People wear face masks to avoid COVID-19 infection in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 14 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

ASEAN nations see large numbers of new COVID-19 cases

The Philippines Ministry of Health on March 29 recorded 343 more people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the highest number in a day in the country, raising the total cases to 1,418 people, including 71 deaths.

Workers operate sewing machines at a garment factory in Bogor, West Java. (Photo: Antara)

Indonesia’s productivity lower than ASEAN nations

A survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has found that Indonesia’s productivity in the manufacturing industry is lower than that of its peers in other Southeast Asian countries.

US condemns China’s intimidation in East Sea

US condemns China’s intimidation in East Sea

US national security advisor and presidential envoy Robert O’Brien on November 4 denounced Chinese intimidation to stop ASEAN nations from exploiting the offshore resources in the East Sea.