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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, June 7

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia has become a state of COVID-zero after the last patient recovered, according to a health ministry's statement on Tuesday.

The country reported no new cases of COVID-19 for 31 days straight, the statement said, adding that since the pandemic began in January 2020, the southeast Asian nation has logged a total of 136,262 confirmed cases with 133,206 recoveries and 3,056 deaths. (Cambodia-COVID-19 Free)

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SEOUL -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol named new ambassadors to China, Japan, Russia and the United Nations, the presidential office said Tuesday.

Chung Jae-ho, a professor of Seoul National University, was tapped for the first South Korean ambassador to China under the Yoon government, which was inaugurated on May 10. (South Korea-Ambassadors-Appointment)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Tuesday the next three weeks would be tough as the nation is facing a severe economic crisis, urging citizens to use fuel and gas sparingly.

Addressing the parliament, Wickremesinghe said that the government's main priority was economic stability and this could be achieved only by implementing intelligently thought-out projects through hard work and dedication. (Sri Lanka--Prime Minister-Appeal)

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah announced an early reshuffle of cabinet ministers on Tuesday afternoon in a special speech broadcasted nationwide.

Effective from Tuesday, Brunei's Minister of Home Affairs Haji Awang Abu Bakar, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali, and Minister of Development Haji Suhaimi were replaced. (Brunei-Cabinet-Reshuffle)