Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Friday (March 12)


Malaysia:

Community pharmacists now on priority list for vaccinations, says Health Minister

Malaysia on track to boost investors confidence

Ex-Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez fails in bid to quash 13 charges for corruption, money laundering

Bersatu info chief calls out Ku Li for using inappropriate language

Manufacturing helps January industrial output advance 1.2%

Veteran Malaysian artist demonstrates creative resilience in these challenging times

Singapore:

S'pore's hard-hit hotel industry to get more support with revamped job redesign scheme; 10 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore: 100 evacuated, 1 taken to hospital after fire in shop at Chinatown Point, a well-known shopping area

Singapore developer spats with China unit after bond lapse

M'sian Transport Ministry hopes for Malaysia-Singapore border to reopen soon

Singapore: Temasek-backed Openspace Ventures closes US$200mil Third Fund

Loan sharks target riders

Indonesia:

Indonesia says Suzuki, Mitsubishi to increase autos investments as Covid-19 numbers getting smaller and total now at 1.41 million

Indonesia trade surplus seen widening in Feb; 10th straight monthly surplus for South-East Asia's largest economy

Indonesia: Bali designates Covid-19 green zones

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung ejects hot clouds in new eruption

Indonesia and Taiwan to discuss new migrant worker policy again

Artist on mission to change dictionary entry for ‘woman’

At least 27 killed after bus plunges into ravine



Thailand:

Thailand mulls to further relax control measures; reports 81 new Covid-19 cases

Hempburger to go? Thai consumer goods firms pile into legal cannabis trade

Thai court conditionally approves constitutional ammendment bids

Thailand delays AstraZeneca vaccine rollout

‘Dialogue, trust key to resolving Myanmar crisis’, says Thailand

Thai woman in US court for Navy graft case

More jail space needed for political prisoners

Philippines:

Philippines' first billion dollar IPO seeks to tap into meat alternative boom

Philippines inn dire straits again - 4,578 new Covid-19 cases and highest in nearly 6 month; total now at 611,618

Emerging markets: Philippine lags on recovery worries as most Asian stocks eye weekly gains

Philippines’ weak January trade point to weaker GDP this year, says ING

ADB approves US$400mil loan to help Philippines procure Covid-19 vaccines

No kissing and other new curbs after latest outbreak

UN ‘shocked’ over killings



Vietnam:

Vietnam to press ahead with AstraZeneca, closely monitor reactions, says Health official

Vietnam's 'Pho Bo' (beef noodle) soup ranks second of world's 20 Best Soups by CNN

Vietnam confirm five cases of allergic reaction to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam's wood products export surges in first 2 months this year; only 4 new Covid-19 cases reported

Man caught with 250kg tiger carcass facing trial in Vietnam

Myanmar:

Myanmar court extends detention of AP journalist and six other media men

Myanmar court extends detention of AP journalist

Britain tells citizens to quit Myanmar as Suu Kyi's lawyer rejects military graft claims as 'groundless'

S.Korea to suspend defence exchanges with Myanmar, reconsider aid

More Myanmar protests planned as Suu Kyi's lawyer dismisses bribery claims

UN fears 'crimes against humanity' in Myanmar

Cambodia:

Cambodian women earn 19% less than men for same work, says UNDP report

Cambodia: Truck transporting garment workers overturns, leaving 44 injured; Covid-19 cases still rising

Cambodia's law on Covid-19 control takes effect

First death from Covid-19 reported

Laos:

Chinese, Lao grid joint venture signs concession pact with Laos govt

Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam PMs vow closer cooperation in Covid-19 fight

Laos reminds people to be highly vigilant over rising Covid-19 and dengue worries

Brunei:

Five Covid-19 vaccine candidates for Brunei announced

Brunei extends cross-border activity suspension with Malaysia due to Covid-19

Asean:

Uber drivers who defeated ride-hailing app want their data

QR codes, health passports: China’s tech arsenal against a pandemic

Japan remembers disaster

Strive for unity, advisers told

Eye on China, Biden holds first summit with Japan, India, Australia

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