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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike waves the Paralympic flag during the closing ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday (Sept 5, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19: M'sia records 20,396 new cases, says Health DG

Responsibility to ensure SOP compliance not fully government's any more, says Hamzah

All those entering Malaysia must verify vaccination certs, says Dr Adham

Rape cases involving minors worrying, says Kelantan police chief

Tawau cops hunting Covid-19-positive detainees who fled quarantine centre

Traders given one week to comply with ceiling price on Covid-19 self-test kits

Paedophile arrested in small Sarawak town after joint effort with Aussie cops

AG should step down over 'treasonous' statement on motion of confidence, says Pakatan

Covid-19: Over 300,000 vaccine doses administered on Saturday (Sept 4)

Idris Ahmad to discuss religious teachers declining vaccination with Education Ministry

Cautious trade expected on Bursa Malaysia this week

Ringgit likely to see range-bound trading this week ahead of Bank Negara meeting

The Singapore flag enters the stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. - APThe Singapore flag enters the stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. - AP

Singapore

Singapore reports 191 new Covid-19 cases - 186 new locally transmitted infections including 90 unlinked

Singapore updates Covid-19 border measures, stricter pre-departure testing for countries including Australia, New Zealand

Singapore: What's behind the decision to close Yale-NUS College as famed institution comes to a close in 2025

China's Chongqing issues first QDLP approval to Singaporean company ICHAM Pte Ltd

SPACs can help Singapore break driest IPO spell in years

Rats, drought and labour shortages eat into global edible oil recovery

Singapore to let blank cheque companies raise funds from Sept 3, beating Hong Kong to the punch with SPACs

Boosters for the elderly, weak

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 5,403 new Covid-19 cases and 392 more deaths; infection numbers getting less over the last week

Indonesia cuts bond income tax for local investors to record low

New Indonesia capital inn East Kalimantan will take decades - not years, says national agency

Indonesia awards first oil and gas blocks in two years

Bali monkeys raid homes in the absence of tourists

Four soldiers killed in Papua guerilla attack

Jokowi’s vaccine cert leaked

The picture shows shows the sun setting behind Mount Sinabung volcano  in Berastagi, North Sumatra in Indonesia. The 2,460m-high volcano erupted in 2010 after a hiatus of 400 years and has been continuously erupting since September 2013. - AFPThe picture shows shows the sun setting behind Mount Sinabung volcano in Berastagi, North Sumatra in Indonesia. The 2,460m-high volcano erupted in 2010 after a hiatus of 400 years and has been continuously erupting since September 2013. - AFP

Thailand

WHO says Thailand's situation still fragile as country logs 15,452 new Covid-19 cases and 224 additional deaths

Thai central bank and banker's association are offering more help for pandemic-hit debtors

Sinovac not a low-quality vaccine, China embassy hits back at critics in Thailand

Thailand: Phuket authorities urged to push for third vaccine dose as Covid-19 cases increase

Briton rescued after being lost three days in the jungle

Prayut wins confidence vote

Philippines

Philippines: Covid-19 cases are soaring again as 20,019 new infections confirmed as total rises to 2,080,984 on Sunday

More than US$718 million of benefits for health workers disbursed, says Philippines DOH

Philippines: A whopping 56,441 people Covid-19 protocol violators held in Cavite Province

Philippines plans targeted Covid-19 curbs for Metro Manila

China-Philippines agricultural cooperation benefits millions of people in both countries

Travel ban on 10 countries to be lifted

Anti-government protesters give a three finger salute during a demonstration in Bangkok on September 5, 2021, as activists call for the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha over the government's handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. - AFPAnti-government protesters give a three finger salute during a demonstration in Bangkok on September 5, 2021, as activists call for the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha over the government's handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. - AFP

Vietnam

Vietnam reports 13,137 new Covid-19 cases as million of students attend opening ceremony for new school year on Sunday

European powerhouse Germany sending Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine doses as situation deteriorates

Vietnam capital Hanoi aims to effectively wipe out child labour

Vietnam kicks off new school year amid worst Covid-19 wave

Asean figures improve as Vietnam sees sharp decrease in new Covid-19 cases

Recovered patients urged to aid in virus battle

Myanmar

Asean's Myanmar envoy in talks with junta over visit and access to Suu Kyi

Anonymous Myanmar photographer wins major photojournalism award

Myanmar's Covid-19 issues keep piling up as another 3,078 new Covid-19 cases, 102 more deaths are confirmed

China donates Covid-19 vaccines and anti-pandemic supplies to virus-hit Myanmar

More than 20 troops killed near border, rebels say

A military checkpoint is seen during lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. - ReutersA military checkpoint is seen during lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. - Reuters

Cambodia

Cambodia reaches the 70% Covid-19 vaccination milestone

Cambodia: Booster shots ready for public officials, older citizens in Phnom Penh

Seven more Covid-19 deaths, 461 infections in Cambodia as 2.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses arrive in Phnom Penh

Laos

Five state institutions in Laos to trial self-sufficiency policy

Community cases of Covid-19 in Laos continue to rise

Laos has confirmed 172 new cases of Covid-19 - total number of cases stands at 15,933 as death toll now at 16

Brunei

Questions remain on little known ‘Mu’ variant, says Brunei Health Minister

Strict Covid-19 control measures extended for one month in Brunei with more Chinese vaccines on the way

Brunei: 126 new cases, one new cluster reported in Sultanate

'See you in Paris 2024' message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. - AP'See you in Paris 2024' message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. - AP

AseanPlus

Delta surge means this is as good as it gets for global growth

Japan's Takaichi gets enough support to join race to succeed PM Suga -NHK

Respect Mother Earth: Padma Lakshmi cooks up a children’s book with a message

The Sabah connection

Foreign threats play cat and mouse games with our forces in Sabah

Wealthy nations will have 1.2 billion doses they don’t need

China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

A third of global tree species threatened with extinction

Why a big solar storm today can stop your Internet; Indian scientist reveals where fault lies

China-Australia trade: iron ore miner Fortescue set earnings, shipment records in past financial year

Greater Bay Area: businesses upbeat on tech investment despite China crackdown, survey shows

Japan PM candidate Kishida wants to delay economic stimulus debate

Once more, with pledging

Afghan women need to empower themselves

Biden has big ambitions in foreign policy – can they survive Kabul?

4 Hong Kong institutions among top 100 in new global rankings of universities, amid concerns over erosion of academic freedom

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