Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (July 31)


Sumatran tiger cubs Isyana and Aura are pictured during International Tiger Day celebrations at the Taman Safari Prigen in Pasuruan near Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia. - Antara Foto via Reuters

Malaysia

Covid-19: Another record high of 17,786 cases on Saturday (July 31)

Walk-in vaccinations in the Klang Valley to start on Aug 2

Cabinet advised King to proclaim state of emergency in Sarawak, says PMO

Covid-19: Over 512,000 vaccine doses administered on Friday (July 30)

Cops to take statements from five #Lawan rally organisers

#Lawan protest gets underway as crowd marches toward Dataran Merdeka

Covid-19: Over 512,000 vaccine doses administered on Friday (July 30)

Can the PM survive royal displeasure?

Those encouraging people to protest practise double standards, says Home Minister

 Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low of Singapore in action during the Women's 49er FX sailing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. - ReutersKimberly Lim and Cecilia Low of Singapore in action during the Women's 49er FX sailing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. - Reuters

Singapore


117 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore; Jurong Fishery Port cluster exceeds 1,000 cases

Singapore students prefer their teachers to counsellors for mental health support

US seizes Singapore-owned tanker used to deliver oil to North Korea

Biden taps Kaplan for long-vacant Singapore envoy post

Singapore minister resists calls to move schools online again

Angst over expats forces simmering political debate

Indonesia

Indonesian govt implements multi-tiered community activity restriction scheme as daily Covid-19 cases hit 37,284

Teachers hesitant to return to online learning as Indonesian govt orders school closures

Indonesia exempts yachts from luxury tax for marine tourism

Malaysia's Axiata seeks 66% stake in Indonesia's Link Net

Vaccine shortage jeopardises ‘one million jabs a day’ target

Volunteers offer free food to self-isolating patients

Thai military police and Pattani Port Authority officials man a checkpoint at the Pattani Port on Saturday (July 31, 2021), amid movement restrictions due to soaring coronavirus cases in the country. - AFPThai military police and Pattani Port Authority officials man a checkpoint at the Pattani Port on Saturday (July 31, 2021), amid movement restrictions due to soaring coronavirus cases in the country. - AFP

Thailand


Increasing pressure on medical system in hard-hit Bangkok as Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases

Delta variant rampant in Asia; Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record Covid-19 infections

Thailand's Covid-19 cases and fatalities hit another new new daily high

Thailand June exports jump, but virus-outbreak hits consumption

Covid-19 outbreak continues to weigh on Thailand's economic growth

Govt bans ‘false messages’

Philippines

Vergeire: Highly infectious Delta variant driving Covid-19 cases in the Philippines as total rises to 1,588,965

For flag, father, late best friend: Philippines' boxing queen Petecio gives it all as Olympic gold awaits her in Tokyo

Philippines risk 'permanent scarring' of kids' futures amid remote learning failure

Philippines says US military deal 'in full force again'; cancels termination of contract

Philippines extends travel ban on 10 countries to Aug 15

Duterte fully restores key US troop pact

Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines reacts after winning her fight against Irma Testa of Italy during the Women's Featherweight semifinal at the KKG Kokugikan Arena during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday (July 31, 2020). - ReutersNesthy Petecio of the Philippines reacts after winning her fight against Irma Testa of Italy during the Women's Featherweight semifinal at the KKG Kokugikan Arena during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday (July 31, 2020). - Reuters

Vietnam


Vietnam to extend lockdown throughout southern region on Monday (Aug 2) as Covid-19 cases continue to soar

Vietnam taps private hospitals as Delta-driven Covid-19 infections rise

US Vice-President Harris to make historic visit to Vietnam; will also stop at Singapore

Timor-Leste's Asean membership application discussed

Vietnam ranks third in logistics performance index in Asean

Checkpoints shape life in Hanoi during lockdown

Myanmar

'They are wicked': Myanmar's strike holdouts keep up junta defiance six months after coup

Asean hopes to finalise appointment of special envoy to Myanmar next week

Protests, accusations against Myanmar junta ahead of coup anniversary

Monsoon floods affect thousands in lower part of country

Stepping out of Suu Kyi’s shadow

‘Military is weaponising Covid-19’

'This is like a nightmare': Thousands displaced as floods hit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride a motorcycle past a Health Ministry public information campaign billboard about proper hand washing in Shwe Pyi Thar township in Yangon, Myanmar. - APPeople wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride a motorcycle past a Health Ministry public information campaign billboard about proper hand washing in Shwe Pyi Thar township in Yangon, Myanmar. - AP

Cambodia


Cambodia govt announce curfew violators in Phnom Penh face stiff fines, legal action

Cambodia receives new batch of US' Johnson and Johnson and China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines

WHO urges fast, collective actions as Cambodia races against Covid-19 variants

Laos

Laos daily Covid-19 cases hit record high at 380

Covid-19 cases, deaths continue to surge in Laos

More quarantine centres, makeshift hospitals set up in southern Laos

Brunei

Curtains raised for National Theatre Festival Brunei

Suspension on cross-border, Indian subcontinent travel extended to Aug 15, says Brunei

Brunei's overall CPI in May up by 1.1%

Delivery men pass items to residents outside a residential area after access to the area was restricted due to the Covid-19 coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday (July 31, 2021). - AFPDelivery men pass items to residents outside a residential area after access to the area was restricted due to the Covid-19 coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday (July 31, 2021). - AFP

AseanPlus

Relations with Asean are China’s priority, says foreign minister as US also courts South-East Asia

China mulls Covid-19 booster shots for some as Delta variant spreads

China will maintain prudent, flexible monetary policy in H2, says central bank

No such thing as ‘too big to fail’ in China

China outbreak spreads as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

Study: Third shot of Sinovac vaccine a big immunity boost

Two more parts of China report Covid-19 outbreaks; local cases increasing

CPO futures seen trading with upward bias next week

Tokyo's daily Covid-19 infections hit new record of 4,058

World's first commercial re-programmable satellite blasts into space

Watch: take a 'tour' of the world's largest planetarium in Shanghai

China’s smartphone market cools in second quarter as Huawei drops out of top five vendor rankings



Olympics


Aaron-Wooi Yik stun world champions to deliver Malaysia's first Olympics medal

Without spectators, the Tokyo Games cuts its carbon footprint by 12.5%

Chinese gold medallist Yang Qian’s ‘lucky’ duck hair clip sparks merchandise boom as retailers cash in

Olympics-Boxing-Filipina Petecio advances to finals; old rivals to meet in semis

Gymnastics-From despair to Games debut: Japan's "other Kohei"

Olympics-Rugby-New Zealand claim Sevens gold with victory over France

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