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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Friday (Sept 3)
A relaxation of banking rules that make it easier for Indonesian borrowers hurt by the pandemic to restructure their loans will be extended until March 2023, the country's Financial Services Authority (OJK) said.
Indonesians prayed outside mosques and slaughtered goats to commemorate a sombre Eid al-Adha (Hari Raya Haji) festival on Tuesday despite efforts to stop mass gatherings as coronavirus deaths skyrocket in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
Surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the world overshadowed the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday, with festivities curtailed by contagion fears.
For many Christians, this year’s Easter celebration was a test of strength and faith, with the coronavirus pandemic still affecting the lives of millions of people and the country reeling from two recent terror attacks.
JAKARTA (AFP): Muslim majority Indonesia on Friday (March 26) banned an annual exodus that sees millions travel across the vast nation to mark the end of Ramadan over fears of a surge in Covid-19 infections.
THE Interfaith Communication Forum (FKUB) is joining a campaign spearheaded by the executive director of the government’s Covid-19 Response and Economic Recovery Committee Erick Thohir to raise the public’s awareness regarding the importance of the highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccine.
It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
(Reuters) - It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.