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ADGMIN1: Ministers agree to deepen cooperation with dialogue and development partners (source — 22/01/2021 17:05:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The ministers at the inaugural Asean Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) expressed their commitment in looking forward to further deepening cooperation with their Dialogue and Developme...

'Bating Filipino': MPs in Philippines pass bill to create new Covid-safe greeting (source — 22/01/2021 09:43:23

Contactless greeting will help fight pandemic, say MPs of worst-hit country in south-east Asia, though some people would prefer more action on a vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavi...

Need for ASEAN to mitigate cybercrime in advancing digital economy - Muhyiddin (source — 21/01/2021 09:24:08

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21: ASEAN has to find ways to collectively mitigate cross-border cybercrime as it prepares to emerge as a competitive digital economic bloc in the post-COVID-19 period, said Prime Mi...

First ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting and related meetings begin today (source — 21/01/2021 04:39:29

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21: The first ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting (ADGMIN1) and Related Meetings hosted by Malaysia begin here today.The two-day virtual meeting will be chaired by Communications and Mul...

ASEAN Digital Senior Officials’ Meeting begins today (source — 19/01/2021 04:41:47

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19: The inaugural ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) begins today with the Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADGSOM1).Held virtually, ADGSOM1 will be headed by the Ministry of Commu...

Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles (source — 18/01/2021 07:09:40

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccination program amid a global s...

Covid: Philippines travel ban effective from today (source — 16/01/2021 15:42:11

Travel restrictions imposed on 30 plus countries.

Lives versus livelihoods? (source — 15/01/2021 09:29:33

By AMANDA YEOIT is devastating to see that all efforts from every segment of society are in vain. Malaysia used to be a role model for other countries to learn how to combat the Covid-19 pandemic effe...

Philippines and Indonesia back Chinese Covid jab despite efficacy doubts (source — 14/01/2021 19:18:05

Indonesian president receives his first dose of Sinovac vaccine live on TV as rollout beginsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSeveral countries in south-east Asia are expecte...

Coronavirus live news: China records first local death in eight months as WHO team arrives in Wuhan (source — 14/01/2021 07:48:19

WHO team touches down in Wuhan; first death in China for eight months recorded in Hebei province; New York Mayor warns city will fall short of its inoculation goals unless it gets more vaccineCoronavi...

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