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Byline: Deva Mohd Ridzam
AFTER years of lagging behind, Cambodia, especially since joining Asean in 1999, had started to re-imagine itself - determined to keep pace with the region's vibrancy.
Phnom Penh, a lovely city by the Mekong, has since changed rapidly.
Unlike two decades ago, Cambodians today are increasingly feeling more like their counterparts in the rest of Southeast Asia.
The rotating Asean chairmanship will move from Indonesia to Cambodia - for the second time this year. And after Indonesia's successful stint as Asean chair, Cambodians must be keen to do just as well.
Cambodians are excited. Already the Asean flag is prominently on display along the esplanade in front of the golden-roofed Royal Palace …