Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Friday (March 5)


This long-exposure image shows lava flowing down from the crater of Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, as seen from Sleman near the city of Yogyakarta early on Friday (March 5, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia:

Health Ministry: 10 new Covid-19 clusters recorded, eight linked to workplaces

BN parties never agreed to appeal to King for Parliament sitting during Emergency, say MCA and MIC presidents

M'sian man allegedly assaulted in New York amid spike in anti-Asian hate attacks

Ismail Sabri: No Lima'21, not even virtually but it will be back in 2023

Can low-cost Malaysian airlines help post-pandemic tourism recovery?

Bank Negara forex reserves higher at US$109bil

No more 'wayang kulit', Umno must decide to quit Perikatan govt immediately, says Ku Li

Singapore:

Health Minister: More than 350,000 Singapore residents have received first Covid-19 jab; 9 imported Covid-19 cases

Singapore's aviation sector to see some recovery this year, goal is to reopen safely, says Minister

Singapore says "national shame" for armed forces to use weapons against own people

Covid-19: Three M'sians among 18 new imported cases in S'pore Thursday (March 4)

MP under probe over sign supporting hawkers

‘Watch Myanmar fund flows’

Hyflux fields non-binding bids as cash dries up

Indonesia:

Jokowi: Indonesia aims to vaccinate 40 million people by June as country's Covid-19 total goes above 1.368 million

Palm oil row fuels Swiss vote on Indonesia trade deal

Emerging markets: Indonesia's rupiah hits 4-month low as Asian stocks take big hit

Indonesia plans to regulate e-commerce to stop predatory pricing

Indonesia sinks 10 illegal foreign fishing vessels

Deforestation rate curbed in 2020, says ministry



Thailand:

Thailand plans to vaccinate 40 million population in 2021; confirms 79 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (March 5)

Thai military denies involvement in network removed by Facebook

Prisoners put to work in Thai factories desperate for labour

Thai govt launches Bt4.4bil study on Isthmus of Kra land bridge in the south

Funny temple statues get hilarious tourism makeover

Facebook removes 185 accounts linked to military

Philippines:

Philippines records 3,045 new Covid-19 cases, highest in over 4 months; total now at 587,704

Giant clam shells worth US$3.3 million seized in Philippine raid

Philippine inflation quickens further as food costs soar; picks up to 4.7% in February, highest since January 2019

Amendments to anti-drug law ‘erode presumption of innocence’

Push to end quarantine as shots rolled out

Ressa takes stand to rebut tax evasion case

Vietnam:

MMEA tracking Vietnamese fishing crew who escaped after their boats sank

Vietnam's cloth import surges over 2 months; Covid-19 total now stands 2,488

Businesses want more help from the Vietnam Government

US, Vietnam interests ‘aligned’ amid some tensions, says US envoy

‘Vaccination set to begin next week’

Vietnam now warned to stay vigilant over influenza A (H5N8)



Myanmar:

Coup-hit Myanmar sees temporary nationwide electricity outage; fresh bloodshed on the streets

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

Myanmar police open fire, kill one; UN Security Council due to meet on crisis

Large crowds attend funeral of teenage protester shot dead in Mandalay

Myanmar journalists refuse to apologise to govt

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

US adds Myanmar ministries, military businesses to trade blacklist

US blocked Myanmar junta attempt to empty US$1bil New York Fed account

Cambodia:

Cambodia adopts tougher law to prevent spread of Covid-19

Cambodian dog slaughterhouse shuts as meat trade faces pressure

Cambodia further postpones 13th ASEM Summit to last quarter of 2021 due to Covid-19

Cambodia: $500mil expected from EU programme

Laos:

Lao medical workers to be inoculated against Covid-19 with Chinese vaccines

Lao govt continues to monitor inbound travelers amid Covid-19 and dengue issues

UN strengthens development cooperation with govt

Brunei:

Work together to resolve economic issues, says Brunei economic minister

MoH’s objectives need to be reached, says Brunei King

Joint venture Clean Beach Initiative launched

Asean:

China sets economic growth target of more than 6 per cent in 2021

China’s Tianwen-1 zooms in on Mars surface on cusp of new tech era

Oil soars to near 14-month high as OPEC+ extends output cuts into April

China's Sinovac 83.5% effective, says Turkish university

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