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  • Thursday March 26th, 2020

Morning News Brief [March 26, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 26, 2020]

Morning News Brief [March 26, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The IMF and World Bank called for governments to put a hold on debt payment from the world’s poorest nations so they can battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: CNA

(https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/imf-world-bank-suspending-debt-payments-poorest-nations-12576320

  1. Members of the G7 failed to agree on a joint statement after the U.S. insisted on referring to the coronavirus outbreak as the “Wuhan virus”.

Source: The Washington Post

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/g-7-failed-to-agree-on-statement-after-us-insisted-on-calling-coronavirus-outbreak-wuhan-virus/2020/03/25/f2bc7a02-6ed3-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html

 

WORLD
  1. Russian President Putin’s plan to hold power until 2036 is blurry as the nationwide referendum on constitutional amendment has been postponed due to COVID-19. 

Source: CNN

(https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/europe/russia-putin-coronavirus-intl/index.html

  1. The US senate is expected to vote on the 2-billion-dollar alleviation package to help hard-hit industries from COVID-19 impacts and disburse money to millions of families.

Source: The Straits Times

(https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/coronavirus-tempers-rise-in-us-senate-as-vote-nears-on-us2-trillion-stimulus

  1. The resignation of a Israel’s parliament speaker cleared the way for the opposition party’s presence in the parliament which deepened the political turmoil within the country. 

Source: Aljazeera

(https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/netanyahu-ally-resigns-deepening-israeli-political-turmoil-200325140143715.html

 

REGIONS
  1. The US warships were reported sailing through the sensitive straits of Taiwan, following rising tension between Taiwan and China amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Source: Reuters

(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-security-usa/u-s-warship-sails-through-taiwan-strait-amid-heightened-china-tensions-idUSKBN21D03V

  1. President Xi said China is confident to step up coordination with other countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic. 

Source: Xinhua

(http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-03/26/c_138916905.htm

  1. Singapore’s economy declined by 2.2 percent which is the biggest contradiction over the decade amid the coronavirus outbreak that causes the country to plan for a recession. 

Source: South China Morning Post

(https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3077021/singapore-braces-recession-after-economy-shrinks-more

  1. The gunmen in Afghanistan claimed the responsbililty over the attack of 25 people due to the mistreatment on the Muslim people of Kashmir and threaten for further attack. 

Source: Channel News Asia

(https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/gunmen-in-afghanistan-kill-25-at-sikh-complex–islamic-state-claims-responsibility-12575502)

 

CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen said he is considering requesting the King to impose a state of emergency if current measures are not effective to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Source: Thmey Thmey (https://cambodianess.com/article/hun-sen-contemplating-state-of-emergency

  1. 3,000 schools and provincial education departments across the Kingdom are set to have access to free high-speed internet within five years, provided by Metfone.

Source: Khmer Times

(https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705862/schools-to-have-high-speed-internet-access-by-2024/

  1. Only 35 of 15000 migrant workers returned home from Thailand have been tested for coronavirus as the government admits the incapability to get everyone tested. 

Source: VOA

(https://www.voacambodia.com/a/5344353.html)

  1. SPM, as the chairman of the national committee for combating COVID-19, said Cambodia will offer free treatment to the foreign and local patients of COVID-19. 

Source: Fresh News

(http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/en/localnews/17495-2020-03-25-09-49-35.html)

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