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  • Tuesday June 9th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 9, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 9, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 9, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Donald Trump insisted on maintaining funding for police departments in the United States amid the rising demand for sweeping cuts to law enforcement budgets. Source: Reuters
  2. Brazil reported the increase in the fatality rate amid the controversial allegation of political manipulation over the fabricated data that caused concern over their cover-up. Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. Norwegian virologists led the study that found that coronavirus is manufactured and the spike protein contains sequences that are artificially inserted. Source: New Europe

 

WORLD
  1. PM Boris Johnson set out plans to ease the lockdown in the UK after the official report of the lowest coronavirus fatality rate since the restriction has been imposed. Source: Bloomberg
  2. The U.S. economy entered into an unprecedented recession in February due to the decline in employment and production after its longest expansion in history. Source: Reuters
  3. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was bailed by a judge in an amount of $1 million in his first court appearance with a charge of murder of George Floyd. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. North Korea said it will cut off the inter-Korean hotlines with South Korea as the first step to completely shut down all means of contacts with Seoul. Source: CNA
  2. Britain and Japan will begin negotiating a free trade deal which would enter into force by the end of this year after outsourcing its trade policy to the EU for decades. Source: New York Times
  3. Malaysia and Singapore are discussing on the terms for Malaysians who are working in Singapore to travel and resume their work with preventive measures. Source: The Straits Times

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. in the first four months of 2020 saw an increase of 29.31 percent compared to the same period, accounting for $2.1 billion. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The NA has passed the draft law on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, which will see Cambodia works with foreign countries in criminal matters. Source: AKP
  3. Cambodia National Police denied the alleged abduction of a Thai activist in Cambodia, after the incident sparked a protest in front of Cambodian Embassy in Thailand. Source: Fresh News

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