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CAMBODIA : Handcuffed and beaten foreigner found in canal

Nang Veasna / Khmer Times

The Chinese man who was found handcuffed and beaten in a canal in Prey Nop district in Preah Sihanouk. Troryorng

A handcuffed man who had been beaten was found lying face down in a small canal in Kor Ki village, Sihanoukville on Wednesday.

The victim was unconscious but did not drown as his head was above the waterline.


MYANMAR: Thousands flee as Myanmar junta intensifies attacks on villages south of Naypyitaw

The regime has been trying for months to push back resistance forces operating in the area just 50 miles from its capital

 Resistance fighters based in western Bago Region in early November (Taungoo District People’s Defense Team)

Junta attacks have forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes in Bago Region’s Yedashe Township since late last week, according to sources in the area just 50 miles south of Naypyitaw.

The attacks began last Friday, after a clash with local resistance forces the day before reportedly left dozens of junta soldiers dead….

SINGAPORE: Revamped Muji Plaza Singapura is brand’s largest flagship store in South-east Asia

The revamped Muji Plaza Singapura has a four-room HDB mock-up flat that showcases the Japanese retailer’s signature minimalist aesthetic. PHOTO: MUJI SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – Muji Plaza Singapura reopened on Nov 22, and it is now more than twice its original size. At 38,000 sq ft, it is also the brand’s largest flagship store in South-east Asia.

Those looking to renovate their homes can head to the revamped Dhoby Ghaut outlet for interior and lifestyle design consulting services.

Muji Renovation is a one-stop shop for renovation and home furnishing services. It features a 1,045 sq ft, four-room HDB mock-up flat that showcases the Japanese retailer’s signature minimalist aesthetic.


THAILAND: Arms to Myanmar’s resistance would ‘level the playing field’ against junta, Thai scholar says

For decades, Thailand has been a top destination for political and economic refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, and since the 2021 military coup, the country has seen a new influx of Myanmar nationals fleeing the junta’s nationwide campaign of violence. Paradoxically, its status as a perceived place of refuge stands in contrast to continued close relations between the Thai and Myanmar military authorities.

In an extensive interview with Myanmar Now, Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a leading scholar on Thai-Myanmar relations, explains the evolving policies of Thailand towards both the Myanmar military junta and anti-regime opposition groups, and explores the question of whether members of the international community might arm Myanmar’s resistance.

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