MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 29, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 29, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 29, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UN Human Rights Commissioner and Chinese authorities are negotiating for unrestricted Xinjiang visit in order to inspect how the Uyghur minority is being treated. Source: CNA
  2. Iran and China have signed a comprehensive 25-years cooperation agreement with aims to significantly strengthen and expand their economic and political alliance. Source: CNBC
  3. DPRK slammed the UN Security Council for being double standard as the sanctions committee criticized the missile tests as the violation of the UN resolution. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Mexico and Guatemala conducted joint police operations along their border to prevent migration flow to the U.S. as they struggled to control migrants at the southern border. Source: France 24
  2. Czech Republic reported a new coronavirus strain but according to experts, it does not seem to be more dreadful than the British or South African strains. Source: TASS
  3. Venezuela proposed to pay for COVID-19 vaccines from the WHO’s COVAX facility through the exports of oil despite the U.S. imposed sanction on the state’s oil company. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. The Philippines sent over light fighter aircraft to fly over the Chinese vessels in the disputed zone of SCS and will increase their naval presence to protect their sovereignty. Source: CNA
  2. China said that the U.S., UK, EU, and Canada have sought to destabilize China through political manipulation and rejected the accusation of genocide over the Uyghur. Source: Reuters
  3. UMNO affirmed their decision to withdraw from the Perikatan Nasional government if there is no indication with intention to call for the upcoming general election. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. ROK is going to provide USD 7 million to promote the ICT capacity building for regional teacher training centers and lower secondary education in several provinces in Cambodia. Source: AKP
  2. CDC authorized five new investment projects worth about USD 1.3 billion in total, which is expected to generate 2,250 more jobs in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Svay Rieng. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. MoC confirmed that Go4eCam e-commerce marketplace is expected to go online in July, which will increase economic opportunities for SMEs and digitalise Cambodia’s economy. Source: Khmer Times