Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, June 20, 2019 INDONESIA Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits Papua. A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck 250 km west of the town of Abepura in Papua province early today. The quake, with a shallow depth of 12 km, hit at 12:46 AM local time. There were no immediate […]
Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, June 20, 2019 SRI LANKA (Update) Railway strike postponed to 2 PM today. The railway strike which was scheduled to commence at midnight yesterday has been postponed until 2 pm today. Five trade unions of train drivers, train guards, train controllers, station masters and railway supervisors had decided […]
INDIA Eight people injured in grenade attack in Pulwama. Separatist militants hurled a grenade at the Pulwama Police Station in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.
INDONESIA Court rejects Prabowo camp’s request for witness protection. The Constitutional Court rejected a request by the camp of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto that their witnesses be given protection.
INDIA Gang violence in Delhi on the rise. More than 16 people were killed and 22 others were injured in cases of gang violence in Delhi in the last month.
Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, June 18, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo supporters set to rally today and until June 28. Supporters of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto belonging to the 212 Alumni Association (PA 212) plan to hold a demonstration outside the Constitutional Court today. PA 212 is the association of participants to the 2016 massive rallies against then Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ally of..
INDIA (Update) Doctors’ strike widens. In most states, doctors have decided that non-essential medical services including services at Out-Patient Departments in hospitals will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 a.m. today.
INDONESIA Cirebon police find five bombs, tighten security. The Cirebon City police in West Java have tightened security around police stations in the city following the discovery of five bombs on the night of June 15.
Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, June 14, 2019 INDIA Cyclone Vayu spares Gujarat, but heavy rains still expected. Cyclone Vayu has spared Gujarat after making landfall at Veraval and changed its course, it is now heading west towards Oman. State officials warned, however, that heavy rains are still expected in several coastal districts […]
Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, June 14, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo and Sandiaga to attend election dispute trial. Losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, are set to attend the Constitutional Court preliminary trial for the 2019 presidential election dispute today. Team Spokesperson Andre Rosiade said the presence […]