Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Aug 4)


People wearing protective face masks stand in line wait to receiving a dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, during a vaccination programme at the provincial government building in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. - Reuters

Malaysia:

Muhyiddin says he will not resign, to table motion of confidence in September

Covid-19: New daily high of 19,819 cases bring total to 1,183,110

Rebelling Umno MPs could be in jeopardy if attempt to unseat PM fails, says analyst

Covid-19: EMCO for localities in five states from Aug 6, says Hisham

Airline industry statistics confirm 2020 as worst year on record

Singapore:

Singapore woman caught on video not wearing mask at MBS expected to plead guilty on Aug 12

Singapore reports 8 new Covid-19 clusters, including Changi General Hospital; total of 100 active clusters

Singapore ranked joint 4th best economy for how fast start-ups become unicorns

How phylogenetic testing helps Singapore experts establish links between Covid-19 cases

Teen, 16, admits to taking upskirt videos of schoolgirls, including one in primary school in S’pore

Singapore banks report strong profit growth, loan losses decline

Thailand:

Phuket Sandbox: 14,055 foreign tourists visited in July

Thai bank deposit protection cut to THB1 million from Aug 11

Thai fruit exports soar in first half of 2021

Thai hospital tycoon who promised Pfizer vaccine says deal now unlikely

Thailand logs new high of 20,200 Covid-19 infections and 188 deaths

Indonesia:

US, Indonesia commit to South China Sea defence in 'strategic dialogue'

Only 75% of Covid-19 vaccines sent to Indonesian provinces were administered

Indonesia ditches herd immunity as Delta pushes it beyond reach

Indonesia Covid deaths hit 100,000 in South-East Asia’s first

Philippines:

7,342 new infections take Philippines' active Covid-19 count to 63,171

'We will die of hunger': Anxiety over paltry lockdown aid in the Philippines

AirAsia Philippines to roll out vaccine passport app

Vietnam:

Harris to push back on China's South China Sea claims during Asia trip

Viet airline industry at breaking point as virus strikes again

Vietnam wants US to accelerate Pfizer vaccine delivery: Health minister

Asean, Australian foreign ministers meet with pandemic and South China Sea in mind

Vietnam's seafood companies to overcome Covid-19 challenges

Myanmar:

Asean appoints Brunei's Erywan Yusof as envoy to Myanmar: Sources

Myanmar director Maung Sun attends Locarno Film Festival, Ma Aeint faces jail

Cambodia:

Cambodian village refuses to allow burial for Covid-19 victim

Cambodia's daily Covid deaths, infections on the decline

Cambodia has one of highest percentages of Covid-19 vaccination in region: UN

Cambodia reiterates support for elevation of Asean-China ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

Laos:

Laos, Switzerland cement ties with pledge of further aid

Brunei:

Brunei upholds halal standards in Asean region

Over 30 per cent in Brunei vaccinated against Covid-19

Asean Plus:

China urges countries to safeguard peace in South China Sea

Asean grants Britain 'dialogue partner' status

Japan debates hospitalising only the sickest Covid-19 patients as infection records shattered again

China asks Asean Plus Three to maintain stability in East Asia

China, India agree to pull troops near site of deadly clash

China is exporting more sophisticated products despite trade war

Chinese state media tone down criticism of video game industry

With drones and bananas, China coaxes wayward elephants home

S.Korea Covid-19 count spikes amid vacations, spread of new variants

As China's recovery wobbles, economists expect more policy easing

Chinese-born scholar retrial bid sparks outrage in US

China mainland imposes massive travel curbs to combat Delta outbreak

Students from China hit out at US visas that were refused due to 'security threats'

Growth in China's July services activity speeds up, but risks loom

China orders movement controls, lockdowns amid summer Covid-19 flare-up

China’s Covid-19 outbreak sparks renewed scrutiny of frozen food

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