MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 30, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 30, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 30, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Canada has imposed new anti-Russian sanctions targeting two Russian individuals and four entities of Crimea reunification over Russia’s violation of human rights in Crimea. Source: TASS
  2. The EU urged Turkey to urgently accept migrants returning from Greece following the EU’s offer of refugee aid in exchange for Turkey’s handling of Syrian asylum seekers. Source: CGTN
  3. WHO’s draft report found that COVID-19 probably came to people through an animal and likely started to spread about two months before it was noticed in December 2019. Source: CNN
WORLD
  1. The UN Chief Antonio Guterres expressed his concerns over unfair distribution of vaccines around the world as the wealthy countries have stockpiled the vaccine for their citizens. Source: CBC
  2. Canada is halting the use of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine for adults below age 55 due to the potential risk of developing rare blood clots. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed its traffic after the giant container ship that had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. The UNSC will have an emergency meeting on Wednesday to examine the current situation in Myanmar after the fierce crackdown from the military last weekend. Source: CNA
  2. Kim Jung Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong criticized South Korea for calling its recent missile test concerning, suggesting the two Koreas and Washington to normalize the talks. Source: Reuters
  3. China urged foreign companies in the country to comply with the laws and regulations, and avoid being the pawns of certain political forces or challenging China’s public opinion. Source: Xinhua Net
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen announced that the RGC will start a nationwide vaccination campaign to inoculate one million people in one month in order to curb COVID-19 community spread. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia will host the 10th Asia-Europe Editors’ Forum in October this year, in which the participants from 26 countries will jointly discuss the fight against fake news. Source: AKP
  3. MEF and CGCC have launched the BRGS with aims to support businesses including micro, SMEs, and large firms to enhance their access to formal loans from PFIs. Source: AKP