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Young Indonesians and public service aspirants participate in a test for civil servants in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Monday (Sept 20, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19: 14,345 new cases bring total to 2,112,175

Covid-19: M'sia has enough vaccines for teens, booster shots, says Khairy

Covid-19: No reports of vaccination side-effects among teens, says Khairy

Covid-19: Special portal for schools to register for teen vaccinations, says KJ's special officer

Covid-19: More than 87,000 Form Four and Five students to get vaccine jabs in Johor

Rina Harun: 4,422 children lost at least one parent or guardian to Covid-19

Tuesday (Sept 21) meeting to focus on simplifying Covid-19 SOPs, says Hisham

Better awareness has led to less fake news on Covid-19, vaccines, says Annuar Musa

Over 300 students at Putrajaya school among first teens to get vaccine jabs, says Radzi

MetMalaysia: Expect thunderstorms as region enters monsoon transition phase

Global semiconductor chip shortage likely to get worse, further pushing prices higher

Calm before the storm? HTAR frontliners take stock of pandemic toll

Ringgit drops against greenback ahead of monetary policy meetings

Dr M: Party hopping must be studied thoroughly before Bills are introduced

Cops seize 5.5 tonnes of chemical worth over RM50mil used in making drugs

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)'s Director of Food Science and Technology Programme William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr. Tracy Cui, Research Fellow at NTU, holds a hydrogel sheet made out of durian husk pose in Singapore. - ReutersNanyang Technological University (NTU)'s Director of Food Science and Technology Programme William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr. Tracy Cui, Research Fellow at NTU, holds a hydrogel sheet made out of durian husk pose in Singapore. - Reuters

Singapore

917 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 2 local men aged 84 and 85 die from complications

South Korea beats Singapore to clinch top innovation spot in Asia with K-pop power

Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme may be expanded soon; one Covid-19 case found among 900 visitors

Singapore extends waiver of foreign worker levies during SHN till end December

Singapore scientists transform durian husk into antibacterial bandages

Oil falls to US$74 on risk-averse mood and, US Gulf output

The science behind Covid-19 vaccine boosters: Do we really need an extra shot?

Archifest split into 100 events across Singapore in October

1,012 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; second day in a row new infections cross 1,000 mark

Workers bag recycled plastic pellets, processed from waste collected along coastal areas and to be sold on to other plastic product manufacturers, in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on Monday (Sept 20, 2021). - AFPWorkers bag recycled plastic pellets, processed from waste collected along coastal areas and to be sold on to other plastic product manufacturers, in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on Monday (Sept 20, 2021). - AFP

Indonesia

Indonesia logs fewest daily Covid-19 cases in over a year; only 1,932 confirmed cases on Monday (Sept 21)

Indonesia cracks down on tax evasion in bid to boost government revenues

Indonesia clings to coal despite green vision for economy and growing climate concerns

Indonesia's most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout - body retrieved from jungle

Indonesia's national flag carrier, Garuda Airlines to drastically cut its fleet after suffering huge losses

Unexpected catalyst for vaccine deployment in Indonesia: Jakarta Post contributor

Megawati: Health hoax and succession uncertainty

IS-linked terror group leader shot dead

Anti-government protesters advance towards a police line during a demonstration to mark the 15-year anniversary since the 2006 military takeover in Bangkok on September 19, 2021, as they urge the resignation of the current administration over its handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. - AFPAnti-government protesters advance towards a police line during a demonstration to mark the 15-year anniversary since the 2006 military takeover in Bangkok on September 19, 2021, as they urge the resignation of the current administration over its handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. - AFP

Thailand

Bangkok remains the epicentre in Thailand's Covid-19 fight after logging in 2,880 cases on Monday (Sept 20)

Thailand to try alternative Covid-19 vaccination method to stretch supplies

Protesters call to 'kick out' Thai PM on coup anniversary

Exiled Thaksin rallies Thai protesters with Dubai talk show

Nur Sajat nabbed in Bangkok by Thai immigration authorities but out on bail

Thai public health teams to test 25,000 Phuket locals in bid to boost confidence

Thailand reports 12,709 Covid-19 cases and 106 deaths

MetMalaysia: Expect thunderstorms as region enters monsoon transition phase

Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. - ReutersPhilippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. - Reuters

Philippines

Philippines: Delta Variant cases are increasing as country logs 18,937 new Covid-19 cases, death toll nears 37,000 on Monday

Duterte drug war enforcer says prefers to be 'hanged' in the Philippines

Covid-19 cases in Philippines may peak by October, says Health undersecretary

Stock markets in the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore tumbles as policy meetings in central banks set to take centrestage

Philippines to launch pilot plan to resume face-to-face learning

Philippines detects 319 more cases of Covid-19 Delta variant

‘It’s time for the downtrodden to win,’ Pacquiao says on declaring bid for presidency

Pacquiao to run for presidency

Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks to Cuba's First Vice President Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa after attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh monument in Havana, Cuba, September 19, 2021. - ReutersVietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks to Cuba's First Vice President Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa after attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh monument in Havana, Cuba, September 19, 2021. - Reuters

Vietnam

Vietnam reports 8,681 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Sept 20), lowest in month

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Vietnam capital Hanoi to ease coronavirus (Covid-19) curbs this week

Vietnam and Cuba seek to bolster all-round ties - Viet President issues resolution on buying 10 million doses of Cuba's vaccine

Comment: Renewed regional tension

Ho Chi Minh City proposes giving 'green cards' to those vaccinated at least once

Vietnam ready to join talks on global treaty on marine plastic waste

Myanmar

Myanmar's Suu Kyi has 'no comment' on call for war against junta

Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon, says junta

Myanmar reports 1,702 new Covid-19 cases, 57 more deaths

Garment workers ride in a truck as they head home along a flooded road following recent rains in Sre Ampel outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. - APGarment workers ride in a truck as they head home along a flooded road following recent rains in Sre Ampel outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. - AP

Cambodia

Cambodia: Covid-19 cases still rising as govt announce kids’ vaccine jabs to be voluntary and with consent of guardians

75 per cent of Cambodia's population vaccinated against Covid-19

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of Covid-19

Laos

Covid-19 variant Delta Plus also spreading in Laos capital; govt also impose ban on all travels to and from Vientiane

Laos locks down its capital Vientiane as Covid-19 cases hit record high

Agriculture, tourism key to Laos’ prosperity: ADB

Brunei

ART kit only a screening tool, says Brunei Health Minister

Covid-19 in Brunei: ‘OK Kah Kita?’ programme to address mental health challenges

Brunei logs 90 new cases and four new clusters, mass swabbing planned

Actress Tong Liya gesturing with the crew and cast of the movie Flashover during the red carpet for the 11th Beijing International Film Festival held on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. - APActress Tong Liya gesturing with the crew and cast of the movie Flashover during the red carpet for the 11th Beijing International Film Festival held on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. - AP

AseanPlus

CEOs more confident about global recovery but supply chain risks weigh

Amazon vows ‘zero tolerance’ for graft after India probe report

Middle East's first Expo to open in Dubai under shadow of pandemic

India jewellers eye upcoming festive boost

Ringgit leads Asia FX lower; c.banks come into focus

ByteDance’s new TikTok for Chinese kids sets strict user limits

Asian shares at 1-month low, default fears stalk China Evergrande

Xi’s celebrity crackdown no match for Universal Studios in China

N.Korea derides South's submarine-launched missile as clumsy, rudimentary

N.Korea says US submarine deal, alliance could trigger 'nuclear arms race'

364 candidates win in Hong Kong Election Committee polls

Show about abuse in army sparks calls for change

Cathay Pacific lowers Q4 capacity forecast as travel restrictions linger

China Evergrande shares hit 11-year low on default risks

Oil giant Shell sets sights on sustainable aviation fuel take-off

IMF chief denies pro-China pressure on World Bank report

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