Asean News Headlines on Saturday (Feb 27)


Malaysia:

EPF, Malaysian pension fund, assets grow to value of US$252bil in 2020

EPF declares 5.2% for conventional savings, 4.9% for syariah

KJ: More than 3,500 have received Pfizer shots, over a million already registered on MySejahtera app

Khairy: Health Ministry reviewing terms of purchase for Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Titles will not save drug syndicate masterminds from the law, assures IGP

CPO futures trading to remain range bound next week

Covid-19: First batch of CoronaVac vaccine arrives at KLIA

Singapore:

Experts: Covid-19 vaccines administered in Singapore will not alter a person's DNA and are safe

More than 26,000 Home Team front-liners get Covid-19 vaccine jab; 12 new imported cases on (Feb 27)

Singapore’s richest property clan looks ahead after record loss

Singapore's Olam plans to list food ingredients unit by H1 2022

China and Singapore conduct joint naval exercise in South China Sea to ‘address risks’

Rendezvous ends with jail for Briton under notice

Indonesia:

Indonesia logs trade balance surplus of US$1.96bil in January

Indonesia starts Covid-19 vaccination for athletes as Covid-19 cases are now almost 1.33 million

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis

Tempers flare in Indonesia as the privileged few get vaccinated ahead of the queue

Indonesia says "ready to fight" EU at WTO over nickel export curbs

Indonesia permits private Covid-19 vaccination scheme



Thailand:

PM's vaccination postponed but no reason given for delay as govt confirms 72 new Covid-19 cases

Malaysian IGP: 15 wanted Thai militants might try to sneak into Malaysia

Thailand eyes US$1bil from notes tied to Libor successor

Thailand's exports dip 0.3 percent in January; speed limit will be raised to 120kph in April

Thailand still a top choice for tourists post-pandemic

Court grants bail to three convicted ministers ousted from Cabinet

Philippines:

Philippines confirms 2,921 new Covid-19 cases, highest in over 4 months; total now at 574,247

Philippines' Duterte signs indemnity bill for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in capital until end-March

Philippine soldiers ordered to get virus vaccine for Covid-19

‘Beware of anti-Asian attacks’ - Embassy tells US

Vietnam:

Vietnam Jan-Feb FDI inflows up 5% y/y to US$2.5bil, says planning ministry

Vietnam: E-commerce to continue booming in 2021; govt reports 6 new Covid-19 cases

Vietnam says panel recommends Sputnik V, Moderna vaccines for use

Mitsubishi pulls out of Vinh Tan 3 coal project in Vietnam, sources say



Myanmar:

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman dead, media say

China is engaging with "relevant" parties in Myanmar to end conflict, says its UN envoy

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon

Bangladesh under "no obligation" to accept stranded Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, says minister

Myanmar police move to stamp out protests after envoy appeals to UN to stop coup

Myanmar envoy appeals to UN to stop coup; more protests planned

Cambodia:

Cambodia's new cluster in Preah Sihanouk hits 259 cases; 26 more local Covid-19 cases on Feb 27

Angkor Wat not enough? Theme park planned near ancient Cambodian site

Between a rock and a hard place - Many Cambodians still hope to work in Thailand

Laos:

Laos issues new decree on dams aimed at minimising harm

Laos govt urges officials to closely monitor self-quarantine of people entering Laos

Brunei:

Wisma Putra: Hisham to make three-day official visit to Brunei

Royal Brunei AirForce: Playing its role in air surveillance, support - a special report

Brunei extends border closure with Malaysia due to Covid-19

Asean:

M’sia, China working together in procurement deals, clinical trials for other Chinese vaccines, says China envoy

Coronavirus: apart from Wuhan, China’s death rates didn’t rise at start of pandemic, study finds

Zoom’s 400% surge propels ‘Superman’ Li Ka-shing back to the top of Hong Kong’s rich list

Pokemon's appeal continues to endure, even during the pandemic
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