Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Sunday (Feb 28)


Protesters attempting to contain tear gas fired by security forces in an attempt to disperse them during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Sunday (Feb 28, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia:

Khairy: Ministry monitoring allegations of Covid-19 vaccine queue-jumping

Health Ministry: 2,437 new cases for 300,752 total, nine new deaths

Kitingan: About 3,000 pigs to be culled in Pitas, Sabah to prevent spread of ASF

‘Tan Sri’, ‘Datuk’ drug lords hiding behind legitimate businesses, says Bukit Aman

Ringgit may continue to be under pressure against US dollar next week

Bursa Malaysia likely to re-test 1,600-level from Monday (March 1)

EPF navigates safely through pandemic-stricken 2020

Singapore:

Dormitory resident among 11 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Technician dies after being trapped in lift shaft during repair works in North Bridge Rd, Singapore

S'pore: More recycling vending machines for drink containers to be rolled out in Jurong

Singapore: Severe burn victims face operations and long, intensive rehab

Vaccinated seniors in Singapore agree getting Covid-19 jabs was right move

Indonesia:

Lawmakers' families get vaccinated together with a host of issues as country's Covid-19 total is now almost 1.35 million

Covid-19 aside - now into the dry season, Indonesia gears up for forest and bush fires control

Grab drive-thru service to boost Indonesia vaccination drive

South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah, known for his antigraft stance, arrested by KPK

Anger as graft suspects, lawmakers’ families get vaccinated



Thailand:

Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination begins as country logs another 70 new Covid-19 cases

Thailand still one of the top choices for post-Covid tourists, surveys show

Thailand’s Phuket aims to become ‘immunity island’ for tourists as it seeks post-coronavirus bounce-back

Thailand starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Sinovac vaccine

Over 300 abandoned cats rescued in Bangkok

Philippines:

Mass vaccination to begin on March 1 as Covid-19 cases top 576,000 on Sunday (Feb 28)

Philippines finally receives Covid19 vaccine after several delays

China's PLA provides Covid-19 vaccines to Philippine military

China-donated Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Philippines

Partial virus curbs in capital extended

Vietnam:

World Bank: Vietnam a trusted economic model as Asian economies are failing to innovate in line with growth

Vietnam lures US$5.46bil in foreign investment

Hanoi students to return to schools on March 2; six more Covid-19 cases confirmed

Panel picks Sputnik V and Moderna for use



Myanmar:

Myanmar crackdown leaves at least 9 dead in violent weekend

At least five dead in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

Myanmar forces disperse rallies with 3 reported dead in anti-coup crackdown

Myanmar's UN ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

Myanmar's UN envoy fired for denouncing junta as crackdowns continue

Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day; two dead, several hurt

Cambodia:

Cambodian PM details plans for anti-drug campaign - a rising issue in country

Cambodia's Covid-19 cluster cases hit 302; rising problem in fight against pandemic

Students get textbooks to ease learning disruptions

Laos:

Laos: UNICEF provides Covid-19 response learning materials

Laos Cabinet prepares for landmark inaugural National Assembly session

Japan gives boost to cross-border management

Brunei:

Gearing up for the future: New guidebook outlines future of Brunei education

Minister: Brunei must to ready to face cyrbersecurity threats

Asean:

South-East Asian nations moving their vaccination programmes with Chinese vaccines to fight Covid-19

Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea

The right time for a rendezvous

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