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  • 2 August 2019 APAC Advisory – Thailand: Several explosions in Bangkok August 2, 2019 A series of explosions occurred in several places in Bangkok this morning. At 7:05 AM, two explosions occurred in a small park in front of the Government Complex in Lak Si district. The explosion damaged trees but no injuries were reported. At 8:50 AM, explosions also took place at the Chong Nonsi BTS skytrain station. ... Read More...
  • 26 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Myanmar: Military lawmakers to dominate charter amendment debate August 1, 2019 Seventy-two military lawmakers will debate in the parliament in the coming weeks as parliamentarians from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and ethnic parties discuss proposed constitutional amendments that seek to end the military’s involvement in politics. The 72 military lawmakers are among 125 parliamentarians who registered for the debate; 27 other lawmakers are ... Read More...
  • 22 July 2019 APAC Advisory – India: Centre issues advisory on Ebola August 1, 2019 The central government of India issued an advisory on July 18 urging states to be vigilant of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The advisory comes in the wake of WHO categorizing the current EVD outbreak in Congo as a “public health emergency of international concern”. The letter from India’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ... Read More...
  • 22 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Singapore: Pirates attack Korean ship August 1, 2019 Seven pirates on a speedboat attacked CK BlueBell, a South Korean-flagged cargo ship, , near the Singapore Strait early today. Sparsely detailed media reports said the pirates made off with thousands of dollars in cash, mobile phones, shoes and clothes, and left some crew with minor injuries. Singapore police, who manage the city-state’s coastguard, did ... Read More...
  • 18 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Vietnam: Standoff with China ongoing in South China Sea—think tanks August 1, 2019 Vietnamese and Chinese vessels have been in a weeks-long standoff in disputed waters of the South China Sea which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, according to two US think-tanks. The Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies said that on July 15, a ship operated by the China Geological Survey completed a 12-day survey of ... Read More...
  • 17 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Cambodia: US lawmakers pass ‘Cambodia Democracy Act’ July 19, 2019 The United States’ House of Representatives approved a bill that seeks actions against Cambodian officials responsible for undermining democracy and violating human rights in Cambodia. The proposed Cambodia Democracy Act would level financial sanctions on government, military or security officials in Cambodia who have assisted in implementing a crackdown on the opposition, NGOs and the ... Read More...
  • 17 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Myanmar: US bans visits by Myanmar’s military leaders July 19, 2019 The United States has banned visits by Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other military leaders over Rohingya “ethnic cleansing” in Rakhine State. The sanctions also covered Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, Brig. Gen. Than Oo and Brig. Gen. Aung Aung. The Myanmar generals “and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into ... Read More...
  • 18 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Vietnam: Standoff with China ongoing in South China Sea—think tanks July 18, 2019 Vietnamese and Chinese vessels have been in a weeks-long standoff in disputed waters of the South China Sea which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, according to two US think-tanks. The Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies said that on July 15, a ship operated by the China Geological Survey completed a 12-day survey of ... Read More...
  • 12 July 2019 APAC Advisory – Thailand: Coalition crafting a government policy July 12, 2019 Political parties belonging to the ruling Palang Pracharat-led coalition have begun meeting to forge a common government policy. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said the coalition is compiling election pledges made by each of the 19 member-parties before they joined the government, to devise a common government policy. He added that opposition parties could also ... Read More...
  • 11 July 2019 APAC Advisory – (Update) PNG: Police shake-up July 11, 2019 Papua New Guinea Governor-General Bob Dadae has revoked the appointment of Gary Baki as police commissioner and affirmed the temporary appointment of Francis Tokura to the position for three months. Dadae also confirmed the appointment of acting Deputy Police Commissioner for Administration Joanne Clarkson. Dadae revoked the appointment of Peter Guinness as acting deputy police ... Read More...
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