Health & Environment
A group of health care workers received the first shots, with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha not being inoculated as earlier planned because the Sinovac vaccine is not recommended for people his age.
As the Covid-19 pandemic decimated tourism, resorts in places like Boracay and Palawan started offering monthly packages to digital nomads.
Local communities fear diminished prospects as the country’s agricultural powerhouse loses steam amid China’s upstream energy ventures.
Electric vehicle sceptics like Japan’s Toyota chief point out that on some measures electric vehicles produce more carbon dioxide than traditional cars.
Although 600,000 Sinovac doses will be given starting next week, private firms throughout the country have secured their own vaccines.
Science minister Khairy Jamaluddin has become the face of Kuala Lumpur’s public health drive, and he – and PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s government – stand to benefit from its success.
One step forward as Chinese jab is authorised, two steps back as Pfizer and AstraZeneca demand indemnification clauses.
Laos has seen a dam-building boom in recent decades - funded in part by China, Malaysia and Thailand - but it has come at a cost for both the environment and local communities.
By minimising the media’s role at this moment, the US firm will make it harder for people to access good information, at a time when they need it most.
With more than half a million cases and nearing 12,000 deaths, the country’s approach to curbing Covid-19 has been marked by missteps and confusion.
Malaysia will get its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, and a national immunisation plan will kick off on February 26.
Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong were banned by the national team and their V-League club after they admitted to abusing teammates a decade ago.
Thousands of Indian medical students who returned home from China during the pandemic are struggling to finish their degrees amid the countries’ fraying diplomatic ties.
Nightclubs from Singapore to Hong Kong are suffering. Will the arrival of vaccines be music to their ears?
Although one woman is making an effort to provide mental health resources via her Instagram page, the country’s overall strategy on the issue is said to be lacking.
Ordinary Filipinos have been beaten for not wearing face masks, while the rich and well-connected attend illegal parties and are pictured flouting Covid-19 rules with impunity.
The backlash against a pastor who claimed a pocket card gave protection against the virus is just the latest controversy to hit the country’s faith groups.
Uncertainty and loss linger for mainland Chinese working abroad, as the annual ritual of returning home for the holidays has been put on hold yet again.
A ruling under which ministers returning to the country only have to quarantine for three days was met with fierce public criticism, if not ridicule.