ASEAN PHOTO NEWS: South-east Asia ‘vulnerable’ amid climate change

Motorists and pedestrians moving through a flooded road on July 18 in Marilao town in Bulacan Province, north of Manila. The Philippines and Indonesia are the most vulnerable to extreme weather, while Thailand and Singapore are less at risk, according to research by Verisk Maplecroft.PHOTO: EPA-EFE



1. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Brunei Darussalam:
Thousands greet His Majesty in birthday get-together at Taman

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah in a group photo with the performers

2. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia:
Ruling CPP will likely secure all 125 National Assembly seats
Election workers begin to count ballots at a polling station in Phnom Penh on Sunday. KT/Chor Sokunthea
Laos seeks donations, medical supplies Dam victims need stretchers, bandages

HANRI Survivors of the dam collapsed are trucked through an Attapeu province village. Rescuers and relief workers are battling thick mud and floodwaters that refuse to drain to find, feed and house survivors…

Teams join painstaking search for Sanamxay’s missing folk

By Souksakhone Vaenkeo (in Vientiane) & Boungfaeng Phaymanivong (in Sanamxay district) 
(Latest Update July 31, 2018


4. JAKARTA, Indonesia:
Indonesia spruces up for ‘best Asian Games yet’ Helping Jakarta make a good impression is an army of sanitation workers known locally as Pasukan Oranye, or the Orange Force, so called because of the colour of their uniforms and vehicles. Pasukan Oranye workers cleaning Lake Sunter in North JakartaA Pasukan Oranye worker painting a mural in South Jakarta to liven up the capital for the Asian Games. PHOTO: TEMPO


5. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:
MH370 Safety Investigation Report inconclusive (Updated)

Datuk Kok Soo Chon, head of the MH370 safety investigation team speaks at a press conference on the full report about the missing airliner at the Transport Ministry, Putrajaya on July 30, 2018. — Bernama

6. YANGON, Myanmar:
US, Hong Kong selling Myanmar coffee without permission
A coffee planter in Mandalay, where coffee beans are produced for export. Phyo Wai Kyaw/The Myanmar Times
A coffee planter in Mandalay, where coffee beans are produced for export. Phyo Wai Kyaw/The Myanmar Times


7. MANILA, Philippines:
Bombing cues AFP to save BOL
Men carry the remains of a victim in an explosion in Lamitan, Basilan province, souther Philippines on Tuesday. A soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by a powerful bomb that exploded in a van the tropps were inspecting amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said. AP


8. SINGAPORE, Singapore:
War on diabetes: An inside look
More mums-to-be diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Singapore has one of the highest gestational diabetes rates in the world, with one in five births affected by it. In comparison, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that one in seven births worldwide is affected by the condition.ST FILE PHOTO


9. BANGKOK, Thailand:
Thai national held over phone thefts
The Thai national is accused of stealing five phones. Rasmei News / Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times  Share:   
10. HCM CITY , Viet Nam News:
Delta turns to tech to fight climate change

A farmer harvests tra fish in Cần Thơ. To cope with climate change, the Mekong Delta needs to restructure agriculture by using hi-tech methods, experts have recommended. VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương


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