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Gold medallists Greysia Polii of Indonesia and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia posing with their medals on the court after winning their country's first gold medal in the badminton women's doubles event at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. - Reuters

Malaysia

Covid-19: Another grim record with 219 deaths on Monday (Aug 2)

Covid-19 Watch: 15,764 new cases, Selangor still top with 6,067

Khairy: Walk-in vaccinations for senior citizens to be rolled out nationwide next week

Covid-19: Average daily vaccination rate in July was 398,843 doses, up 136% from June, says KJ

Surging towards capacity: 97% of Klang Valley dwellers have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, says KJ

88,034 foreigners return home in repatriation programme

Cops stop opposition lawmakers from marching to Parliament

All those involved in rally on Monday (Aug 2) to be called up, say police

Sarawak polls put off till after Emergency, says EC

Anwar claims Muhyiddin-led government has fallen

Foreign selling on Bursa surges to RM579.73mil last week

High Court postpones Najib's corruption trial, pending decision on appeal

Monkey business: If you can't beat 'em it's best to live with 'em, says Sabah Wildlife chief

Singapore Yu Mengyu, competes during the table tennis women's team round of 16 against France's Yuan Jia Nan, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Monday (Aug. 2, 2021).. - APSingapore Yu Mengyu, competes during the table tennis women's team round of 16 against France's Yuan Jia Nan, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Monday (Aug. 2, 2021).. - AP

Singapore

106 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 25 unlinked

Grab's sales jump 39% in Q1, ahead of record SPAC deal

Singapore's Jadestone new upstream investor in Malaysia

Woman who helped scammers move over Sg$2mil out of Singapore jailed for more than seven years

Keppel plans to buy Singapore Press Holdings for US$1.6b

Go, Go, Go - Singapore PM's wife cheers on Malaysia's rising Covid-19 vaccination rate

Some young people in S’pore creating pseudo accounts to handle toxic comments

Business brisk for mobile hairdressers in Singapore amid Covid-19

Bitmain co-founder turns his second crypto venture into Unicorn

The dark side of social media

Singer JJ Lin issues legal statement refuting allegations against him in Kris Wu's sex scandal

Indonesia

Indonesia Covid-19 cases still soaring as govt extends activity restrictions until Aug 9; health workers to get third dose

Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia drop by 10% year-on-year in June; inflation on the rise

Maybank Indonesia posts 1H pre-tax profit of RM223.47m

Indonesia urges Myanmar to approve appointment of ASEAN envoy

Indonesia a global pariah?: The Jakarta Post

Indonesia in the new landscape of Asean integration

Bank Negara, Bank Indonesia include direct investment in currency settlement

US seizes Singaporean-owned tanker used to evade North Korea sanctions

Sumatran tigers at zoo recovering from Covid-19

Isaranuudom Phurihiranphat, of Thailand, competes in the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday (Aug. 2, 2021). - APIsaranuudom Phurihiranphat, of Thailand, competes in the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday (Aug. 2, 2021). - AP

Thailand

Thailand sets goal to accelerate vaccination in August; 17,970 new Covid-19 cases confirmed on Monday (Aug 2)

Thailand steps up home isolation as Covid-19 cases strain hospitals

Thai central bank expected to hold rate at record low amid Covid-19 surge

Thai baht and Malaysian ringgit weaken as Covid-19 virus pandemic issues keep on rising

Thailand records 17,970 Covid-19 cases and 178 deaths

Expats in Thailand can now register for Pfizer jabs

More than 60 per cent of Japanese investors put faith in Thailand

Philippines

Philippines DOH says Delta variant is on the rise as country logs 8,167 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Aug 2)

Philippines to extend night curfew in Manila amid Covid-19 surge

Emerging Markets: Philippines equities lead gains in South-East Asia as Indonesia's inflation is rising

Asia’s factories reflect North-South divide as Delta spreads

Raise the age of consent in the Philippines: Inquirer

‘ECQ will give authorities time to prepare for a surge’

Philippine community pantries inspired by Malaysia's 'white flag' movement

Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the artistic gymnastics men's vault final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Monday (Aug 2, 2021). - AFPPhilippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the artistic gymnastics men's vault final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Monday (Aug 2, 2021). - AFP

Vietnam

Hanoi tell residents cannot leaver city as Covid-19 cases keeps soaring and Vietnam reports 7,455 new cases

US vice-president Kamal Harris confirms her visit to Vietnam

Asean and Fifa come together for metal health campaign #ReachOut

Vietnam July trade deficit widens to US$1.7bil, ind output up 2.2% y/y

Asian factory activity hit by rising costs, Delta variant

Vietnam ranks third in logistics performance index in Asean

South lockdown extended

Myanmar

Singapore advises citizens to leave Myanmar as situation remains volatile

Myanmar shadow government condemns army ruler for taking PM role

Over 1.8 million people vaccinated for Covid-19 in Myanmar

Asean diplomats discussing appointment of crisis envoy, aid to Myanmar

Asean, stop wasting time on Myanmar: Jakarta Post contributor

‘New elections in two years’

 Thi Lan Quach of Vietnam (centre) in action during the 400m hurdles preliminaries at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at  Olympic Stadium, the main events for the sporting event, - ReutersThi Lan Quach of Vietnam (centre) in action during the 400m hurdles preliminaries at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at Olympic Stadium, the main events for the sporting event, - Reuters

Cambodia

Cambodia succeeds in training dogs to sniff out Covid-19:, says top official

Cambodia reports daily record of 560 Covid-19 cases, 22 more deaths; Delta variants cases on the rise

Cambodia receives more US-made Johnson & Johnson Covid jabs

Country to mix vaccines as booster shots

Cambodia begins vaccinations for teens

Laos

Laos top beer Beerlao raises prices amid increasing production costs

Laos: Covid-19 cases keeps rising and govt confirms six cases of community spread

Lao PM orders more quarantine centres, hospitals for migrant workers

Brunei

Brunei capital Bandar Seri Begawan abuzz with meet-and-greet ceremony to celebrate royal birthday

Brunei: Almost 3,000 emergency calls made in first half of 2021

On the right track to make Brunei greener

Li Wenwen of China in action during the women's 87kg+ weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Tokyo International Forum on Monday (Aug 2, 2021). - ReutersLi Wenwen of China in action during the women's 87kg+ weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Tokyo International Forum on Monday (Aug 2, 2021). - Reuters

AseanPlus

Transport into Beijing halted in bid to guard capital ‘at all costs’ amid Covid-19 surge

HSBC's 1H profit more than doubles as economies rebound

Cities in China take action to contain Covid-19 spread

China mulls Covid-19 booster shots to step up herd immunity

Oil prices fall on worries over China economy and higher crude output

Chinese economy set to get major policy boost

Moody's: Lower default rate for Apac high-yield non-financial firms

Asian stocks rising but China reports a slowdown in manufacturing activity rise

Hong Kong police arrest two men in crackdown on website selling more than 30,000 upskirt photos and videos

Delta coronavirus variant may still make vaccinated Hongkongers highly infectious,

HK stocks rebound from biggest weekly slide in five months as traders change tack to skirt Beijing’s regulatory assault

Cryptocurrency crime in Hong Kong hits record levels, with one victim losing HK$124mil to fraudsters

Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Russian Olympic Committee compete in the Duet Free Routine Preliminary at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, Monday (Aug. 2, 2021). - APSvetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Russian Olympic Committee compete in the Duet Free Routine Preliminary at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, Monday (Aug. 2, 2021). - AP

Olympics

Indonesia celebrate as Greysia-Apriyani break Chinese stronghold for historic gold

The missile tech firing up China’s Olympic swimming rockets

Explainer: The tech behind Tokyo Olympics’ fast track

Olympics-Hockey-India, Argentina women reach semis, Australia, Germany out

Olympics-Czech embassy says in 'intensive communication' with Japan over Belarus athlete

Tokyo Olympics: Soaring heart rates laid bare on TV as archers okay new tech

Denmark's Axelsen beats reigning champ Chen Long of China for badminton men's singles gold

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