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  • Wednesday July 29th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 29, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 29, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 29, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The close ally, US and Australia reasserted to uphold a rule-based global order, in spite of  Australia foreign minister intended not to harm the important relationship with China. Source: Reuters
  2. UN peacekeepers were observing Lebanon’s southern border case after Israel claimed it  killed a Hezbollah to prevent infiltration attempt, though Iran rejected the allegation. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. PM Lee Hsien Loong expressed his concerns regarding the sour relation between the U.S. and China could potentially pass the U.S. presidential election. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Iran launched a missile on the U.S. aircraft carrier during the military exercise in the strait of Hormuz in which the U.S. condemned the action as highly offensive. Source: BBC
  2. Trump claimed that hydroxychloroquine is the cure for the early stage of COVID-19, despite supporting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus. Source: CNBC
  3. Australian authorities have dispatched the emergency medical team to facilitate the COVID-19 pandemic in the fear of community transmission of Victoria and New south wales. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. The bilateral relation between Japan and South Korea could deteriorate as a statue in SK appears to portray the Japan’s current PM kneeling and bowing to a comfort woman. Source: Japan Times
  2. Najib Razak, former Malaysian PM, will serve 12 years in prison after being found guilty in the first of several billions of dollars trials for theft allegations in the 1MDB scandal. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Hong Kong has just imposed a series of strictest mechanisms to contain the spread of COVID-19 transmission as the figures of cases increases alarmingly and worryingly. Source: BBC

 

CAMBODIA

  1. The Chinese government will provide US$80 million as a concessional loan to implement the sub-transmission electricity projects in 133 villages in 14 provinces in Cambodia. Source: AKP 
  2. According to a senior official of MoC, Cambodia-China bilateral FTA brings the total export of 1000 agriculture and agro-processing commodities to China. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. A working team of the Ministry of Interior is drafting a new and consistent immigration law as the former one is inadequate and has many challenges in its implementation.  Source: Khmer Times

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