Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (Aug 1)


Arman Darchinyan of Armenia lies on the ground after being knocked down during his fight against Eumir Marcial of the Philippines in the men's middleweight division quarterfinal at the KKG Kokugikan Arena at the Tokyo Games on Sunday (Aug 1, 2021). - Reuters

Malaysia

Covid-19: Malaysia records 17,150 new cases, S'gor still tops the list with 6,326

Covid-19: 160 fatalities bring death toll to 9,184

Hisham to lead Malaysian delegation to Asean Foreign Ministers' meeting

Please donate blood, Health Ministry urges as supply runs low

Dewan Negara special meeting from Aug 3-5 postponed until further notice

50% of adult population to be fully vaccinated by Aug 31, says KJ

Decision to postpone special Dewan Rakyat sitting made based on science, health data, says DPM

Covid-19: Nearly 520,000 vaccine jabs given on Saturday (July 31), says Health Minister

Covid-19: MOH releases step-by-step home isolation guide for positive cases in Greater Klang Valley

Bursa Malaysia likely to trade in cautious mode with upside bias this week

Shafie hopes King, Conference of Rulers will intervene over postponement of Parliament sitting

Ringgit likely to trade at current levels next week

A worker unloads boxes of Covid-19 Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease at the Soekarno Hatta Airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia August 1, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters. A worker unloads boxes of Covid-19 Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus disease at the Soekarno Hatta Airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia August 1, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters.

Singapore

Singapore reports another 113 local Covid-19 cases as 10 more clusters confirmed on Sunday (Aug 1)

Shoppers welcome enhanced Covid-19 safety measures at Singapore markets, hawker centres

More financial aid for lower-income Singapore households hit by Covid-19

Singapore needs more nurses amid Covid-19 pandemic and ageing population

OCBC closes restaurant account linked to alleged Singaporean scammer

Singapore’s PropertyGuru may consider future Asia listing after going public in New York

Indonesia

Indonesia reports 20.67 million people have received two shots of vaccines; 30,738 new Covid-19 cases, on Sunday Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions for outside Java, says local media

Indonesian nursing students to assist overwhelmed health workers

After months of failed talks, Asean under pressure to appoint envoy

Sumatran tigers at Jakarta zoo recovering from coronavirus (Covid-19)

Riding it out for virus patients

A sign asking people to wear masks in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Authorities in Phuket, the first Thai tourist destination to waive quarantine for vaccinated foreign visitors, will ban all domestic travelers and vehicles from entering the island for two weeks starting from Aug. 3 to reduce local infections. The measures won’t affect the so-called Phuket Sandbox program, launched as a pilot project to pave the way for a wider reopening, officials said. - BloombergA sign asking people to wear masks in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Authorities in Phuket, the first Thai tourist destination to waive quarantine for vaccinated foreign visitors, will ban all domestic travelers and vehicles from entering the island for two weeks starting from Aug. 3 to reduce local infections. The measures won’t affect the so-called Phuket Sandbox program, launched as a pilot project to pave the way for a wider reopening, officials said. - Bloomberg

Thailand


Thailand: Tighter curbs extended; staggering 18,027 Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Aug 1); total now above 600,000

Thailand tightens curbs in 16 more provinces as outbreak sets record

Thailand Covid-19 cases surpass the 600,000 mark; Bangkok still tops with record number of cases

Thailand extends stricter Covid-19 measures until end-August

Thai monks don protective gear as Covid-19 cases surge in country

Poll: Most Thais ready to wear face mask at home

Philippines

Philippines reports 8,000-over Covid-19 cases for three straight days; death toll exceeds 28,000

Philippines DOH: Country may see a possible surge in Covid-19 cases in September; up to 18,000 cases

Philippine's police medical reserve team ready to help out country's vaccination programmes

Philippines golden boxing boy Eumir Marcial keeps country's hope well and truly alive in middleweight at Tokyo 2020

US top diplomat Blinken to court South-East Asia in virtual meetings next week

White House: Harris to visit Vietnam and S’pore

Local residents walk past a make-shift barricade of parked trucks to stop unauthorised travel at a neighbourhood in Hanoi amidst the government imposed two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. - AFPLocal residents walk past a make-shift barricade of parked trucks to stop unauthorised travel at a neighbourhood in Hanoi amidst the government imposed two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. - AFP

Vietnam

Vietnam reports 8,620 new Covid-19 cases, 154,306 in total; southern region lockdown extended by two weeks

Vietnam to extend lockdown throughout southern region as Covid-19 cases soar

Vietnam: VNPAY's parent firm valued over US$1bil after $250 mln investment

Vietnam: One million doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrive in HCM City, health ministry urges faster vaccination

Asean-China trade surges 85 times in 30 years; region remain China's largest trading partner for 12 years

Vietnam taps private hospitals as cases spike

Myanmar

Myanmar's junta confirms it will hold general elections in second half of 2023

Myanmar forms caretaker govt with Min Aung Hlaing as Prime Minister

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years; pledges changes

Myanmar army ruler pledges elections and also cooperation to Asean

Covid-19 infections rise to 299,185 in Myanmar; daily cases above 4,000

Six months of pain and protests

In this June 23, 2021, file photo, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers his speech at the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia. Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday, Aug 1, 2021, repeated his pledge to hold fresh elections in two years and cooperate with Southeast Asian nations on finding a political solution for his country. - APIn this June 23, 2021, file photo, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers his speech at the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia. Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday, Aug 1, 2021, repeated his pledge to hold fresh elections in two years and cooperate with Southeast Asian nations on finding a political solution for his country. - AP

Cambodia


Hun Sen declares oil extraction a 'failure' for Cambodia

Cambodia begins Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers

Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight Covid-19

Cambodia's Covid-19 cases still rising as total now almost 78,000

Laos

Vientiane’s Sangthong district locks down amid Covid-19 outbreak

Laos: 9,828 people remain in quarantine across 60 centres; 267 new cases confirmed

Laos govt urges unemployed people to register for new jobs

Brunei

Duo arrested for mosque fire in Brunei

Brunei records another Covid-19 case from woman who arrived from Philippines; no local cases for 451 days

Brunei's large scale military exercise draws to a close

Gold medallist Chen Yufei of China posing with her medal after winning the badminton women's singles title at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday (Aug 1, 2021). - ReutersGold medallist Chen Yufei of China posing with her medal after winning the badminton women's singles title at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday (Aug 1, 2021). - Reuters

AseanPlus


Chinese cities test millions as Covid-19 cases surge; more delta variant cases recorded

Delta variant raises global exposure to ‘political risk’ and economic slowdown, report finds

South Korea July exports jump to record though growth pace slows

Chinese boxer Xu fails to defend WBA title for the third time

A boost for vaccination?

Hong Kong customs seizes HK$3.3 million worth of fish bladders from endangered totoaba species

China’s US envoy Qin Gang strikes conciliatory note on arrival in Washington

Climate change: Huawei and ZTE dial into China’s carbon neutrality call with low-emission technology

Chinese city offers subsidies to encourage families to have more children

China upgrades measures to contain Delta variant

Man arrested for booing national anthem in HK

Elon Musk slams Apple’s app store fees as ‘de facto global tax on the Internet’

Olympics

Olympics-Swimming-'Surreal!' says Australia's McKeon after picking up seventh medal in Tokyo

Organisers investigating after athletes drank alcohol together in village

Olympic diversity push highlights Japan’s struggles with change

Olympics-Athletics-Tokyo dishes out punishing heat for dayside competitors

Olympics-Swimming-Dressel caps off 'terrifying' Games with fifth gold

China's Chen wins Olympic gold to deny Taiwan badminton double

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