On April 5, Vietnam’s legislature voted to endorse Pham Minh Chinh as the country’s next prime minister. And just minutes after Chinh was officially sworn in, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sent him a warm and cordial congratulation letter.
Phnom Penh is a capital that is bustling with economic activity, usually congested by morning and evening traffic, but has now turned quiet due to the resurgence of the Covid-19 community outbreak on February 20.
The ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation, the framework of energy cooperation in the region, stipulates the aspirational targets of achieving 23 per cent renewable energy share in the total primary energy supply and 32 per cent energy intensity reduction by 2025.
Kimhong had never played football before, but when she was invited to join a game with the other children living around Stoeng Toch Krom Primary School in Battambang province near Cambodia’s border with Thailand, she joined in.
‘You did not go home, but inhabited this land. You set feet here, but stayed in my heart. Though you have gone, we can’t live without you and the towering monument quietly tells the preciousness of peace . . .”
This past Monday marked the Day of the Landless, inaugurated by the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) to spotlight the struggle for land rights by rural people in countries around the world.
The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge to the global community since the 1940s. At that time, following the devastation of two world wars, political leaders came together to forge the multilateral system.
The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will be a long time before the deep scars of the Covid-19 pandemic on human wellbeing fully heal.
On July 18, 1914, Mahatma Gandhi sailed for England, leaving South Africa for the last time, and finally reached India (Bombay) on December 19, 1914
Whether you are in Manado, Padang or Solo, sambal – chilli paste – is a feature of daily life and is as Indonesian as it gets. Still, cabai, the chilli pepper used to prepare sambal, is not an indigenous Indonesian plant, originating in Mexico and Brazil.