BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thai politics has been heating up as the charter court will decide the fate of FWP on Friday over its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit lending the party US$6 million.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in a video message on Sunday (Feb 16) that the Government will do "all that is necessary" to help workers and firms recover from the health crisis.

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - After an 83-year-old American woman on board the ship tested positive for Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) after flying into Malaysia, the remaining passengers on the MS Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Fostering confidence and trust in public institutions over the years has helped enable Singapore to respond sensibly to the present outbreak

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The frightening thing is that no region - not even North America - is fully equipped to handle an outbreak of this magnitude

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) – Over 4,700 human trafficking cases are now pending, Law Minister Anisul Huq said, expecting that the tribunals, once set up, will try the human traffickers to check such incidents.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - It has been seven weeks since the world learnt of a new coronavirus that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In that time, the Singapore Government has rolled out a steady stream of measures to curb its spread here.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The spread of the virus has weighed on the global economy, with some major carmakers extending plant shutdowns amid shortages of parts.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on Sunday emphasised the importance to "de-escalate, both militarily and verbally" while talking about relations between Pakistan and India.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A doctor tells of seeing her young daughters for only half an hour each day, while others share the challenges and fears they face in the fight against the coronavirus