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Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA, Friday, August 23, 2019

INDIA High court dismisses cancellation of Polavaram tender in Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy suffered a major setback yesterday after the Andhra Pradesh High Court suspended the cancellation of the contract of Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) to construct the Polavaram Hydel Power plant. NECL had taken the state government […]
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Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, August 22, 2019

INDONESIA (Update) Amid fresh violence in Papua, activists take their protest to Jakarta. Anti-racism protests continued in Papua for the fourth consecutive day amid heavy security and a government-imposed Internet blackout in the region. Thousands rallied in front of the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) building in Nabire regency yesterday. The rally began at around 7 […]
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22 August 2019 APAC Advisory – (Update) Malaysia: Dozens of flights delayed at KL airport

Dozens of flights were delayed at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport this morning following a system disruption. The disruption started last night, affected both terminals and took down other airport functions, such as baggage handling, check-in counters, flight information displays, and Wi-Fi. At around 11:00 AM, Malaysia Airports reported that all systems, except for the […]
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22 August 2019 APAC Alert- India: Riots in Tughlakabad, South Delhi

A protest by Dalits against the demolition of a temple in the Tughlakabad area of south Delhi turned violent last night, leaving several people, including policemen, injured. A heavy police force was deployed in the area as the unrest spread. According to the police, violent protesters damaged several vehicles and two motorcycles were set ablaze. […]
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21 August 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Indonesia: More troops deployed to West Papua as protests enter third day

More troops were deployed to West Papua today to curb continuing protests against alleged racial abuse of Papuan students in East Java. A video footage today showed hundreds of soldiers and police arriving in West Papua’s capital in Manokwari City, which formed the core of  the violent protests that started since August 19. Protesters continued […]
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20 August 2019 APAC Alert – Indonesia: Widodo appeals for calm in Papua after riots

President Joko Widodo appealed for calm and asked for forgiveness from Papuans after protests demanding the release of detained activists turned violent in key cities of West Papua yesterday. “My brothers and sisters in West Papua, I know you are offended and as we belong to one nation, the best thing to do is to […]
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20 August 2019 APAC Alert- Vietnam: Anti-China protests set on August 22-25

Vietnamese activists belonging to the WE, a Vietnamese organization, are calling on people to join them in widespread protests against China to be held on August 22-25. The protests are against Chinese aggression and bullying in Vietnam’s territorial seawaters, especially concerning the disputed Spratly Islands. The demonstrators have planned to mobilize in places where Chinese […]
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20 August 2019 APAC Alert- (Update) Hong Kong: More mass protests planned this week

More anti-extradition and pro-democracy demonstrations are in the pipeline this week. The protests will take place across multiple locations and see participation across all age groups including school students. There will be a non-cooperation movement at the Metro Transit Railways (MTR) tomorrow, although the exact locations have not been finalized yet.   On August 22, […]
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19 August 2019 APAC Advisory- Indonesia: Surabaya police station attacked on Independence Day

A suspected militant attacked a police station in Surabaya, killing one police officer, on Independence Day, August 17. The 30-year-old suspect entered the police station and slashed one officer on duty with a sickle. A second officer was injured during the incident. Another officer shot the attacker in response. The two wounded officers and the […]
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