MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 03, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Defense Minister Tea Banh said Cambodia has been receiving assistance from China to modernize the Ream Port without strings attached under Cambodia’s exclusive control. Source: Fresh News
  2. The U.S. is reviewing ways to punish Russia over ransomware attacks they believe Russia is responsible for, as Biden plans to discuss this topic with Russian counterpart in Geneva. Source: RT
  3. A spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK denounced the lab leak of COVID-19 origins theory and called for a scientific study on the issue with solidarity and cooperation. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Turkey is eyeing to rebuild its relations with Egypt and other Gulf nations after years of tensions, as Ankara vows to maximize the cooperation based on a win-win basis. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The Israeli opposition parties agreed to form a coalition government, a move that would bring an end to PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years tenure as Israeli Prime Minister. Source: BBC
  3. France will create a government agency to monitor and detect disinformation from foreign countries and organizations that spread disinformation and that are hostile to France. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Malaysia’s PH coalition called on the government to draft a clear plan after the Chinese military planes were detected in their terrority which threatened the sovereignty. Source: CNA
  2. Japanese PM will draft a stimulus package and push ahead with the Olympic game, despite the country’s struggle from pandemic, before moving on to call for the snap election. Source: Reuters
  3. Myanmar’s journalist who did the live stream on the detention of military junta faced two years in prison as the military continued to crack down on critical reporting. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen discussed plans to strengthen Cambodia’s economy as the Premier stressed the significance of multilateral partnership to promote trade and economic growth. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia-U.S. bilateral trade is anticipated to be on course of growth as both countries are engaging in a high amount of trade exchange despite the pandemic crisis. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The EU and WHO agreed to join hands in an effort to support Cambodia’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 pandemic and to strengthen the health system in the Kingdom. Source: AKP