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An elderly resident waits to receive her Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Singapore, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Daily infection levels have been ticking higher since the Singaporean government signaled a shift in its Covid strategy, from wiping out all cases to accepting the virus is endemic. - Bloomberg

Malaysia

Covid-19: 13,899 new cases recorded on Saturday (Sept 25)

Covid-19: M'sia's death toll now at 24,931 with 250 total fatalities reported Friday (Sept 24)

Covid-19: Over 82 percent of adult Malaysians completed vaccinations as of Friday (Sept 24)

Covid-19: Khairy urges pharmacists to guide Malaysians into endemic phase

Covid-19: Prices of self-test kits to be reduced before school term begins

Over 300,000 individuals to get third dose of Covid-19 vaccine in T'ganu

Covid-19: Total of 290 teachers in Sabah yet to get vaccinated, says deputy minister

Cross-border travel possibly allowed in three weeks' time, says Hisham

Najib eyeing Umno presidency - bravado or real comeback?

PM: 10,000 households will benefit from govt’s initiative

Ismail Sabri to table 12th Malaysia Plan in Parliament next Monday

Over RM30bil in economic grants, subsidies discussed at Pakatan-Finance Ministry meeting ahead of Budget 2022

Singapore

Three more seniors die as Singapore confirms 1,443 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 25)

Singapore: Seniors discouraged from attending religious activities, no religious classes for kids until Oct 10

Singapore: Pre-schools tighten Covid-19 measures from Sept 27; more pupils, staff to be placed on leave of absence

Singapore: Three elderly men with chronic health problems die due to Covid-19 complications

Singapore on one-month stabilisation phase to slow down Covid-19 spread

Singapore's manufacturing output growth further narrowed to 11.2% in August

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 2,137 new Covid-19 cases, 123 new deaths

Dorab Mistry: Palm oil may touch RM4,400 on tight supplies; increase in export levies by top grower Indonesia

Indonesian military intensifies hunt for armed criminals in eastern provinces

Indonesia's pride - the Javan rhinos under threat from natural disasters and inbreeding

Convicted police general under probe for abusing fellow inmate

A deepening learning crisis

Thailand

Thailand: Cases drop below 12,000 again as CCSA reports 11,975 new Covid-19 cases, 127 more deaths on Saturday Thailand to speed up vaccination of teachers and students amid plans to opens schools in November

Thai car sales slump to 15-month low in August on Covid-19 outbreak curbs

Thailand: Villager in Petchabun province stumbles across one of world’s rarest mushrooms

Thailand starts rollout of Covid-19 booster shots

Govt seeks shorter quarantine period for visitors

Philippines

Philippines logs 16,907 new Covid-19 cases, total surges to 2,470,235

The Philippines economy expected to grow by 4.5% in 2021, concludes Asian Development Bank

Philippine govt pilots scheme to lift curbs for the vaccinated, raising human rights concerns

Covid-19 pandemic projected to cost Philippines over US$810 billion in next 10-40 years

The Philippines banks on e-commerce and digital economy to speed up recovery

Research notes decreasing Covid-19 cases in the country

Vietnam

Vietnam logs 9,706 new Covid-19 cases, total now at 746,678; death toll at 18,400

Nike call after Vietnam and Indonesia Covid-19 issues shows how complicated and messy logistics have become

Vietnam: Green finance promotes sustainable growth in country

Vietnam's Vabiotech to start commercial production of Sputnik V vaccine

Vietnam wants to become food innovation hub in the region, says President

Govt delays reopening island

Myanmar

Myanmar reports 1,667 new Covid-19 infections and 70 more deaths - death toll still rising in country

Myanmar will not address world leaders at United Nation but Afghanistan will be present

US budgets US$180 million humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Myanmar monks march against military junta

Release deleted posts, FB told

Cambodia

Cambodian PM says Covid-19 hits almost half of Buddhist pagodas in capital

Over 80% of Cambodia's population get Covid jabs as govt confirms another 816 new cases

Cambodian PM’s vow to reopen reassures tourism sector, but no date set

Authorities halt ‘Festival of the Dead’ after virus outbreak

Laos

Laos confirms another 434 Covid-19 cases and this time affecting 11 provinces

Laos begins term as UN General Assembly vice president

Laos' Luang Prabang city and China's Kunming to forge ties and strengthen friendly exchanges, cooperation

Russia donates 30,000 doses of vaccine

Brunei

Brunei commits to UN on achieving food security for all

Brunei: Govt announces that only people with BruHealth app allowed to go out

Brunei's Covid-19 cases still soaring as it records 263 new cases as tally reaches 5,960

AseanPlus

South Korea's daily Covid-19 cases top 3,000 for first time after holiday

China welcomes Huawei top executive, Meng Wanzhou, back home, but silent on freed Canadians

India will export 8 million vaccine doses under Quad Partnership by end of October

CPO futures expected to trend lower on profit-taking next week

Japan's Princess Mako to give up one-off payment in controversial marriage-media

Hong Kong property giants deny Beijing is ramping up pressure on industry to fix city’s housing woes

Inquiry launched into role of British banks in Hong Kong in ‘suppression’ of rights

‘Global response required’

Tiananmen flower basket completed

New vaccine protects previously infected and against Delta

China and EU to hold talks on Tuesday as sanctions, Aukus and Lithuania throw up complications

Former chairman of luxury liquor firm Kweichow Moutai sentenced to life in prison for bribery

Beijing blasts ‘criminal record’ of US in Hong Kong with list detailing more than 100 examples of alleged interference

The everyday liquid that could fuel China’s race to green car targets

Two Canadians released by China are headed home, says Trudeau

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