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Visitors walk through a flower nursery in Sadec in Vietnam.The country's economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter as manufacturing revived and exports extended their recovery from the pandemic slump last year. - Bloomberg

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 4,066 new cases bring total to 2,840,225

Covid-19 Watch: 13 new cluster identified with 4,066 new cases

Covid-19: Number of infections in educational institutions at a worrying level, says Melaka state health director

More than 10.9 million adult population in Malaysia given booster dose as of Monday (Jan 24)

Malaysia drops five spots in corruption perceptions index ranking

The frenzy around Dr M’s health

Dr Adham: Science Ministry to focus on electric vehicles, health security and social innovation

PM: 'Balik kampung' will be allowed, no more travel restrictions

Health Ministry to be consulted on possible SOP relaxation for international tourists, says PM

Take extra precautions during CNY season in wake of Omicron variant, says Sarawak DCM

Leading index rises to 111.3pts in Nov 2021 signalling positive economic recovery

Malaysia seeks holistic solutions to end modern day slavery

Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during their annual leaders' retreat at the Indonesian island of Bintan in Riau, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. - ReutersIndonesian President Joko Widodo speaks to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during their annual leaders' retreat at the Indonesian island of Bintan in Riau, Indonesia, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. - Reuters

Singapore:


Singapore visitor arrivals down more than 80% last year from 2020, in a historic low

Singapore: A NTU scientist is accused of sending message proposing cash offer to 12-year-old girls for sex

Singapore ranked fourth least corrupt country in the world, says Transparency International

Health minister declares three areas to watch as Singapore battles Omicron; 3,002 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Jan 24)

In surprise move, Singapore tightens monetary policy on inflation risks

Singapore's Lee and Indonesia's Jokowi to speak on ties, witness agreement signing at Bintan retreat

MAS tightens Singdollar policy for second time in three months to counter rising inflation

Bodies of twins found dead in canal cremated, father charged with murder

Asian shares decline amid Omicron, Fed and Ukraine jitters

Oil prices rebound as growing geopolitical tensions fuel supply fears

Bridgepoint sells Element Materials Technology to Temasek

New programme can detect those at higher risk of depression

Study: One in two employees logging extra hours since pandemic began

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 4,878 new Covid-19 cases and 20 more deaths on Tuesday (Jan 20); highest single day rise since Sept 21

Indonesian President Jokowi and Singapore's Lee urge peaceful resolution on Myanmar crisis

Singapore to pump US$12.4 billion in Indonesia's green economy, logistics port hub

Emerging markets - Indonesia, Singapore and China stocks down more than 1% as S.Korea leads Asian stock markets lower

Indonesia and Singapore sign extradition, airspace and defence agreements

Indonesia regulator says financial firms banned from facilitating crypto sales

Indonesia sets date for 2024 election, ending Jokowi speculation

At least 18 dead after clash, fire at club in Indonesia's West Papua: police

Insight - Indonesia’s coal ban sends prices soaring, other exporters fail to step up

In this photo released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right), meets with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, at the Royal Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Thailand's prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first high-level meeting since relations between the nations soured three decades ago over a sensational jewelry heist that led to a diplomatic row and string of mysterious killings. - APIn this photo released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right), meets with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, at the Royal Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Thailand's prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first high-level meeting since relations between the nations soured three decades ago over a sensational jewelry heist that led to a diplomatic row and string of mysterious killings. - AP

Thailand:


Thailand's auto exports to reach one million units in 2022

Thailand gives green light to growing cannabis at home

Thailand to regulate use of digital assets as payments

Thai PM arrives in Saudi Arabia, easing diamond heist row

Thailand approves US$1.6 billion measures to help consumption and tourism

50kg solid-gold Buddha statue sparks internet sensation in Thailand

Thailand records 6,718 Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths

Fourth shot rolled out in popular tourist spots

Prayut to visit Saudi Arabia after years of tension

Philippines:

Philippines logs 17,677 new Covid-19 cases; country's positivity rate also dips to 37.2 per cent on Tuesday (Jan 25)

Philippines 'dodges a bullet' as Omicron outbreak relents

Philippines’ Marcos eyes deal with China to resolve sea row

Philippines' presidential bet Marcos shuns talk of past atrocities

Asean+3 GDP to grow 4.9 per cent in 2022: report

Duterte to name ‘most corrupt’ presidential bet before May 9 polls

Seven injured in US F-35 incident in South China Sea

Pots of plants on display at a flower nursery in Sadec, Vietnam. - BloombergPots of plants on display at a flower nursery in Sadec, Vietnam. - Bloomberg

Vietnam:


Vietnam reports 15,743 new Covid-19 cases and total now stands at 2,171,527 on Tuesday (Jan 25)

Vietnam artist marks Lunar New Year with hundreds of carved tigers

Japan orders probe of Vietnamese intern abuse case

Russia wants to strengthen relations with Asean members, reports Vietnam News

Vietnamese mark Tet or Lunar New Year with traditional dishes

WWF: Primate species face increasing risk of extinction

Rising star in the start-up scene

Myanmar:

Three arrested at Myanmar media outlet released, says employer

Myanmar junta threatens pot-banging protesters with treason

TIMELINE - Myanmar's year of turmoil since the military took power in a coup

Malaysia PM urges Cambodia-Asean chair to address Myanmar unrest

Hun Sen says his Myanmar trip managed to plant trees, not cut them down

Myanmar reports 37 more Omicron cases

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha waves from inside the court building as he attends a hearing on his treason trial in Phnom Penn, Cambodia, January 25, 2022. - ReutersCambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha waves from inside the court building as he attends a hearing on his treason trial in Phnom Penn, Cambodia, January 25, 2022. - Reuters

Cambodia:

Cambodia: People told to follow strict guidelines for Lunar New Year celebrations; 10 more Omicron cases confirmed

Cambodia PM says Myanmar junta welcome at Asean if progress made

NagaWorld: Covid-19 losses drove layoffs

Unicef sponsors climate song

Laos:

Special Economic Zones to develop labour skills and employ thousands of workers in Laos

US donates more Covid-19 vaccine to Laos; new supply to benefits teenagers and those above the age of 60

Inflation in Laos jumps to highest point in 15 months

Brunei:

Brunei: Even the very young ones are getting used to the new norm due to Covid-19

'No need to worry', Covid-19 situation well under control in Brunei, says health minister

Sarawak to continue with plans to open trade and tourism offices in Brunei and Kalimantan

A waitress serves a Beijing duck meal at the media main dining hall at the Main Press Centre ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. - ReutersA waitress serves a Beijing duck meal at the media main dining hall at the Main Press Centre ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

Beijing grapples with Covid-19 flare-up with just over a week to Winter Olympics

Beijing opposes US move to suspend 44 China-bound flights

Japan panel to approve widening of Covid curbs

Royal crown slips as Elizabeth prepares to mark 70 years as queen

Olympics - At Beijing Games, hugs discouraged but condoms available

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account as election looms

Asian markets tumble as volatility sweeps globe ahead of Fed meeting

North Korea appears to have fired cruise missiles

South Korea presidential candidate's wife threatens to jail critical reporters

Some HK civil servants work from home as virus spreads

Mother reunites with son who was abducted 24 years ago

Hyundai Motor's Q4 profit almost halves, misses estimates

Hong Kong hotel quarantine criticised after Omicron outbreak

Moody's upgrades Tesla's rating to Ba1, says outlook positive

S.Korea's daily Covid count tops 8,000 for first time amid Omicron spread

Beijing Winter Olympics: Snow tourism booms in China
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