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...

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...

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...

Indonesia to vaccinate population starting next week

Indonesia is set to begin next week its mass vaccination program, with President Joko Widodo receiving the first jab, according to a report by...

Philippines: no travel ban yet versus countries with new virus strain

The Philippine government was not keen on imposing a travel ban on other countries despite the more deadly strain of coronavirus, a Cabinet official...

Hundreds rescued as Indonesia’s Merapi spews ash

Hundreds of Indonesians were forced to evacuate following an increased volcanic activity from Mount Merapi. This after Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center head...

Laos to speed up immigration services for China

Laos was set to launch a fast-tracked immigration services for China as it relaxed restrictions at their shared border which was previously sealed to...

Bid to put Malaysia under state of emergency rejected

Malaysian King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin has rejected a proposal to declare a state of emergency to combat the increasing cases of coronavirus amid strong opposition...

Vietnam back on high alert as new virus case confirmed

Vietnam was back on a high alert status over the coronavirus disease, three months after reporting zero local transmission. This came after a 57-year-old man...

Thailand relaxes lock-down measures as infections subside

The government of Thailand was looking to relax restrictions on inbound foreigners as the country reached 28 days with no record of local transmission. In...

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South Korean company, ENPlus Co. Ltd. is inveswting in the Philippines to put up an electric vehicle manufacturing plant registered under PEZA.

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2021 World Travel Awards once again named the Philippines as Asia's Top Beach and Dive destination.

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Malaysian forest reserves are in the verge of deforestation due to logging, mining, and oil palm plantation.

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