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  • Tuesday February 9th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 09, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK’s intelligence agencies are concerned with the linkage between the UK’s universities and the Chinese government amid claims that defense technology is exported to China. Source: Bloomberg
  2. A confidential UN report showed that North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programs throughout 2020 with $300M funding from cyber attacks. Source: Reuters
  3. The UN Human Right Council will hold a special session on February 12th for Myanmar’s political crisis after Britain and the EU requested for the panel.  Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. The UK called for a reset of relations with the EU and a refinement of Brexit that will cover trade deals with NIR, after Brussel attempted to restrict COVID-19 vaccines. Source: Reuters 
  2. The EU has completed the second contract with Pfizer and Biotech regarding the supply of another 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Source: CNA
  3. WHO Chief claimed that the current COVID-19 vaccines may not be effective against the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. President Xi expressed China’s readiness to strengthen bilateral relations with Vietnam in strategic communication, enhance trust and maintain political guidance of two leaders. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Martial law was declared in Mandalay, Myanmar which bans people in seven townships from gathering and setting the curfew from 8 pm until 4 am.  Source: CNA
  3. Malaysia insisted on being an attractive spot for investors despite the UN showing the report that the country is struggling with the worst decline in FDI last year. Source: The Straits Times

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Indian government announced that they will donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Cambodia on an urgent basis, following the request from Cambodia’s Prime Minister. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia has issued a policy that enables free legal consultation and protection of the poor to enhance service in social justice field. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. MOH announced that the Sinopharm vaccines will be administered at four hospitals in Phnom Penh for people between 18 to 59 years old on a voluntary basis. Source: AKP

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