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Residents at Taman Hock Ann in Kuala Lumpur whoch is now under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). - SHAARI CHE MAT/The Star

Malaysia

Covid-19: 16,117 new cases bring total to 1,044,071

Covid-19: Number of deaths equals previous high of 207

Covid-19: 221 hospitals treating patients nationwide, says Health Minister

No disciplinary action to be taken against contract doctors over protest, says Health Minister

Muhyiddin: Sustainable multi-sector policy needed to address nutrition issues

Umno deputy president claims revocation of Emergency ordinances was unconstitutional

Takiyuddin: Questions on Emergency Ordinances to be answered next Monday

GFCF shrinks 14.5% to RM281bil in 2020

Jabs for all M’sian adults by October

Covid-19: Over 520,000 vaccine doses administered on Monday (July 26)

ESSCOM arrests five migrants slipping in via rat trail amid a tight border watch.

GFCF shrinks 14.5% to RM281bil in 2020

US Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin along with Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen (at the back) review an honor guard at the Ministry of Defense Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Singapore. - APUS Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin along with Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen (at the back) review an honor guard at the Ministry of Defense Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Singapore. - AP

Singapore

136 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 36 linked to Jurong Fishery Port

Austin in Singapore - US says China's sea claims have 'no basis' in international law

Singapore fintech startup Nium tops US$1bil valuation

US secretary of defence makes introductory visit to Singapore

10 new Covid-19 clusters in Singapore, including Jurong West GP clinic

Man gives cash, ciggies to neighbours’ kids in return for sexual favours

Oil inches up as tight supply, vaccinations outweigh virus concerns

Indonesia

Indonesia reports record 2,069 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours; daily cases hit 45,203 on Tuesday (July 27)

Indonesia loosens Covid-19 curbs despite warnings of another wave

Indonesia's BRI Life probes reported data leak of 2 million users

Family of late entrepreneur donates US$138mil for Indonesian province to fight Covid-19

Covid-19 surge starting to ease in Indonesia capital, data shows

Curbs extended by a week

Group lends oxygen cylinders to Covid-19 sufferers for free

Healthcare workers distribute food at a catholic church training center turned into a self-isolation shelter for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Jakarta, Indonesia. - ReutersHealthcare workers distribute food at a catholic church training center turned into a self-isolation shelter for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Jakarta, Indonesia. - Reuters

Thailand

Thailand registers 14,150 new Covid-19 cases; 11th consecutive day cases surpassing 10,000 in country

Thailand: Sandbox programme proposes to cut mandatory stay in Phuket to 7 days

Emerging markets: Thailand and Indonesia markets tumble as Philippine stocks rebound from Monday's slide

Thailand's Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex finally gets the nod as World Heritage Site

Backlog of 2 million doses in Thailand slows vaccination effort

Phuket tightens disease control measures to curb rising Covid cases

Helping patients who have fallen through the cracks

Philippines

Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila increased by 47% as Philippines logs 7,186 new infection and total now at 1,562,420

Duterte set to push congress on virus recovery and successor

Philippine leader Duterte unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers

Hidilyn Diaz - Philippines’ Olympic darling and first-ever gold medalist rewarded US$660,000 and a house

Sacrifice, exile in Malaysia: How Filipina Hidilyn Diaz made Olympic history

Duterte vows to lead Philippines out of Covid-19 pandemic in last year in office

Duterte delivers final speech to Congress amid crises

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Weightlifting - Women's 59kg - Group A - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan - July 27, 2021. Thi Duyen Hoang of Vietnam in action. - ReutersTokyo 2020 Olympics - Weightlifting - Women's 59kg - Group A - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan - July 27, 2021. Thi Duyen Hoang of Vietnam in action. - Reuters

Vietnam

Vietnam firms agree Covid-19 vaccine tech transfer with Japan's Shionogi, says report

Vietnam reports 7,913 new Covid-19 cases, total now goes above 114,000

Ho Chi Minh City residents required to stay home after 6pm

US vice president Harris could visit Vietnam, Singapore in August

Vietnam working on US$1.04bil support package

China's Xi congratulates Vietnamese president on reelection

Economic hub under curfew

Myanmar

Myanmar: Medicine prices exorbitantly high, some essential medicines facing shortages

Myanmar floods, coup, complicate growing Covid-19 outbreak

Six killed in landslide, flooding at Myanmar Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Myanmar's Covid-19 issues now a problem for China; border town Yunnan reports 19 imported Covid-19 cases

Myanmar confirms 4,000-over Covid-19 cases as pandemic issues are soaring in crisis hit-country

Myanmar junta cancels results of 2020 polls won by Suu Kyi's party

Volunteers in protective suits carry a Covid-19 patient lying on a hospital bed as they try to relocate patients who are dependent on oxygen from the Covid-19 center due to the flood in Myawaddy, Karen state, Myanmar. - ReutersVolunteers in protective suits carry a Covid-19 patient lying on a hospital bed as they try to relocate patients who are dependent on oxygen from the Covid-19 center due to the flood in Myawaddy, Karen state, Myanmar. - Reuters

Cambodia

Cambodia: Phnom Penh authorities gear up to jab children aged 12-17

Cambodia says frozen buffalo meat imported from India tests positive for Covid-19

Cyclos bring free meals on wheels to the poor

Cambodia logs 19 more Covid deaths, 685 new infections

Laos

New Covid-19 infections continue to surge in Laos

Laos sees record US$932mil trade value in June

Southern Lao provinces order lockdowns as Covid cases surge

Urgent aid ordered for virus-hit provinces

Brunei

Brunei: New Covid-19 cases goes double digits but still no local cases after 446 days

Brunei Law Society offers free legal advice on July 31

Brunei raises Covid awareness through entertainment

Call for nature-based steps in tackling climate change

The Japan team waves after receiving their gold medals at the medal ceremony for softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Tuesday night, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan.The Japan team waves after receiving their gold medals at the medal ceremony for softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Tuesday night, July 27, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan.

AseanPlus

With eye on China, Pentagon chief Austin heads to South-East Asia

China reports 71 new Covid-19 cases as the Delta virus outbreak hits Nanjing

US, China leave room to talk after contentious meetings

China shares plunge to 8-month low on regulatory woes

Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw

China’s Maritime Silk Road port city Quanzhou wins World Heritage listing

China's industrial profits surge 66.9% in H1

Hong Kong's exports surge 33% in June

Antibodies from Sinovac's Covid-19 shot fade after about six months, booster helps: Chinese study

China launches special campaign to regulate its internet sector

First person charged under HK security law found guilty of terrorism, inciting secession

How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the coronavirus

Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Chinese athlete abused online after disappointing finish at Tokyo 2020

How artists are embracing the spirit of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Olympics - Storm buffets venues but Tokyo Games go on

Broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes at Tokyo Olympics

Olympics - Gymnastics-German full-body suits applauded in slow-to-change Japan

Olympics - Weightlifting-Taiwan's Kuo wins gold in women's 59kg

Olympic host Tokyo hits record 2,848 Covid-19 cases, seeks more hospital beds

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