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An anti-government protester throws red paint at the police during a demonstration in Bangkok on Monday (Sept 27, 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 crisis. - AFP

Malaysia

Covid-19: 10,959 new cases, says Health DG

Covid-19: Over 60% of population fully vaccinated as of Sunday (Sept 26)

Covid-19 death toll now 25,437 with 278 newly reported fatalities

Covid-19: Circuit-breaker proposal to break chain of infections needs thorough scrutiny, says deputy minister

12th Malaysia Plan: GDP growth of 4.5% to 5.5%

Ismail Sabri unveils 12th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 27)

PM: Malaysia aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050, no more new coal-fired power plants

PM: National health policy to be more prepared to manage diseases under 12MP

PM: RM400bil set aside for ongoing, new projects under 12MP

Ismail Sabri: Nation's financial position expected to improve in 2023

Governance Index under 12MP to boost performance, integrity and compliance with global anti-graft standards

12MP: Digital economy to contribute 25.5% to GDP by 2025

12MP: Infectious diseases institute to be built in Negri Sembilan, says PM

Sabah, Sarawak to be given priority in development allocation under 12MP

Border control, security among main focus of 12MP, says PM

A staff member loading orders into a delivery robot named Camello during a trial run of its delivery capability at a shopping mall in Singapore. - AFPA staff member loading orders into a delivery robot named Camello during a trial run of its delivery capability at a shopping mall in Singapore. - AFP

Singapore

Two vaccinated Singaporeans die from Covid-19 complications; 1,647 new cases in Singapore on Monday (Sept 27)

Binance to stop Singapore users buying or trading crypto on main platform

Singapore: Gag order lifted on identity of undergrad who filmed voyeuristic videos of female friends

Changi Airport, SIA and Jetstar Asia inch forward with recovery

SG police probe 336 people including 12-year-old over scams; victims lost over S$13mil

Singaporean singer, DJ Chris Ho dies of stomach cancer

Oil shares lead charge as crude hits new three-year highs

Covid-19 plays havoc with airport reopening plans in Asia

Alibaba nearing investment in S’pore unicorn Ninja Van

Task force aims to beef up laws against family violence

Situation at home the first priority

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 1,390 new Covid-19 cases and 118 more deaths on Monday (Sept 27)

Indonesia: Top politician Azis’ arrest spotlights persistent graft culture in political parties

Dear Asean, modern slavery at sea is worsening on your watch: Jakarta Post contributors

Indonesian man nabbed with RM1.7mil worth of drugs in two gunnysacks

Everybody misses Bali: Jakarta Post editorial

Obstacles halt vaccinations

Thailand

Thailand has administered more than 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with more than 25 per cent of country covered

Thai businesses sue PM Prayut and his govt for bad administration as Bangkok gears up flash floods

Thailand to reopen to more vaccinated visitors from November

Ant-backed Ascend Money becomes Thailand’s first fintech unicorn

Thai officials, businessmen face prosecution over national park land scam

Asean and South Korea to deepen trade ties

Thailand logs 10,288 Covid-19 cases and 101 deaths on Sunday night (Sept 26)

Philippines' players posing for a group picture ahead of the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match between China and the Philippines in Amman on Monday (Sept 27). - AFPPhilippines' players posing for a group picture ahead of the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match between China and the Philippines in Amman on Monday (Sept 27). - AFP

Philippines

Philippines logs 18,449 new Covid-19 cases as virus total now tops 2.5 million

Emerging markets: Philippines' peso and Thai baht weaken as most of Asia forex steadies

5.7-magnitude quake shakes Philippines' main island, says USGS

Philippines and China laud "robust" cooperation amid Covid-19 pandemic

Embracing the light: Churches tap solar power

Typhoon Lannie likely to intensify over Philippines

Manila cop charge with pointing gun at teens

Vietnam

Hanoi to further reopen as Vietnam reports 9,362 new Covid-19 cases; total now at 766,051

Vietnam Covid-19 epicentre - Ho Chi Minh City - may have 40% more unrecorded cases - report

Nine Vietnamese fishermen nabbed for harvesting sea cucumbers in M’sian waters

As Ho Chi Minh City reopens, businesses realise flexible is the way to go

Vietnam's tour organisations get ready to revive sector

Leaders discuss strengthening China-Vietnam ties

Cuba kicks off first vaccine export to Vietnam

Two women are reflected on a plastic sheet set up to minimise close contact at a wet market in the old quarters of Hanoi following the easing of Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions after two months. - AFPTwo women are reflected on a plastic sheet set up to minimise close contact at a wet market in the old quarters of Hanoi following the easing of Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions after two months. - AFP

Myanmar

Unusual UN meet to close without Taliban and Myanmar speeches

Over 2,200 killed, 5,800 injured in road accidents in Myanmar in just eight months

Another four million doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Myanmar

Myanmar air strikes reported in battle, internet cut in more areas

No meaningful action from UN

Cambodia

Germany, WFP to provide cash assistance to vulnerable Cambodian families affected by Covid-19 and climate shocks

Cambodian Health Ministry: Covid-19 jab drive set to wrap up ahead of schedule

Cambodia reports 18 more Covid deaths and 839 infections

Two nesting colonies of vulnerable bird discovered

Laos

Vientiane-Hanoi expressway under study, say both Laos and Vietnam governments

Leaders of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia meet in Hanoi and agree to further strengthen friendly relations

Laos Covid-19 cases keep on soaring; records 622 new cases as total reach 22,441

Asean, US vow to cooperate in Covid-19 fight

Brunei

"Refrain from spreading false information", Brunei health minister tells people as Covid-19 cases keep rising in country

Brunei reports 254 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases and three more clusters confirmed by health ministry

Home nikah not permissible in Brunei from Sept 26

Indonesian pleads guilty to violating quarantine

South Korea's guard Park Hye-jin (right) drives against New Zealand's small forward Ashleigh Karaitiana during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group A basketball match between South Korea and New Zealand in Amman on Monday (Sept 27, 2021). South Korea won 85–69. - AFPSouth Korea's guard Park Hye-jin (right) drives against New Zealand's small forward Ashleigh Karaitiana during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group A basketball match between South Korea and New Zealand in Amman on Monday (Sept 27, 2021). South Korea won 85–69. - AFP

AseanPlus

South Korea to vaccinate 12 to 17 year-olds, give boosters to elderly

Two women, political opposites, vying for Japan PM position

Indian farmers aim for nationwide protests against reforms on Monday

Some Apple, Tesla suppliers suspend production in China amid power pinch

Polling shows vote for Japan prime minister set for runoff

China to clamp down on violent, vulgar or pornographic content

China power crunch is next economic shock after Evergrande

China's biggest air show to display self-sufficiency drive, military prowess

Asian shares creep higher, oil surges to 3-year peak

China says will clamp down on abortions for 'non-medical purposes'

Facebook rebuts report calling Instagram ‘toxic’ for teen girls

British frigate sails through sensitive Taiwan Strait

Soccer-Son, Hwang named in South Korea's World Cup qualifying squad

Chinese regulators are serious about crypto ban this time

Huawei executive release offers chance to reset bilateral relations: Global Times

Xi congratulates Taiwan's Eric Chu on election as KMT chief

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