Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (July 29)


US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and Vietnamese Defence Minister Phan Van Giang pose in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 29, 2021. Austin is seeking to bolster ties with Vietnam, one of the South-East Asian nations embroiled in a territorial rift with China, during a two-day visit. - AP

Malaysia:

King disappointed Emergency Ordinances revoked without his consent

Covid-19: 17,170 new cases on Thursday (July 29)

Anwar claims country in constitutional crisis, calls for PM's resignation

Parliament adjourns temporarily after statement from Palace

Perikatan govt still intact with support of 110 MPs, says Ismail Sabri

Zafrul: Govt to strengthen fiscal position, broaden revenue base

Opposition thrown into outrage following Istana Negara statement

Zafrul: Projection for 2021 GDP to be revealed in August

Singapore:

Speech by US Defence Secretary 'distorted facts': China embassy in Singapore

129 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 30 linked to Jurong Fishery Port

Singaporean studying at top British university convicted of filming women, in toilets

Allowing egg freezing in Singapore among recommendations in PAP paper on women's issues

Cost of being unprepared for next pandemic will be too great: Singapore Defence Minister

Thailand:

Thailand sees 23% rise in new businesses in first half

Thailand risks first double-dip recession since 1998 Asia crisis

China will only let pristine, Covid-free Thai fruit across its borders

Thai hospitals short of beds as Covid cases soar: ministry

Switzerland flies in 26 tonnes of medical supplies to Bangkok

Alcohol spray guns dangerous and ineffective says Thai FDA

Thailand records 17,669 new Covid-19 infections and 165 deaths

Indonesia:

Indonesia needs US$312bil to make good on carbon pledge: minister

Indonesia reports 43,479 new Covid-19 cases with 1,893 deaths

Dying at home: With hospitals full, Indonesians forgo much-needed Covid-19 treatment

Philippines:

Duterte offers cash but no apology to Philippine Olympic champion Diaz

Philippines receives another 1.5 million CoronaVac vaccine doses

Duterte: Vaccinate anyone who wants a Covid shot

Philippines logs 5,735 new Covid-19 cases and 176 deaths

Ten goodbyes to President Duterte: Inquirer columnist

Vietnam:

Pentagon chief seeks to nudge ties with Vietnam as human rights concerns linger

Vietnam announces 106 new Covid-19 deaths

Vietnam's FDI inflows plunge 11.1% in seven months

US, Vietnamese defence chiefs stress peaceful resolution of South China Sea issues

Finland offers grants for Vietnamese high school students

Myanmar:

Myanmar jail vaccinates hundreds amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Cambodia:

Cambodia imposes nationwide Covid restrictions, curfew over Delta scare

UK gives over 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Cambodia

11 more Covid deaths, 765 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Lao PM calls for stronger support for business

Laos plans Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout for Aug 2

Brunei:

Brunei’s CPI increases by 1.1 per cent

Brunei conducts added testing for transport operators, essential travellers

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Delta variant drives virus spread to three China provinces

China's new envoy: Door of China-US ties 'cannot be closed'

Support for South Korean Olympian after sexist abuse online

Covid booster shot may supercharge immunity: Chinese study

Chinese military tracking US ship through Taiwan Straits

Reopened lines a step toward another inter-Korean summit: Korea Herald

China launches earth-observation satellite

Didi Global considers going private to calm China: WSJ

Under siege, China EdTech giants take steps to curb fallout

Japan Covid-19 adviser urges clear risk message as cases surge

China readies for more extreme weather next month

Hong Kong govt appoints inspector to probe Next Digital

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