Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Sunday (July 18)


A woman is selling "ketupat", traditional rice cakes made with rice stuffed inside a pouch of woven palm leaves which are then cooked and often served during festive occasions, ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations at a market in Banda Aceh on Sunday (July 18, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 10,710 new cases recorded for 916,561 cumulative total

PM: Govt orders over 76 million doses, aims to vaccinate 500,000 people a day

Covid-19: 98% of new cases in Putrajaya, KL asymptomatic or have mild symptoms

Health DG: Covid-19 infectivity rate now at 1.18, 17 new clusters reported

Covid-19: Number of vaccine doses administered crosses 14 million

Basic health protocols still being ignored

Ismail Sabri: Don't try to sneak back to your hometowns for Aidiladha

There’s enough fish supply, says Agriculture Minister

Covid-19 vaccine is the favourite gossip topic among Malaysians now

Ringgit to trade at current levels this week

Bursa Malaysia likely to move range-bound between 1,500 and 1,530 this week

The roads are quite deserted during lunch hot at the heart of the city centre in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (July 19, 2021). — FAIHAN GHANI/The StarThe roads are quite deserted during lunch hot at the heart of the city centre in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (July 19, 2021). — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Singapore:

88 new local Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 37 linked to Jurong Fishery Port, 23 linked to KTV cluster

39 people nabbed after Saturday (July 18) raid on illegal entertainment outlets

Singapore to further test fishmongers after port Covid-19 outbreak

Oman lifts entry ban on Singapore; island, however, is grappling with new Covid-19 issues

S$250k social initiative fund launched for young Singaporeans

Police probe karaoke bars after outbreak

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 44,721 new Covid19 cases, 1,093 more deaths reported as death-total goes above 73,000

Indonesia reports record number of doctor deaths from Covid-19 in July

Indonesian govt drops self-paid Covid-19 vaccinations after public outcry

Indonesia: Nearly half of Jakartans may have had Covid-19, serosurvey suggests

Bukalapak ups IPO to US$1.5bil, set to be largest Indonesian issue

Govt urges no travel for upcoming festival

A pro-democracy protester throws an object as others take cover from police water cannon behind a derogatory image of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut-Chan-O-Cha, as they march to Government House to call for his resignation in Bangkok on Sunday (July 18, 2021). - AFPA pro-democracy protester throws an object as others take cover from police water cannon behind a derogatory image of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut-Chan-O-Cha, as they march to Government House to call for his resignation in Bangkok on Sunday (July 18, 2021). - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand to put more areas under partial lockdown as Covid-19 infections surge hit record numbers

Protesters denounce Thai PM for pandemic handling; clash with police

Thai Baht suffers 15-month low as other Asean currencies remain subdued on virus spike

Super Thai sisters - Ariya and Moriya - fire second 59 to capture prestigious LPGA pairs event

Thailand expands lockdown areas as Covid-19 cases continues to soar

Gatherings banned as deaths hit daily records

Philippines:

Philippines to see a bigger police presence in hotspots as country logs 5,411 new Covid-19 cases, 1,507,755 in total

Philippines: Allies get ready for Sara Duterte’s presidential bid

Philippines: 86 quakes in Taal Volcano recorded in last 24 hours; alert level 3 stays

Philippines: Pacquiao ousted from top party post amid feud with Duterte

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes southern Philippines

Government loses another Marcos wealth case

‘Focus on curbing Delta variant spread’

A woman wears a protective mask as she exercises on the street amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Hanoi, Vietnam. - ReutersA woman wears a protective mask as she exercises on the street amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Hanoi, Vietnam. - Reuters

Vietnam:

Vietnam's daily Covid-19 infections surge to new high; almost 6,000 cases reported on Sunday (July 18)

After southern region lockdown; Vietnam's capital Hanoi tightens coronavirus restrictions; people told to stay at home

Vietnam: Tourists favourite Phu Quoc expects to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports by October

Vietnam puts southern region in full lockdown on Sunday (July 18) as surge grows

Vietnam curbs movement in southern areas as Covid-19 cases hit record

Vietnam approves Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccine as cases skyrocket

Myanmar:

Myanmar opposition targets state electricity company

Covid-19 response runs underground in junta-ruled Myanmar

Doctors inside Myanmar clinic fighting new Covid-19 surge bemoan healthcare system collapse

Myanmar Air and Air KBZ extend the suspension of some of their domestic flights

Tin hits record on supply concerns; much worries from political unrest in major producer Myanmar

UN: 75 children killed since coup'

A man rides a motor-cart loaded with goods for sale along a bridge in Phnom Penh. - AFPA man rides a motor-cart loaded with goods for sale along a bridge in Phnom Penh. - AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey tightens border crossings, Covid-19 testing among migrants

Cambodia's Covid-19 cases keep soaring as it records 30 new Covid-19 deaths

Cambodia: Get 12-17 age group ready for Covid-19 jabs, says Hun Sen

Laos:

Over 1 million Covid-19 vaccines donated by United States through COVAX facility arrive in Laos

Laos records highest daily spike of 131 Covid-19 cases

Laos: Vientiane police nets huge drug haul worth millions

Brunei:

Brunei: Three foreign teens caught with drugs during midnight patrol

Spreading kindness at schools and community in Brunei

Brunei’s Covid-19 success story garners global attention; 437 days without a local case

People enjoy bathing at Dadonghai beach in Sanya on China's tropical Hainan Island on Sunday (July 18, 2021). - AFPPeople enjoy bathing at Dadonghai beach in Sanya on China's tropical Hainan Island on Sunday (July 18, 2021). - AFP

AseanPlus:

Can we please try to get a little less gung-ho in our adulation for rich guys in space?

Will Covid-19 transform our cultural events in the future?

Why is Xi not in a hurry to meet Biden?

US envoy marks KL return with dose of goodwill

World leaders pledge to redouble pandemic fight at special APEC meeting

China's Mars rover travels over 509 metres on red planet

Chinese man who inspired Andy Lau’s Lost and Love film reunited with kidnapped son after 24 year search

Chinese foreign minister talks energy in Central Asia but Afghanistan casts a shadow over meetings

Researchers strain to stay ahead of Covid-19 variants in pandemic race

China claims it has improved people’s lives in Xinjiang after US warning

Webinar: The rise of ‘Govcoins’ and what’s next for crypto

South Korea to airlift troops from Covid-stricken anti-piracy ship

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