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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 01, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. ROK’s Unification Minister rejected the speculations that the ROK government sought to build a nuclear power plant in DPRK, stating that the claim is politically motivated. Source: Yonhap News
  2. Myanmar’s President was reportedly detained amid the political tension between the government and the military as the military accused the recent election of fraud. Source: Sputnik
  3. France and Germany threatened to take legal actions against AstraZeneca on whether they have favored the UK, which resulted in shortage of COVID-19 vaccine supplies. Source: RT
WORLD
  1. Israeli officials urged Biden’s administration not to join the Iran nuclear agreement as it could enable Iran to build a nuclear bomb while Tehran strongly denied the claims. Source: Sputnik
  2. Around 70 Libyan political delegates are travelling to Geneva to select interim prime minister and a three-person presidency council, seeking to end the political division. Source: The Guardian 
  3. Britain initiated an immigration scheme that offered millions of Hong Kong citizens to get British citizenship and welcome those who want to escape China’s control. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. China strongly condemned the U.K. for issuing a new BNO-passports visa scheme that calls for citizenship applications from Hong Kong citizens. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. Taiwan informed that six Chinese fighter aircrafts and a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft have entered the southwestern side of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. Malaysia has reported 5,298 new cases of COVID-19, marking more than 5,000 cases in three consecutive days with four-digit daily increases since December last year. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Council for the Development of Cambodia approved 11 investment projects in January which are worth over USD43 million and expected to generate 7,854 jobs. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The EU and Cambodia discussed the development cooperation strategy 2021-2027, focusing on economic and job creation, agriculture, and good governance. Source: AKP
  3. The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced the return of more than 100 Khmer artifacts in stone and bronze from the family of the late Douglas Latchford.  Source: Cambodianess

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