Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Saturday (March 20)

Pro-democracy protesters react as security forces fire a water cannon to disperse an anti-government demonstration at Sanam Luang next to the Grand Palace in Bangkok on March 20, 2021. - Photo by Lillian Suwanrupha / AFP


Covid-19: 1,671 new cases reported, four fatalities bring death toll to 1,229

Bursa Malaysia more cautious as investors eye US Bond yield, PBOC meeting

North Korea's decision to sever ties will not affect Malaysia's economy, says Finance Minister

Zafrul: Govt to channel RM260m to state govts under Pemerkasa

Ringgit to trade in cautious mode against US dollar next week

Umno’s journey and dilemma

Covid-19: Penang urges Education Ministry to consider closing schools with cases

Give peace a chance, Malaysia tells Myanmar

Video of Najib not using MySejahtera app being investigated, says police


Ramadan congregational prayers to resume at Singapore mosques with virus measures in place; 17 new imported Covid-19 cases

Singapore’s real yields seen drawing buyers after selloff

Singapore's Jurong Port completes purchase of Lim family's stake in Universal Terminal

M’sian lorry drivers laud Singapore’s move to provide vaccination

Mystery buyer of RM283mil digital artwork reveals identity

Singapore recall eggs from another Malaysian farm; due to the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE)


Indonesia greenlights use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine; total cases now stands above 1.455 million

Bank Indonesia holds rate, pledges more support for rupiah

Influential Indonesian cleric accused of incitement over celebrated homecoming

Three Indonesia cities listed in the Top 10 most polluted cities in Asean, sats IQAir quality report

Indonesian president calls for Asean summit to discuss Myanmar crisis

Jokowi speaks up against violence


Thailand: More than thousand vaccinated at Bangkok's hotspot; govt report 119 Covid-19 cases

Thai police raid printing house over book by pro-democracy leader

Second batch of China's Sinovac vaccine arrives in Thailand; another 1 million doses coming soon

Thailand reduces mandatory Covid-19 quarantine to 10 days

Turtle pulled to safety in time from forest fire

‘Crazy’ eco-warrior turns arid hills green


Philippines logs 7,999 new Covid-19 cases, highest daily hike since outbreak

Five police officers killed, two wounded in ambush by rebels in Philippines

Philippines says wider lockdown possible as coronavirus infections spike to record levels

Three Indonesian hostages rescued in Philippines; after more than a year in captivity

Philippines posts record daily Covid-19 cases, approves Russian vaccine

Philippine Navy commissions second brand new missile-capable frigate


Vietnam's Bamboo Airways eyes Q3 listing with market cap of US$2.73bil

Foxconn and Vietnam's VinFast explore partnership, talks focus on batteries, EV parts

Vietnam street vendors cycle door to door for deliveries

Vietnam intend to implement 'vaccine passport' programme to further strengthen economy

Four Vietnamese well-known diners named Asia's 50 best restaurants

Vietnam's first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, Nanocovax, available by end of 2021


Myanmar garment workers urge global brands to denounce coup

International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as protesters march, one killed

Anti-coup protesters defy Myanmar junta's campaign of fear

China has factories secured against vandalism in Myanmar

International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as two more killed in gunfire

Outed by online campaign, children of Myanmar junta hounded abroad


Cambodia to start 15-day AstraZeneca vaccination campaign; 37 new Covid-19 cases recorded

WHO says Cambodia at critical point in fight against Covid-19

Cambodia registers third death from Covid-19 as cases continues to rise


UN's AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines donation arrives in Laos

Laos: Vangvieng cleans up riverside clutter as dengue cases are on the rise again

Laos: Ministry monitoring air pollution levels, Luang Prabang exceeds safe limit


Brunei: Initiatives to boost 1 Village 1 Product programme discussed in LegCo

Covid-19 under control and sports got going - Brunei to re-launch national basketball league

Dreaded UK Covid-19 variant detected in Brunei, says health ministry


US-China meeting brings heat to Alaska summit with claims of protocol violation and theatrics

Oil prices rise 2% but post weekly decline on demand fears

RCEP trade deal could boost Japan's GDP by US$140 billion

IPO mania fizzles in Hong Kong as mega first-day pops disappear

International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics
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