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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 01, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 01, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 01, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China provided experimental coronavirus vaccines to Kim Jong-un and his family and several other senior officials, according to the source from two Japanese intelligence. Source: Reuters
  2. The EU will use contingency measures if they are unable to reach an agreement with the UK on the Brexit deal by Thursday, according to the EU diplomat. Source: Reuters
  3. French politicians announced the plan to rewrite the controversial police security bill after witnessing police brutality against a black man that caused nationwide outrage. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. The EU initiated a forum with an aim of exchanging ideas on how to build a stronger and more resilient Schengen area which has been heavily hit by the global pandemic. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. A drone attack killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and his three other companions in Al Anbar province, close to Syria. Source: Sputnik
  3. Croatian PM Andrej Plenković was tested positive for the COVID-19 and will continue to perform his activities and responsibilities while self-isolating at home. Source: Euronews
REGIONS
  1. China imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials who were involved with the U.S. over the HKSAR’s affair, labelling it as a breach of international law on foreign interference. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. A Constitutional court will be held to determine the legality of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, as police will enhance the security to contain anti-government protests. Source: Bangkok Post 
  3. South Korea’s ruling party is planning to purchase millions of additional COVID-19 vaccines after witnessing an ever-rising COVID-19 case in the nation. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen said that war against COVID-19 is worse than a border war, after seeing major local infection as the virus continues to reemerge and disrupt the society. Source: AKP 
  2. The government ordered the closures of schools and cinemas in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap for 15days, as a move to contain the first community infection of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. The Minister of Interior encouraged all provincial governors to regularly monitor the forests and national resources in their areas to prevent natural resource destruction. Source:​​ The Phnom Penh Post

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