Southeast Asia

M’sia festivities spark 60 COVID clusters

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) - Recent festive celebrations in Malaysia sparked 60 COVID-19 clusters involving 3,511 cases, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. From May 13...

UMNO wants Malaysia’s state of emergency to end as scheduled

KUALA LUMPUR (CNA) – Malaysia’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) has pleaded with the king to not extend the country’s state of emergency beyond...

SGD15 million support to help Changi Airport workers adjust to COVID-19...

SINGAPORE (CNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Changi Airport Group (CAG) will set aside SGD15 million to help airport...

WHO declares Philippines polio-free after vaccine campaign

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines is once again polio-free, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday, after a successful vaccination campaign that has raised...

Singapore to ease curbs as virus cases fall

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore will begin slowly easing a month-long partial lockdown from next week after the curbs succeeded in stemming a coronavirus outbreak,...

McDonald’s BTS-meal frenzy sparks virus closures in Indonesia

JAKARTA (AFP) - More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily shuttered yesterday over virus fears as the chain’s new BTS meal deal...

Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi emits hot clouds

JAKARTA (XINHUA) - Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi emitted hot clouds three times as far as 1,600 metres to the southwest, the Geological...

6,239 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new deaths in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) - Malaysia reported another 6,239 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 633,891, the Health Ministry said yesterday. Health Ministry Director-General...

UN rapporteur warns of ‘mass deaths’ from starvation in Myanmar

AFP - The United Nation’s (UN) special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has warned of "mass deaths" from starvation and disease in the...

Malaysian army offers logistical assistance to bring vaccines to rural areas

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) has offered to provide logistical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to transport COVID-19...

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