Thailand begins Covid-19 vax drive

The Beijing-based Chinese bio pharmaceutical company has already signed vaccine deals with more Asian countries Thailand on Sunday began its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out, with the first shot, using China’s Sinovac vaccine Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha administered the event at the country’s infectious disease institute, where other officials, including deputy public health minister, agriculture minister,

Myanmar’s UN envoy fired

Myanmar is currently seeing some of its biggest protests in years against a military coup In an emotional speech, Kyaw Moe Tun said no-one should co-operate with the military until it handed back power to the democratically elected government….reports Asian Lite News Myanmar’s military rulers said they have fired the country’s ambassador to the UN,

Malaysia gets 1st shipment of vaccines

As of February 2021, Malaysia has had access to a supply of 66.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility and early purchases from five Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers…reports Asian Lite News Malaysia received its first shipment of Coronavirus vaccines on Sunday, strengthening its capability in the battle against the Covid-19. Malaysian officials had

Protesters could face upto 20 years prison, warns Myanmar military

Burma’s notorious military junta is flexing its muscles again. But the world is watching and the people are on warpaths. The latest move to contain the fight for protest is tough jail terms for protesters. Long sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite “hatred or contempt” towards the coup leaders, the

Internet restored in Myanmar amid protests

On February 1, the Myanmar military seized power hours before the new parliament was due to hold its inaugural session….reports Asian Lite News Internet access in Myanmar is returning to normal after a full-blown connection snap amid ongoing protests in the country against the military takeover, traffic tracker NetBlocks reported on Monday. “Internet connectivity is

Facebook limits Myanmar military content as misinformation spreads

The move comes as the situation in the country remains volatile following the military coup on February 1….reports Asian Lite News Facebook has imposed widespread restrictions on content and profiles run by Myanmar’s military to prevent spread of “misinformation” as protests against the military coup continued across the South Asian country. The move comes as

Unrest grows in Myanmar, thousands protest against military coup

The protesters are demanding the release of former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other senior government leaders on February 1 shortly before the military took control…reports Asian Lite News Thousands of people continued their protest for a third consecutive day in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on Monday,

Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi charged with breaching import-export laws

Her whereabouts are still unclear, but it has been reported that she is being held at her residence in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw….reports Asian Lite News Police in Myanmar have filed several charges against elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi following Monday’s military coup. She has been remanded in custody until February 15,

Indonesia receives 10 mn doses of raw materials for Sinovac

“The government is trying hard efforts to tackle Covid-19, including through vaccination,” the Health Ministry’s Secretary General Oscar said Primadi..reports Asian Lite News A total of 10 million doses of raw materials for Covid-19 vaccine from the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech reached Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Indonesia’s city of Tangerang, an official said. “The

Myanmar military sets up state administration council

Chaired by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the council is comprised of 10 other members including Vice-Senior General Soe Win as deputy chair…reports Asian Lite News The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services announced formation of a new 11-membered State Administration Council under Section 419 of Constitution late on Tuesday. Chaired