Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Wednesday (April 14)


Grab CEO Anthony Tan (pic) and Brad Gerstner, founder of Altimeter Capital Management have announced the world’s biggest SPAC deal which will see Grab list in the US at a valuation of almost US$40 billion. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Cases up by 1,889, bringing total to 365,829 (updated daily)

TM awarded best companies to work for in Asia 2020, HR Award

Maybank warns of new fake banking website created to steal customer details

Rich nations hoarding Covid-19 vaccine among reasons for low supply, says Khairy

Singapore:

Harvard pedigrees opened door to world’s biggest SPAC deal

Grab's US listing plan casts spotlight on South-east Asian ecosystem

Singapore and Hong Kong 'finalising details' of air travel bubble

Singapore braces for deluge of container ships sailing from Suez

Ex-Singapore Health Ministry official charged under OSA with leaking Covid-19 numbers 22 times

Singapore economy expands 0.2% in Q1; GDP 2021 projected to grow 4%-6%

Thailand:

Thailand turns 37 university campuses into field hospitals to tackle rising Covid-19 cases

Eight Thai provinces under spotlight for rising Covid-19 cases

Thais urged to conserve water as levels in large dams run low

All shopping malls in Thailand to close at 9pm as Covid controls tighten

General public in Thailand to register for Covid-19 vaccinations from May 1

Indonesia:

Indonesian anti-corruption body apologises for official's disparaging remarks on Singapore

China’s Tencent Cloud launches first data centre in Indonesia

Indonesian anti-graft body drops probe into BLBI scandal. Govt forms BLBI asset recovery task force

In Indonesia, scammers use Twitter to prey on big banks’ clients

Philippines:

Philippine President urges Congress to act fast on new laws to lure more FDI

Philippines may miss growth target as Covid cases surge

Minister orders filing of protest over swarming of 240 China vessels in WPS

Vietnam:

Travel bubble not the solution for Vietnam: report

Vietnam, Brunei agree to maintain joint committee

Vietnam Expo 2021 connects more than 300 firms

Vietnam's newly-elected President hosts Asean diplomats in Hanoi

Myanmar:

Myanmar activists remember dead with red paint protests (Update)

Myanmar activists stage 'bloody' protests against military

Cambodia:

Cambodia, JICA join hands to improve logistics system

Cambodia's new court in Kep province to start on Sept 24

Laos:

Lao Govt rejects lockdown proposal on Vientiane

Laos tighten measures against Covid-19

Brunei:

Remain vigilant against virus in month of Ramadan: Brunei Sultan

Brunei reports 2 new Covid-19 cases, 221 in total

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