Sun, 17 Jan 2021

HONG KONG -- The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will help effectively punish crimes endangering national security and restore stability in Hong Kong, former Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR government Elsie Leung Oi-sie said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

Leung said that the law will also help create a sound external environment for solving other deep-rooted problems in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong-National Security Law)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition won its first by-election by a landslide on Saturday since coming to power in March.

The candidate from United Malay National Organization (UMNO) that representing PN defended its Chini state-assembly seat in Pahang state, drawing 13,872 votes while two competing independent candidates obtained 1,222 and 137 votes respectively, the Election Commission said. (Malaysia-By Election)

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BANGKOK -- The Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, has on Saturday announced invitations for candidates who have recovered from COVID-19 and / or have had close contact with patients to participate in the University's research on immunity against COVID-19.

The "Hero COVID-19" project initiated by the Ministry of Public Health, is spearheading into studies in COVID-19 preventions, including building immunity against COVID-19, the period that a patient body requires to build immunity, and how long the immunity will last in the human body. (Thailand-COVID-19-Immunity)

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry Saturday morning said 442 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 22,771 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 18,655 and total cases to 648,315.

"As on 8:00 a.m. (local time) Saturday, 18,655 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country," reads information released by the ministry. (India-COVID-19 Cases)

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