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Major Developments in South Asia, Friday, October 18, 2019

INDIA 1. BSF allegedly attacked by BGB in West Bengal. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and another soldier was injured in an alleged attack by the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Morshidabad, West Bengal yesterday. The soldier was killed in a firing by BGB after a flag meeting at the India-Bangladesh border. The […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Friday, October 18, 2019

INDONESIA 1. Police chief appeals against protests ahead of Oct. 20. National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has appealed to the public not to mobilize during the presidential inauguration on October 20. He made the appeal in the face of the likelihood that students will continue to protest until and even beyond the October 20 event. […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Thursday, October 17, 2019

INDIA 1. Sunni Wakf Board offers to drop claim in Ayodhya Ram temple case-Mediation panel. The Sunni Waqf Board offered to drop its claim to the disputed temple-mosque site in Ayodhya. The board has no objection to the land being taken over by the government for a Ram Temple, a mediation panel of the Supreme Court […]
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16 October 2019 APAC Alert- Indonesia: Protests banned ahead of presidential inauguration

 Police said yesterday that it will not allow demonstrations to take place on October 20, the day President Joko Widodo will be inaugurated for his second term. Argo Yuwono, a spokesman for Jakarta’s police, said the decision not to issue permits for rallies was intended “to maintain the dignity of the state,” particularly given […]
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7 October 2019 APAC Assistance List of Assessments and Special Reports

 The death toll in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis increased to 66 while 15 remain missing as of today afternoon. The highest levels of water were recorded in Fukushima prefecture due to bursting of embankments in at least 14 places along the Abukuma River. The police, fire officials and military personnel continue to search for […]
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15 October 2019 APAC Alert- Indonesia: 22 militants planning attacks arrested

 The police’s elite anti-terror squad, Densus 88, has arrested 22 suspected militants plotting bombings and other attacks, in a fresh counterterrorism crackdown. The crackdown comes after last week’s knife attack on Chief Security Minister Wiranto by members of a local ISIS affiliate known as the Jama’ah Anshorut Daulah (JAD). National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo […]
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15 October 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Protesters banned from police housing areas

 A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging housing areas for married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted by anti-government protests. The injunction also bans the obstruction of roads and prohibits people from shining laser pens or flashlights at police facilities. Meanwhile, tens […]
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15 October 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Japan: 58 dead as rescuers continue to hunt for missing

A scene yesterday in Nagano, central Japan; from Yohei Kanasashi/ Kyodo News. The death toll in Japan after powerful Typhoon Hagibis hit the country has reached 58 by early today. More than a dozen are still missing, media reported. Rescuers, including 31,000 soldiers and 70,000 volunteers, continue to seach for survivors trapped in landslides and […]
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14 October 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Police allow protests this evening

 The police have approved a planned protest rally in central Hong Kong this evening. The rally is the first protest authorized by the police since an anti-mask law came into effect on October 5. About 2,000 people are estimated to turn up for the protest which will start at Chater Garden at 7:00 PM. […]
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12 October 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Japan: Typhoon Hagibis prompts rare special warnings

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has yet to make a landfall in Japan but it has already lashed wide areas of the nation, from central to northern regions. These areas have experienced record-breaking rainfall, strong winds and flooding. A level 5 special warning of heavy rain, the highest issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency, was issued at […]
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