Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Monday (July 19)


Cambodia is saying NO! to drugs. Officials burn seized illegal drugs to mark the United Nations's special international day to fight drug abuse and illicit trafficking, during a ceremony in Phnom Penh on Monday (July 19, 2021). - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 10,972 new cases reported, Selangor still at top of list with 4,404

JKJAV: 344,961 Covid-19 vaccine jabs given on Sunday (July 18)

Malaysia favoured expansion destination for Asean, Stanchart survey shows

King defers birthday celebrations over Covid-19 pandemic

Dewan Negara special meeting to focus on Emergency, nothing unexpected, says Rais

Walk-ins to PPVs from Aug 1 not for just anyone, says CITF

Private hospitals discussing with Health Ministry on receiving more non-Covid-19 patients

Zafrul: Malaysia's 2021 fiscal deficit at 6.5% to 7% of GDP

Fitch affirms Malaysia's sovereign rating at BBB+, outlook stable

MDEC to attract RM50b investments, create 50,000 high value jobs

More hotels in Malaysia will shut down before they're allowed to reopen again

Surge in glove demand to lift rubber exports this year

Students leave the River Valley High School compounds in Singapore on Monday  (July 19, 2021), after a 13-year-old boy was found dead on the premises with multiple wounds, while a fellow student was arrested and an axe seized, police said. - AFPStudents leave the River Valley High School compounds in Singapore on Monday (July 19, 2021), after a 13-year-old boy was found dead on the premises with multiple wounds, while a fellow student was arrested and an axe seized, police said. - AFP

Singapore:

Singapore sees Covid-19 cases double overnight as testing ramps up

163 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 106 linked to Jurong Fishery Port and 19 to KTVs

Singapore minister says country must be ready to act as virus spikes

Singapore police arrest teen after killing of schoolboy, 13

Singapore: River Valley High School Sec 4 boy arrested over death of Sec 1 boy on campus

Singaporean businessman charged with funding terrorist attacks in Syria

Travel bubble trouble: Hong Kong, Singapore talks hobbled by disagreements over coronavirus antibody tests

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

Seafood in short supply at wet markets

Post-recovery jab mulled

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports record coronavirus deaths ahead of Hari Raya Haji; Covid-19 total goes above 2.91 million

Indonesian soup kitchen brings food to Covid-19 patients stuck at home

Indonesia central bank seen standing pat on rates amid severe Covid-19 outbreak

Maqis seizes RM10,000 worth of fish smuggled in from Indonesia

Trust in Indonesian president's handling of pandemic falls-survey

When sparks fly, age doesn’t matter

Eateries fear fall into deeper hole

An employee of the 7-Eleven convenience store, which is usually open 24 hours, waits for the last customer of the day to leave the outlet so it can be closed in Bangkok on Monday, ahead of the night-time curfew restriction implemented to reduce the spread of the Covid-19. - AFPAn employee of the 7-Eleven convenience store, which is usually open 24 hours, waits for the last customer of the day to leave the outlet so it can be closed in Bangkok on Monday, ahead of the night-time curfew restriction implemented to reduce the spread of the Covid-19. - AFP

Thailand:

Thailand Covid-19 caseload surges away with 11,784 new infections, 81 deaths

Thailand warns daily Covid-19 cases could hit 30,000 in worst case

Thailand turns to Chinese vaccine as AstraZeneca supply falls short

Thailand to reduce public transportation capacity nationwide

Thailand limits domestic travel as virus cases surge to record number

Thai protesters clash with police near Government House on Sunday (July 18) despite record Covid-19 cases

Docs back use of third dose for medics

Philippines:

Philippines' Delta variant death toll increasing as country logs 5,651 new Covid-19 cases, total above 1.51 million

Emerging markets: Philippine stocks hit lowest since May 27 as virus curbs hit risk sentiment in Asia

Philippines: Alert up for possible Covid-19 Delta variant surge

Philippine coastguard shoos Chinese ship from South China Sea zone

Philippine central bank to remain supportive of growth until recovery underway

Taal volcano still volatile

Davao City still tops LGU list with most Covid-19 cases

A man walks past a mural depicting Covid-19 coronavirus frontline workers outside a building in Hanoi on Monday, July 19, 2021. - AFPA man walks past a mural depicting Covid-19 coronavirus frontline workers outside a building in Hanoi on Monday, July 19, 2021. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 4,195 new Covid-19 infections as Ho Chi MInh City faces food shortage supply

US announces deal with Vietnam on currency manipulation

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City turns into ghost town under Covid-19 lockdown

Vietnam named among the world's Top 20 host economies for FDI, first time in its history

Vietnam - Prices rise for many essential products in Mekong Delta amid lockdown

Island to open for fully-jabbed tourists in Oct

Myanmar:

'Dead body carrier': Covid surge overwhelms Myanmar burial volunteers

Covid-19 cases increase to almost 230,000 in Myanmar

Opponents of Myanmar coup hold protests on Martyrs' Day holiday

Bangladesh plans to vaccinate Myanmar Rohingya refugees against Covid-19

Australian adviser's wife pleads Myanmar junta for his release

Yangon receives more liquid oxygen

Police security forces stand guard at roadblocks leading to Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon on Monday, July 19, 2021. Myanmar's military-installed government and those seeking to topple it on Monday marked the anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Gen. Aung San, who was also the father of the country's recently ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. - APPolice security forces stand guard at roadblocks leading to Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon on Monday, July 19, 2021. Myanmar's military-installed government and those seeking to topple it on Monday marked the anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Gen. Aung San, who was also the father of the country's recently ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. - AP

Cambodia:

Cambodia destroys 7.62 tonnes of drugs, illegal substances to mark anti-drug day

Cambodia: Jabs for kids bring hope for school reopenings

Cambodia provides Covid-19 aid to friend and close neighbour Vietnam

Cambodia's Covid-19 issues continue to surge; govt reports 790 new Covid-19 cases, 22 more deaths

Laos:

Laotian man jailed for illegally entering Vietnam and spreading Covid-19

Laos extends lockdown amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Laos: MOU signed on inclusive education project with European Union

Brunei:

Brunei govt announce temporary suspension on travel from Indonesia

Brunei lifted off Oman’s entry-ban list

Brunei: Eight new imported cases detected and all are from Jakarta

The National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is photographed from Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 19, 2021. - ReutersThe National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is photographed from Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 19, 2021. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

Japan, S.Korea leaders summit in limbo amid uproar over sexual innuendo

Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota withdraws Olympics-related TV commercials -Yomiuri

Flush with Unicorns, India’s tech moment arrives

The FBI’s encrypted phone sting spied on thousands of criminals worldwide. Why none in the US?

US says companies doing business in Xinjiang may run ‘high risk of breaking the law’

Olympics - Tokyo spectator ban leaves Olympic athletes perplexed

China's Yunnan still grappling with Covid-19 and reports five new locally transmitted cases

China tech billionaires ramp up donations as Beijing cracks down

S.Korea military suffers worst Covid-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off Africa

Beijing vows to curb commodities speculation to ensure price stability

Beijing’s decision to block Tencent’s Douyu-Huya merger deal marks end of freewheeling Internet era in China

Eating Boston lobster in Hong Kong could hasten demise of North Atlantic whale species

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