Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, April 22, 2019 INDIA Modi counters Pakistan’s nuclear threats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is no longer afraid of nuclear threats from Pakistan. Modi made the declaration during a campaign rally in Barmer City in Rajasthan State yesterday. “Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we […]
Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, April 22, 2019 INDONESIA Pollsters challenge Prabowo camp. The Public Opinion Survey Association, or Persepi, challenged presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his campaign team to prove his claims of victory in the 2019 presidential election. Eight Persepi members—Indikator, Charta Politica, Populi Center, Saiful Mudjani Research Center, Indonesia […]
Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 INDIA Trade suspended across J&K Line of Control. India suspended trade across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday over concern that the route was being misused by Pakistan-based terror organizations to smuggle weapons, narcotics […]
Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 INDONESIA Widodo declares victory as Prabowo rejects election results. President Joko Widodo declared victory in the April 17 presidential election. He made the declaration based on unofficial quick count data of private pollsters which show him winning […]
We are pleased to provide you with this week's APAC Assistance Indonesia Semi-monthly Country Report. This report covers a summary of the top economic, political and security developments as it affects business outcomes for the period covered March 23 - April 10 2019.
INDIA Maoists attack polling officials in Orissa. Left-wing Maoist rebels targetted poll officials in two separate attacks yesterday in the Kandhamal district of the central state of Orissa. One poll officer was killed and several others were injured in the attacks. In the first incident, the rebels blew up a van loaded with election officials by setting off a landmine at Barala village and then opened fired at the injured polling officials, killing one of them on the spot and injuring three others.
Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director - Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC - Thursday, April 18, 2019 - INDONESIA - Widodo set to win a second term. The quick counts of five reputable pollsters placed President Joko Widodo ahead of his rival, former military general Prabowo Subianto by 10 percentage points. Widodo has established a lead with 55% while Prabowo was trailing with 45% of the votes. The quick counts included that of Poltracking Indonesia and Indikator. The counts were based on more than 95% of the ballot data targeted for sampling by pollsters.
Listen to “Audio Overview of South Asia Issues 17Apr2019” on Spreaker. Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 INDIA Polling deferred in Tripura. The Election Commission announced yesterday that voting in the northeastern state of Tripura (East) Lok Sabha seat will be postponed to […]
Listen to “Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues 17Apr2019” on Spreaker. Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director Main Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 Firstly in INDONESIA Indonesians will elect today their president, members of parliament and local leaders at district levels. President Joko Widodo is running for re-election for […]
Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, April 16, 2019 INDIA Supporters of rival parties scuffle in Mumbai. A candidate for the Congress party has been given police protection after a scuffle broke out during a Congress campaign rally near Borivali station in north Mumbai. The ruckus broke out when supporters of