JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia acts as a peacebroker, urging South and North Korea to attend Asean-South Korea summit next year.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia will keep importing oil and gas for manufacturing sectors.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Cambodia exported a total of 56,724 head of cattle from 2013 to last year – making it good potential for the sector, said a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Around 100 national and international landmine experts gathered in Siem Reap this week for the Asean Regional Mine Action Center’s (Armac) inaugural regional workshop.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Crackdowns on human trafficking crimes have declined by about 15.5% in the first 10 months of this year, compared to the same period last year, a report released by the Interior Ministry’s National Committee for Counter-Trafficking (NCCT) said.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP)-controlled National Assembly approved the $6.7 billion national budget for next year on Thursday, a former opposition lawmaker expressed concern for the future “consequences” of using state money without opposition scrutiny.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are to deliver the verdict on Friday, in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in a pronouncement hailed as a “historic event for Cambodia and the world”.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - The proposal to abolish death sentence by amending existing laws has generated polarised debate in a seminar organised by the human right committee under the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly.

VIENTIANE PROVINCE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Maed district in Vientiane province is remote and undeveloped, with road access limited to one dirt track which is very dusty in the dry season and muddy when it’s wet.

SINGAPORE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea told Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Singapore this week that Korea will extend further support and assistance to Laos, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.