Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Friday (July 9)


The Republic of Singapore Air Force is transporting the supplies and equipment on board two C-130 planes from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia. - The Straits Times/ANN

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Malaysia hits new daily record with 9, 180 new cases

Retracting support for Muhyiddin doesn't mean Umno is power-hungry, says Zahid

Cops seize RM44mil in drugs, cripple major distribution syndicate in Selangor

Covid-19: Country nears 6,000 total deaths

Report: Malaysia, 1MDB File Suit Against KPMG Partners for RM23.63bil

KPMG denies alleged breaches, negligence after reported 1MDB lawsuit

King can direct PM to call for immediate Parliament sitting, says Pakatan Harapan

Covid-19: 376,909 vaccine jabs given on Thursday (July 8)

Domestic travel will kickstart Asean’s tourism recovery

Covid-19: Pfizer working on vaccine targeting Delta variant, clinical trials to start August

Covid-19: 42 Alor Setar hospital workers infected, undetermined if viruses are variants

Covid-19: Selangor increases beds, opens field hospital



Singapore:

Singapore: Only one community case on Friday (July 9); active virus cases in ICU lowest in 18 days

Sinovac vaccine status won’t stop Singapore opening to travel

HK-Singapore travel bubble: will Sinovac’s efficacy against Delta coronavirus variant be the next stumbling block?

Eight F&B outlets closed, 13 other outlets in Singapore fined for Covid-19 safe management breaches

Singapore upbeat on Hong Kong travel, but don’t call it a bubble

Singapore trader alarmed some banks long before his arrest

Singaporeans swab themselves at Covid-19 quick test centres

Canadian bank robber gets jail but no caning

Concern over rising suicide cases

Indonesia:

Indonesia expands emergency restrictions to 15 regions as country reports 38,124 new daily Covid-19 cases on Friday

Virus-hit Indonesia receives emergency medical supplies; Singapore and Australia give assistance

Indonesia loses prized upper-middle income status amid pandemic

Indonesia slashes growth forecast to 3.7-4.5 per cent as Covid-19 cases spike

Bukalapak targets US$1.5b in biggest Indonesia IPO

High demand for ‘miracle cure’

Lead vaccine scientist dies of suspected coronavirus

Indonesia’s budget deficit to stay wide as tax reforms held back



Thailand:

Thailand's Covid-19 cases again top 9,000, prompting tougher measures

Thailand's Covid-19 cases again top 9,000, prompting tougher measures

Thailand tightens curbs in Bangkok and virus hotspots as deaths spike

Emerging markets: Thai baht drops for fourth straight week as Asian FX feels Delta variant heat

Buddhist digital amulets mark Thai entry into crypto art craze

Thailand logs a record 9, 276 Covid-19 cases and 72 deaths

Thai film director's NGO ensures no one in Bangkok goes hungry

Thai 'red shirt' leader ordered back to jail, cuts short comeback

Thai brothers ranked richest in the nation

Olympics-Thai golfer Jazz out to make a splash in Tokyo

Philippines:

Philippines relaxes rules for children as country logs 5,881 new Covid-19 cases; total goes above 1.46 million

Rare carnivorous plants from Netherlands seized in the Philippines

Cargo vessel collides with ship in Philippines, oil spill feared

Philippines lets children go out after a year of staying home

Report: South-East Asia is world’s fastest-growing mobile wallet market

Five years after South China Sea ruling, China's presence around Philippines only growing

Face masks off once 50 million people inoculated: Philippines Covid-19 adviser



Vietnam:

Vietnam: Record 1,307 local Covid-19 infections reported, fourth wave tally nears 21,000

Vietnam brings in new coronavirus curbs in business hub Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam meets with US trade reps on currency and timber issues

Vietnam jails former radio journalist, arrests freelancers

Vietnam e-commerce platform offers agricultural products

Vietnam and South Korea to host business forum this week

Myanmar:

Covid-19 outbreaks in Myanmar jails sow alarm as cases hit record

Myanmar electricity grid losing spark as people power bites

Leave, suspend, or stay: the choices of foreign investors in Myanmar

Norway's Telenor quits Myanmar over military coup

Chinese city on Myanmar border reports 8 new local cases

Virus outbreak in jail sows alarm



Cambodia:

Aging, ailing patients majority of Covid-19 deaths, says Cambodian govt

Cambodia's death toll surging away as another 30 deaths reported and 988 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Cambodia, Australia discuss strengthening bilateral ties

Researchers discover rare, endangered southern serow

Laos:

Laos govt to take stronger action to contain spread of Covid-19

More cases reported at Laos border towns as country records 68 new Covid-19 infections

Laos and Luxembourg reaffirm development cooperation

Brunei:

Brunei initiates Covid-19 Phase 3 of nationwide vaccination drive; 429 days of local cases

Unfruitful attempt: Custom enforcers disrupt smuggling plans in Brunei

Brunei records 91.8% total trade increase in April



Asean:

Tokyo bans Olympic spectators amid Covid-19 emergency

China's Xi emphasises South-South cooperation

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Pfizer pushes for third dose as Delta variant drives global outbreaks

Shanghai eyes glory as shipping hub

Asian stocks hit 2-mth lows as Delta variant shatters confidence

Police in HK, Macau break up romance scam syndicate suspected of swindling 17 women out of HK$21.5 million

Twitter to ‘fully comply’ with India Internet rules

Japan 'Kill Bill' restaurant operator 'shocked' by pressure on eateries over Covid-19 steps

China condemns EU parliament's resolution on Hong Kong

China's consumer price index up 1.1 per cent in June

Modi's Cabinet reshuffle seen as a course correction and a reset
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