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 2021-01-27 11:18 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

5 wild elephants captured near Tanah Merah...
 2021-01-27 11:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Fed on hold as officials weigh pandemic against vaccines, fiscal support...

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve is expected to keep U.S. monetary policy locked in crisis-fighting mode at its meeting ending on Wednesday as ......

 2021-01-27 11:12 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao-Garcia deal very close, but there's a catch...

The much-hyped fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ryan Garcia might be staged as an exhibition match, Ryan's father Henry Garcia said Wednesday. In a report by Sky Sports' boxing journalist James Dielhenn, the older Garcia said Pacquiao's WBA su...

 2021-01-27 11:10 

Malay Mail Online

Penang to see what it can do with ferry gifted by Penang Port...

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — The Penang government will explore its options for the iconic ferry that Penang Port Commission (PPC) has presented to the state, said state exco Zairil Khir Johari. The transport and infrastructure committee chairman said......

 2021-01-27 11:09 

ABS-CBN

Babae patay sa pagsabog sa Cotabato...

Patay ang isang babae habang hindi bababa sa apat ang sugatan sa isang pagsabog na nangyari sa Barangay Sibsib sa bayang ito, Miyerkoles ng tanghali....

 2021-01-27 11:06 

Malay Mail Online

Amid increasing demand, ministry warns electronics, communications businesses against raising prices...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — Electronics and communications businesses are being warned not to jack up the price of goods like computers, printers, tablets and smartphones as demand increases. "Lately, we have been receiving complaints about an......

 2021-01-27 11:06 

Bangkok Post

Parliament votes to remove kratom from narcotics list...

An amendment bill removing kratom from the narcotics list cruised through the final stages in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, taking it one step closer to legalisation....

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Company fined for illegally importing 180kg of vegetables...

SINGAPORE: A company was fined S$5,000 on Wednesday (Jan 27) for illegally importing 180 kg of fresh vegetables for sale. The Singapore Food ......

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

GameStop stock doubles again with no let-up in amateur interest...

Shares of videogame retailer GameStop Corp surged another 130per cent on Wednesday in pre-market trading as amateur investors continued to pile ......

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Religious groups asked to be more vigilant after teenager planned mosque attacks: Shanmugam...

SINGAPORE: Religious organisations in Singapore have been asked to be more vigilant following the case of a 16-year-old boy who had planned to ......

 2021-01-27 11:03 

Malay Mail Online

Ringgit rebounds on better market sentiment...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The ringgit snapped its three-day losing streak to close higher against the US dollar today as improved market sentiment spurred risk appetite for emerging currencies, dealers said. At the close, the local note appreciated......

 2021-01-27 11:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19...
 2021-01-27 11:01 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

New police chief stresses humanistic approach to law enforcement - ANTARA News...

National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has affirmed that under his leadership, the police force will not only serve as an assertive law ......

 2021-01-27 11:01 

Manila Bulletin

Luzon Spine Expressway: A road network eyed to shorten travel time between La Union and Bicol to 9 hours...

From the existing 382 kilometers of expressways, the road network within Luzon is expected to improve to 905 kilometers as more than 20 highways and expressways are under way. This set of highways and expressways is called the Luzon Spine Expressway Netwo...

 2021-01-27 11:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Jaguar Land Rover appoints creative chief to board as it redefines strategy...

Jaguar Land Rover appointed its creative boss to the board of management on Wednesday to help redefine the Jaguar brand as Britain's biggest ......

 2021-01-27 10:58 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

153 foreign workers test positive for Covid-19 yesterday...
 2021-01-27 10:58 

Bangkok Post

Most schools outside Samut Sakhon to reopen nationwide...

The government on Wednesday said it would reopen most schools -- including those in Bangkok -- from next week, in response to localised declines in new coronavirus infections....

 2021-01-27 10:56 

ABS-CBN

Washington Post article exposes trafficking of Filipinas to Syria...

An article in an American publication has exposed the plight of Filipinas trafficked to Syria....

 2021-01-27 10:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Former religious teacher, previously charged with cheating, fined for illegal assembly...

SINGAPORE: A former religious teacher was fined S$2,000 for organising a gathering without a valid permit in 2018 which attracted about 400 ......

 2021-01-27 10:55 

Malay Mail Online

Socso conducting internal probe over document falsification...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is conducting an internal investigation over the alleged falsification of patient records to claim benefits. Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said this......

 2021-01-27 10:55 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Wearing of 2 face masks not recommended...

The Department of Health (DOH) said it is not yet recommending the wearing of two face masks as an added protection against the COVID-19 virus. Health Assistant Secretary Maria Vergeire(Facebook) "I think yun pong isang mask na suot natin [the (face) ...

 2021-01-27 10:54 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jokowi urges Indonesia's SWF to work at full throttle - ANTARA News...

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) urged Indonesia's Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) Supervisory Board, or Indonesian Investment Authority (INA), to promptly form ......

 2021-01-27 10:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Amazon set to launch in Poland, shares in local Allegro fall...

Online shopping platform Amazon is preparing to set up a Polish based website so local shoppers will no longer have to order via its German site, ......

 2021-01-27 10:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Covid-19: 3,680 new cases, 7 deaths...
 2021-01-27 10:49 

Channel NewsAsia

President Halimah Yacob receives first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob was given the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (Jan 27) afternoon at the Outram Polyclinic. In a message shared ......

 2021-01-27 10:49 

Manila Bulletin

United City set to face Japanese champ Kawasaki, China's Guangzhou Evergrande in Champions League...

Photo from PFL Philippines Football League champion United City is set to take on clubs from Japan and China, among others, for its maiden foray in the AFC Champions League. United City was drawn in Group I of the prestigious continental competition's...

 2021-01-27 10:47 

Malay Mail Online

Hearing of Anwar's bid to strike out suit over legality of his royal pardon reset to March 18...

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 27 — The hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to strike out a lawsuit over the legality of his royal pardon for his sodomy conviction has been brought forward to Marc...

 2021-01-27 10:47 

Malay Mail Online

MCO in Sibu division, CMCO for rest of Sarawak extended two weeks...

KUCHING, Jan 27 — The state Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will extend the movement control order (MCO) for the Sibu Division by another two weeks despite declining Covid-19 cases there, chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said today. He.....

 2021-01-27 10:46 

Manila Bulletin

DOH pushes sanctions against violators of ban on parties and gatherings...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that those who will violate mass gathering restrictions should be held accountable. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire "Meron tayong pamantayan na sinusunod. So, pag kayo ay nahuli, you should be sanctioned [...

 2021-01-27 10:46 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia records 3,680 new Covid-19 cases today, with Johor topping the list...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Ministry of Health reported today that 3,680 new Covid-19 cases were discovered today, with Johor registering the highest number of new cases at 1,069 compared to other states. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor......

 2021-01-27 10:46 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

No material development on Boustead privatisation: LTAT...
 2021-01-27 10:45 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

112 nabbed for not wearing face masks...
 2021-01-27 10:45 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Malaysian business owners and trade groups urge against another full lockdown...

KUALA LUMPUR: The automotive workshop owned by Mr Wong Tung Khong in Sungai Besi was quiet on Tuesday (Jan 26), with only a few employees ......

 2021-01-27 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Hontiveros defends fisherman from China's alleged bullying...

Malacaang should denounce "China's bullying" after a Filipino fisherman was reportedly harassed by a Chinese Coast Guard ship near the Pagasa Island, Senator Risa Hontiveros said. Sen. Risa Hontiveros(Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB) Hontiveros sai...

 2021-01-27 10:41 

The Strait Times

President Halimah gets Covid-19 jab, reassures public of S'pore's strict safety standards for vaccines...

The President urged Singaporeans to take the vaccine when it becomes available to them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 10:38 

The Strait Times

Teen detained for planning mosque attacks: Rise of right-wing extremism in Singapore worrying, says Shanmugam...

If the teen's attack succeeded, it would likely incite fear and conflict between racial and religious groups here, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 10:37 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Locally produced ventilator secures int'l certificate: Minister - ANTARA News...

Research and Technology Minister and National Research and Innovation Agency Head Bambang P. S. Brodjonegoro ecstatically declared that locally made Portable ......

 2021-01-27 10:37 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Rep. Defensor wants House to resolve pending ABS-CBN provisional franchise bill...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives should first decide on the bill seeking to grant media giant ABS-CBN a provisional franchise—which has been on the plenary's "unfinished business" for months—before discussin...

 2021-01-27 10:36 

Manila Bulletin

A Living Hero: How the incoming AFP Chief of Staff got his Medal of Valor...

Twenty-one years ago, then Capt. Cirilito Sobejana was given information that a group of Abu Sayyaf fighters led by its original founder Abdurajak Janjalani was encamped near his area of responsibility in Isabela, Basilan. He was just promoted to Captain ...

 2021-01-27 10:34 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Heavy security, roads closed after Delhi farmer riots...
 2021-01-27 10:33 

Cebu Daily News

4 Mandaue traffic enforcers fail drug test...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines Four personnel from the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) tested positive for illegal drugs during a random drug test conducted last January 13, 2021. About 200 TEAM personnel underwent the surprise drug test conducted...

 2021-01-27 10:33 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Principal Asset closes 2020 with RM92.6bil in AUM...
 2021-01-27 10:30 

Malay Mail Online

Scam warning: Melaka police tells public to be wary of calls from 011-23696711...

MELAKA, Jan 27 — Melaka police have advised the public to be wary of calls or messages from the phone number 011-23696711, as it is linked to four cheating cases involving losses totalling RM774,430. Melaka Commercial Crime Investigation......

 2021-01-27 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Soccer-Fulham investigating bullying allegations made by former youth player...

REUTERS: Fulham have launched an investigation after former youth player Max Noble claimed he was bullied, abused and threatened during his ......

 2021-01-27 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Behind the scenes of a COVID-19 contact tracer's work, tough cases and how TraceTogether has helped...

SINGAPORE: It looks like an open concept call centre, with workers sitting in small groups at different tables, surrounded by whiteboards ......

 2021-01-27 10:30 

The Strait Times

Time for contact tracing cut by more than half with TraceTogether, SafeEntry...

Depending on the complexity of a case, it could even be within a day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 10:30 

The Strait Times

New programme to speed up deployment for tech companies working on government projects...

SINGAPORE -Singapore-based tech companies and start-ups can now look forward to shortened deployment timelines when working on government projects.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 10:29 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 member says Games going ahead 'is up to United States'...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Whether the beleaguered Tokyo Olympics begin as planned this July could come down to support from the United States and its new president, the Wall Street Journal quoted Tokyo organising committee member Haruyuki Takahashi as saying in a...

 2021-01-27 10:28 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Two men caught for possessing firearms, bullets and drugs...
 2021-01-27 10:26 

Manila Bulletin

PTRI's invaluable contributions to textile economy cited...

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pea has cited the Philippine Textile Research Institute's (PTRI) "invaluable" contributions to the country's textile economy. "I commend the Institute's invaluabl...

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