Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (July 28)


Workers prepare mattresses and blankets for some 1,800 cardboard beds at a Covid-19 coronavirus field hospital inside a warehouse at the Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok on July 27, 2021, as shortages for beds for infected patients continues across the nation. - AFP

Malaysia:

Covid-19: Record daily high of 17,405 cases bring total to 1,061,476

Covid-19: Over 26 million vaccine doses received from govt procurement, foreign contributions, says Khairy

Covid-19: Ten new Delta variant cases detected in country, bringing total to 199, says Health DG

Esszone curfew to be extended to Aug 13, says Sabah police chief

Nine new communication towers help improve internet access in Sabah

June exports surge past RM105b, boost from trade with China, US

Pharmacists and doctors' associations warn against unauthorised ivermectin sale and use

Singapore:

Singapore braces for a leap of faith in its Covid strategy

China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine could soon be available in Singapore

Four in Singapore to be charged over Telegram group containing leaked sexual videos and photos of women

Elderly recalcitrant offender jailed for molesting 2, including child

Singapore central bank removes caps on dividend payments by local banks

Thailand:

Thailand applying for Guinness World Record for longest petrified log in Tak

Crush at Thai vaccination centre sparks Covid-19 fears

Bangkok to convert disused train carriages into Covid-19 ward

Thai front-line medics to get US-donated Pfizer jabs in next 30 days

Thailand sees new high of 16,533 Covid-19 infections and 133 deaths

Indonesia:

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts

Indonesia optimistic of reaching net zero emissions by 2060 or earlier

Indonesia reports 47,791 new Covid-19 cases

Indonesia-Singapore travel corridor delayed: Sandiaga

Five out of six provinces in Indonesia's Java register drop in Covid-19 cases

Indonesia apologises for 'excessive force' against deaf Papuan man

Philippines:

Philippines may shut down Facebook if being used by ‘trolls’

Hidilyn’s family says Olympic feat unthinkable

Business leaders support placing Metro Manila on hard lockdown in August

Philippine Air Force promotes Hidilyn Diaz after Olympics win

Philippines logs 4,478 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,566,667

Vietnam:

Vietnam grapples with public frustration over Covid-19 pandemic missteps and transparency

Hanoi begins mass Covid-19 vaccination, aiming to cover 5.1 million residents by April

Vietnamese rubber producers benefit from higher prices in Q2

Vietnam firms agree vaccine tech transfer with Japan's Shionogi: state media

Myanmar:

Myanmar junta seeks international cooperation over Covid-19 crisis

Cambodia:

Cambodia air cargo volume up 14% in January-June

Cambodia records 15 more Covid deaths, 766 infections

Laos:

Laos: Don't politicise vaccines, Covid-19 origin tracing

Laos to get 1.4 million doses of Covid vaccine in coming weeks

Brunei:

Brunei's artworks, short films showcased at international festival

Brunei and China celebrate long history of friendship

Aseanplus

Covid-19 cases rise to over 3,000 in Tokyo as more regions weigh emergency

North, South Korea in talks over summit, reopening liaison office: sources

Chinese farm boss Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years in jail

Continuing trade flows skirt snags in Sino-US ties

Tropical storm makes landfall in northern Japan

Billionaire Lee, called the ‘King of Oyster Sauce,’ dies at 91

IMF raises growth forecasts for rich nations, dims outlook for developing world

S.Korea reports highest Covid-19 daily count amid fourth wave

China's top court outlines facial recognition infringement

US, India must work against threats to democracy: Blinken

Russian virologist debunks Western Covid-19 origin claims

China takes more steps to boost foreign trade

Taiwan ex-deputy defence minister investigated over 'China spy' contacts

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