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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, May 25

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has called on investors and tourists to visit the Southeast Asian country as almost 94 percent of the kingdom's population have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

He made the appeal on Tuesday in a speech delivered at the Cambodia Night event of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Switzerland. (Cambodia-PM-Investors)

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HANOI -- Floods and other natural disasters triggered by heavy downpours have killed four people and left four others injured in northern and central Vietnam over the past few days, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said Wednesday.

Among the victims, two were dead and four were injured due to landslides in the northern Tuyen Quang province, one was killed after being swiped away by floods in the northern Hoa Binh province, and one from the central Quang Ngai province was struck dead by lightning, according to the committee. (Vietnam-Floods-Disasters)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The third locally bred giant panda cub born in May last year in Malaysia is officially named Sheng Yi, which means "peaceful and friendship."

The name also indicates the wish of the Malaysian government in strengthening its diplomatic ties with China, according to a press release by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Malaysia Takiyuddin Hassan. (Malaysia-China-Giant Panda)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as minister of finance, economic stabilization and national policies on Wednesday before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

With the appointment, Wickremesinghe will play a key role in the bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund. (Sri Lanka-PM-Finance Minister)