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  • Wednesday January 6th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 06, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 06, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 06, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Trump signed an executive order to ban the use and financial transaction of eight Chinese apps that are owned by Ant Group, an affiliation of Alibaba Group. Source: Sputnik
  2. Israel and India have successfully tested the medium range surface to air missile, a jointly conducted defense system which can shoot the targeted enemy at a range of 50-70 km. Source: India Today
  3. More than 50 Hong Kong political figures are arrested under the new security law over their attempt to overturn the state power and intend to win a majority of seats in the election. Source: The Guardian
WORLD
  1. Iran denied the claim that it had seized a South Korean ship and detained its crew as hostages in exchange for the release of USD7 billion of frozen funds under U.S. sanctions. Source: Shanghai Daily
  2. The U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia is likely to be behind the widespread hack, rejecting President Trump’s claims that China is responsible for the hacking incident. Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. WHO suggested that people should get two doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and Biotech within the period of 21-28 days for effective results. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. China and Nigeria have agreed on seven consensuses focusing on the establishment of an intergovernmental committee and for the promotion of belt and road initiation. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Malaysian Minister of Economy announced that the state would pay less than USD270 million to Singapore regarding the termination of the High Speed Rail project. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. Japan reached the highest COVID-19 deaths and cases, at 4,913 cases while death toll reached 76 in a single day as the nation is heading towards a state of emergency. Source: The Japan Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian national economic growth is set to achieve at least 4% in 2021 in the report by NBC after seeing a positive growth in garment and textile, and agricultural sectors. Source: AKP  
  2. The Ministry of Justice dismissed and slammed the call by former opposition party leader, Sam Raingsy, to seek amendment of the constitution over the role of the monarch. Source: Khmer Times
  3. MPWT said the National Road No.3 project is expected to be completed in September, with the installment of two underground vehicles scales and 11 speed cameras. Source: Phnom Penh Post

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