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 […]
Hong Kong is bracing for protest escalation after a union of students from several tertiary schools gave Chief Executive Carrie Lam a 5:00 PM deadline today to comply with their demands.
Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants abducted 10 fishermen in the waters off Sabah today.
The 212 Alumni Association (PA 212), which supports losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, plans to hold a demonstration outside the Constitutional Court today.
Hundreds of demonstrators remaining on the roads to Hong Kong’s legislature and the government headquarters in Admiralty have been urged by police to leave and clear their barricades this morning.
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..