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18 September 2019 APAC Alert- India: IMD issues red alert, forecasts heavy rainfall in Mumbai

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert and forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and isolated areas across Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts. Besides Mumbai, heavy to moderate rains are likely in several cities in western Maharashtra, including Nashik, Pune and Aurangabad. Very heavy rains can also be expected in ghats […]
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17 September 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Police union calls for use of live ammunition against protesters

A Hong Kong police union, dubbed Junior Police Officers’ Association, called for the use of live ammunition against pro-democracy demonstrators. The association, which represents 80% of the city’s 31,000-member police force, made the call yesterday after violent protests on September 14 and 15. During the protests on those days, some hardcore protesters threw Molotov cocktails […]
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16 September 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Violence returns in latest protest

 As of late last night, “radical protesters” were still “occupying Hardcourt Road in Admiralty, vandalizing Central Government offices and repeatedly throwing petrol bombs inside,” according to a statement issued by Hong Kong police. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets yesterday despite a ban on the demonstration called by the Civil Human […]
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13 September 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: MTR and airport targeted today; Sept. 15 demonstration banned

Today, Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival. The planned protests include another series of “stress tests” of the airport, which in recent weeks have seen approach roads blocked, street fires started and the trashing of a nearby MTR subway station. Protesters also jammed the airport arrivals hall […]
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9 September 2019 APAC Alert – Vietnam: China sends crane ship to Vietnamese waters

China has sent a crane ship owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone. The ship is used by Beijing to install oil rigs in the South China Sea. China and Vietnam have been on a standoff for weeks in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone in the disputed sea. Beijing’s oil […]
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5 September 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong- Protests continue for the 14th consecutive weekend

Hong Kong was riddled with violent clashes between the police and pro-democracy protesters throughout the weekend: On the night of September 6, hundreds of demonstrators, many masked and dressed in black, attacked MTR metro stations in the Mong Kok district. The stations were the sites of recent video footages showing police beating protesters on August 31. […]
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5 September 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protests continue

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are continuing despite Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of withdrawing the Extradition Bill. Last night, more than a hundred demonstrators protested at the Hang Hau MTR station. Earlier, in Tin Shui Wai, protesters, mostly students in uniform, also demonstrated at the MTR station, holding hands and forming a 2-km […]
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5 September 2019 APAC Alert – Myanmar: Yangon International Airport runway temporarily closed

Runways at Yangon International Airport (RGN) closed at 10:36 AM this morning after a Y8 type military aircraft experienced engine failure during takeoff. No casualties have been reported. The runway is expected to re-open around 2:00 PM. Airport functionality remains normal, but all inbound flights have been suspended. Background: Last month on August 3, the nose […]
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9 September 2019 APAC Alert – Japan: Typhoon Faxai triggers Tokyo evacuations, wreaks havoc on transport system

Typhoon Faxai has made landfall near the Japanese capital, bringing heavy rains and winds of up 210km/h. Hundreds of thousands in the greater Tokyo area have been advised to evacuate as forecasters warned the rain and wind could break records. More than a dozen people were injured in the area of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, and […]
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5 September 2019 APAC Alert – India: Mumbai on red alert due to heavy rains

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), has predicted intense showers in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas in the next 24 hours and has issued a ‘red alert’, asking the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. Mumbai was flooded yesterday as a result of unprecedented rains. The heavy rains delayed flights, jammed traffic and flooded […]
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