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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Dec. 10

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet, a standing committee member of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), was elected because the celebration’s vice chairman on Sunday, a celebration spokesperson mentioned.

“The congress of the CPP’s Central Committee voted to appoint Hun Manet as a vice president of the party,” CPP spokesman Sok Eysan mentioned at a press convention on the conclusion of the two-day congress. (Cambodia-Ruling Party)

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TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, amid rising political fund scandals, is mulling changing all ministers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)’s faction beforehand led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, native media reported Sunday.

Kishida has already determined to exchange Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno over his alleged failure to report tens of millions of yen obtained as a part of fundraising efforts for the biggest LDP faction, mentioned nationwide news company Kyodo, citing sources near the matter. (Japan-LDP-Scandal)

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COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s state-owned electrical energy producer and provider Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) mentioned on Sunday that it’ll conduct an inside inquiry right into a nationwide energy outage on Saturday.

CEB spokesperson Noel Priyantha mentioned the ability failure was attributable to a breakdown within the transmission line. (Sri Lanka-Power Outage)

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HONG KONG — Voting for the seventh District Council Ordinary Election of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) started on Sunday, with 399 candidates operating for 176 seats within the District Committees constituency (DCC) and the 88 seats within the District Council geographical constituency (DCGC).

This is the primary District Council election for the reason that HKSAR reformed the electoral system to enhance district governance. (Hong Kong-District Council-Election,1st LD WRITETHRU)