Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Friday (July 16)


Locals wearing protective masks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), stand in line to receive assistance from Indonesian president in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 16, 2021. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 12,541 new cases bring total to 893,323

Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson vaccines get conditional approval for use in Malaysia

Surge-ing ahead: CITF aims to have all adult residents in KL, Selangor vaccinated by Aug 1

Amid pandemic, direct selling industry grew by 20% last year

Dr Wee: Over 50,000 taxi, e-hailing drivers and p-hailing riders to get Covid-19 jabs expedited

Singapore:

Armed robbery incidents in Singapore Strait rise to 20 in first half of 2021

SIA ranked most recommended brand in Singapore, ahead of Uniqlo and Amazon Prime: YouGov study

'Butterfly' hostesses push Singapore KTV cluster to 88 cases

Singapore tightens dining in, Covid-19 rules as KTV cluster grows; pivoted night spots to suspend operations

Number of start-ups going public in South-East Asia predicted to triple by end of decade

Singapore non-oil exports surge 15.9% in June, beating forecasts

Sinovac's vaccine finds supporters in Singapore despite effectiveness questions elsewhere

Thailand:

Thai hospital tycoon sticks to guns on vaccine claims

67 deaths, 9,692 new infections as Thailand’s fights losing battle

Thailand in talks for Novavax's subunit vaccine to fight Delta

Covid patients overflow into hospital car park as cases surge in Bangkok

Thai low-cost housing plan puts slum dwellers in charge

Thai temples are overburdened with Covid-19 cremations

Thai-made Favipiravir tablets for Covid treatment get FDA approval

Indonesia:

Former Indonesian minister Edhy Prabowo jailed for 5 years over lobster scandal

Indonesia approves emergency use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

Employers call for relief aid as Indonesian govt mulls extending emergency

Cyberattacks loom in Indonesia as pandemic forces employees to work from home

Nine killed, dozens missing after boats capsize in Indonesia storm

Philippines:

Philippines to receive 3.2 million J&J Covid shots from the US

Philippines detects 16 more Delta variant cases, including 11 local cases

Philippines to reopen 2021-2022 school year on Sept 13

Vietnam:

Vietnam is ‘promised land’ for digital banking: experts

Vietnamese man jailed for 18 months for spreading Covid-19

Vietnam pledges to facilitate South Korea's business investment

Myanmar:

Myanmar declares July 17-25 public holidays to curb Covid-19

75 children killed, around 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts

Inside a Myanmar clinic fighting a new Covid surge

US journalist jailed in Myanmar fears he has Covid-19: lawyer

Cambodia:

Cambodia's rice sector adopts new strategies as exports hit

Cambodia to provide Covid-19 jabs to adolescents aged 12-17: PM

50 families in Battambang evacuated in Cambodia floods

Laos:

Vientiane court sentences 6 Covid-19 spreaders to jail

Japan provides Laos with US$3mil for human resource development

Brunei:

Brunei celebrates royal birthday as no local Covid-19 cases for over 400 days

Brunei reports 1 new imported Covid-19 case, 283 cases in total

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