Southeast Asia Roundup: August 30-September 2, 2021

INDONESIA
Indonesian crackdown on terror to intensify in wake of ISIS-K attacks in Kabul
Jokowi denies wanting third term, but don’t take his word for it

LAOS
2022 will be the “Year of Solidarity and Friendship between Vietnam and Laos”

MALAYSIA
Former PM Najib calls for recall elections if MPs want to change parties

MYANMAR
Beijing announces special envoy visited Myanmar last week
Hundreds Flee During Four Days of Fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State

PHILIPPINES
Philippine ruling party now looks as fractured as opposition
Duterte’s daughter says she has ‘running mate’ offers for Philippines 2022 election

SINGAPORE
Singaporean PM announces Muslim nurses can now wear headscarves
Singaporeans trust the gov’t and opp’n to keep things running smoothly, but ruling party has looming succession crisis

THAILAND
Ruling party leader denies attempt to oust PM
PM denies rumors of govt shake up
Supporters of exiled ex-PM see opportunity in COVID crisis

VIETNAM
Vietnamese Police Pose as Health Workers to Arrest Dissident Blogger
Unknown how many political prisoners to be freed in Vietnam amnesty week after US VP visit

CAMBODIA
Former Cambodia Opposition Head Wants Trial Limbo to End
Cambodia welcomes help from all countries for infrastructure

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