Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Sunday (March 7)


Malaysia:

Covid-19: 1,683 new cases, three deaths bring death toll to 1,169

Those vying to be GE candidates need to be practical, not just make noise, says Wee

Almost 3 million people registered for Covid-19 vaccine on MySejahtera

A year of difficulty provides valuable experience for Malaysia's MOF to deaL with pandemic impact

Covid-19: Nigerian variant does not affect ability to detect, trace infected persons

Muhyiddin arrives in Jeddah to begin official visit to Saudi Arabia

Malaysia needs selfless leaders, says MCA sec-gen

Ministry gives nod for sports and recreational activities to resume under strict SOP

Singapore:

Singapore students still without TraceTogether tokens to receive them by end of March; 13 imported Covid-19 cases on (March 7)

Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms in climate fight

Some Singaporeans are staying on in Myanmar despite violence in the streets

Singapore manufacturing jumps as economic revival rolls on

Singapore January retail sales down after quiet Chinese New Year celebrations

Indonesia:

Swiss to back Indonesia trade deal and ban on face-veils

Indonesia claims success for lowest deforestation rate in 5 years as Covid-19 cases are still rising and goes above 1.379 million

New Covid-19 variant in Indonesia gives govt more headache in fight against pandemic

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Gojek-backed lender races to upend mobile banking in Indonesia

‘Respect local anti-virus laws’



Thailand:

Focus on domestic tourism as Thailand targets Bt1.2trillion revenue in 2021; 65 Covid-19 cases on Sunday (March 7)

Thailand plans to allow foreign tourists to quarantine in resorts

Thailand plans to ease quarantine rules for tourists, says report

Thailand: Anti-Government protesters return to streets, defying ban on public gathering

Navy officer dies after SUV plunges into sea

Philippines:

New Covid-19 cases in Philippines breach 3,000-mark for 3rd straight day; 594,412 in total

Ushering in local projects, Duterte gives ‘kill’ order vs communist rebels

Philippines: Metro Manila mayors agree to again close down cinemas, arcades

Moderna reaches supply deal with Philippines for 13 million vaccine doses

Weak internet faced by 31% of Philippine home schoolers

Vietnam:

Vietnam PM: Enterprises’ sustainable development contributes to country's prosperity

A special report: Snakes, crocodiles in Vietnam farms inflated, skinned alive

Vietnam capital Ho Chi Minh City's foreign investment stands at US$337.8mil

Vietnam's Vinfast plans electric car plant in US



Myanmar:

China says willing to engage with all parties to ease Myanmar situation

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Boyfriend of Myanmar protest 'martyr' vows resistance

Protesters back on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Scores of Myanmar citizens waiting to enter India: officials

Women’s clothes help protesters against superstitious male personnel

Protesters tear-gassed as UN calls for action

Cambodia:

Cambodia: Govt schedules June 5 for 2022 commune elections

Cambodia confirms tougher Covid-19 law as Covid-19 keeps spreading in country

Laos:

Laos becomes 44th country to register Russian vaccine Sputnik V

Japan provides US$1.8 million grant for five development projects in Laos

Brunei:

Brunei announces entering New Normal after local Covid-19 outbreak under control

COVAX vaccine to arrive in Brunei this month, says Minister

Brunei: Mass gathering up to 1,000 allowed under new de-escalation plan

Asean:

M’sian teen gets gold in Commonwealth essay competition

‘Peanut allergies more common than Pfizer vaccine allergy’

There is protection for Covid-19 vaccine

China exports soar to highest level in decades after Covid-19 hit

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