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Ai is a Journalism graduate at a state university in the Philippines who considers "writing" and "enlightening the blind" as her passion.

Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying 600,000 doses of vaccine donated by the Chinese government landed on Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Sunday. The Philippines...

Malaysia’s mass vaccination program starts

Malaysia on Wednesday began with its mass vaccination program, two days earlier than scheduled, with the first person to receive the vaccine no other than its prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin. According to a report by Straits Times, Yassin received the first of two doses of...

Nightlife to resume in Thailand in March

Thailand is set to further ease Covid-19 restrictions by allowing the resumption of entertainment businesses. According to a report by The Nation quoting the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), restaurants, pubs, and bars would begin serving alcohol until 11 p.m. by March 1 in...

Traveloka Indonesia unveils US IPO plan

Indonesia-based Traveloka was keen on going public this year in the United States as it aimed to raise funds for its expansion plans. According to a report by the Bangkok Post, the initial public offering (IPO) was likely to be conducted through a special purpose...

Burmese resume protest versus military control

Shunning the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), protesters stormed the streets of Myanmar to rally against the control of the military regained from democratic leadership. Following a violent demonstration this week, activists returned to the streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw to campaign for...

Myanmar detains Aung San Suu Kyi as military takes control

Myanmar’s military regained control of the country after detaining the de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over claims of voter fraud. A report by Agence France-Presse quoting the leader of Suu Kyi’s party National League for Democracy (NLD) on Monday said that Suu Kyi...

Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday said that 60 of the 137 individuals have been tried on the same day while the remaining 77 will face...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was one of the first to receive the two-dose vaccine manufactured by Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech Ltd.,...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was released from Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor on the island of Java before dawn on Friday to prevent his supporters...

Filipino domestic worker found with new virus strain

Hong Kong health officials announced on Tuesday they have detected the new variant of the coronavirus disease in a passenger returning from Manila, sparking fears that the new strain may have already spread in the Southeast Asian country. Chuang Shuk-Kwan, who heads the Hong Kong...

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Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying...

Malaysia’s mass vaccination program starts

Malaysia on Wednesday began with its mass vaccination program, two days earlier than scheduled, with the first person to receive the vaccine no other...

Nightlife to resume in Thailand in March

Thailand is set to further ease Covid-19 restrictions by allowing the resumption of entertainment businesses. According to a report by The Nation quoting the Center...