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Blinken in Indonesia as US seeks to shore up Southeast Asia ties

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Jakarta – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Indonesia today (Dec. 13), kicking off a short Southeast Asia trip aimed at strengthening relations with a region that has become a strategic arena for Washington and Beijing. In his first Southeast Asia trip since US President Joe

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Malaysia mulls waiving or shortening quarantine for vaccinated foreigners

By Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – Fully vaccinated foreigners from certain countries may be allowed to enter Malaysia with shorter or no mandatory quarantine, said National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin today (Oct. 15). Muhyiddin said the Malaysian government was considering such a move following positive progress of the Covid-19 indicators in the country,

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Malaysia to probe claims of people bribing doctors for Covid vaccination certs

  By Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – The chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Azam Baki has pledged to investigate claims of doctors receiving bribes from those refusing Covid-19 vaccines in exchange for vaccination certificates.   In a statement today (Aug 31),  Azam said there were claims from the public that doctors or other parties

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