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  • Thursday May 21st, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 21, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump once again made a statement lashing out at China over the coronavirus pandemic for the mass worldwide killing, which also implies an unidentified “wacko in China”. Source: The Bangkok Post 
  2. The U.S Senate passed the legislation to disqualify Chinese companies from seeking access to the market exchange by adhering to the security and auditing regulation. Source: The Straits Times
  3. The number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 5 million worldwide, as the report showed a gradual increase in cases in Latin America that overtook the U.S. and Europe. Source: Reuters

 

WORLD
  1. The Libyan National Army announced it was withdrawing from all Tripoli’s front lines to ease conditions for the residents at the end of Ramadan, following a loss of a key airbase. Source: Al Jazeera
  1. Venezuela’s military will escort Iranian tankers carrying fuel passing the Suez canal which are expected to arrive in Venezuela between late May and early June. Source: Reuters
  1. Russian envoy to the UN said in UNSC that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Venezuela should be upheld through domestic dialogue without any interference. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. The U.S. approved the possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan which is worth around US$180 million and such move is more likely to worsen the tension with China. Source: Channel News Asia 
  1. South Korean high school seniors return to school as the government pushes to restart normal life amid concerns over sporadic coronavirus outbreaks. Source: The Straits Times
  1. Cyclone Amphan killed at least 14 people and destroyed thousands of homes in India and Bangladesh, leaving destruction amid the spike of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. The government has eased the travel restriction of international arrival on Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the U.S. which was previously put to contain the virus. Source: The Bangkok Post 
  1. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the International Rice Research Institute have collaborated to enhance commercialization of the rice sector. Source: Khmer Times
  1. Oddar Meanchey provincial governor said there has been no migrant worker illegally crossing into Thailand since their return to Cambodia amid COVID-19 outbreak. Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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