Southeast Asia

Malaysia detects first Omicron case in South African student

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Malaysia said yesterday it has detected its first case of the new Omicron strain of the coronavirus in a...

Vietnam police smash USD3.8B cryptocurrency ring

HO CHI MINH CITY (AFP) - Vietnamese police have smashed a huge cryptocurrency ring worth around USD3.8 billion, state media said yesterday, as authorities...

Rights group says Myanmar forces purposely killed protesters

BANGKOK (AP) - The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city on March 14 this year was planned and premeditated, and...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen backs son to take over leadership

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia’s strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has led the country for more than three decades, yesterday backed his eldest...

Philippines activists seek Marcos election ban

CNA - Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the early frontrunner for the Philippines presidency, was hit by another formal complaint yesterday, as longtime opponents of his...

Singapore detects two apparent Omicron cases

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Singapore's Health Ministry said yesterday that preliminary tests detected the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in two passengers...

Najib’s wife fails to show up in court

CNA - Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, has failed to show up in court yesterday for a hearing of...

Omicron puts M’sian endemic phase on hold

THE STAR - Malaysia is putting on hold its transition to the endemic phase of COVID-19 due to uncertainties brought about by the recent...

Philippines vaccine mandate sees millions facing COVID-19 test fees

THE STRAITS TIMES - Millions of Filipinos face having to pay for their own COVID-19 tests as a new rule mandating vaccines in workplaces...

Neelofa and husband given DNAA in SOP violation case

THE STAR – Malaysian celebrity couple Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her husband Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail have been given a discharge not amounting...

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