ASEAN leaders exchange their symbolic handshakes at the 43rd ASEAN Summit in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on September 5. ASEAN INDONESIA

In search of a sustainable ASEAN solution to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar

Publication date 14 September 2023 | 21:36 | ICT

Indonesia's 2023 ASEAN chairmanship drew to a close with the conclusion of the 43rd ASEAN Summit last week.



  • Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Manet held a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta of Indonesia. HMN

    Significance of ROK’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and KASI

    Thu, 14 Sep 2023 | 09:34

    In the last few years, to increase its involvement and cooperation with nations in the region, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has been vigorously pursuing its Indo-Pacific Strategy and other initiatives.

  • Prime Minister Hun Manet shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February. FN

    A great promise together

    Thu, 14 Sep 2023 | 08:39

    Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet begins his official visit to China on September 14, his second official overseas trip since taking office in August – the second official visit by a Cambodian Prime Minister to China within this same year.

  • Education, win-win philosophy key to peace and justice

    Mon, 11 Sep 2023 | 09:16

    In preparation of the completion of the judicial workload and subsequent commencement of residual functions at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the Co-Rapporteurs on Residual Functions related to Victims collated ideas from the public

  • Garment factory workers travel home from work along National Road 5.

    Safe roads save lives, let’s all make a difference

    Tue, 5 Sep 2023 | 07:55

    If you live in Cambodia, then you’ve probably seen factory workers packed like sardines in trucks as they travel to and from work. It doesn’t look safe and it certainl​y isn’t.

  • The flags of South Korea and Cambodia fly alongside one another. PHOTO SUPPLIED

    What Should Hun Manet’s government do to strengthen its relationship with South Korea?

    Thu, 31 Aug 2023 | 10:45

    Diplomatic relations between Cambodia and South Korea were re-established in 1997 and have seen substantial growth and collaboration across multiple fields, such as trade, investment, culture, and education.

  • ASEAN’s push on national care policies could help more than a billion people

    Sun, 27 Aug 2023 | 09:43

    Throughout the year, ASEAN member states will hold various meetings with the primary objective of moving forward the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 of a peaceful, stable, resilient, outward looking, connected and empowered region with vibrant, sustainable and highly integrated economies.

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) shakes hands with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol at the ASEAN Summit in November 2022. KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE

    Impact of Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategies on Kingdom

    Mon, 21 Aug 2023 | 08:55

    South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategies have been gaining significant attention in recent years as the country seeks to strengthen its presence and influence in the region.

  • Two decades on from UN bombing: Humanitarian workers need protection

    Thu, 17 Aug 2023 | 09:23

    This World Humanitarian Day, we commemorate 20 years since that murderous day when terrorists detonated a suicide bomb outside the UN headquarters in the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 19, 2003. As the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at the time

  • Thai students with symbolic rubber ducks in their hair give the three fingered salute as part of the pro-democracy ‘bad student’ protests outside the education ministry in Bangkok in December 2020. AFP

    Post-Covid protests: The new role of youth, entertainment and technological communication

    Sun, 6 Aug 2023 | 09:59

    Many countries have witnessed riots, protests and various political movements, including the recent riots in France and the “Three Fingers Movement” in Thailand.

  • A painting of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Win-Win Monument at an exhibition of his win-win policy last December. DC-CAM

    The saviour of Cambodia: From zero to hero

    Wed, 2 Aug 2023 | 09:32

    It is legitimate to wonder about the determination of certain self-proclaimed democratic governments and media to anathematise the leaders of Cambodia and discredit them to take up the cause of opponents who have made proof of their inability to organise and govern.