22 July 2019


Cambodia agrees to give access to armed Chinese forces at its naval base: Report

KONFRONTASI - US media have reported a secret agreement between Cambodia and China giving the latter’s armed forces access to a Cambodian naval base.

Two democrats vow to keep up efforts at ousting Trump

KONFRONTASI - Two Democratic congressmen, who have invested considerably in efforts at subjecting President Donald Trump to an impeachment investigation, pledge to keep up the endeavor.

Representative Al Green of Texas, who forced an impeachment vote last week, but had the bid staved off by House Democratic leaders, has threatened to give the push another try, The Hill reported on Sunday.

Steve Cohen, his fellow representative, who introduced articles of impeachment in the last Congress, also said he planned to do so again.

Parents must protect children from being exploited on stage

By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà


Behind the coup that backfired: the demise of Indonesia’s Communist Party

KONFRONTASI - In 1965, at the height of the Cold War, a communist victory in Indonesia seemed plausible. At the time, the Indonesian Communist Party was the third-largest in the world with three million members.

In that year, however, the systematic destruction of Indonesia’s Communist Party (PKI) began. The Indonesian army destroyed the party after a group calling themselves the “30th September Movement” kidnapped six generals in a botched attempt to weaken the army.

Barcelona set Neymar transfer conditions for PSG as club rule out

KONFRONTASI -  Barcelona want to sign Neymar from PSG despite the controversial manner of the Brazilian’s departure two years ago.

The Samba star is keen to leave the Parc des Princes behind after growing unhappy with both life in Paris and the standard of football in France.

Barcelona have already forked out on Antoine Griezmann this summer, spending £108million on the World Cup winner 12 months after the player turned them down.

Children’s book industry needs more attention

by An Phương


While there are multiple books for children to choose from, only a few of them are written by young, local authors.

Việt Nam’s publishing industry produces nearly 300 million copies every year, of which 76 per cent are textbooks.

Of the remaining 24 per cent, up to 10 per cent are books for teenagers and children, equivalent to 29 million copies.

Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election

KONFRONTASI - Puerto Rico's governor said on Sunday (July 21) he would not seek re-election next year and would step down as head of his party following nine days of sometimes violent protests demanding his resignation over vulgar chat messages.

A day before a planned general strike and more demonstrations in the US island territory, Ricardo Rossello said he respected the wishes of Puerto Ricans and would not run for another term in 2020 elections.

Medical tourist arrivals in Iran doubles in spring

Medical tourist arrivals in the country has nearly doubled in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to spring 2018, from a year earlier, said an official with the Ministry of Health.



Behdad Salimi wins Iran's 16th gold medal at Asiad

Iranian super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi claimed a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Monday.



KONFRONTASI - Salimi hoisted the 208kg in the snatch and completed a clean and jerk of 253kg.

The 2012 Olympic champion won the gold medal with a total of 461kg in the men’s 105kg.

The silver medal went to his compatriot Saeid Alihosseini with 456kg (208kg in snatch and 248kg in clean and jerk).

Why PSG want Neymar to join Man Utd or Real Madrid over Barcelona

KONFRONTASI -   PSG star Neymar wants to return to Barcelona this summer, two years on from his blockbuster move to the Parc des Pricnes.


In 2017, the Brazil international became the world’s most-expensive player when he jumped ship to France in a £200million transfer deal.


But Neymar has come to regret that decision and is eager to leave PSG behind having been left unsatisfied by both life in Paris and the standard of football in France.