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Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

China reports no new domestic cases for the first time, but imported cases are growing in the region.

COVID-19: Big gatherings suspended in many ASEAN countries

The Lao Government has decided to postpone all big meetings gathering large number of people for major celebrations in 2020 as a strong measure to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

COVID-19: Philippines declares emergency state, cases in Malaysia surpass 100

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on late March 9 that the total number of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 cases in the country has risen to 24, asking for all school closure in Manila capital city in four days from March 10.

Malaysia's Mahathir out as former interior minister is named PM

Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked by Mahathir's resignation.


Ambassador affirms Vietnam’s resolve to fulfill ASEAN Chairmanship 2020

Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh on February 27 affirmed Vietnam’s resolve to fulfill its role as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, contributing to building a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community.

Consumer spending in Vietnam continues to outpace ASEAN peers

Vietnam’s modern grocery retail and pharmacy sector will benefit specifically from the country’s consumer spending growth story.

Vietnam attends APEC SOM 1 in Malaysia

The first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum 2020 (APEC 2020) took place in Malaysia’s Putrajaya city from February 20-22.

Vietnam, Malaysia step up cooperation in fight against crime

Malaysian King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on February 13 suggested Vietnam and Malaysia step up bilateral cooperation in various spheres, especially in the fight against transnational crime.

Vietnam named second in ASEAN in fintech funding in 2019

Vietnam’s fintech firms secured two of the top three largest funding deals in ASEAN in 2019.

Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia after the last surviving individual died in captivity on November 24.

Vietnam holds 20% of Southeast Asia’s oil exploration and production market

Vietnam is forecast to add two more jack-up rigs, as demand for oil exploration and production continues to rise.

First Vietnam Market in Malaysia to open in March 2020

The first Vietnam Market in Malaysia with 200 pavilions is scheduled to open in March 2020.

World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam wins against Malaysia

Vietnam scored their first win in the second round of the 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers, as Nguyen Quang Hai blasted a solitary goal to help Park Hang-seo’s side edge past Malaysia 1-0 in their second Group G match yesterday.

Referees for upcoming World Cup qualifiers revealed

The Asian Football Confederation have announced the teams of referees that will take charge of the Vietnam national team’s upcoming fixtures against Malaysia and Indonesia in the Asian zone’s second qualifying round for the World Cup 2020.

Malaysia fines 80 people, companies in 1MDB case: anti-graft chief

Malaysia has fined 80 individuals and entities for allegedly receiving money from state fund 1MDB, the country’s anti-graft chief said on Monday.


Malaysia proposes $20 million fine on Grab for abusive practices

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a fine of over 86 million ringgit (20.5 million USD) on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating competition law by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers.

Malaysia, Indonesia sign 2-billion-USD currency swap deal

The central banks of Malaysia and Indonesia on September 27 signed a currency swap agreement, which allows the exchange of local currencies between the central banks of up to 2 billion USD.

Indonesia, Malaysia investigate Lion Air’s customer data leak

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics said on September 20 that authorities are investigating a customer data leak at Lion Air, which reportedly affected millions of the carrier's customers.

Malaysian government asks firms to control fires abroad

Malaysia may have to pass a law forcing its companies to tackle fires on land they control abroad, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on September 18 as forest fires in Indonesia spread haze across the region.

Vietnam to host ASEAN peacekeeping meeting in 2020

Vietnam will host the eighth annual general meeting of the ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network (APCN) in August, 2020.