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Morning Stories Roundup: ASEAN, Contaminated Water in Hanoi and Landmine Risks in Laos.

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Hanoi

- Thousands in Hanoi struggle with contaminated water. [Vietnam Net]

- Hanoi hosts a flag-raising ceremony to mark ASEAN establishment. [Saigon Online]

Vietnam

- Saigon apartment manager faces criminal charges for fatal blaze. [VnExpress]

- US-China trade war could drag Vietnam GDP down. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam to limit or stop issuing new licenses for foreign banks. [Reuters

Other

- Landmine risk for thousands displaced by floods in Laos. [VnExpress]

- Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster. [Nikkei Asia Review]

- How one Indonesian woman is re-writing the script of the country's male-dominated film industry. [SCMP]

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