Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, May 24, 2019 INDONESIA 60,000 police and soldiers in the capital. Jakarta has been quiet since yesterday when nearly 60,000 military and police were deployed on its streets following deadly riots. The security personnel kept a close watch on buildings in the downtown area, including the Election […]
Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, May 24, 2019 INDIA BJP wins with overwhelming majority. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won an overwhelming majority in the general elections this year. The results of the elections were declared yesterday by the Election Commission. The BJP won more than 303 seats out of the 543 […]
Authorities in Jakarta are expecting a major street protest today as losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is set to file a lawsuit to challenge the election result at the Constitutional Court. Supporters of Prabowo are expected to join him. The National Police have warned that the street protest might present a major threat to the […]
Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, May 23, 2019 INDIA Final vote count begins at 8 AM. Counting of votes for final result of the general elections will begin this morning at 8 AM and the result is expected to be announced later in the evening. The general elections were conducted in seven phases […]
Clashes between election protesters and the authorities continued last night.
Sporadic rioting and protests have killed at least six people and injured dozens in Jakarta this morning.
Attempted carjackings have been reported on Poreporena Freeway in Port Moresby today.
The opposition in Papua New Guinea has withdrawn its motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. The motion was filed on May 7.
The General Election Commission (KPU) realeased the results of the presidential elections this morning.
Supporters of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto are planning a two-day protest at the General Elections Commission (KPU) building tomorrow and on May 22.