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  • Monday June 8th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 8, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 8, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 8, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.K. government is preparing to introduce legislation that requires British companies to report all attempted takeovers that could harm the national security. Source: Bloomberg
  2. Trump ordered the Department of Defense to bring over U.S. troops stationed in Germany, which also had a ripple effect on ROK, as both countries discussed the defense costs. Source: The Dong-A Ilbo 
  3. World’s oil producers met via a video conference and reached an agreement to continue cutting 9.7 million barrels a day, which is 10 percent of the global output. Source: New York Times

 

WORLD
  1. The Government of National Accord has vowed to take back the eastern part of Libya after launching an attack in Sirte, the gateway to the east, held by Haftar’s forces. Source: teleSUR
  2. The member of Minneapolis City Council made an announcement to disband the police department amid the eruption of worldwide protest over the death of George Floyd. Source: Forbes
  3. New Zealand reported zero active cases of COVID-19 for the first time which came just hours before PM Jacinda Ardern is expected to announce the lifting of all restrictions. Source: The Straits Times

 

REGIONS
  1. Kim Jong-Un attended a politburo meeting of the country’s ruling party Workers of Korea, discussing self-sufficient economic projects including the chemical industry. Source: CGTN
  2. Japan’s economy shrank lower than the initially estimated data in the first quarter, yet the country is still expected to face deeper recession due to global coronavirus impact. Source: Reuters
  3. Malaysia’s movement control order will enter recovery phase next Wednesday until August 31, as the Prime Minister said that Malaysia has successfully contained the pandemic. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The NA voted on two legislations concerning money laundering, terrorism funding and financing of WMD after it was named as a high-risk third country for illicit money flows. Source: VOA Cambodia
  2. The Ministry of Labour has transferred $2.4 millions between May 28 and June 3  to Wing to help suspended workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. Cambodian Human Rights Committee president claimed that there is no restriction on freedom of expression, only those who violate the law  will be punished. Source: Khmer Times

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