Hanoi (VNA) – The Cambodian government has decided to extend foreigners’ stay at Angkor Archeological Park in the northern province of Siem Reap, about 300km from the capital city of Phnom Penh. In a letter sent to a leader of Angkor Enterprise on February 25, the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance said the one-day ticket priced at 37 USD each will be extended to two days, the 62 USD three-day tickets will be valid for five days, and the 72 USD seven-day tickets used for 10 days. The new decision will take effect within four months, starting from February 25. Tourist arrivals at the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park saw a 15 percent decrease last year, but the government said it has mapped out a plan to address the problem. Angkor Enterprise, a public administration under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and under the financial supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, sold entrance passes to 2.2 million foreign tourists, … [Read more...] about Cambodia extend foreigners’ stay at Angkor park
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Geneva (VNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown its strong commitments to promoting and ensuring the rights of children through a multitude of important documents such as the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025. Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, made the affirmation while representing ASEAN member countries to address the 43rd session of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva on February 24. Mai stressed that with the dogged determination to realise the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ASEAN members would continue close cooperation with the UN’s organisations to promote children’s rights, particularly in the context of evolution of the fourth industrial revolution, climate change, and disease outbreaks. The Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnam highlights ASEAN’s efforts in protecting children’s rights
Hanoi (VNA) – Cobra Gold, one of the largest multinational military exercises in Asia-Pacific, kicked off in Thailand on February 25, with this year's event taking place under the heavy cloud of a fast-spreading novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The exercise, co-hosted by Thailand, the US, Japan, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Malaysia, will last until March 6, with around 9,600 personnel from 29 countries taking part. It is aimed at enhancing interoperability, strengthening relationships among participating nations and handling security threats and national disasters. Speaking at the opening ceremony at Camp Akatotsarot in the northern province of Phitsanulok, Charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Bangkok Michael Heath said only through cooperation and collaboration can countries address the challenges of keeping people safe. Apart from the tabletop exercises, field training, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, cyber warfare training will also be … [Read more...] about Cobra Gold military exercise kicks off amidst coronavirus concerns
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has decided to consult all 221 members of parliament on a one-on-one basis to determine who has the majority support to become the next Prime Minister. The first 90 lawmakers were invited for consultation on February 25 while the remainder will be met the following day. What the King practices is said to be in line with Malaysia’s Federal Institution, which gives him power to appoint a Prime Minister to advise him in the exercise of his functions. Mahathir Mohamad submitted his resignation as Malaysia's Prime Minister on February 24. Shortly after, he also resigned as Chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) – or the United Indigenous Party of Malaysia founded and led by him. At the same time, the party announced it was quitting the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Mahathir, 94, took office as Malaysian PM in May 2018, for the second term. He once held the … [Read more...] about Malaysian King consults lawmakers to decide new PM
"Shincheonji contributed significantly to the sharp rise in the number of patients in Korea," Won Suk-choi of the division of infectious diseases at the Korea University College of Medicine, told the BBC, but he also warns that "the situation Korea is currently experiencing can happen anywhere in the world". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up South Korea?