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  • Friday July 31st, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 31, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU has imposed sanctions on Russian military intelligence service, and North Korean and Chinese firms over alleged major cyberattacks across the world. Source: CNA
  2. More than 60,000 people have gathered in Belarus with the Presidential candidate in a bid to express dissatisfaction against the authoritarian government. Source: BBC
  3. Barack Obama, heavily criticized Trump at the funeral service of congressman John Lewis for his failure to handle social unrest and contain pandemic. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb in Afghanistan which happened hours before the ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government committee began. Source: Al Jazeera 
  2. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was no corruption or conflict of interest, rejecting the scandal over an award to a charity with ties to his family. Source: New York Times
  3. COVID-19 situation in Australia is under control even though there has been a significant rise in the infection case in Melbourne. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. Singapore and Malaysia held a ceremony to resume the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project at the Causeway which was witnessed by the leaders of both countries. Source: CNA
  2. The government of Japan said the country does not need to reimpose the State of Emergency despite the daily increase of COVID-19 cases across the country. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. Electoral authorities prohibited 12 candidates from running for the approaching legislative election, including the well-known activist Joshua Wong. Source: Al Jazeera

 

CAMBODIA
  1. General Hun Manet aimed for Cambodia’s military reforms that build on the principle of nationalism in strengthening national security for the protection of national security. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The Minister of Commerce encouraged closer cooperation on trade and investment facilitation and the use of digital technology to restore the post-COVID-19 environment. Source: AKP
  3. SME Bank of Cambodia approved a loan disbursement program which is worth US$22 millions under the SME Co-Financing Scheme for about 175 clients. Source: Khmer Times

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