Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Thursday (April 8)


Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat speaking duirng the press conference at the Istana on April 8, 2021 after he stepped down as the 4G leader. - ST

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases up by 1,285, bringing total to 355,753 (updated daily)

M'sia to deliberate on use of AstraZeneca vaccine after EU findings, says Khairy

Celcom, Digi to merge

Singapore:

With Singapore's Heng stepping aside, who will succeed Lee as PM?

Singapore DPM Heng steps aside, setting back Singapore's succession plan for next PM

Singapore police warn of new text message scam advertising fake jobs

Singapore govt to recover S$370 million in wage support wrongly paid out to firms

Man accused of selling replica guns allegedly tried to get Grab driver to deliver goods

Singapore becomes a global cruise leader, for now

Thailand:

Thai private sector ‘can import Covid-19 vaccines'

Thai airports ‘missing’ 20 million passengers in Jan-Feb

Thai PM orders 14-day shutdown of entertainment outlets, eateries with Covid-19 infection

Indonesia:

Jokowi doubles Indonesia’s wealth fund goal to $200bil

Lavish US$7mil wedding in Indonesia draws controversy amid Covid-19 curbs

Indonesia delays arrival of 30 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to 2022

Cyclone which caused Indonesia's devastating floods a result of global warming: Experts

Philippines:

Philippines suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Philippines allows use of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine for senior citizens

Oil tanker, cargo ship collide in waters off Philippines

Critics against Unclos claim bring aid and comfort to China: Inquirer columnist

Vietnam:

German and Vietnamese musicians to perform at e-concert

Vietnam wraps up parliament session with election of new leaders

Vietnam will have national portal on product traceability this year

Myanmar:

Myanmar actor arrested as junta hunts 120 celebrities

Britain slams 'bullying' Myanmar over London embassy standoff

Ousted Myanmar envoy tells UK to reject military's replacement (Update)

Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military

Cambodia:

Cambodian civil servants who refuse Covid-19 jab risk losing jobs

Waning fish-catch in Cambodia's Tonle Sap region

Cambodia closes Angkor temples as Covid-19 outbreak grows

Joint programmes to support sustainable financing for Cambodia

Laos:

Chinese firm signs MoU on agriculture development project in Laos

Laos, Japan vow to strengthen political and economic ties

Brunei:

Brunei records 25.1-per cent trade drop in January

Brunei to extend Covid-19 assistance period

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