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People walk next statues exhibited to raise awareness about tiger conservation which is timed to coincide with the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Tiger in the Chinatown district in Singapore on Monday, January 10, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19 Watch: 2,641 new cases bring total to 2,788,860

Covid-19 Watch: 78.5% of Malaysia's population fully vaccinated

Covid-19: No expired vaccines sent to vaccination centres, vaccine storage centres

Covid-19: Terengganu police nab doc who allegedly issued fake vaccination certs

Govt committed in efforts to conserve endangered Malayan tiger, says Ismail Sabri

Malaysia’s manufacturing sales value grows 18.8% to RM142.4bil in Nov 2021

MyDIGITAL Corp to ensure digital economy blueprint gets implemented in 2022

12MP: Home Ministry approves 21 projects worth RM558.7mil

Defence drops Najib from witness list in Rosmah's graft trial

November industrial output up 9.4% on-year, beating forecast

Expedite probe of returning unvaccinated umrah pilgrims, says travel agents' group

Malaysia end-Dec palm oil stocks smaller than expected as output plummets

A vendor hangs decorative ornaments for sale for the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Tiger in the Chinatown district in Singapore on MondayJanuary 10, 2022. - AFPA vendor hangs decorative ornaments for sale for the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Tiger in the Chinatown district in Singapore on MondayJanuary 10, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

About 2,600 Omicron infections imported into Singapore so far, says its transport minister

All Malaysia-Singapore VTL bus tickets in early Feb snapped up as off Monday (Jan 10) amid the CNY rush

Singapore says virus deaths lowest among Moderna vaccination takers

Singapore committed to reopening borders even as Omicron spreads

Singapore team shoots for new mRNA vaccines that work in smaller doses and are cheaper to make

Singapore's Singtel weighing options for Australia Optus fiber assets, according to sources

Holography-guided heart surgery for more precise, speedier incisions in SG

555 of the 802 Singapore Covid-19 deaths in 2021 were not fully vaccinated

Oil prices edge up on Kazakhstan, Libyan supply worries

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St falls on rate hike worries

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 454 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Jan 10) and issues emergency authorisation for virus booster shots

Indonesian govt says it may allow coal exports resumption by Tuesday (Jan 11)

Emerging markets - Rupiah gains as Indonesia mulls lifting coal export ban, Singapore stocks jump

Indonesia sees big jump in Omicron cases, govt urges people to hold off overseas trips

Malaysia,Indonesia looking to cap maid hiring fees between RM10,000-15,000

MoU on recruitment of Indonesian maids to be signed next month, says Saravanan

Tanjung Balau boat tragedy: Probe leads to several arrests

Indonesia forms holding company to improve food security

A farmer keeps watch for birds feeding on his riping paddy field which is covered in nettings, in Lhokseumawe Aceh on Monday (Jan 10). - AFPA farmer keeps watch for birds feeding on his riping paddy field which is covered in nettings, in Lhokseumawe Aceh on Monday (Jan 10). - AFP

Thailand:

All Thai hospitals urged to accept infected children as Omicron wave rises; daily cases almost 8,000 on Monday (Jan 10)

Unjabbed kids will become superspreaders soon, warns Thailand's top virologist

Fate of Bangkok's Hua Lamphong railway station up in the air

Bangkok's record-breaking, tongue-twister of a name

Thai central bank sees lower H1 economic growth due to Omicron outbreak

Thailand records 7,926 Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths

Swine fever curbs ramped up

Philippines:

Philippines' Covid-19 positivity rate rises to a record 46 per cent as country logs record daily cases breaching 33,000

MMEA rescues stranded Filipino teachers after ship drifts into Msian waters

Philippines reports third day of record virus cases as capital region Manila is now under Alert 3

Gun ban on as Philippine election period begins

Philippines urges Indonesia to lift coal export ban

Legality of Duterte’s order disputed

Govt adds more hospital beds as cases surge

People line up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, January 10, 2022. - ReutersPeople line up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, January 10, 2022. - Reuters

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 14,818 new Covid-19 cases and now 1,914,393 infections in total on Monday (Jan 10)

This is no monkey business: Vietnam farmers focused on langur protection

Terrorist threats in South-East Asia has declined according to think-tank report, says Vietnam News

Top Vietnamese futsal player nominated for world's best futsal goalie award

Vietnam's exports rise sharply in 2021 - country earns nearly US$336.25 billion from exports

Vietnam could be Asia's next startup hub, says venture capital

Vietnam's logistics industry to focus on value-added services

Myanmar:

Myanmar's Suu Kyi: A democracy queen now a prisoner of generals

Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted on new charges, jailed for four years: source

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi over walkie-talkies - source

The plight of Myanmar's people 11 months after military coup: Jakarta Post contributor

Suu Kyi to hear junta Myanmar court's verdicts in delayed cases

A police officer checks documents at a checkpoint as the government enforced another round of strict health restrictions to control the rise of COVID-19 cases at the outskirts of Quezon City in Manila, Philippines on Monday January 10, 2022. The Philippines posted a record high number of new Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row on Monday, logging 33,169 infections. - APA police officer checks documents at a checkpoint as the government enforced another round of strict health restrictions to control the rise of COVID-19 cases at the outskirts of Quezon City in Manila, Philippines on Monday January 10, 2022. The Philippines posted a record high number of new Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row on Monday, logging 33,169 infections. - AP

Cambodia:

Three deminers killed in anti-tank mine explosion in northwest Cambodia

Cambodia urges high-risk groups to receive fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Cambodia's non-gold goods trade tops US$36bil between Jan-Nov

Priority to clear mines at Cambodia's temple tourist sites

FM defends Hun Sen’s Myanmar trip

Laos:

Going bananas - This fruit from Laos remains the pick of the bunch for export to China

Laos health ministry targets 87.25 per cent Covid-19 immunisation by year’s end

Laos, Vietnam sign eight cooperation agreements in Hanoi

Brunei:

Contraband, drug utensils seized by Brunei cops in Tutong district raid

Brunei logs 25 import, 12 local Covid-19 cases

Brunei vendors grateful as Bandarku Ceria open market re-opens as Covid-19 cases are in controllable numbers

Creches happy to welcome back tots

ndian policemen wait with others to receive the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Bengaluru, India, Monday, Jan 10, 2022. Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centres across India to receive a third vaccination as infections linked to the omicron variant surge. India calls these 'precautionary' doses and not boosters. - APndian policemen wait with others to receive the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Bengaluru, India, Monday, Jan 10, 2022. Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centres across India to receive a third vaccination as infections linked to the omicron variant surge. India calls these 'precautionary' doses and not boosters. - AP

AseanPlus:

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Foxconn India iPhone plant to reopen on Jan 12 -govt officials

China's Tianjin tightens control over travel as Omicron spreads

S.Korea reports 3,007 more Covid-19 cases

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Japan and US agree to movement curbs over Covid-19 fears

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