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Malaysia protests China’s violation of waters
The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called in Ambassador of China Ouyang Yujing to convey Malaysia’s position and protest against the presence and activities of Chinese vessels in its waters.
Philippines improves local governments’ capacity to provide high-quality public services
10:11 28/08/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD400 million policy-based loan to the Philippines to help improve local governments’ capacity to provide high-quality public services, especially during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
US Vice President arrives in Singapore
23:02 22/08/2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Singapore on August 22, as part of her first Asia trip to demonstrate Washington’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific, reported the Kyodo news agency.
Indonesia plans to start human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih
16:34 19/08/2021
Indonesia will soon start human clinical trials of its home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih, according to the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
Southeast Asia needs more vaccines against COVID-19 to contain fatalities: IFRC
11:52 19/08/2021
Southeast Asian countries need more help in securing COVID-19 vaccines, as the region is struggling to contain record infections and deaths driven by the Delta variant, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said.
Southeast Asia nations continue to see spikes in COVID-19 cases due to Delta strain
11:36 19/08/2021
Malaysia recorded a new daily high of 22,242 new COVID-19 cases on August 18, bringing the cumulative total to over 1,466,512.
ASEAN’s 54th founding anniversary marked in Venezuela
16:57 16/08/2021
A ceremony to raise the flag of ASEAN was held by embassies of ASEAN member states at Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry headquarters in Caracas on August 13 to commemorate the bloc’s 54th founding anniversary.
Philippines highlights importance of peace, stability in East Sea
12:14 14/08/2021
The Philippines has emphasised the importance of maintaining navigation and overflight freedom in the East Sea, as well as the peaceful solution to disputes through international law.
Southeast Asian nations step up measures against COVID-19
10:25 12/08/2021
Cambodia’s Phnom Penh authorities have ordered extending the night curfew by seven days to August 19.
Significant milestones in development of ASEAN
09:08 12/08/2021
Since its official establishment in 1967, the Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has obtained significant achievements.