Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Wednesday (Feb 24)


Protesters hold signs as they take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Feb 24, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Muhyiddin receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Zafrul: Vaccine rollout puts Malaysia on track for economic recovery

Parliament may still be convened during Emergency, says Istana Negara

Malaysia's CPI falls 0.2% in January

Sugarbook founder pleads not guilty to publishing post on ‘sugar babies’

Singapore:

Singapore PM calls for global cooperation to ensure Covid-19 vaccines for all

Checks show no significant funds from Myanmar firms, individuals in Singapore banks: MAS

Singaporean woman admits to killing maid after 'inhumane' abuse

Singapore trials smartphone app offering mini check-ups

Eight suffer burn injuries after fire in Singapore's Tuas industrial building

Thailand:

Thailand welcomes first batch of Sinovac vaccines

Thai Cabinet approves draft agreement with Interpol

Garment workers in Thailand receive full compensation after wages exposé

Thai ‘Elephant Ticket’ protest at police HQ ends peacefully

Free Chao Phraya River electric boat rides for six months

Indonesia:

Indonesia launches 'priority list' to jack up investment in key industries

Indonesian venture capital firms upbeat about investments, IPOs

Indonesia cancels foreign minister's planned visit to Myanmar

Russian fugitive nabbed in Bali after dramatic attempt to escape deportation

Philippines:

Philippine FM defends move to monitor foreign funding for NGOs

Philippines to probe use of illegal Covid-19 vaccines

Amid flak over delayed delivery of shots, Philippine govt stands by vaccine cluster

Vietnam:

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

Vietnam receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

RCEP offers Vietnam opportunity to expand agricultural exports

Myanmar:

Myanmar minister flies to Thailand for crisis talks

Asean should facilitate talks, not deal solely with junta: Envoy of ousted Myanmar lawmakers

Asean’s Myanmar plan deserves support: Global Times contributor

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

Myanmar's military coup creates banking woes

Cambodia:

Election panel finds Cambodia's new voter list acceptable

Cambodia sees marked drop in landmine, munition casualties in last 24 years: PM

Cambodian Embassy in South Korea looks for missing woman

Laos:

Germany provides US$1.8mil for Lao garment workers affected by pandemic

UNDP will continue targeted goals for Laos

Brunei:

Brunei minister calls for shift in thinking

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