MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 23, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Canada and more than 40 countries voiced concerns at the UNHRC on the human rights situation in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, prompting a fierce backlash from Beijing. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Russian envoy said Cuba called for the UNGA members to support their proposed resolution to end the economic and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. Source: Sputnik
  3. The UNSC’s special representative to Afghanistan warned that the situation has become dreadful and a global consequence, which requires the UNSC to be fully informed. Source: China.org.cn
WORLD
  1. President Putin said that the Ukrainian 2014 coup was orchestrated by Washington and supported by its Western allies to topple the Ukrianian President Viktor Yanukovich. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The U.S. Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts on sweeping voting rights reforms which aimed to end voter suppression and limit the influence of money in politics. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. Australia slammed the UN’s draft decision to put the Great Barrier Reef in a danger list, citing that it had been blindsided by the move which it believed was politically motivated. Source: France24
REGIONS
  1. Myanmar military Junta and Russian Defense Minister held a meeting to discuss military cooperation and reaffirmed how it is important to enhance both ties. Source: TASS
  2. Kim Jong-Un’s sister warned the U.S. to not misinterpret the signals from the DPRK as it could lead to disappointment since they do not seek to change their diplomacy. Source: Reuters
  3. China and its allies called for a thorough investigation on the crimes committed on the remaining indigenous children in Canada, prompting an angry response from Trudeau. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The National Assembly has approved the draft of the RCEP trade agreement, expecting it to enter into force by next year as the Kingdom eyes rapid economic recovery. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Singapore and Cambodia pledged to boost collaboration in human resource development and tourism recovery, vowing to restore and promote tourism between the two countries. Source: AKP
  3. Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Kampong Speu and Takeo province have begun the large-scale vaccination campaign under MoD’s administration, targeting 1.2M people. Source: The Phnom Penh Post