised to download "Stop Covid" QR code; 17 more cases confirmed

Cambodia govt says there will be no major closures despite new Covid-19 cluster

Laos:

Laos: Asean is pushing forward with post-pandemic recovery

Japan, WFP helps recover Laos’ communities from floods

Voters elect MPs to national, provincial parliaments

Brunei:

Brunei: Forgery lands government clerk behind bars

Brunei: Cockfighting match ends with 42 arrests

Asean:

Indonesian plan calls for South-East Asia to hold Myanmar junta to election pledge

Bill Gates says social-media bans aren’t answer to divisiveness

Close watch on borders as political, virus situation gets worse

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