Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Saturday (March 6)


Protesters hold an anti-government demonstration calling for the release of pro-democracy activists outside the Criminal Court in Bangkok on March 6, 2021. - AFP

Malaysia:

Over two million M'sians have registered for Covid-19 vaccination, says Dr Noor Hisham

Covid-19: 1,680 new cases, seven deaths bring total fatalities to 1,166

Delivery by drones will become a reality as AirAsia Digital partners with MaGiC

Bursa Malaysia likely to trade higher next week

Govt should consider virtual Parliament sitting, says Malaysian Bar

Likelihood of another ‘grand coalition’ of political parties after GE15, says Umno sec-gen

Malaysian entrepreneur upcycles kimonos into clothes, bags and accessories

Umno-Bersatu: A political earthquake... that no one noticed

Singapore:

S'pore set to raise penalties for 3 sex crimes; offender's qualifications doest matter; 13 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (March 6)

Singapore sees safe reopening of Changi as key to survival

Singapore Air’s Frequent Flyer data affected in cyber attack, British Air also affected

Pay hikes for over 56,000 public healthcare workers in Singapore from July; nurses get up to 14% more

Digital wallets expected to be most popular in Singapore in 2024

Towards a sustainable future

Indonesia:

Expatriates join Indonesians in calling out foreign anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers in Bali; Covid-19 cases now at 1,373,836

Indonesia's Pertamina aims to start green refinery operations by end 2021

Indonesia surprised by new variant as Covid-19 problems linger in country

Indonesia develops medical tourism for elderly tourists

Indonesia president's aide named head of opposition party, but turmoil ensues

Joko: 40 million jabs by June



Thailand:

Hundreds of Thai protesters rally to demand leaders' release

Thai economic stimulus package benefits people, businesses, says PM; only 64 cases found on Saturday (March 6)

WarnerMedia YA original series 'Forbidden' Begins Shoot in Thailand

Thailand and Vietnam to bring home citizens stranded in Myanmar

Thai police warn protesters risk arrest ahead of planned demonstrations

Thailand mulls Covid-19 vaccine passports to boost tourism sector

Prisoners put to work in factories desperate for labour

Philippines:

Philippines logs 3,439 new Covid-19 cases; among the highest number seen in country over the last few months

Philippines: FDA monitoring illegal sale of Covid-19 test kits

WHO cautions Philippines not to ignore Covid-19 vaccine priority

Philippines reports 52 more cases of South African Covid-19 variant

Monde Nissin seeks US$1.3bil in Philippines’ biggest IPO

US man paid poor mums for child porn

Vietnam:

Vietnam to begin Covid-19 vaccinations on March 8 (Monday), says Health Minister

TNB enters Vietnam renewable energy market towards 8,300MW portfolio by 2025

Vietnam's garment export stable in first 2 months

Envoy: US, Vietnam interests aligning amid some tensions

China Ningbo Containerised Freight Index (at Thailand and Vietnam routes) drops significantly



Myanmar:

Myanmar asks India to return 8 police who fled across border

Myanmar forces fire tear gas, stun grenades on protest as UN envoy calls for action

UN envoy calls for action against Myanmar junta over bloodshed

Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN urged to hear 'desperate pleas'

'How much more can we allow the Myanmar military to get away with?' asks UN envoy

Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar as UN urged to hear 'pleas'

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Dara Sakor International Airport to open in mid-2021

Cambodia passes strict virus prevention bill

Cambodia restricts travel to and from SW Preah Sihanouk province after spike in Covid-19 cases

Cambodia's dog slaughterhouse shuts amid pressure

Laos:

Rare Chinese swamp cypress found in Nakai-Nam Theun National Park, sparking global attention

Laos: Phongsaly residents wage war on locust invasion

Over 2,000 people being isolated over Covid-19 concerns in Laos

Brunei:

Brunei's Covid-19 vaccination will be free for all and to run in three phases

Brunei car enthusiasts excited as Porsche launches all-new electrifying ride

Asean:

South Korea condemns Myanmar violence, urges release of Suu Kyi

US condemns China's Hong Kong moves, working to 'galvanise' action against abuses

Fit for a Titan: A 13.7kg manga volume is set to break world record

70 countries extend support to China on HK policy at UN Human Rights Council

Don't waste the hope of vaccines, warns WHO

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