MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ May 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ May 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [ May 28, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The G7 countries and the EU have jointly condemned the Belarusian authorities and demanded an immediate and unconditional release of the newly arrested journalist. Source: CNA
  2. President Biden requested the budget worth USD715 billion to modernize U.S. nuclear weapons stockpiles and expand military capability to deter China’s assertiveness. Source: Sputnik
  3. French President publicly acknowledged France’s responsibility for their involvement in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and asked for forgiveness in bid to revise their ties. Source: The Wall Street Journal
WORLD
  1. The UNSC agreed to launch an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses committed in Gaza, West Bank and Israel amid a recent escalation between Israel and Hamas. Source: RT
  2. The U.S. announced their decision to not rejoin the Open Skies Treaty which was abandoned by the previous administration as Russia failed to return to compliance. Source: China.org.cn
  3. Syrian President Bashar Assad triumphed a fourth term in office after a landslide victory with 95.1 percent of votes, granting him in the position for another seven years. Source: Deutsche Welle
REGIONS
  1. China slammed the U.S. for continuing to investigate whether COVID-19 leaked from Chinese lab, saying that the U.S. is doing political manipulation and blame shifting. Source: BBC News
  2. Hong Kong police refused to grant permission for the annual vigil, marking the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown as it violated the new security law. Source: France 24
  3. The head of a Japanese doctors’ union warned that holding the Olympic Games in Tokyo could lead to the emergence of a new strain of the COVID-19. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia has one again rescheduled the 13th ASEM Summit to late November this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a statement of MFAIC. Source: Khmer Times
  2. MISTI will submit a Draft Law on Small and Medium Enterprises to the MEF for further verification after the technical working group completed the initial document. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia’s exports to Thailand accounted for USD402 million, a decrease of 41 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Thai Ministry of Commerce. Source: Khmer Times