Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Saturday (July 24)


Taekwondo champion and country's darling Panipak Wongpattanakit struck gold for Thailand at the 2020 Japan Olympics on Saturday. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 15,902 new cases, Selangor the highest with 7,351

Covid-19: 96.8% of 15,902 new cases asymptomatic or have minor symptoms, says Health DG

Covid-19: Close contacts told not to deliver items to patients at MAEPS quarantine centre

Covid-19: Over 460,000 vaccine doses administered on Friday (July 23)

Macau scams: Almost RM328mil lost in over 5,000 cases since 2019, says Bukit Aman

Johor cops seize RM2mil worth of drugs in series of raids

Anwar's motion rejected because it was submitted too early, says Speaker

MMA welcomes contract doctor extension offer, urge for long-term solutions to problems faced by health workers

Bursa Malaysia likely t move between 1,515 and 1,535 next week

Those who harbour undocumented migrants will face severe punishment, warns Immigration DG

Malaysia needs a big reset button

Ringgit to trade in tight range vs US$

The operating capacity of attractions in Singapore has been reduced to 25 per cent, down from 50 per cent due to rise in locally transmitted in the country. - The Straits Times/ANNThe operating capacity of attractions in Singapore has been reduced to 25 per cent, down from 50 per cent due to rise in locally transmitted in the country. - The Straits Times/ANN

Singapore:


127 new local Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 75 linked to Jurong Fishery Port and five to KTV clusters

Singapore: PM Lee Hsien Loong urges senior citizens not to delay Covid-19 vaccination

Nike, Adidas output snarled as Covid-19 wave shuts Asian factories

Singapore: Bail revoked for woman who failed to wear mask at MBS and other places; now faces 22 charges in all

Singapore restaurant owners vent frustration as dine-in shutters

PropertyGuru to go public in US$1.8 Billion SPAC deal

‘Loan shark teen sold S$260k bank accounts’

Indonesia:

It keeps rising! Indonesia reports 45,416 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, 1,415 more deaths

Malaysia, Indonesia agree to discuss MOU on domestic workers

Indonesia central bank holds rates amid growing Covid-19 crisis

Asia's shining stars - China's Hou, India's Chanu and Indonesia's Aisah bag top three spots in weightlifting at Tokyo 50,000 cases a day, one country opens up as another suffers

Leaning on vaccine diplomacy

Olympics - Archery - US pair ousted in surprise loss to Indonesia

Indonesia's Aisah Windy Cantika reacting while competing in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 24, 2021. - AFPIndonesia's Aisah Windy Cantika reacting while competing in the women's 49kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 24, 2021. - AFP

Thailand:


Thailand reports over 14,000 Covid cases for second successive day

Thailand's Wongpattanakit wins women's 49kg taekwondo gold medal - first Olympic gold for South-East Asia in Tokyo

Thailand and Japan renew bilateral forex arrangement amid Covid-19 crisis

Thai hotel tycoon sees bright spot in Europe as Asia stays shut

AstraZeneca scours supply chain for more vaccine doses for Thailand

Thailand's exports rise to highest level in 11 years: Commerce minister

Phuket economy gets RM51mil boost from sandbox

Infection rate in Bangkok ‘out of control’

Taxis, tuk-tuks vanish from roads after virus surge

Philippines:

Philippines Covid-19 death toll surges past 27,000 as country reports 6,216 new virus cases

Philippines lowers alert level for volcano that has displaced 21,000

Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood Manila, provinces

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits south of Manila

Travel from M’sia and Thailand banned

GMO crop approved for production

Closed shops and eateries are seen past police tape past along a deserted street in Hanoi on Saturday, July 24, 2021, the first day of a government imposed two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. - AFPClosed shops and eateries are seen past police tape past along a deserted street in Hanoi on Saturday, July 24, 2021, the first day of a government imposed two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports record 7,968 coronavirus cases on Saturday; cases continues to soar in South-East Asia country

Vietnam PM: Home-grown vaccines must ensure safety, efficacy

Hanoi goes into lockdown as virus cases soar

US trade agency drops tariff threat against Vietnam over currency practices

Vietnamese capital Hanoi imposes highest level of social distancing

Medical, plastic wastes skyrocket

Myanmar:

US renews call on Myanmar to free journalist amid Covid-19 fears

Protest breaks out at prison in Myanmar's biggest city

Myanmar junta replaces envoy to Britain who broke ranks

Batch of 736,000 Chinese vaccines arrives in Myanmar

Junta: Mind your language on TV

Chinese vaccines to aid in Covid-19 fight in border area

A medical worker collects a swab sample for nucleic acid test in Ruili City in China's Yunnan Province. Everyone in a county in China's southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the govt announced on Saturday, July 24, 2021. - AFPA medical worker collects a swab sample for nucleic acid test in Ruili City in China's Yunnan Province. Everyone in a county in China's southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the govt announced on Saturday, July 24, 2021. - AFP

Cambodia:


Cambodian PM reschedules Covid-19 vaccine rollout for adolescents to Aug 1

Cambodia arrests five suspected drug criminals, seizing over 156kg of drugs worth millions

Phnom Penh lockdown extended to Aug 6; 32 more Covid deaths, 860 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos' daily Covid-19 infections surge to new high

Laos-China railway makes debut show for first completed station

EU pledges €42.9mil in education, nutrition aid

Laos: Covid-19 Cases to continue as daily cases goes above 200-plus yet again

Brunei:

Brunei reports eight new imported Covid-19 cases, 321 cases in total - all from Indonesia

Brunei: BIBD meeting highlights solid achievements in the midst of Covid-19

Asean ministers will join hands in Covid-19 fight

Badminton at Tokyo Olympics. - ReutersBadminton at Tokyo Olympics. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

CPO futures may see technical correction after rally

Tennis star Osaka lights Tokyo Olympics cauldron as Games open

Millennials and Gen Z are mostly anxious

China's Tencent ordered to give up exclusive music rights in antitrust crackdown

Study: 25 mega-cities produce more than half the world's urban greenhouse gas emissions

China floods: rail passengers tell of rising water and last goodbyes

SpaceX lands NASA launch contract for mission to Jupiter's moon Europa

‘Gross interference’: China hits back at Japan’s defence take on Taiwan

US brand apologises after claiming it ‘improved’ Chinese congee for the Western palate

China’s slowing economic growth and potential headwinds may suggest fiscal loosening is imminent

US military planes’ Taiwan visits signal new tactic to Beijing, analysts say

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