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  • Wednesday May 20th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 20, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus said he would keep leading the body to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, after Donald Trump threatened to cut off funding and quit. Source: RT
  1. More than 100 million people in China could be forced in another lockdown as the second wave of the coronavirus has erupted in the northeast region, Jilin province. Source: Fox News 
  1. The U.S. Navy has warned mariners in the Persian Gulf to stay 100 yards away from its vessels, otherwise, they will take ‘lawful defensive measures’. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. An Etihad Airways cargo plane carrying humanitarian coronavirus aid flew from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv to provide supplies for the Palestenians. Source: Reuters
  1. The United Kingdom and the United States condemned Russian presence in Libyan war according to a UN report but Russia dismissed the claim as unreliable. Source: Al Jazeera
  1. Palestenian President Mahmoud Abbas voided all agreements with Israel and the U.S. in response to Israeli plan to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Source: RT
REGIONS
  1. Japan’s defense ministry is investigating a possible large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp for details of a new state-of-the-art missile in the defense industry. Source: Reuters
  1. Australia threatened to bring China to the WTO in an attempt to counter the sanctions following a clash over the investigation on the origins of the outbreak. Source: RFI 
  1. Singapore’s circuit breaker will be formally ended on June 1 as the multi-ministry task forces outlined the plan to reopen the economy gradually in three phases. Source: The Straits Times 
CAMBODIA
  1.  Oddar Meanchey residents will be allowed to enter Thailand for emergency medical treatment except for those who have COVID-19 symptoms. Source: Khmer Times
  1. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training partners with Wing Specialized Bank to transfer the wage support of 40$ to laid-off workers next week. Source: Khmer Times
  1. The European Investment Bank granted approximately US$14 million for the construction of water treatment and 500 km of water distribution network plans. Source: AKP 

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