Asean News Headlines on Friday (March 12)

US President Joe Biden (left), with Secretary of State Antony Blinken (second from left), meets virtually with members of the "Quad" alliance of Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2021. On screens are Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. - AFP


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


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 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 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' 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 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 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


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


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


Five Covid-19 vaccine candidates for Brunei announced

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


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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Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Sunday (May 16)
Covid-19 cases in Thailand surpass 100,000 mark with 2,302 new cases and 24 deaths
Indonesia suspends use of CTMAV547 batch of AstraZeneca vaccine following death; Covid-19 total now almost 1.74 million
Singapore reports 38 new local Covid-19 cases, highest in months; schools to be closed on Wednesday (May 19)
Philippine troops kill three suspected militants as Covid-19 cases keep rising and total climbs to 1,143,963
Vietnam reports 127 new local Covid-19 cases; leading medical experts head to Bac Giang to combat new clusters
Pope urges peace, unity in special mass for Myanmar
Philippine Air in talks with lessors, returning some planes, reports CNN Philippines
Vietnam's renewable energy output up nearly 160 per cent in Q1
Anti-coup militia says at least five dead in Myanmar clashes

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