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  • Thursday June 11th, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 11, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. DPRK warned the U.S. to take care of its own issues rather than poking its nose into inter-Korean affairs if it wants the upcoming presidential election to go smoothly. Source: Reuters
  2. WHO expressed their willingness to work with the U.S. to contain the spread of Ebola in Congo although the U.S. decided to defund WHO over their mishandling of coronavirus. Source: CNA
  3. Iran’s Central Bank vowed to take legal actions if South Korea does not unfreeze the country’s billion dollars oil fund that was frozen due to the U.S. sanctions. Source: Sputnik


  1. German Foreign Minister warned Israel of its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as it would violate international law and underscore the negotiated solution. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Iraqi military sources confirmed that a rocket hit the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad but there were no casualties and no immediate claim of responsibility. Source: Reuters
  3. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reopen schools in the new academic year by scrapping the two-metre social distancing rule by September the latest. Source: The Independent


  1. UN Secretary-General expressed his regrets over DPRK’s decision to cut the inter-state hotlines, which is the necessary channel to avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation. Source: Arirang
  2. WHO advised Pakistan to reimpose a strict lockdown in the areas with the highest cases, as the country did not meet the organization’s 6 criteria to ease the lockdown. Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. As the country reported no cases of local transmission for the past 16 days, Thailand plans to re-open more businesses and establishments as early as June 15. Source: CNA


  1. In a phone conversation with Australian counterpart Marise Payne, Minister Prak Sokhonn reaffirmed that there is no foreign military base within Cambodia’s territory. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The government released health measures to charge all foreign visitors for services of lab testing, treatment and accommodation to prevent the second wave of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. CMAA and UNDP have discussed the mine clearance project and the continuation of support for mine clearance activities to achieve Cambodia’s 2025 mine-free target. Source: AKP