Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Sunday (March 21)


Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia returns against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during the men's singles final on the last day of the All England Open Badminton Championship at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, central England, on Sunday (March 21, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 1,327 new cases, four fatalities bring death toll to 1,233

M'sia will not tolerate attempts to interfere in its judiciary, says Wisma Putra following expulsion of N. Korean diplomats

Malaysian Customs Dept targets RM40bil from taxes this year

Police probing molest claim involving politician

North Korean embassy staff vacate compound, head for KLIA

Will Chinese voters give MCA a chance?

Umno, DAP, PKR make strange political bedfellows

Veterinary Dept finds no presence of salmonella at Jeram poultry farm

Singapore:

Positive response from Malaysian cargo drivers offered Covid-19 vaccination in Singapore, says MTI

Singapore monitoring trials on Covid-19 vaccine effect on kids, 12 new imported cases confirmed

Temasek-backed fund seeks to marry doing good with high returns

Singapore's trial of MRT priority cabins put on hold due to changed ridership patterns amid pandemic

A story of courage: Weekends burned to train nurses oversee administration of Covid-19 vaccines in Singapore

Singapore: DBS Private Bank targeting more than 50% assets in sustainable investments by 2023

Covid-19: Malaysian cargo drivers start getting vaccinations in S'pore

Indonesia:

Indonesia ready to start using AstraZeneca jab after suspension as Covid-19 cases are on a downtrend

Teenage Indonesian hostage rescued by Philippine troops during gunfight

Indonesian Boeing 737 cargo plane skids off runway in Jakarta as it returns shortly after take-off

AstraZeneca counters Indonesian Muslim concerns over Covid-19 vaccine

Indonesia's Batam Logistics Ecosystem offers efficient services, permits

Sri Mulyani, Karen, Din and Ahok

Riot police raise their shields as they restrain a demonstrator during clashes at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand,on March 20, 2021. - ReutesRiot police raise their shields as they restrain a demonstrator during clashes at an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand,on March 20, 2021. - Reutes

Thailand:

Thailand preparing for summer storms and thunderstorms as health ministry confirms 90 new Covid-19 cases

Thailand's central bank plans stablescoins regulations this year

Thailand army denies supplying rice to Myanmar forces

Thailand: 32 people injured as pro-democracy protesters, police clash near king's palace

Thailand: Protest gets violent as demonstrators clash with police at Grand Palace

Thai police shoot water cannon at protesters near king's palace

Philippines:

Philippines shuts churches, curbs travel as virus surges; 7,757 daily new Covid-19 cases confirmed, second highest total reported

Philippines tightens coronavirus curbs as Covid-19 cases top 7,000 for third day

Filipino troops kill rebel commander, rescue last Indonesian hostage

Wary Philippines says 200 Chinese vessels at disputed reef

Abu Sayyaf sub-commander Apo Mike slain in firefight with Philippine security forces

Nearly 8,000 new cases in country, a new record

Vietnam:

Vietnam's Quang Nam keen to whip tourism into shape as country reports no new Covid-19 cases

Vietnam aims to see Cai Mep Thi Vai seaport complex developed to regional standard

Vietnam to cut rooftop solar feed-in tariff in bid to ease grid pressure

Police deny power abuse allegation over remand of Vietnamese woman

Officials discuss vaccine passport scheme

Mourners hold up the three finger salute during the funeral of teenage protester Aung Kaung Htet in Yangon on March 21, 2021, a day after he was killed by security forces at a demonstration against the military coup. - AFPMourners hold up the three finger salute during the funeral of teenage protester Aung Kaung Htet in Yangon on March 21, 2021, a day after he was killed by security forces at a demonstration against the military coup. - AFP

Myanmar:


Myanmar protesters voice defiance as junta reminds of "external threats"

Health workers protest in Myanmar after deadly crackdown

Taiwan's Myanmar community denounces coup with defiant songs

Myanmar protesters voice defiance under cover of the night

Defying a campaign of fear

Cambodia:

Poachers at work again!!! Rare giant birds, banteng killed in Cambodian wildlife sanctuaries

Cambodia's cluster cases rise to 1,162; another 48 new Covid-19 cases reported on Sunday (March 21)

Cambodian tycoon attack on ex-wife turns spotlight on domestic abuse in country

WHO: Country at critical point in Covid-19 fight

Laos:

Laos beauty Christina Lasasimma is country's rep at the 69th Miss Universe pageant

Laos confirms that the State Inspection Authority has split from government

Laos education ministry monitoring closely country's new curriculum

Brunei:

Brunei: 90% of buildings probed not meeting fire safety standards, says Minister

Brunei hosts Asean chiefs of defence forces meeting online

Brunei's Ministry of Education has received BND759mil (RM2.33bil) in allocation for 2021-2022 session

Asean:

China, US agree to cooperate on climate change despite spat in Alaska

A test of quality friendships

China's auto aftermarket tops 1 trillion yuan in 2020

Mr ‘Indispensable’: China’s top diplomat to US Cui Tiankai to stay on in Biden era

How can testosterone make men selfish? A Chinese study offers clues

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