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A worker puts up red lanterns at a temple In Pekanbaru on Sunday, January 23, 2022, ahead of the Lunar New Year as Chinese communities around the world will welcome the Year of the Tiger on February 1. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 4,000 mark with 3,856 reported Sunday (Jan 23)

Covid-19 Watch: 45.1% of Malaysia's adult population have received booster dose

Zeti, Tawfiq and Nor Mohamed Yakcop under MACC probe over 1MDB funds, says report

Dr M still undergoing treatment at IJN, says Marina

Don't spread unverified news on Dr M's health, says Annuar

Johor polls: Proposed SOP to be tabled in NSC meeting, Opposition reps included

Sabah govt will always support cultural festivals of all races, says CM

Body of man found floating in S'pore Strait, believed to be missing victim of Teluk Ramunia capsize incident

Sharing videos of wildlife sightings could tip off poachers, warns Perhilitan

Set up independent inquiry to probe Azam Baki shares issue, urge civil society groups

Decision on calling Ahmad Zahid to enter defence over Yayasan Akalbudi funds tomorrow (Jan 24)

Market concerns over US interest rate may halt ringgit uptrend this week

Sadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand posing with the winner's trophy after his victory in the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open golf tournament in Singapore on Sunday (Jan 23, 2022). - AFPSadom Kaewkanjana of Thailand posing with the winner's trophy after his victory in the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open golf tournament in Singapore on Sunday (Jan 23, 2022). - AFP

Singapore:

3,496 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Jan 23), weekly infection growth rate rises to 2.75

Singapore's Singtel and Grab acquire minority stakes in Indonesian bank

Doctor probed for falsifying Covid-19 vaccine records, ART results, says Singapore's MOH

Singapore: Father arrested after twin boys found dead in Upper Bukit Timah canal, to be charged with murder

Singapore’s first SPACs off to timid start in rough trading week (Jan 17-21)

Unvaccinated 92-year-old woman is first Omicron-related death in Singapore; 2,463 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Jan 22)

VTL increase possible, says Wee

Nasa buys undergrad’s artwork

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 2,925 new Covid-19 cases, 14 more deaths including two Omicron fatalities on Sunday (Jan 23)

Indonesia: G-20 meetings a ray of hope for Bali's beleaguered resort and conference centres

Land battle awaits Indigenous communities over Indonesia capital relocation, says NGO

iPhone maker Foxconn seals EV partnership with Indonesia

Indonesia court extends Garuda debt restructuring amid ballooning claims

Under fire over data transparency

Fishermen bring in their catch of the day at a fishing village in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFPFishermen bring in their catch of the day at a fishing village in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand records 7,686 Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths on Sunday (Jan 23)

Thailand rising star Sadom fends off chasing pack to win Singapore Open golf title

Thai PM to visit Saudi Arabia as diplomatic relations thaw

Briton dies, another severely injured in Thailand after knife attack, police say

Thailand: Bangkok's city hall runs city-wide Covid-19 testing until Jan 31

Thailand: Fourth jab for residents of Bangkok, Phuket and eight other tourism pilot provinces

Philippines:

Philippines logs 29,828 new Covid-19 cases; total now above 3.4 million infection as of Sunday (Jan 23)

Philippines' presidential hopefuls tout post-pandemic recovery plans

Presidential candidates in Philippines weigh in on China dispute

Magnitude 5.3 quake hits southern Philippines

Philippines' DITO eyes doubling of subscribers, US$1billion investment in 2022

The gaslighting of the Covid hyper-cautious during the Omicron surge

Buddhist monks pray during the funeral ceremony of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, 95, at the Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFPBuddhist monks pray during the funeral ceremony of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, 95, at the Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 14,978 new Covid-19 cases and total stands above 2.1 million infections on Sunday (Jan 23)

Vietnam Airlines resumes regular flights to Europe from Jan 24, to Russia from Jan 29

Vietnam: Thousands mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to the West

Vietnamese carmaker, Vinfast, plans to conquer European market from Germany

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh dies at 95

6G technology development to begin

Myanmar:

Jokowi regrets Myanmar junta's stance on 5-point consensus

Myanmar reports 144 new Covid-19 infections

Myanmar's foreign trade reaches over US$8.2 billion in interim budget period

Two activists sentenced to death

A Cambodian family carries firewood by using a homemade tractor in a remote rural, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. - APA Cambodian family carries firewood by using a homemade tractor in a remote rural, north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. - AP

Cambodia:

21 more Omicron community cases in Cambodia; govt allows home-based treatment for Covid-19 variant patients

Cambodian police arrest man for possession of over 25kg of illicit drugs

Cambodian govt extends cash assistance to pandemic-hit families for three months

Omicron patients can stay home, says Hun Sen

Laos:

113th Mekong River joint patrol successfully completed

Thailand ships 1,000 tonnes of rice to China via Laos-China Railway

American giant corporation Walmart thinking of moving into Laos

Brunei:

Covid reports on famous market Tamu Kianggeh are false, says minister

National housing projects back on track, says Brunei Minister

18 new Covid-19 cases reported in Brunei on Saturday night (Jan 22)

A vendor places a pot of orchid at a stall in a flower market in the Prince Edward district of Hong Kong on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFPA vendor places a pot of orchid at a stall in a flower market in the Prince Edward district of Hong Kong on Sunday, January 23, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus:

Beijing tests two million for Covid-19 as Winter Olympics loom

Delivery race among Indian grocery startups brings road safety risks

Malaysian writer wins the regional Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2022

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

People’s trust in govt hits record of 91%, survey finds

Seoul says it paid Iran's delinquent UN dues to restore vote

Head of fund created by Anne Frank's father criticises cold-case probe -paper

Japan's Tepco hit by setback in clean-up of crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Covid-19 worsens Asia’s staggering inequalities

British prime minister Boris Johnson and his agenda are now lame ducks

North Korea’s sabre-rattling

Novak Djokovic’s coronavirus double fault

Breaching the wild barrier

Of disasters and urban management

Hong Kong elections: biggest opposition party to vote on expelling 2 members who endorsed centrist candidate in December poll
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