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  • Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 1, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 1, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 1, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The newly drafted law on the ‘state of emergency’ empowers the military to ensure effective implementation of the state’s order during a public health crisis.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. After a phone conversation with Trump, Putin is sending medical assistance to the U.S. to help fight the coronavirus as infection cases in the U.S. rose close to 180,000.

Source: Reuters

  1. A video-conferencing Zoom’s user filed a lawsuit against the company for exposing personal information of the users to third parties without noticing the users.

Source: The Straits Times


  1. A UN human rights expert called on states to suspend their sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela during the pandemic so that the people there have food supplies.

Source: CNA

  1. The Russia Federation Council approved a bill that makes dissemination of fake news about coronavirus punishable by law and offenders are subjected to fine and jail time.

Source: Sputnik

  1. Facebook removed a video from the President of Brazil which claimed that hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating the coronavirus. 

Source: BBC


  1. Indonesia approved a new regulation on financial policies that came into immediate effect to contain the virus, including some USD 2,500 billion on medical equipment.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. Vietnam imposed a nationwide lockdown for 15 days to counter COVID-19, which forbids nearly 100 million citizens from going outside except for food supplies and medical needs.  

Source: VOA

  1. Myanmar court charged a journalist with viloation of Terrorism Act after he published an interview with Rakan Army, a group that the government labeled as terrorists.

Source: Reuters


  1. The Golden Dragon military exercise was concluded successfully as Cambodia Minister of National Defence noted another strong mark of cooperation between two countries. 

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

  1. The government announced a three-month tax waiver on the tourism businesses to help cushion the impacts of COVID-19 on those in the tourist industry.

Source: Thmey Thmey

  1. Deputy Secretary-General of GMAC said that garment factories in Cambodia will face raw material supply chain disruption and lower exports due to COVID-19 effects. 

Source: Thmey Thmey