Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Thursday (March 4)


Medical students display placards during an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 4, 2021. - AP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases up by 2,063, bringing total to 307,943 (updated daily)

Khairy: MySejahtera users only need to apply once for vaccination

Two more M'sian university programmes make it into top 100 of QS World ranking

Singapore:

No more new diesel cars, taxis in Singapore from 2025

Singapore is world's most free economy: US think-tank

Singapore regulator tells banks to monitor Myanmar fund flows after coup

Singapore to raise retirement, re-employment ages as planned in 2022

Hyflux fields at least seven non-binding offers as cash runs out

Thailand:

5-baht fares dangled as Thai airlines celebrate vaccine rollout

Thailand to consider vaccine passport, travel bubble

Thailand reopening looks more promising after coronavirus wave tamed

Facebook bans accounts linked to Thai military operations in deep South

Indonesia:

Indonesia curbs deforestation, controls forest fires in 2020: environment ministry

Indonesia's factory activity slows in February

Philippines:

Moody’s bullish on Philippines and Asean nations

Philippine journalist Ressa takes stand to rebut govt tax evasion lawsuits

Amendments to Philippine anti-drug law erode presumption of innocence: Lawmakers

Not time yet for holiday plans: Philippine Daily Inquirer editorial

Vietnam:

Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccination drive likely to begin next week: Health official

Vietjet certified with highest global rating for Covid-19 compliance

Vietnam's youngest heart transplant patient leaves hospital

Myanmar:

Three Myanmar police seek refuge in India rather than carry out junta's orders

'Everything will be OK': Slain Myanmar teen's T-shirt slogan spurs defiance

Myanmar army says ready to weather sanctions, isolation after 38 killed in 'bloodiest day' since coup

UN tells Myanmar military to 'stop murdering' protesters

World's biggest wealth fund puts Japan's Kirin Holdings on watch list over Myanmar link

Cambodia:

Cambodian PM Hun Sen gets AstraZeneca jab

Cambodia reports 31 new Covid-19 cases, total at 909

Laos:

Lao exports to Thailand decrease in January

Dengue cases in Laos rise to 131

Brunei:

Brunei-China joint venture launches Clean Beach Initiative

Brunei reports 1 new imported Covid-19 case, 188 cases in total

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