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  • Tuesday July 14th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China’s pursuit of resources on parts of the South China Sea offshore areas as  completely unlawful. Source: BBC
  2. The UK announced the details of the new border arrangements, encouraging the public to be ready for leaving the EU economy on January 1 next year. Source: Associated Press 
  3. The U.S. Congress required Al Jazeera, a news outlet owned by Qatar, to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. under the National Defense Authorization Act. Source: Eurasia Review
WORLD
  1. Sudan declared a state of emergency in Darfur’s western region following violence and unrest in two towns, as protesters called for better security and civilian government. Source: Reuters
  2. NZ’s opposition party leader resigned after being selected for the role in less than two months, the decision that came just weeks before the general election on Sep. 19 . Source: Xinhuanet 
  3. The World Health Organization warned of the severity of COVID-19 crisis if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare guidelines, after some countries headed in the wrong direction. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. China is confronting a number of US politicians and senators like Macro Robin & Ted Cruz by sanctioning them for their involvement in the Xinjiang issue. Source: South China Morning Post
  2. Chinese government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong reprimanded the opposition party for illegally holding primaries as it potentially dismissed the fairness of LegCo elections. Source: CGTN
  3. According to preliminary data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore’s GDP was revealed to be contracting at 12.6% compared to the same period last year. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA

  1. The border checkpoint along the Cambodia-Thailand-Laos border areas in Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Pursat is in construction to maintain order and security. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. At least 20 trade unions have gathered to submit their second petition regarding the seniority benefits for 2019 and 2020 that employers have missed to pay the workers. Source: Cambodianess
  3. SPM has approved 17-21 August as the compensated Khmer New Year holiday for Cambodia citizens as the actual holiday was postponed during the height of the pandemic. Source: AFP

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