MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [March 31, 2021]

MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [March 31, 2021]

MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [March 31, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. 14 countries issued a joint statement expressing concerns over the lack of data access in tracing the origin of the coronavirus, following the release of WHO’s report. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. ordered its non-essential diplomats to leave Myanmar as concerns over safety and security of the US government personnel and their dependents loomed large. Source: France 24
  3. NATO reported that their scramble jets intercepted the rare presence of Russian bombers and fighters, at least 10 times, flying over North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. Source: CNN
WORLD
  1. WHO and leaders of 23 countries called for an international treaty to prepare for future pandemics as the world has been facing the biggest health crisis of COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Germany restricted the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people under 60, amid new reports that showed unusual blood clots in a small group of people receiving the shot. Source: ABC News
  3. The White House announced initiatives to address anti-Asian violence after six women of Asian descent were killed in a shooting this month in the Atlanta area. Source: NBC News
REGIONS
  1. Japan and Indonesia have pledged to boost their high-level cooperation and tightened the military ties amid China’s assertiveness in the East and South China Sea. Source: CNA
  2. Chinese Foreign Minister will host a meeting with his Korean counterpart following a tour of Asia by US top officials, as China tried to contain the U.S. presence in the region. Source: SCMP
  3. Myanmar’s death toll in military crackdown since the coup surpassed 520 as rebel armed groups threatened to retaliate if the military did not stop the violence. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Cambodian government announced that the new city called Bokor City will be established in Kampot’s national park and expected to be completed within six months. Source: Khmer Times
  2. MoJ and OHCHR have set up a Technical Working Group, including the participation of development partners and civil societies to discuss legal and judicial system reforms. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. According to MISTI, Cambodia’s exports of the industrial products, including garment products, were worth USD 6.370 billion in 2020, dropping by 43 percent. Source: Khmer Times