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  • OPINION

    Indonesia takes 2023 Asean chair

    Oped, Published on 01/12/2022

    » Indonesia's 2023 chairmanship for Asean officially started earlier this month as Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen symbolically handed over the hammer to Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Phnom Penh.

  • OPINION

    New world order starting in SE Asia

    Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 29/11/2022

    » Right here, right now, the new international order is in the making. Because of the war in Ukraine, the divided world and its leaders had to rendezvous in Southeast Asia for nearly a week recently. Those with the stamina to last the duration have benefited the most from bilateral discussions, aired their new ideas and grievances, cemented new and old friendships and built one-on-one rapport and relations. Many valuable lessons can be drawn from the three summits to which Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand played host.

  • OPINION

    Geopolitical takeaways from SEA meets

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 25/11/2022

    » Southeast Asia's summit season has come and gone with takeaways that concurrently eased geopolitical tensions and underlined risks that could lead to future global conflict. The three major summits -- the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh, the G20 in Bali, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in Bangkok -- also demonstrated that the Covid-19 pandemic over 2020-21 has been practically overcome as in-person meetings are back in full force. Overall, the three hosts came away with mixed highlights.

  • OPINION

    Time to foster peace

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/11/2022

    » There were a few takeaways from the Asean meetings held in Phnom Penh last week. Apart from political diversions and photo-ops between world leaders with Prime Minister Hun Sen, the most welcoming news was that Timor Leste is to be a new Asean member.

  • THAILAND

    Hun Sen out of Apec with Covid

    News, Bangkok Post, Published on 16/11/2022

    » Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will not join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit this week in Bangkok after testing positive for Covid-19 in Bali yesterday.

  • WORLD

    Cambodian PM Hun Sen says positive for Covid after hosting Asean

    Published on 15/11/2022

    » Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he had tested positive for Covid-19, after hosting more than a dozen world leaders including US President Joe Biden at a summit in Phnom Penh.

  • THAILAND

    PM must use meet 'to showcase vision'

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 15/11/2022

    » The chairman of the Sang Anakhot Thai Party, Somkid Jatusripitak, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should take advantage of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit to show his vision for the nation, as well as his leadership skills, to be recognised as an Asean leader.

  • WORLD

    Biden promises competition with China, not conflict as first summit ends

    Published on 13/11/2022

    » PHNOM PENH: US President Joe Biden told Asian leaders on Sunday that US communication lines with China would stay open to prevent conflict, as the first of three summits of world leaders this week ended, with tense talks almost certain in the days ahead.

  • WORLD

    Bangkok mooted for Japan-China summit

    Published on 12/11/2022

    » PHNOM PENH: Japan and China are working to arrange talks between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and President Xi Jinping, with Thailand envisioned as the venue but Indonesia remaining a possibility, say sources familiar with the plan.

  • THAILAND

    China's Xi to attend Apec meet

    News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 12/11/2022

    » Chinese President Xi Jinping has confirmed he will attend the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Bangkok next week while Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend but will send a representative instead, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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