iWork Pages - latest Update Breaks placing Images by position

The latest update to Mac “Pages” app breaks the ability to place images on a page by positional values. Images are stacked in the wrong position on the page rather than individually placed.

Example: (From macOSautomation sample)

set thisImage to make new image with properties {file:targetImageFile, width:shapeWidth, height:shapeHeight, position:{thisHorizontalOffset, thisVerticalOffset}, description:placeholderText}

anyone else experiencing this? Any Ideas?