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JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) has detained a container ferrying frozen fish worth more than RM100,000 from Vietnam at the Pasir Gudang port here.
BEIJING (Reuters): China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after the Covid-19 pandemic, a major policy document issued late on Sunday (Feb 21) showed.
VIENTIANE, Feb 22 (Vientiane Times/ANN): The government of Japan is contributing 180 million Japanese yen (US$ 1.7 million) over two years to ease the impacts of heavy rains and floods in Savannakhet and Laos’ southern provinces.
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) has seized a container ferrying some 126,400kg of potatoes from Germany at the Tanjung Pelepas Port (PTP) here.
Philippines confirms 239 new coronavirus deaths on Sat (Feb 20), second-highest daily casualty figure
MANILA, Feb 21 (Reuters): The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday night (Feb 20) reported 239 new coronavirus deaths, the second-highest daily increase in casualties since the pandemic started, and 2,240 infections.
Philippines: Sharp increase in Covid-19 cases as total nears 560,000 and death toll climbs over 12,000
MANILA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua): The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported on Saturday 2,240 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 559,288.
PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is expected to meet the Sultan of Brunei soon on the proposed special meeting among Asean foreign ministers to discuss the latest developments in Myanmar.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to foster greater cooperation in the field of trade and investment, including technology and innovation, given the importance of building a strong and resilient economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved a total of 6,613 applications involving RM1.245 billion under the National Economic Recovery Plan’s (PENJANA) small and medium enterprise (SME) financing scheme as of Feb 5, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN): Five million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will be available to be administered in the next few weeks.