MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 04, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 04, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 04, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UNSC strongly condemned the attack on the UN compound in Afghanistan caused one casualty and several injuries, and expressed their concerns over the Taliban’s offensive. Source: CGTN
  2. Germany dispatched warships for a six-month mission to the Indo-Pacific region for the first time in 20 years, a move that could potentially strain relations with Beijing. Source: SCMP
  3. Three maritime security sources reported that Iranian-backed forces were behind the seizure of an oil tanker off the coast of the UAE, but Tehran denied the accusation. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Al-Qaeda militants join the Taliban front lines in increasing numbers of insurgents, as the Gen. Sadat warned of threats on global security as it encourages other extremists. Source: The Irish Independent
  2. Boris Johnson held a meeting with the Belarusian opposition leader and expressed his support for democratic values, human rights and civil society in Belarus. Source: TASS
  3. Brazil announced that they will investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for election fraud claims that the critic said threatened the democracy of Brazil. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. North Korea slammed Britain for a plan to permanently deploy two warships in the Asia-Pacific region this year, calling the British move a provocation. Source: CNA
  2. Indonesia and Blinken announced the launch of strategic dialogue as both are committed to solve a number of issues including defending the freedom of navigation in the SCS. Source: Reuters
  3. Japan’s parliament member suggested that the Japanese PM should meet with Vladimir Putin on the sideline of Eastern Economic Forum to negotiate on the treaty of peace. Source: TASS
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian FM called on ASEAN to ensure sustainable economic recovery and growth for the region in order to alleviate the plight of the poor caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia’s economic growth is re-forecasted to grow by 2.5 percent this year due to the  deteriorating COVID-19 situation, as the previous projection was 4.1 percent. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. The MME revealed that Cambodia is eyeing Russian energy investors to operate oil extraction after KrisEnergy abandoned the project due to bankruptcy. Source: Khmer Times