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  • Wednesday October 7th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 07, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 07, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Head of WHO said that the vaccine for COVID-19 will be ready by the end of 2020 as there are currently nine potential vaccines in the WHO-led global vaccine facility. Source: Independent 
  2. Trump claimed that he had declassified the documents on Russian interference in the election and the use of a private server for the government emails by Hillary Clinton. Source: Reuters 
  3. The Kyrgyz opposition leader Sadyr Japarov has reportedly seized power after he was freed in violent protests, as they claimed that the parliamentary election was rigged.  Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. The EU said the bid for Turkey’s membership in the 27-member bloc has come to a standstill due to Turkey’s inability to maintain democracy and protect human rights. Source: RT
  2. COVID-19 stimulus package in assisting the struggling Americans has collapsed as Trump halted the negotiations with Congress and will only resume after he wins the election. Source: Reuters 
  3. Joe Biden refused to participate in the second presidential debate due next week if Trump has not recovered from COVID-19, stressing the need to follow health protocol. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. Indonesia responded toward their initiative with China for COVID-19 vaccine that their cooperation will not influence Indonesia’s stance on the South China Sea dispute. Source: CNA
  2. Taiwan said their military missions so far this year have increased as twice as the whole of last year in intercepting Chinese planes crossing Taiwan’s air buffer zone. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. The PM of Malaysia announced that a total lockdown will not be imposed due to the fear of a collapsing social and economic system, despite increasing COVID-19 cases. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Nearly 80 jeeps were granted by PRC to the Royal Cambodian Armed Force within the framework of mutual cooperation between the Ministries of Defence of these two countries. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Eight draft laws were approved in the 5th session of the 6th legislature to manage the state assets as well as to encourage more cooperation with the partner countries. Source: AKP 
  3. A French man, who was tested positive for COVID-19 in Siem Reap, was seen at multiple large events around the town during his 14-day period of mandatory quarantine. Source: Khmer Times

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