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These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

Malaysia expands lockdown measures to all states except Sarawak


The whole country except Sarawak will go under the movement control order (MCO) from 22 Jan 21 when the strictest health rules take effect in Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis and Negri Sembilan, said Security

Thailand: Opposition skips first national unity panel meeting


Eleven members of the 21-man national reconciliation committee convened their first meeting on 18 Jan 21 amid criticism from the main opposition Pheu Thai Party that it might not have the authority to push for

The Philippines: Banks see NPL ratio peaking at 6% to 7%


The non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of the banking sector is seen peaking at 6 to 7% due to the impact of the pandemic, according to the Bankers Association of the Philippines. BAP president Cezar Con-sing

Malaysia: More join in challenging legality of emergency declaration


PAKATAN Harapan (PH) will file suit this week to challenge Putrajaya’s emergency declaration, said Selayang MP William Leong on 19 Jan 21. The PKR rep said he will meet with his lawyers before starting the

Malaysia: Movement restrictions tighten as COVID-cases soar nationwide


Sarawak and Kelantan have joined the growing list of states subjected to increasing measures of restrictions placed in a bid to curb record levels of COVID infections sprawling across the nation. The Sarawak government has