MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 13, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 13, 2021]

HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. State Department announced the cancellation of planned trip to Taiwan by a U.S. permanent representative to the UN, among other travels by the State Department. Source: Asian Nikkei Review
  2. Kim Jong Un’s sister slammed ROK’s security official for taking a hostile approach by spying on Pyongyang during a military parade, confirming the rumour of the military parade. Source: Bloomberg
  3. The U.S. House is set to vote on a resolution that gives Mike Pence the authority to remove Trump and assume presidential duties by invoking the 25th amendment. Source: The Guardian
WORLD
  1. Qatari and Egyptian diplomats will resume their talks on the resumption of cooperation and the completion of the construction of the Qatari project in Cairo. Source: Sputnik
  2. The U.S. congresswoman Omar encouraged the Biden administration to cancel the weapon sales deal to Saudi Arabia, and discouraged militarized means to combat terrorism. Source: Sputnik
  3. Brazil clinical trial has found China’s Sinovac Biotech to have 50.4 percent effectiveness in preventing the infection of COVID-19, causing major disappointment among scientists. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. PM Suga said that Japan will expand the nation’s second state of emergency to seven more prefectures as the COVID-19 pandemic is rampaging beyond Tokyo. Source: The Japan Times 
  2. Malaysian Sultan declared a nationwide state of emergency in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation’s health system is in critical state. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. China is stepping up their COVID-19 measures in responding to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Beijing, Hebei, Liaoning and Heilongjiang. Source: Xinhua Net
CAMBODIA
  1. RGC will provide support to the Cambodian migrant workers in Malaysia after the Malaysian government imposed the state of emergency to curb the pandemic. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The MOH announced that Cambodian migrant workers COVID-19 cluster is increasing as six more returning migrant workers tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The MAFF has declared the village in Prek Norin commune of Ek Phnom district as the Bird flu outbreak zone after over a thousand chickens were dead with traces of H5N1. Source: AKP