Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Saturday (March 13)


Protesters attend a candlelight night rally in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, Mar. 13, 2021. Security forces in Myanmar on Saturday again met protests against last month's military takeover with lethal force, killing at least four people by shooting live ammunition at demonstrators. (AP

Malaysia:

Ringgit to trade sideways against US dollar next week

Melaka govt to ensure EIA done first on RM15bil Kuala Linggi port project

Malaysia: Putrajaya to be developed as recreational city

Bloom boom: Malaysians get passionate about pot plants

Kuala Langat MP Xavier Jayakumar leaves PKR

War of words between Ku Li and Samsuri continues

CPO futures to trade range-bound with downward bias next week

Singapore:

Singapore: Travel corridors for vaccinated passengers a possibility; Covid-19 cases much lower

Singapore: Education Minister Wong urges teachers, school staff to take Covid-19 jab

Salmonella detected: Singapore recalls eggs from Lay Hong Layer Farm Jeram

Singapore: NUS scholar says China's anti-poverty efforts "illuminating"

Nine Singaporeans struggling to leave Macau secure seats on AirAsia flight

IGP’s call for stricter monitoring of roadblocks timely, says Johor police chief

Crypto whale in Singapore is buyer of US$69mil Beeple NFT

Boost for hard-hit hotels

Indonesia:

Indonesia: Covid-19 cases lower but parents, experts urge govt to reconsider school reopenings in July

Sundance Film Festival in Asia to launch this summer; coming to Indonesia

Indonesia provides elderly with drive-thru services for Covid-19 vaccination

Three Indonesians among seven detained over illegal ciggies worth RM4.2mil

Covid-19 death toll in Indonesia rises to 2,000 per month in long-holiday season

Agency faces political pressure over local vaccine



Thailand:

Thailand celebrates Elephant Day, hoping tourists will return; 78 Covid-19 cases on Saturday

Thailand fully prepared to handle people fleeing from Myanmar

SCB lifts Thai GDP forecast to 2.6% this year

Thai resort island Koh Samui plans to open to vaccinated tourists in October

EIC: Thailand's exports recovery faster than expected

Govt mulls relaxing control measures further

Philippines:

Philippines: Daily Covid-19 cases at 5,000 - number nearly 7-month-high as total goes above 616,000

Philippines secures US$900mil in loans from World Bank, ADB for Covid-19 vaccines

Philippines: Covid-19 cases are surging as more Covid-19 variants including from Brazil found

Philippines detects first case of Brazil Covid-19 variant

Philippines' total external trade shrinks by over 11% in January

Artist fights waste by using recycled trash to create paintings

Vietnam:

Vietnam: Ho Chih Minh City eyes US$48.1 billion in exports in 2021 as Covid-19 cases hit only 2,550 in total

Vietnam: Long-term economic solutions needed to cope with pandemic

Vietnam is ranked fourth in student numbers in Australia

Vietnam to offer US$173mil interest-free loan to help troubled flag carrier; Govt also confirms another 17 Covid-19 cases

One-armed hairdresser gets creative in salon.



Myanmar:

Five Myanmar protesters killed as people continue to defy junta curfew

Two killed in protests in Myanmar as US and allies vow to restore democracy

Thousands defy night curfew to attend vigil in Yangon

S. Korea suspends defence trade

Suu Kyi’s lawyer rejects graft claims

Cambodia:

Cambodia: After its first Covid-19 fatality, donations pour in to health ministry fight against Covid-19

Viral breastfeeding photo fuels calls in Cambodia on women's rights

Cambodia: Covid-19 cases rising and more than 100 cases reported within two days

Laos:

Laos: Disaster management body calls for better coordination as govt records imported Covid-19 case

Laos begins to administer first Covid-19 vaccines to key groups

Dengue cases continue to increase

Brunei:

MoH lists pre-departure swab test requirements

Brunei: AMRI vital to Asean's digital transformation, Covid-19 recovery

Brunei announces updated vaccination strategy with 5 Covid-19 vaccine candidates

Asean:

US, India, Japan and Australia agree to billion-dose vaccine pact

WHO insists AstraZeneca vaccine safe as jab faces new setbacks

UN: Nearly a fifth of all food reaching consumers is wasted

American Rescue Plan: China worried about economic impact of Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion coronavirus bailout
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