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CAMBODIA:   Cambodia rejoices: King leads nation in marking 70th anniversary of independence

King Norodom Sihamoni lights the ‘victory flame’ at the Independence Monument to mark the 70th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence yesterday. KT/ Khem Sovannara

Cambodia celebrated the 70th anniversary of its independence with pomp and splendour yesterday, with King Norodom Sihamoni lauding the government’s right policy in ushering in peace, unity and prestige to the country.


INDONESIA | Jokowi inaugurates Southeast Asia’s largest floating solar farm

President Joko “Jokowi“ Widodo inaugurates a 192 megawatt peak (MWp) floating solar power plant, that was built on Cirata dam and developed by PLN Nusantara Power, a unit of Indonesia’s state utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and United Arab Emirates renewable energy company Masdar, a unit of Mubadala Investment Company, in Purwakarta, West Java province, Indonesia, November 9, 2023. (Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)AFP Jakarta   ●  Thu, November 9, 2023

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday inaugurated a $100 million floating solar farm, the largest in Southeast Asia, as the country seeks more opportunities to transition to green, renewable energy.


Indonesia fails to procure 500,000 tonnes of rice due to port constraints: Bulog

A farmer plants rice seedlings on Oct. 10, 2023 in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara.(Antara/Ahmad Subaidi)

Yohana Belinda
The Jakarta Post

The government is struggling to meet its rice import target for this year, in part because of capacity constraints at the country’s seaports, according to the State Logistics Agency (Bulog).




MYANMAR: Myanmar in crisis: Are the generals finally buckling?

In the face of multiple recent setbacks, the junta may be finally ready to talk, but the opposition may be in less of a hurry.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s military ruler, reportedly held an emergency meeting with top commanders. PHOTO: EPA-EFE


It has become painfully obvious in recent months that as the coup that toppled the government of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi approaches its third anniversary, things are not going well for Myanmar’s military rulers. Signs are pointing to fundamental shifts in the power struggle on the ground that bear a closer watch for what it means for the future of Myanmar and the region.


SINGAPORE: UOB staff foil scammer who went with 80-year-old victim to bank branch to withdraw $40k

UOB branch assistant branch manager Jasmine Tay (left) and service executive Grace Ng, whose actions led to the arrest of a man who allegedly tried to scam an 80-year-old woman. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE – Accompanied by her “grandson”, an 80-year-old woman went to the UOB branch in Bendemeer in October and asked to withdraw over $40,000.


THAILAND: Thailand’s Pita vows to run for PM again

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thwarted Thai election winner Pita Limjaroenrat vowed Thursday to run for prime minister again, defying conservative forces that blocked him from the job earlier in the year and despite a looming court case. The 43-year-old led his Move Forward Party (MFP) to a shock first-place finish in May’s general election, buoyed by..
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