Singapore Reports 1,275 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More Deaths

SINGAPORE– Singapore recorded 1,275 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total tally to 258,785, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said, in a press release.   Of the new cases, 1,228 were reported in the community, and 31 in migrant workers’ dormitories, while 16 were imported cases.   A total of 1,251 cases are […]

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Malaysia Creates Joint Task Force To Study Impacts Of Indonesia’s Capital City Move

KOTA KINABALU (Sabah, Malaysia)— Malaysia has established a joint task force to plan and monitor development at Sabah and Sarawak borders in line with Indonesia’s plan to relocate its capital city to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.   Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Dr Maximus Ongkili said besides infrastructure […]

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ASEM Summit Kicks Off Virtually In Cambodia With Focus On Multilateralism, Pandemic Recovery

PHNOM PENH – The 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, started yesterday, under the chairmanship of Cambodia, with the main focus on multilateralism and post-COVID-19 recovery.   The meeting, under the slogan: “Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth,” was held via video conference, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Speaking at the opening ceremony, Cambodian Prime Minister, […]

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Indonesian Police Arrest 24 People Related To Terror Financing

JAKARTA – The Indonesian National Police, announced yesterday that, its counter-terrorism squad, dubbed “Densus 88,” had arrested a total of 24 people, related to fundraising for the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group.   “Of the 24 people, 14 are from Baitul Maal Abdurrahman bin Auf (an alms collecting foundation), and 10 are from Syam Organiser […]

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Philippines’ CIIE Performance Shows Growing Trade Relations With China

MANILA – The Philippines has grossed 597.34 million U.S. dollars’ worth of on-site export sales, in the fourth Chinese International Import Expo (CIIE), showing “the continuously growing trade relationship between the Philippines and China,” the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), said yesterday.   This year’s results increased by 29.3 percent from last year, […]

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Emerging East Asia’s Bond Market Grows 3.4 Pct In Q3 – ADB

KUALA LUMPUR— Emerging East Asia’s bond market grew 3.4 per cent in the third quarter (Q3) to US$21.7 trillion although rising global inflation and a shift in the United States (US) monetary stance weakened regional financial conditions, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB).   Emerging East Asia comprises China (mainland China and Hong Kong), Indonesia, […]

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France Views Malaysia As Its Solid Partner In Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR— France strongly views Malaysia as its solid partner in the Southeast Asian region and wants to strengthen both countries’ connection, said Director for Asia and Oceania of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, M. Bertrand Lortholary.   The seasoned diplomat, who is on his working tour in this region, said there […]

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