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Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines is a history maker. She was in top form and has set a new world record and won the gold medal in the women's 55kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. - AP

Malaysia

Covid-19: 14,516 new cases bring total to 1,027,954

Bickering does not help govt's efforts to deal with pandemic, says PM

Govt has come up with many plans but Covid-19 still on the rise, says Dr M

Contract medical officers walk out nationwide in support of Hartal, call for immediate reform

No plans to extend Emergency beyond Aug 1, says Takiyuddin

Govt’s move to revoke emergency laws is due to Zahid’s efforts, says Azalina

Ivermectin not used by any private hospital in Malaysia to treat Covid-19 patients, says association

Syed Saddiq: Impose windfall tax on companies profiting from pandemic

Govt expected to table RMK-12 in Sept, Budget 2020 in Oct, says PM

Activists team up to combat online sale of turtle eggs

Foreign funds' net selling slows

Mass flowering of Malaysia’s dipterocarp forests

A near-empty street the central business district of Singapore on Monday, July 26, 2021. Singapore's govt imposed new restrictions on July 22  to curb the spread of a more contagious variant with a surge of cases from clusters related to karaoke lounges and a fishery port. These curbs included banning dining-in and limiting social gatherings to two people. - BloombergA near-empty street the central business district of Singapore on Monday, July 26, 2021. Singapore's govt imposed new restrictions on July 22 to curb the spread of a more contagious variant with a surge of cases from clusters related to karaoke lounges and a fishery port. These curbs included banning dining-in and limiting social gatherings to two people. - Bloomberg

Singapore


129 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 61 linked to Jurong Fishery Port

Singapore eyes starting quarantine-free travel in September; ease measures for vaccinated people

Singapore's manufacturing output grows 27.5% on year in June

Oil falls $1/bbl as coronavirus, floods threaten demand

Comment: The airline sector and where travel is headed

Singaporeans still prefer listening to the radio

SIA, Scoot crew return to the skies as tentative recovery from Covid-19 continues

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 28,228 newly-confirmed Covid19 cases, 1,487 new deaths as govt announce new virus measures

Covid-19 sufferers in Indonesian capital rent oxygen cylinders

Indonesia’s most valuable startup is in talks to raise up to US$2 Billion ahead of IPO

Indonesia's Emtek group invests $375 million in Grab's Indonesian unit

Indonesia's easing of Covid-19 curbs seen driven by economics

Jokowi’s signature impromptu visits draw criticism

Guarding culture and community

Self-isolation deaths rising

People wearing protective face masks queue to receive a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during a mass vaccination program at a school building in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 26, 2021. - ReutersPeople wearing protective face masks queue to receive a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during a mass vaccination program at a school building in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 26, 2021. - Reuters

Thailand

Thailand's Covid-19 cases are soaring and current total surpasses 500,000 mark; death toll now at 4,146

Think tank cuts Thailand's 2021 growth forecast as Covid-19 infections surge

Gold medal for ‘all Thai people’ says taekwondo queen and Olympic champion Panipak

Nearly 3,000 Covid-19 patients in Bangkok waiting for hospital beds

Thailand to allot first batch of 1.5 million Pfizer vaccines to frontline medics

Islands of Sunny Thailand beckon: Samui and Phuket reopen for fully vaccinated tourists

Thailand logs new high of 15,376 infections and 87 deaths

Philippines

Weightlifter Diaz makes history for Philippines at Olympics - first to win gold at Games for her country

Philippines Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire anxious as Covid-19 cases soaring again

Philippine protesters call for Duterte's prosecution after term ends

Emerging market: Philippine stocks hit two-month low on China sell-off, virus woes

Philippine economy sees 10.6% growth in 2nd quarter GDP

Philippines records fourth death from Covid-19 Delta variant

Philippines' Covid-19 crisis in for the long haul: Inquirer

Hospitals prepare oxygen, tents as govt notes 17 more Delta cases

Duterte’s final State of Nation Address: A ‘legacy of change’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his final State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday, July 26, 2021. Duterte delivered his final State of the Nation speech Monday before Congress, winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and a legacy overshadowed by a bloody anti-drug crackdown that set off complaints of mass murder before the International Criminal Court. - APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his final State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday, July 26, 2021. Duterte delivered his final State of the Nation speech Monday before Congress, winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and a legacy overshadowed by a bloody anti-drug crackdown that set off complaints of mass murder before the International Criminal Court. - AP

Vietnam

Vietnam PM pledges reform and development as country's Covid-19 cases continue to soar; 7,882 new cases

Vietnam Jan-July FDI inflows up 3.8% y/y to US$10.5bill; factories in HCM City to remain open

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as Vietnam's state president for 2021-2026; Pham Minh Chinh was re-elected as PM

Vietnam joins global peers in developing digital money

Vietnamese goods to increase presence on foreign shelves

More US vaccine donations expected

Myanmar

Myanmar's junta govt imports more liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators and facemasks for people

Myanmar Metals to sell Bawdwin project in wake of coup

Myanmar's new Covid-19 cases are spiralling; sets new death record on Sunday (July 25) night

Economy of coup-wracked Myanmar to contract 18%: World Bank

Residents hang yellow flags to call for aid

Rebel group receives vaccine doses from China

A couple are silhouetted as they ride on a motorcycle back to their home in Chres village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, early Sunday morning, July 26, 2021. - APA couple are silhouetted as they ride on a motorcycle back to their home in Chres village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, early Sunday morning, July 26, 2021. - AP

Cambodia

Cambodia targets 13 million people to be vaccinated for Covid-19 as daily cases continue to pile up

Cambodia sees remarkable drop in local Covid-19 cases, sharp rise in imported ones

Mushrooms bring cash to Cambodian villager in Oddar Meanchey

Official: Supply of oxygen can meet demand

Laos

Laos: Johnson & Johnson vaccinations begin in Champasack and Vientiane

China to Provide one million more doses of Sinopharm to Laos

Laos: Large numbers of returning migrant workers test positive for Covid-19

Brunei

Brunei makes call for nature-based solutions in tackling climate change

Brunei advancing defence ties with Britain

No new Covid-19 cases detected as Brunei stays clear of local infections for whopping 445 days

South Korean super archers ... (from left) Team gold winners Kim Je-deok, Kim Woojin,Oh Jin-hyek celebrating on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Monday (July 26, 2021). - ReutersSouth Korean super archers ... (from left) Team gold winners Kim Je-deok, Kim Woojin,Oh Jin-hyek celebrating on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Monday (July 26, 2021). - Reuters

AseanPlus


US, China still disagree on way forward after tense talks in the city of Tianjin

Asia stocks hit 2021 lows as China skids, funds favour Wall St

China floods: ‘Digital dark age’ after disaster wreaks havoc on Internet and electricity

In-Fa hammers China’s east coast / Typhoon In-fa continues path through Zhejiang

China says US ties in stalemate at start of Tianjin meeting

New warning system to sound alarm on rainforest ‘tipping points’

Hong Kong cannabis farm raid nets HK$36 million worth of drug; 1 arrested, 2 suspects still on run

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

China confirms all citizens can now have third child amid policy change confusion

S.Korea starts vaccination for 55-59 age group as Covid-19 caseloads remain high

Early crypto mogul says China crackdown may lead to outright ban

China-Asean Digital Silk Road under construction: China Daily contributor

Olympics

South Korean archers remain unbeatable with third Olympic gold despite scare in men's team event

Olympics-Skateboarding-Japanese teen Nishiya takes gold in women's street

Support for Japan's PM Suga slides as Tokyo Games underway

More than 70 million people in Japan watched opening ceremony

Olympics - Tokyo Games organisers report 16 new Games-related Covid-19 cases

Olympics - Tennis-Osaka strolls into third round at Games

Pocket Dynamite - Weightlifter Diaz makes history for Philippines at Olympics

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