The Straits Times (Singapore)

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - After President Donald Trump skipped the meetings two years in a row, eight Asean leaders will gather in Las Vegas on March 14 for a US-Asean summit characterised by some analysts as an olive branch from the United States.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) – Tun Dr Mahathir has coralled support of a majority of lawmakers in Parliament after a flurry of party meetings on Sunday (Feb 23) but has yet to receive the nod from Malaysia’s King to engineer his new so-called backdoor government.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The centre had contacted his next of kin through his employer soon after he was hospitalised, and has been providing the family with updates on his condition.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Lee Suet Fern found guilty of grossly improper professional conduct over handling of LKY's last will.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Majority of lawmakers said to back move to include Umno and PAS; King yet to give nod.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Other clusters so far are the Life Church and Missions Singapore, the Yong Thai Hang health products shop, the Grand Hyatt Singapore and a Seletar Aerospace Heights construction site.

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - The winner, Petchpoom Aponrat, 27, beat his main rival, Kampon Panyakul from Pheu Thai, the biggest opposition party, with 45,687 votes against 37,989, according to the Election Commission's unofficial results.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan's Emperor marks landmark birthday without public greeting tradition amid coronavirus fears.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Ultimately, healthcare workers put their faith in the hospital's facilities, protective equipment and each other.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Lab tests now needed to confirm infections, instead of relying on clinical diagnosis.