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  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, August 22, 2019 August 23, 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 ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Semi-Monthly Country Report (August 01, 2019 – August 15, 2019) August 23, 2019 Click here to view report :  APAC Assistance – Indonesia Semi-Monthly Country Report Aug 01 – Aug 15, 2019 (1) To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 INDIA South Delhi on high alert after protests turn violent in Tuglakabad. A protest by Dalits against the demolition of a temple in the Tughlakabad area of South Delhi turned violent yesterday. Earlier that day, thousands of protesters from the Dalit community flowed into Delhi from various parts of the country and marched from Ambedkar Bhawan ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 August 22, 2019 INDIA 1. (Update) Floods hit 80 Punjab villages. More than 80 villages in Shahkot and Sultanpur Lodhi sub-divisions of Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts in Punjab came under water yesterday after key rivers overflowed.  River Sutlej breached its banks at four more places. Crops on more than 45,000 acres of land, including 30,000 acres in Shahkot, are ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 August 22, 2019 INDONESIA 1.  Widodo to visit Papua and West Papua after riots. President Joko Widodo is set to visit Papua and West Papua after the rioting that broke out in the region on August 19. Thousands of demonstrators protested racial abuse against Papuan students in East Java during the commemoration of Indonesia’s Independence Day on August 17. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 INDONESIA   (Update) Security beefed up in West Papua amid violent protests. Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 security personnel to the province of West Papua amid spreading protests and violence. There were demonstrations in Fakfak with protesters raising their pro-independence flag, a crime under Indonesian law carrying a punishment of up to 15 years ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, August 20, 2019   INDIA (Update) Thousands  evacuated in Delhi as key river breaches critical level . More than 10,000 people living in low-lying areas along the Yamuna in Delhi were evacuated as the river breached the danger mark yesterday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the water level in ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, August 20, 2019   INDONESIA Riots erupt in West Papua over ‘racist abuse’ of students. Thousands of Papuans protested in the cities of Manokwari and Sorong in West Papua province yesterday, blocking streets by burning tires and tree branches. In Manokwari, capital of West Papua, protesters set fire ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA Monday, August 17, 2019   INDIA At least 30 killed in north India floods. At least 30 people were killed and dozens more reported missing as heavy downpours struck northern India over the past few days. More than 20 people were killed and nine others injured in heavy rains and ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, August 19, 2019   INDONESIA Militant attacks Surabaya police station on Independence Day. A suspected Islamic militant attacked a police station in Surabaya City, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody. The 30-year-old suspect entered the police station on Independence Day, August ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA, Friday, August 16, 2019 August 16, 2019 INDIA Cross-border firing in Kashmir kills eight, says Pakistan Army. Pakistan’s military claimed that three of its soldiers and five Indian personnel were killed in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. The Pakistani Army alleged that the Indian Army has increased firing along the LoC in an effort ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, August 16, 2019 August 16, 2019 INDONESIA Parts of palm oil and timber concession sealed amid forest fires. Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a wave of forest fires. The disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) recorded 1,092 hot spots as of yesterday, the highest since the 2015 fires. At least ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, August 15, 2019 August 15, 2019 INDIA Religious practices on public roads banned. Religious activities on public roads that hinder traffic will not be allowed in Uttar Pradesh except on special occasions. Police in the state passed verbal orders to organize peace meetings between communities to ensure harmonious implementation of the ban. UP police chief Om Prakash said: “Directives have been ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, August 15, 2019 August 15, 2019 INDONESIA   Indonesia will make it easier for foreign investors to obtain visa and work permits. The Indonesian government has promised to make it quicker and easier for overseas investors and foreign workers to obtain visas and residence permits. There will be regulatory changes, including the availability of online applications and a simplified bureaucratic process ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 Terror accused in Burdwan case arrested. A suspect in the 2014 Burdwan blast was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Indore’s Azad Nagar yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 European Union imposes up to 18% duties on Indonesian biodiesel. The European Commission imposed duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidized biodiesel. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 August 13, 2019 Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, August 13, 2019   INDIA China Raises Concerns over Kashmir. China has raised objections over India’s decision to remove the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. Chinese officials raised their objection during the official visit of India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to Beijing this week. India ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 August 13, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, August 13, 2019   INDONESIA Sharp rise in hotspots reported in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) fears a possible repeat of the 2015 haze crisis that affected the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra. The agency reported a sharp increase in peatland and forest fire ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, August 12, 2019 August 12, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, August 12, 2019   INDIA Flood deaths increase to 169. The flood death toll in the Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra has increased to 169 as rescue teams raced to evacuate people. The death toll was highest in Kerala, where more than 70 people were killed while ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, August 12, 2019 August 12, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, August 12, 2019   INDONESIA Papua on alert amid threat of separatist attacks on Independence Day. Government security forces will be on alert in Papua province against possible attacks by armed Papuan rebels on Indonesian Independence Day on August 17. The military and police will closely monitor the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Friday, August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 INDIA Ten people killed in flooding in Kerala. Ten people were killed and more than 13,000 evacuated in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts of Kerala. Sixty relief camps are set up for affected people. The Kerala Meteorological Department office issued a red alert yesterday and said heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Idukki ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC , Friday, August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 INDONESIA Indonesia arrests 11 people over alleged bribery. Investigators of Indonesia’s antigraft agency have arrested 11 individuals today in a two-day operation in Jakarta. The arrests have been made in connection with a bribery case involving a House of Representatives lawmaker and a garlic import business. Importers and a lawmaker’s aid were among those arrested. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA ,Thursday, August 8, 2019 August 8, 2019 INDIA Slaughter of Animals Banned in Private Houses in Mumbai. Slaughter of animals in private flats and housing was banned by the Bombay High Court in Mumbai yesterday. The court issued the order after hearing a petition by animal welfare groups. The order comes ahead of Bakri Id next week. The court allowed animal slaughter ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, August 8, 2019 August 8, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, August 8, 2019   INDONESIA   Prabowo to Appear in Ruling Party’s Congress. Former presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is expected to attend the fifth national congress of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) from today to August 10. The congress will be held at the Hotel ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 August 7, 2019 INDIA Lok Sabha Passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019. After another round of voting in the Lok Sabha (lower house of the parliament), the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was passed with 370 votes in favor and 70 votes against. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 August 7, 2019 PLN to cut Employee Salaries for Blackout Compensation. PLN plans to cut salaries of its employees to pay out USD$58.7 million in compensation. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 August 7, 2019 India scraps J&K special status. The government yesterday scrapped Article 370 that gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and bifurcate J&K To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 August 7, 2019 INDONESIA President Joko Widodo castigated state electricity company PLN after blackouts hit Jakarta and other cities of Java island fornine hours on August 4 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, August 5, 2019 August 5, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, August 5, 2019   INDIA Kashmir in lockdown, political leaders under house arrest. Parts of Kashmir went on lockdown and local political leaders placed under house arrest amid tensions following a massive deployment of troops by the Indian government. Media reports said some pro-India leaders from the region, including ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, August 5, 2019 August 5, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, August 5, 2019   INDONESIA Massive blackout hits Jakarta, Java island for nine hours. A massive blackout that lasted more than nine hours caused gridlocks and disruption to services and facilities, affecting tens of millions of Indonesians in Jakarta and parts of West and Central Java. The power ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Friday, August 2, 2019 August 2, 2019 INDONESIA   New capital’s location to be announced only after comprehensive studies—Widodo. President Joko Widodo said the definitive location of Indonesia’s new capital will be announced only after all comprehensive studies on its relocation have been completed and problems related to it have been resolved. Widodo confirmed that the new capital city will be relocated ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, August 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 INDIA Airport closed, trains canceled after heavy rains in Vadodara. The Vadodara Airport was closed and several trains were canceled yesterday due to heavy rainfall. Vadodara received very heavy rain on yesterday with over 400 millimeters of rain in 12 hours. Western Railways said that some trains passing through the city had to be diverted ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, August 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, August 1, 2019   INDONESIA   Vessel carrying tons of illegal diesel nabbed in Batam. The Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) apprehended an unregistered vessel carrying nearly 100 tons of illegal diesel in the waters of Batam, Riau Islands on July 29. The vessel was seized as it carried ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 July 31, 2019 INDIA Controversial Muslim divorce bill passes in Rajya Sabha. The contentious bill to ban ‘Triple Talaq’ (Muslim practice of divorce) passed in the opposition-dominated Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 July 31, 2019 INDONESIA President chooses Kalimantan to host new capital. National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said President Joko Widodo has decided to move the country’s administrative headquarters to Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 July 31, 2019 INDIA Authorities seize 1 kg of heroin in Punjab. The Special Task Force (STF) of Punjab Police arrested a suspected drug dealer possessing 1 kg heroin in Pathankot. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 July 31, 2019 INDONESIA Pertamina’s oil spill affects parts of West Java. The oil spill from Pertamina’s Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) block has affected 10 villages and seven beaches in West Java. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, July 26, 2019   INDIA Railway lines inundated near Mumbai. More than 300 workers are racing to restore rail connectivity between Maharashtra’s Badlapur and Karjat after being submerged in floods. The Mahalaxmi Express was caught in the floods on Friday night (July 26) with over a thousand passengers stranded ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, July 29, 2019   INDONESIA Parliament grants amnesty to woman sentenced to jail for exposing sexual harassment at workplace. The House of Representatives has granted a parliamentary pardon to an Indonesian woman sentenced to jail for exposing her employer in a sexual harassment case. The woman from Lombok ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Friday, July 26, 2019 July 26, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, July 26, 2019   INDIA Three Maoists killed as police overrun rebel camp in Bihar. CoBRA commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) dismantled a Maoist rebel camp in the Gaya district of Bihar. CoBRA commandos raided the alleged Maoist camp after intelligence inputs suggesting major attack by ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, July 26, 2019 July 26, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, July 26, 2019   INDONESIA   Special military force vs terrorism revived. President Joko Widodo has revived the military’s Special Operations Command (Koopsus), a special military force that assists the National Police in anti-terrorism operations. “To address the escalating threats to the nation’s ideology, sovereignty and security, as ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, July 25, 2019 July 25, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, July 25, 2019   INDIA Heavy rains in Mumbai cause waterlogging. Heavy rains in Mumbai and the suburban areas caused traffic jams on waterlogged streets and disrupted local train services yesterday. Weather officials warned that there will be intermittent rains with heavy showers in Mumbai and its suburbs in ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, July 25, 2019 July 25, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, July 25, 2019   INDONESIA   Prabowo wants Gerindra to be in government. Former presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, chairman of the Gerindra Party, has asked the blessing of Megawati Soekarnoputri, leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), to have some senior members of his party as ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 Coalition government in Karnataka fails to prove majority. Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition government collapsed yesterday To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 INDONESIA Suspected militant arrested. Officers from Indonesia’s anti-terrorism unit, Densus 88, arrested a suspect in the province of West Sumatra. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 July 23, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, July 23, 2019   INDIA Maoist rebels use new ways of planting explosives in Chhattisgarh. Left-wing Maoist rebels have been employing a new method of planting explosives to target security personnel in Chhattisgarh. Security personnel found explosives attached to scarecrows installed in farms against birds. Anti-bomb personnel could dismantle ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 July 23, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, July 23, 2019   INDONESIA Pirates attack South Korean vessel in South China sea. South Korea-flagged bulker CK Bluebell was attacked by pirates in the South China Sea near Anambas islands in Indonesia and near the entryway of Singapore Strait. The attack was carried out by seven pirates ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, July 22, 2019 July 22, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, July 22, 2019   INDONESIA Prabowo, Gerindra open to joining government. The Gerindra Party of former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is eyeing control of food and energy as a condition for joining the government. In a meeting between the Gerindra Party chief patron and the party’s advisory board ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in South Asia, Friday, 19 July 2019 July 19, 2019 Main Issues in South Asia Friday, 19 July 2019   INDIA Evidence of pro-Khalistan activities provided to Pakistan. India handed over to Pakistan a dossier showing proof of pro-Khalistan activities in Pakistan. The 23-page dossier was handed over by the Indian delegation during the Kartarpur Corridor talks at Wagah Border. Khalistan supporters seek to establish a ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Friday, July 19, 2019 INDONESIA PDIP has yet to name nominees for Widodo’s cabinet. The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) has yet to nominate cadidates to the next cabinet of President Joko Widodo, PDIP Secretary-General Ahmad Basarah said. All matters related to the cabinet line-up would be discussed ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, July 18, 2019 July 18, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, July 18, 2019   INDIA Death toll in floods in Bihar and Assam increases to 109. The flood situation came to a head in Assam and Bihar yesterday with 44 more lives lost in the two states. The death toll soared to 67 in Bihar, and to 30 in Assam. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, July 18, 2019 July 18, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, July 18, 2019   INDONESIA Government relaxes fines for underpayment of import/export duties.A new regulation has been introduced on the issue of shortage on the payment of import/export duties to the government. The lowered fines are stipulated in Finance Ministry Regulation (PMK) No. 99/2019 on procedures for the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 July 17, 2019 INDIA Death toll in floods increases to more than 60. The death toll in floods from torrential rains rose to 66, with Assam and Bihar being worst-affected. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 July 17, 2019 INDONESIA  Indonesia seizes notorious fishing vessel wanted by Interpol. The Indonesian navy seized a Panama-flagged vessel wanted by Interpol for illegal fishing. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, July 16, 2019   INDIA Pakistan opens its airspace to India airlines. Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic this morning removing the ban on Indian flights. The withdrawal of the ban is expected to give relief to Air India which had to re-route its international flights due ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, July 16, 2019   INDONESIA No political deal between Widodo and Prabowo—Gerindra. Gerindra Communication Board member Andre Rosiade said party chairman Prabowo Subianto and President Joko Widodo made no political deal when they met recently. “In the near future, Pak Prabowo will explain directly to disappointed supporters,” Rosiade ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, July 15, 2019 July 15, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, July 15, 2019   INDONESIA Gerindra could still join the government. President Joko Widodo and his losing challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto, agreed on July 13 that there was still a possibility for the latter’s Gerindra Party to join the ruling coalition. The two met at the Lebak ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA ,Friday, July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, July 12, 2019   INDIA Indian government dismisses threats from Al Qaeda Chief. Authorities in India yesterday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri’s call to terror groups to inflict “unrelenting blows” on the Indian army. Authorities noted that terror groups including Al Qaeda have been issuing such threats frequently ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, July 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, July 12, 2019   INDONESIA Government to build longest bridge linking Batam, Bintan islands. Indonesia plans to build a seven- kilometer bridge to connect Batam and Bintan islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore. The construction, which will begin in 2020 and will be completed in three ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in South Asia, Thursday, July 11, 2019 July 11, 2019 INDIA Pro-Khalistan group banned. The Government of India yesterday banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) activist group for its alleged anti-national and subversive activities in Punjab. The SFJ is a US-based pro-Khalistan group that seeks to secede from India to establish a Sikh-state in the Punjab region bordering India and Pakistan. The decision to ban the SFJ, ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, July 11, 2019 July 11, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, July 11, 2019   INDONESIA Islamic State sympathizers will be welcomed as long as they swear allegiance to Pancasila. Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said that the “thousands” of Indonesian Islamic State symphatizers still stranded in Syria will be allowed to come home on the condition that they take ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 July 10, 2019 India: Explosives cache seized from Bangalore. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized five hand grenades in north Bangalore at Soladevanahalli area. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 July 10, 2019 INDONESIA Tax breaks issued to boost investments and employment. President Joko Widodo rolled out corporate tax breaks for labor-intensive industries and research and development (R&D) investments in a bid to create jobs in Indonesia. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 July 9, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, July 09, 2019   INDIA Rickshaw strike in Maharashtra called off, for now. Autorickshaw drivers and operators in Maharashtra have called off their indefinite strike that was scheduled to start midnight today. The Maharashtra Auto Rickshaw Union deferred their protest after agreeing to meet with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 July 9, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, July 9, 2019   INDONESIA Widodo woos millennials for his new cabinet. President Joko Widodo said his new cabinet will probably include millennials or youths under 30 years old. “The new cabinet will probably be colored by young people. We could have a minister as young as 25-years-old. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, July 8, 2019 July 8, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, July 08, 2019   INDIA Weapons found during police raids in West Bengal. Police in West Bengal yesterday seized 112 live crude bombs and eight locally-made firearms and arrested 390 people from several parts of the Birbhum district. Police conducted raids in the Birbhum district to control the recent ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Friday, July 05, 2019 July 5, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, July 05, 2019   INDIA Gurgaon and surrounding area waterlogged. Heavy rains hit the city of Gurgaon southwest of New Delhi yesterday, causing  massive traffic congestion. Poor road and sewage infrastructures were blamed for the frequent waterlogging in Gurgaon during the rainy season. Heavy downpour is expected again in ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Friday, July 5, 2019 July 5, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, July 5, 2019   INDONESIA   Terrorist groups use Telegram to groom female militants. The Islamic State (IS) and its affiliates have been using text-messaging app Telegram to recruit and groom female militants. Terrorism expert Salahudin, a researcher from University of Indonesia’s Study Center on Terrorism and Social ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA , Thursday, July 04, 2019 July 4, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, July 04, 2019   INDIA Heavy Maharashtra rains breach dam, 9 people killed. Nine people drowned and 14 more went missing and feared dead after the Tiware dam in Maharatshtra’s Ratnagiri district breached yesterday. The dam breached following heavy rains, flooding several villages downstream. Rescuers recovered nine bodies while ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, July 4, 2019 July 4, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, July 4, 2019   INDONESIA Widodo to meet with coalition leaders to discuss cabinet formation. President Joko Widodo will be meeting with party leaders in his coalition to discuss the formation of the cabinet. A political leader from his coalition said names from political parties have circulated for ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 July 3, 2019 INDIA Death toll increases to 35 in rain-hit Mumbai. The death toll from the heavy rains in Mumbai rose to 35 yesterday, as daily life and activity in India’s largest city ground to a halt. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 July 3, 2019 INDONESIA The counterterrorism unit Densus 88 is tracking terrorist group Jamaah Islamiyah’s source of funding after arresting its leader Para Wijayanto. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 July 2, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, July 02, 2019   INDIA Heavy rains kill 12, cause major disruptions in Mumbai. Heavy rains in the last few days have caused deaths and massive disruptions in Mumbai, India’s largest city.  Twelve people were killed and several others were injured after a wall collapsed due to heavy rains ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 July 2, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, July 2, 2019   INDONESIA Police arrest leader, four other members of Jemaah Islamiyah. Indonesian police have announced their arrest of the suspected leader and four other members of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in West Java and East Java over the weekend. Para Wijayanto, 54, suspected leader of ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, July 01, 2019   INDIA Maoist abducts three, kill one in Orissa. Suspected left-wing Maoists rebels killed a tribal villager and abducted three others last week in Malkangiri district of Orissa. Maoist carried out the attack, alleging that they were police informers. Police officials in Malkangiri said that the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, July 1, 2019   INDONESIA Prabowo disbands coalition. Losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto officially disbanded his Adil Makmur or Justice Prosperity Coalition after losing his challenge at the Constitutional Court to overturn the result of the presidential election in April. On June 8, Prabowo gathered top officials from ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA , Friday, June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, June 28, 2019   SRI LANKA Bomb materials found in Kuttankudy. The Criminal Investigations Department seized a large cache of explosives and bomb materials in different locations in Ollikulam in Kattankudy. About 1,000 detonators, 300 gelignite sticks and close to 500 T56 live ammunition were packed inside PVCs. The ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Friday, June 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, June 28, 2019   INDONESIA Court upholds Widodo’s re-election, rejects Prabowo’s claims. Yesterday, the Constitutional Court confirmed the victory of President Joko Widodo in the presidential election in April and dismissed accusations of fraud by challenger Prabowo Subianto. The court’s nine judges threw out the case lodged by ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, June 27, 2019   SRI LANKA Army commander warns of lone wolf attacks. Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said yesterday that the threat from terrorism cannot be completely ruled out. He made the statement before  a hearing of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks. He said ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, June 27, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo supporters demonstrate near the Constitutional Court. Supporters of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto are set to continue demonstrating near the Constitutional Court today, when the court is scheduled to announce its ruling on the presidential election dispute. The demonstrators, who belong to the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 SRI LANKA US revises travel advisory for Sri Lanka. The United States has relaxed the travel advisory it issued on Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Wednesday, June 26, 2019 INDONESIA Police tortured five suspected rioters—Amnesty International. Human rights group Amnesty International (AI) claimed in a report released yesterday that personnel of the National Police tortured at least five people during the recent post-election protests that turned into rioting in Central Jakarta. Amnesty said the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 June 25, 2019 INDONESIA Court to rule on election dispute on June 27. The Constitutional Court is set to deliver its ruling on the presidential election dispute on June 27, a day earlier than the initial plan. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 June 25, 2019 INDIA Jharkhand man dies in lynching amid rising trend of mob violence in India. A man accused of stealing a motorcycle died in Jharkhand after being beaten by an angry mob last week. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Monday, June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 INDIA Maoist rebels kill a policeman in Chhattisgarh. A policeman was killed by Maoist rebels at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Monday, June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo goes abroad amid election dispute trial. Losing presidential challenger and Great Indonesia Movement Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto has gone abroad, his spokesperson, Lukendra Lukistian, said. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Friday, June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 INDIA 2 dead, 11 injured as rival political groups clash in Bhatpara. Two people were killed and 11 others were injured yesterday after clashes broke out between rival party workers in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal’s Bhatpara municipality. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Friday, June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 Indonesia: Plans to cut corporate income tax to 20%. The government is prioritizing revising the corporate income tax law to cut the tax rate from 25% to 20% to attract more investment. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Thursday, June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 June 19, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 June 19, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Monday, June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, June 17, 2019 June 17, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Friday, June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, June 13, 2019   INDONESIA   32,000 police to secure election dispute trial. The preliminary trial for the 2019 presidential election dispute in the Constitutional Court will be held on June 14 and the court is expected to make a ruling on June 28. The National Police will ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Thursday, June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, June 13, 2019   INDIA NIA raids seven locations in Coimbatore. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven locations yesterday in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in a crackdown on suspected Islamic State (IS) modules in southern India and Sri Lanka. The seven arrested suspects were allegedly Facebook friends of Zahran ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 June 12, 2019 INDIA Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat coast this week. The entire Gujarat coastline has been put on “high alert” after cyclonic storm Vayu intensified into a severe cyclonic storm this week. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 June 12, 2019 INDONESIA Four terror suspects arrested in Bekasi. The police’s 88 Anti-terror Special Detachment has detained four suspected terrorists for harboring other militants and for participating in a military drill in Gunung Salak, Aceh province. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019 INDIA Two militants killed in gunbattle in Kashmir’s Shopian. Two militants were killed in an encounter between the state security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district early today. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 June 11, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, June 11, 2019 INDONESIA Full disclosure on May 21-22 riots today. Authorities will hold a press conference today for the full disclosure of the figures they arrested for alleged involvement in the May 21-22 deadly riots that broke out in Central Java. Chief Security Affairs Minister Wiranto said he would reveal ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, June 10, 2019 June 10, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, June 10, 2019   INDIA Political tensions escalate in West Bengal. Political tensions in the state escalated in the state last week after three more people were killed in the latest clashes at Basirhat between the supporters of the Trinamool Congress party (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, June 10, 2019 June 10, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, June 10, 2019   INDONESIA Prabowo coalition says Democrats and PAN free to leave. The Democrat and National Mandate (PAN) parties are free to leave the Adil Makmur Coalition of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto. Andre Rosiade, a spokesperson of the Prabowo campaign team, was quick to repond ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Friday, June 07, 2019 June 7, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, June 07, 2019   INDONESIA   Prabowo-Sandiaga coalition ends. The National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Democrat Party, partners in the Adil Makmur Coalition, the coalition of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have hinted of the possibility of leaving the coalition. On ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Friday, June 7, 2019 June 7, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, June 7, 2019   INDIA Political tensions persist in West Bengal after elections. West Bengal remains tense since the election results were declared on the May 23. Several clashes between the supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were reported in the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, June 6, 2019 June 6, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, June 6, 2019   INDIA   BJP worker killed in Telangana. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter was allegedly clubbed to death in Mahbubnagar district in Telangana after the party won a local civic body election. The BJP has accused ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) of the murder. After ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, June 06, 2019 June 6, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, June 06, 2019   INDONESIA   Jokowi-Prabowo meeting after Eid Day possible. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said a meeting between President Joko Widodo and his losing presidential challenger, Prabowo Subianto, was still possible after Eid al-Fitr. Kalla said he met with Prabowo on June 4 but did not ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 PAKISTAN Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s supporters to celebrate Eid at Lakpat prison. Leaders of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have announced that the party’s supporters will celebrate Eid outside Kot Lakhpat prison in Lahore To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 INDONESIA (Update) Suicide bomb suspect influenced by the Islamic State. The man who was seriously injured in an explosion of the bomb that he carried near a police outpost in Kartasura, Central Java on Monday night, June 3, was a suicide bomber influenced by the Islamic State terrorist group.  To access this content, you must purchase One ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 June 4, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, June 4, 2019 SRI LANKA Muslim lawmakers resign after hunger strike. Muslim lawmakers and provincial governors have resigned from their posts after a lawmaker Buddhist monk, Athuraliye Rathana Thero, went on a hunger strike in Kandy. Thero went on hunger strike starting last Friday, May 31, demanding the removal of Minister Rishad ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 June 4, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, June 04, 2019 INDONESIA  Infrastructure drive continues. President Joko Widodo is preparing to press ahead with an ambitious infrastructure drive in his second term, starting with IDR 415 trillion (USD 28.8 billion) allocated in the 2019 state budget. The sum is a 1% increase from IDR 410.7 trillion in 2018 and ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, June 3, 2019 June 3, 2019 Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA Monday, June 3, 2019 SRI LANKA Former police chief blames President for intelligence failure. Suspended Inspector-General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. Pujith disclosed communication gaps between intelligence agencies and security arms of ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, June 3, 2019 June 3, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, June 03, 2019 INDONESIA S&P upgrades Indonesia’s credit rating. Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s upgraded Indonesia’s sovereign credit rating from BBB- to BBB. The improved rating was given to Indonesia for its “strong economic growth prospects” and prudent fiscal policy. “The sovereign ratings on Indonesia continue to be supported by ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Friday, May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 INDIA Narendra Modi sworn-in as Prime Minister. Narendra Modi was sworn-in as the Prime Minister for his second term in office yesterday after his Bharatiya Janata Party won the general elections with an overwhelming majority. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo supporter detained for firearm possession charge. Retired Major General Kivlan Zen, ex-chief of the Army’s Strategic Reserve Command and a known supporter of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, was taken into custody by the Jakarta Metropolitan Police To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 INDIA Security tightened in Delhi for PM’s swearing-in ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi and the council of ministers is scheduled at 7 PM today at Rashtrapati Bhawan To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 INDONESIA Retired general questioned in assassination plot investigation. Authorities questioned retired Army general Kivlan Zen on his involvement in an assassination plot targeting four high-ranking officials and the head of a survey agency. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 SRI LANKA India, Switzerland revise travel advisory for Sri Lanka. India withdrew the travel warning issued for Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday attacks. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 INDONESIA Officials targeted by assassins bared. National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian disclosed the four government officials targeted for murder by six rioters on May 22. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, May 28, 2019 INDIA Modi to be sworn in on May 30. Narendra Modi is set to be sworn-in as Prime Minister for a second term on May 30. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the general elections last week with an overwhelming majority of 303 seats out of 543 in the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, May 28, 2019 INDONESIA Murder plot against state officials foiled. Six people, five men and a woman, have been arrested for plotting to assassinate four state officials and the head of a survey agency during the May 22 riots. National Police Spokesperson Insp. Gen. M. Iqbal did not disclose the names ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, May 27, 2019 May 27, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, May 27, 2019 INDIA Modi tells Imran: trust, terror-free atmosphere vital for dialogue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Pakistani PM Imran Khan that “creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism were essential for fostering cooperation for peace, progress and prosperity in our region.” Modi expressed his terms of engagement ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, May 27, 2019 May 27, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, May 27, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo brings election challenge to court. Losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, officially challenged the final vote count of the General Election Commission late on May 24. The legal team of the presidential pair, led by former Corruption Eradication Commission leader Bambang ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In South Asia, Thursday, May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, May 23, 2019   INDIA Final vote count begins at 8 AM. Counting of votes for final result of the general elections will begin this morning at 8 AM and the result is expected to be announced later in the evening.  The general elections were conducted in seven phases ... Read More...
  • APAC Assessments – Indonesia post election security assessment May 23, 2019 Sporadic rioting and protests have killed at least six people and injured dozens in Jakarta this morning. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, May 23, 2019   INDONESIA   Clashes between rioters and the police continue. Clashes between election protesters and the authorities continued overnight. Police fired water cannons and rubber bullets at protesters setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades. There were about 10,000 protesters at day time ... Read More...
  • 22 May 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Indonesia: Police dormitory and 11 cars burned, one dead in election protest May 22, 2019 A police dormitory and at least 11 cars were burned and one protester was reported dead in the election protest that started yesterday afternoon and continued this morning. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues In South Asia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 Major Issues In South Asia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019- INDIA  Eleven people killed in militant attack in Arunachal Pradesh. Eleven people were shot dead by suspected members of the separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) yesterday in the Tirap district of the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. To access this content, you must purchase One Day ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 INDONESIA  Police break up election protest. Early today, police fired tear gas to break up the protest of supporters of Prabowo Subianto in front of the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) office and General Election Commission (KPU) building in central Jakarta. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Panel Discussion on elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines May 21, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia together with Bhargav Reddy and Carol Librojo discuss the general elections in India, Thailand, and Indonesia. Paul is one of Asia Pacific’s most versatile security and disaster management professionals. Paul has held various demanding roles in military and civil positions. He is a rare expert in the risk management sector with ... Read More...
  • Major Issues In South Asia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, May 21, 2019 PAKISTAN Opposition parties call for protest after Ramzan. Leaders of opposition parties, including Bilawal Bhutto of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Maryam Nawaz of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), have called for nationwide protests against.. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, May 21, 2019 INDONESIA Jokowi re-elected according to official count. The final official count of the General Election Commission (KPU) shows President Joko Widodo winning with 55.5% of votes against the 44.5% of his challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto. The KPU released the official results of the April presidential election early ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, May 20, 2019   INDONESIA Prabowo supporters to protest on May 22. Supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are planning a two-day protest at the General Elections Commission (KPU) building tomorrow and on May 22, when the KPU is expected to announce the victory of President Joko ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, May 17, 2019   INDONESIA 212 Alumni to hold mass iftar at KPU on May 21 and 22. The 212 Alumni Brotherhood, a group backing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, plans to hold mass iftar (evening meal prayer) in front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) office on May ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Friday, May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, May 17, 2019   INDIA   Central paramilitary forces deployed in Andhra Pradesh. The Election Commission has ordered the deployment of central paramilitary forces in Andhra Pradesh anticipating post-election violence ahead of the announcement of elections results on May 23. The bitter rivalry between the ruling Telugu Desam Party ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, May 16, 2019   INDIA   Grenade attack injures 10 in Guwahati. More than 10 people were injured in a grenade attack on the Zoo Road in front of the Guwahati Central Mall in Guwahati yesterday. The attack was claimed by the separatist United Liberation Front of Assam- Independent ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, May 16, 2019   INDONESIA Prabowo camp not disputing election results at court. The Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno campaign team has said it would not dispute the election results of the April 17 presidential election at the Constitutional Court. Gerindra Party Deputy Chairman Fadli Zon said that in 2014, ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo rejects final presidential vote count. Election officials have yet to announce the official final results of the April 17 presidential and legislative elections by May 22. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 INDIA Violence in Kolkata during political rally. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata was hit by mob violence yesterday. Clashes erupted between the supporters of the BJP and the ruling party in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress party (TMC). To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, May 14, 2019 PAKISTAN Blast in Quetta kills four, injures 11. Four policemen were killed and 11 others were injured in a bomb blast yesterday in the Mini Market area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan. Investigators said the bomb exploded close to a.. To access this content, you must purchase One ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, May 14, 2019 INDONESIA 32,000 police and soldiers to secure election agencies amid alleged terror threat. The state security agencies will deploy 32,000 police and military personnel to secure the General Elections Commission (KPU) building ahead of the announcement of the official election results on May 22. The security officers will ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, May 13, 2019 PAKISTAN Separatist insurgents attack five-star hotel in Gwadar. The Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar was attacked by separatist insurgents on Saturday, May 11. The attackers were members of the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) insurgent group which claimed responsibility for the attack. No foreigners were staying in the hotel during ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, May 13, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo supporter arrested for threatening to behead Widodo. The Jakarta Police yesterday arrested a supporter of presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto who threatened to behead President Joko Widodo in a video that went viral on  May 11. The man, identified only as HS, was arrested in Parung district ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Friday, May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, May 10, 2019   BANGLADESH Jute mill workers continue strike for fourth day. Workers of state-run jute mills continued their demonstration for the fifth consecutive day yesterday demanding arrears and fair wages. In the Demra area of Dhaka, hundreds of workers of Latif Bawany Jute Mills and Karim Jute ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, May 10, 2019   INDONESIA  Terrorist arrested in Bekasi. The National Police’s Densus 88 detained an alleged terrorist after a raid at a mobile phone store in Bekasi City, West Java on May 8. The operatives also found and seized two pipe bombs and materials for bomb-making. Police ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, May 9, 2019   INDONESIA Protests at election agencies today. A demonstration calling for the disqualification of President Joko Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin from the presidential race is set to be staged at the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and General Elections Commission (KPU) today. Rally organizers did not ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, May 9, 2019   BANGLADESH Jute mill workers call for indefinite countrywide blockade starting May 13. Jute mill workers continued their protests over unpaid dues for the fourth straight day yesterday in Dhaka. Workers have called for an indefinite strike at all state-owned jute mills from May 13, with ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Wednesday, May 8, 2019   BANGLADESH Jute mill workers’ strike continues. Jute mill workers in Khulna and Jessore continued their strike by blocking roads and railways yesterday demanding their outstanding wages.  Jute workers of Platinum, Crescent, Khalishpur, and Doulatpur Jute Mills held separate demonstrations on the Khulna-Jessore Highway and the ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment: Sri Lanka remains on high alert under emergency laws May 8, 2019 More than 250 people were killed and 500 others were injured in the suicide bombings at three prominent churches and four high-profile hotels in Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (February 18, 2019) May 8, 2019 Last week, seven defectors from the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) were officially accepted into the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM or Bersatu), the political party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Wednesday, May 8, 2019   INDONESIA  Four provinces being considered as new state capital. National Planning Minister Bambang Prodjonegoro said the government has invited four provinces to suggest locations for a new capital to replace Jakarta. The four provinces are Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and West Sulawesi. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 May 7, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, May 7, 2019   INDIA Fifth phase of general elections marred by violence.  Several people were injured in clashes between political parties in West Bengal during the fifth phase of voting in the general elections yesterday. Clashes between the political parties near the polling stations in Arambagh, Barrackpore, and ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 May 7, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, May 7, 2019 INDONESIA GDP grows 5.07% in first quarter. The Indonesian economy grew 5.07% in January-March, according to data provided by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). The growth rate is slightly higher than the 5.06% growth in the same period last year. However, it is below expectations. The central bank ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, May 6, 2019 May 6, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, May 6, 2019 INDIA Fifth phase of voting set today.  The fifth phase of the seven-phased 2019 general elections will be held today in seven states including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal. More than 80 million people are eligible to vote in about 96,000 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Monday, May 6, 2019 May 6, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, May 6, 2019 INDONESIA Two JAD terrorists killed, three others arrested. Two alleged Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) terrorists were killed in an explosion they had triggered themselves to avoid arrest by anti-terror squad Densus 88 in Bekasi, West Java, yesterday. Densus 88 was led to the terrorists following the capture of ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment: Sri Lanka remains on high alert under emergency laws May 3, 2019 Situation Update On Easter Sunday, April 21, Sri Lanka suffered its worst terror attack since the end of the civil war in 2009. More than 250 people were killed and 500 others were injured in the suicide bombings at three prominent churches and four high-profile hotels in Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa. Three days after the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Friday, May 3, 2019 May 3, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, May 3, 2019   INDONESIA Papuan court sentences Polish man to five years in jail. The Wamena district court in Papua’s Jayawijaya Regency sentenced a Polish tourist to five years in prison for treason yesterday. The verdict was lighter than the 10-year  jail term demanded by prosecutors. Jakub ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Friday, May 3, 2019 May 3, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, May 3, 2019   INDIA Flight operations suspended due to ‘Fani’.  Flight operations at Bhubaneshwar, Vishakapatnam, and Kolkata will be suspended as Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall today. More than 600,000 have been evacuated from the coastal districts of Orissa and hundreds of thousands more are expected ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Thursday, May 2, 2019 May 2, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Thursday, May 2, 2019   INDIA   Fifteen commandos killed in Maoist attack in Maharashtra.  Left-wing Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a vehicle carrying C-60 commandos in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra yesterday. The Maoist rebels attacked the police vehicle on Dadapur road near the village ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, May 2, 2019 May 2, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, May 2, 2019   INDONESIA   Mount Merapi ejects lava avalanche. Mount Merapi, which is located between Yogyakarta and Central Java, emitted four lava avalanches flowing one kilometer yesterday. The Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) also recorded 22 weak earthquakes. The geological agency has kept ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Wednesday, May 1, 2019   SRI LANKA   US warns of more attacks.  The US believes members of the Islamist militant group believed behind the Easter Sunday attacks may still be at large and planning more assaults. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz said that the terrorist threat is ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Wednesday, May 1, 2019   INDONESIA   Protests on Labor Day. Some 40,000 workers are expected to take part in Labor Day protests in Central Jakarta today. The Jakarta Police will be deploying 26,500 personnel to secure the protests, 1,500 at Istora Senayan area and 25,000 near the State ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 April 30, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, April 30, 2019 SRI LANKA Search operation continues, suspects in Kerala detained.  Security forces continued their nationwide operations to hunt terror suspects behind the Easter Sunday blasts. Several towns including Kamunai in the eastern province remain under curfew. Security forces have found.. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, April 30, 2019 INDONESIA Widodo wants to move capital out of Java. President Joko Widodo has decided to move the country’s capital city away from the crowded main island of Java. Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced this in a press conference yesterday, after a cabinet meeting where the move was discussed. ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, Monday, 29 April 2019 April 29, 2019 Security forces raid terror hideout, 15 killed by suicide blasts.  Fifteen people were killed during a raid on a house in Kalmunai in eastern Sri Lanka To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, Monday, April 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 INDONESIA Sandiaga open to working with Widodo. Sandiaga Uno, the running mate of presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, reportedly said he is open to working with President Joko Widodo if he is confirmed as the winner in the presidential election and makes an offer. In an interview with Bloomberg, Sandiaga said he would put the national ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, FRIDAY, 26 April 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Friday, April 26, 2019   SRI LANKA   Defense secretary quits, US Embassy issues alert. Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned yesterday, taking responsibility for the suicide attacks on April 21. He said there had been no failure on his own part, but he was taking responsibility for failures of some ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC, FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, April 26, 2019   INDONESIA   Challenges await Widodo during his second term. The final result of the April 17 presidential election is yet to be settled, but quick counts by poll organizations show President Joko Widodo and his running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, winning with 55% of the ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, THURSDAY, 25 April 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues in South Asia Thursday, April 25, 2019   SRI LANKA Curfew continues in Colombo; more bombs recovered. A curfew will be imposed tonight from 10 PM till 4 AM tomorrow morning in Colombo and several other cities of Sri Lanka for the fifth consecutive day this week since the bomb blasts on April 21 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, THURSDAY, 25 April 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, April 25, 2019   INDONESIA Wiranto dismisses election fraud allegations. Chief Security Minister Wiranto dismissed as “baseless” accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during the April 17 elections. “The accusations are inconsequential, as well as slanderous, incorrect and baseless. They ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, WEDNESDAY, 24 April 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues in SOUTH ASIA Wednesday, April 24,  2019   INDIA Poll related violence continues. Political violence continued yesterday during the third phase of voting in the general elections, many of which took place in small and remote towns. One person died in clashes between the supporter of the Trinamool Congress party and the Congress Party ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, WEDNESDAY, 24 April 2019 April 26, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Wednesday, April 24, 2019   INDONESIA Widodo, Prabowo urged to meet. Vice-President Jusuf Kalla and several Islamic leaders have urged President Joko Widodo and his rival, Prabowo Subianto, to meet to cool down the reported public tension at the grassroot level after the presidential election. Kalla and the Islamic leaders ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (April 23, 2019) April 25, 2019 More than 300 people were killed and 500 others were injured in what appeared to be coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka’s major cities on April 21 as Christians celebrated Easter Sunday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (April 22, 2019) April 25, 2019 More than 290 people were killed and 500 others were injured in what appeared to be coordinated suicide bomb attacks yesterday To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, TUESDAY, 23 April 2019 April 23, 2019 Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, April 23, 2019 INDIA Third phase of voting set today. The third phase of polling in general elections will be held today with 117 seats going up for grabs in 15 states including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. More than 180 million people are eligible to vote in ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, TUESDAY, 23 April 2019 April 23, 2019 Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, April 23, 2019 INDONESIA Thousands of polling stations to hold revote. More than 2,600 polling stations across Indonesia are expected to hold a revote to make up for technical glitches that reportedly caused problems in 31 provinces nationwide. The General Elections Commission (KPU) received revote requests from To access this content, ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in South Asia, MONDAY, 22 April 2019 April 22, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Major Issues in East Asia Pacific, MONDAY, 22 April 2019 April 22, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Semi-monthly Country Report (March 23 – April 10, 2019) April 19, 2019 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. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 April 18, 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 April 18, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 April 17, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 April 17, 2019 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 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, TUESDAY, April 16 2019 April 16, 2019 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 To access ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, TUESDAY, April 16 2019 April 16, 2019 Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director Main Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC TUESDAY 16 April  Firstly in INDONESIAJakarta Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Edy Pramono said the city police have not identified any potential security threat on election day, including possible conflicts between supporters of political groups. Gatot said the city’s police have taken steps to prevent threats ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, MONDAY, April 15, 2019 April 15, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, April 15, 2019   PAKISTAN  Hazaras on third day of protest after deady Quetta blast. The Hazara community in Quetta protested for three consecutive days since the deadly April 12 suicide blast that left 20 people dead and at least 40 others ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, MONDAY, April 15, 2019 April 15, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, April 15, 2019   INDONESIA Conflicts in opposition coalition. Some leaders of the Democratic Party questioned presidential contender and former military general Prabowo Subianto’s remarks in the fifth and last presidential debate before the April 17 election. During the debate held ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA FRIDAY, April 12, 2019   INDIA   First phase of elections marred by violence. The first phase of Indian elections was marred by violence in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.   In Andra Pradesh, two people were killed in a clash between ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC FRIDAY, April 12, 2019   INDONESIA Probowo calls to reject election results. Presidential candidate and former military general Prabowo Subianto challenged supporters at rallies to reject the election result if President Joko Widodo wins a second five-year term. Prabowo staged mass campaign ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 April 11, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC THURSDAY, April 11, 2019   INDONESIA Indonesian armed forces ready to intervene. Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Commander, Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, declared the military’s readiness to intervene against any attempt to disrupt the April 17 presidential and legislative elections. Air Marshal Tjahjanto ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 April 11, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA THURSDAY, April 11, 2019   INDIA Security stepped up in polling areas of Chhattisgarh. After the attack at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, at least 15 alleged Maoists were detained in Maoist-hit areas on April 9 by the Telangana state police. The police have issued ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 April 10, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019   INDIA BJP lawmaker killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, Bhima Mandavi, and four others in a convoy of vehicles were killed when Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 April 10, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019   INDONESIA High-risk provinces identified. The Indonesian election supervisory agency, Bawaslu, has identified 16 provinces that are prone to dispute during the April 17 presidential and legislative elections. Bawaslu Commissioner Muhammad Afifuddin said that these provinces scored above ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, TUESDAY, April 9 2019 April 9, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, April 9, 2019   INDIA Millions in cash seized in Madhya Pradesh raids. Yesterday the Income Tax Department conducted raids at premises of relatives and aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the Central Board of Direct Taxes claimed it had ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, TUESDAY, April 9 2019 April 9, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, April 9, 2019 INDONESIA Widodo rebukes fraud allegations. President Joko Widodo criticized the opposition’s allegations that fraud is being committed by his camp for the April 17 election. Widodo said anyone who claims that election fraud is being committed should be able to present evidence ... Read More...
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  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, MONDAY, April 8 2019 April 8, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, April 8, 2019 PAKISTANForeign Minister claims India planning another attack. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has claimed that India is planning more military action against Pakistan in the third week of April. He called on the international community to reprimand India for what he described ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, MONDAY, April 8 2019 April 8, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, April 8, 2019 INDONESIA Prabowo holds a massive rally. Supporters of presidential candidate and former military general Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, filled the main stadium of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan, Jakarta during his grand campaign rally yesterday. The stadium ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA FRIDAY, April 5, 2019   PAKISTAN Zardari threatens to topple government. Former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari accused the government of trying to roll back the 18th amendment of the Constitution and targeting the opposition parties with corruption charges. He was speaking at a ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, FRIDAY, April 5 2019 April 5, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC FRIDAY, April 5, 2019   INDONESIA Terror suspects arrested. The anti-terrorism Special Detachment 88 arrested a suspected leader of terror group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in Karawang, West Java on April 3. The suspect was allegedly involved in several terror acts last year, including the bombings in ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 April 4, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA THURSDAY, April 4, 2019   PAKISTAN Pakistan debt at alarming levels. Finance Minister Asad Umar said yesterday that Pakistan’s basic debts have reached an alarmingly high level and that the country is near bankruptcy. Pakistan is in an economic crisis over mounting external debt, with more than USD ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, THURSDAY, April 4 2019 April 4, 2019 Paul Quaglia  – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC THURSDAY, April 4 2019   INDONESIA Widodo retains lead in the opinion polls. Two new surveys indicate that President Joko Widodo and his running mate, Mar’ruf Amin, will win in the April 17 presidential election, with the election just two weeks away. The Melbourne-based Roy Morgan released yesterday ... Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (April 3, 2019) April 4, 2019 Overview On Sunday March 24 Thailand held a general election, its first democratic poll since the May 2014 military coup. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, April 3 2019 April 3, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA WEDNESDAY, April 3 2019   PAKISTAN Pakistan could be blacklisted by the FATF. Pakistan could be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) due to “lobbying by India”, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said at a press conference in Lahore this week. Qureshi said he estimated that ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, 3 April 2019 April 3, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC WEDNESDAY, 3 April 2019   INDONESIA President Widodo stresses neutrality of armed forces. President Joko Widodo stressed that he had repeatedly said in meetings with the Armed Forces and the National Police that they must maintain neutrality. President Widodo was responding to claims by former Pasirwangi ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Issues, TUESDAY, 2 April 2019 April 2, 2019 Paul Quaglia  – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC Tuesday, 2 April 2019   INDONESIA  Prabowo’s team complains of irregularities. The Prabowo Subianto campaign team complained to the Election Commission (KPU) that it has uncovered irregularities affecting 9% of voters affecting 17 and a half million voters in the election rolls. The anomalies include errors in dates ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, TUESDAY, 2 April 2019 April 2, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, 02 April 2019   SRI LANKA Cases filed against LTTE suspects. The Government says criminal cases filed on 54 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suspects are set to commence. Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said that the police are also still conducting investigations on six suspects. She ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, MONDAY, 1 April 2019 April 1, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Main Issues in SOUTH ASIA MONDAY 01 April   INDIA PM Modi to strike Balakot in Pakistan in February. Speaking at a campaign rally yesterday, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he decided to strike Balakot in Pakistan in February because he believed it was where terrorism in India was being remote-controlled. ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, MONDAY, 1 April 2019 April 1, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Main Issues in EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, 01 April 2019   Firstly in INDONESIA The presidential candidates’ fourth debate on March 30 was heated at times. Former military general Prabowo Subianto questioned the capability of the Indonesian military to protect the country. He said Indonesia’s defense is too weak because the budget allocated ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, FRIDAY, 29 March 2019 March 29, 2019 Bhargav Reddy  – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA FRIDAY, 29 March 2019   BANGLADESH Fire at an office tower. A fire reportedly engulfed an office tower in Banani commercial district in Dhaka killing 25 people yesterday. More than 73 others were injured in the fire. The number of victims could increase as the blaze trapped others ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, FRIDAY, 29 March 2019 March 29, 2019 Paul Quaglia  – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC FRIDAY, 29 March 2019   THAILAND The Palang Pracharat Party wins popular vote. The pro-military Palang Pracharat party has won Thailand’s popular vote with 100% of ballots counted. However, the results remain unofficial until final results are announced by the Elections Commission on May 9. The Palang Pracharat ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, THURSDAY, 28 March 2019 March 28, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC THURSDAY, 28 March 2019   THAILAND The Palang Pracharat Party adamant on forming a government. The pro-military Palang Pracharat Party said it is confident it can form a government. The party has not named its allies in its coalition. The Palang Prachart Party won the most votes ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, THURSDAY, 28 March 2019 March 28, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA THURSDAY, 28 March 2019   PAKISTAN Pakistan seeks de-escalation. Pakistan has reportedly requested China to withdraw the technical hold on the United Nations listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist on the condition that India carries out a military de-escalation on the border and ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, 27 March 2019 March 27, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA WEDNESDAY, 27 March 2019   INDIA Naxal attack foiled.  Yesterday police foiled a major attack on security forces and government vehicles in the Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. Security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device, containing four kgs of explosives which was planted below a small bridge in the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, WEDNESDAY, 27 March 2019 March 27, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC WEDNESDAY, 27 March 2019   THAILAND  Pheu Thai and PPRP claim the right to form government.  The pro-Thaksin Shinawatra Pheu Thai Party and the pro-military Palang Pracharat Party are staking claim to form a coalition government in the lower house. The Pheu Thai and at least five ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, TUESDAY, 26 March 2019 March 26, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Tuesday, 26 March 2019   PAKISTAN Pakistan Peoples Party leads a protest march.  The Pakistan Peoples Party has launched a protest march against the government from Karachi today. The symbolic march will commence from Karachi’s Cantonment Railway Station and proceed to Larkana where they will have a political ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, TUESDAY, 26 March 2019 March 26, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC TUESDAY, 26 March 2019   THAILAND Parties start negotiations to form a coalition. Two political parties have started negotiations to form a coalition government in Thailand. The two parties are the Pheu Thai Party, which is linked to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and the pro-military Palang ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Transnational Crime and Cash Crime Research March 26, 2019 v6GdF_19March2019 Transnational Crime and Cash Crime Research     To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, MONDAY, 25 March 2019 March 25, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA Monday, 25 March 2019   INDIA Security tightened in Kashmir.  Security in Kashmir has been tightened and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the state after the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front was banned by the government. Tensions in the valley have been rising since last week ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, MONDAY, 25 March 2019 March 25, 2019 Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC MONDAY, 25 March 2019   THAILAND The Palang Pracharat Party wins most votes. In Thailand’s general election held yesterday, the pro-military Palang Pracharat Party appeared to have won the most votes, followed closely by the Pheu Thai Party as vote count reached 92% at 10:30 PM yesterday. The ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, FRIDAY, 22 March 2019 March 22, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA FRIDAY, 22 March 2019   INDIA Security situation continues to worsen in Kashmir.  The security situation in Kashmir continues to worsen this week. Two army soldiers were reportedly killed yesterday in two separate grenade attacks in the Sopore district. In another encounter between separatist militants and the security ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, FRIDAY, 22 March 2019 March 22, 2019 The campaign team of President Joko Widodo and his running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, will reportedly shift its campaign strategy to door-to-door campaigns Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, THURSDAY, 21 March 2019 March 21, 2019  Bilawal Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari were summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for questioning in connection with three separate cases of corruption. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, THURSDAY, 21 March 2019 March 21, 2019 New Survey shows narrowing lead.  A pre-election survey by Litbang Kompas shows the big lead of President Joko Widodo over his challenger, Prabowo Subianto, has narrowed weeks ahead of the April 17 elections. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, WEDNESDAY, 20 March 2019 March 20, 2019 Students protest in Dhaka. Demanding justice for the Bangladesh University of Professionals student, who died under the wheels of a bus yesterday, Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, WEDNESDAY, 20 March 2019 March 20, 2019  The KPK raids the office of Religious Affairs Ministry.  Yesterday, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confiscated more than USD 42,000 from the office of Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (March 19, 2019) March 20, 2019 India’s general elections will be held this year as the Bhartiya Janata Party-led government completes its five-year term after being elected in 2014. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, TUESDAY, 19 March 2019 March 19, 2019 Bhargav Reddy – APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Major Issues In SOUTH ASIA TUESDAY, 19 March 2019   BANGLADESH Election official killed in southeastern Bangladesh. Seven people, including two electoral officials and four paramilitary personnel, were shot dead and more than 26 others were injured yesterday in a gun attack in the Rangamati district southeast of Bangladesh. The polling officials were ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, TUESDAY, 19 March 2019 March 19, 2019 Paul Quaglia – APAC Assistance Director Major Issues In EAST ASIA PACIFIC TUESDAY, 19 March 2019   INDONESIA President Widodo extends lead. The latest pre-poll survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting shows that President Joko Widodo has widened his lead over Prabowo Subianto to 26 points. Widodo and his running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, garnered 57.6% up from 54.9% ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 18 March 2019 March 18, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in PAKISTAN A blast targeting a passenger train has killed four people and injured six others near Dera Murad Jamali in the southern province of Baluchistan yesterday. Baluchistan is plagued by a separatist insurgency. Terror attacks by the insurgent groups are ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 18 March 2019 March 18, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific.   Main Issues in East Asia Pacific  Firstly in INDONESIA Vice-presidential candidates Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno faced off in the third round of presidential debate last night. The debate touched on employment, education, health, and social and cultural issues. Sandiaga, Prabowo Subianto’s running mate was expected ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 14 March 2019 March 14, 2019 Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday in a meeting decided to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010, with stricter punishments. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 14 March 2019 March 14, 2019 According to Police, the wife of a suspected terrorist blew herself and their children up yesterday in the Sibolga city in North Sumatra. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 March 13, 2019 President Joko Widodo said yesterday that he is considering forming new ministries for investments and exports to tackle a decline in investment and weak export growth. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 March 13, 2019 The Pakistan Air Force reportedly remains on full operational alert with multiple squadrons of F-16 fighters being deployed on its eastern front with India. The Pakistani air space along the border with India is still under restrictions. Read More...
  • India-Pakistan Country Assessment Report (March 8, 2019) March 13, 2019 Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan persisted as the two countries launched airstrikes following the deadly Pulwama attack. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 March 12, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia PAKISTAN A judge of the Lahore High Court has recused himself from hearing two petitions related to the disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan. A request has been sent to the Lahore High Court’s Chief Justice to nominate another judge. The two ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 March 12, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific.   Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly, in INDONESIA Prabowo’s running mate, Vice-Presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno said that he wants to change the free trade agreement deal with Australia if his team wins April 19 elections. He claimed that the deal was unfair to Indonesia and ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 11 March 2019 March 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in INDIA The Election Commission of India announced the schedule for General Elections yesterday. The elections will begin on April 11 till May 19 in seven phases and the results will be declared on May 23. The state assembly elections in ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 11 March 2019 March 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific.   Main issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in THAILAND Six home-made bombs exploded at different locations in the Pak Phayun district of the southern Phatthalung province yesterday. Later, three bombs were discovered and destroyed in the same district. Train services were suspended for three hours. There ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 8 March 2019 March 8, 2019 THAILAND Yesterday, the Constitutional Court ordered the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party for nominating Princess Ubolratana as its prime ministerial candidate. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 8 March 2019 March 8, 2019 Yesterday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his disapproval of President Maithripala Sirisena statements on Sri Lanka’s commitment to the UNHRC on war-time atrocities against Tamils. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 7 March 2019 March 7, 2019 A level three warning has been issued in the ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra due to thunderstorms and rain in the area. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 7 March 2019 March 7, 2019 Police will reportedly deploy more than 1,200 officers at the Constitutional Court today. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 March 6, 2019 A drug suspect was killed in a police operation in Calamba City, Laguna area in Manila’s south east. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 March 6, 2019 All commercial and international airlines are avoiding the eastern airspace of Pakistan in view of continuing tensions with India causing travel delays. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (March 05, 2019) March 6, 2019 Thailand’s long-awaited general elections (GE) are scheduled to be held on March 24. The March vote is deemed crucial for the country as it returns to democracy nearly five years since the 2014 military intervention led by General Prayuth Chan-o-cha. The election will also be key to returning a sense of stability to a nation ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 March 5, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in PAKISTAN The Government of Pakistan has decided to crack down on extremist and militant organizations by seizing their assets which are in accordance with the National Action Plan 2014 and the United Nations Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 March 5, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific.   Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly, in CHINA China’s 13th National People’s Congress is set to meet from today until March 15. More than 3,000 representatives will discuss the country’s plan for the next one year including the economy, security and political issues. The Chinese People’s ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 4 March 2019 March 4, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in BANGLADESH The Bangldesh Awami League Party backed the Bangladesh Chhatra League president has allegedly forced at least five independent candidates to withdraw from the Dhaka University’s Central Student Union and hall union polls. The polls are scheduled on March ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 4 March 2019 March 4, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific   Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly, in INDONESIA Indonesia’s Deputy Chief of Police has raised concern about the increase in fights between supporters of presidential candidates before the election in April this year. There have been various election-related crimes. Different social media platforms are being monitored ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Weekly Reformasi Report (Ref Wkly 19-03-01) March 4, 2019   Ref Wkly 19-03-01: Pro-Widodo generals targeted in sparring; Bekasi land impedes Adhi LRT; MRT ramps up; Outlook: anti-foreign rhetoric matters; IA-Cepa on 4 Mar; Yogya scuffle; Geothermal assesed; Govs back Widodo; Property regs due; No new poll data To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Semi-monthly Country Report (February 9 – February 22, 2019) March 4, 2019 This report provides a recapitulation of the significant developments that transpired in Indonesia for the period Feb 09 – Feb 22, 2019 and their potential implications on the country’s business risk outlook. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 1 March 2019 March 1, 2019 The Bangladesh Awami League party candidate Atiqul Islam was declared as the Mayor of Dhaka after he won the Dhaka North City Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 1 March 2019 March 1, 2019 The National Legislative Assembly passed the cybersecurity bill yesterday Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 28 February 2019 February 28, 2019 A major fire has broken out in Bhashantek Jahangir slum at 1.30 am this morning in south western part of Dhaka. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 28 February 2019 February 28, 2019 Two suspects were arrested in a shooting incident which wounded a man in Malabon city in Manila yesterday. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 February 27, 2019 THAILAND One ranger was killed, and another ranger and a civilian were injured by a roadside bomb explosion in the Banang Sata district of Yala province in southern Thailand yesterday. Police have blamed the separatist insurgents active in the region. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 February 27, 2019 The government has issued a high alert across the states bordering Pakistan including Jammu and Kashmir after India Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 February 26, 2019 Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in BANGLADESH Leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami have said they will not apologize for assisting Pakistani occupation forces during the 1971 Liberation War. Several leaders of Jamaat including Secretary General Abdur Razzaq have resigned while citing their failure to reform the party and apologize for its role during the Liberation War. Jaamat has already ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 February 26, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific. Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in the PHILIPPINES Unidentified assailants claiming to be members of the New People’s Army burnt down construction equipment’s of Sta. Clara International Corporation yesterday in Naujan town of the Oriental Mindoro province on the island of Mindoro. The attackers reportedly ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 25 February 2019 February 25, 2019 Firstly in BANGLADESH A hijacker on a flight bound to Dubai was killed after the Special Forces stormed the flight Bangladesh Biman BG 147 at Chittagong airport southeast of Bangladesh. A pistol was recovered from the hijacker. All passengers in the plane were safe and the airport was sealed by security officials. An investigation is underway to ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 25 February 2019 February 25, 2019 Firstly in the PHILIPPINES The Department of Transportation has approved the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover and intersection in Quezon City in the National Capital Region of Manila from March 2. The closure is expected to last until 2020. The closure of the four-lane intersection and flyover is to facilitate the construction of the Tandang Sora ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 22 February 2019 February 22, 2019 One lane of the Katunayake Expressway which connects Colombo with Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo in the Western province is closed for a week until February 27. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 22 February 2019 February 22, 2019 A suspected drug smuggler was shot dead yesterday during an encounter between two drug traffickers and police in the Mae Chan district of the northern Chiang Rai province near the Myanmar border. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 21 February 2019 February 21, 2019 Firstly in BANGLADESH Forty-four people have been killed and more than a hundred others were injured in a massive fire that engulfed several buildings at Nanda Kumar Lane in the Chawkbazar area of Dhaka. The fire reportedly started on a building situated on the intersection of roads leading in the Chawkbazar area yesterday. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 21 February 2019 February 21, 2019 Firstly in the PHILIPPINES Yesterday a fire has destroyed a large forest area in the Itogon and Tuba administrative districts in the northern province of Benguet. The fire has killed at least five people when blaze spread to a storage area of the Office of Forestry. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 February 20, 2019 The Dhaka Metropolitan Police department has issued a traffic advisory for tomorrow on the occasion of Shaheed Dibas. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 February 20, 2019 Yesterday police arrested three alleged members of a major drug trafficking gang and seized assets worth about USD 3.2million during raids on different locations in Bangkok. Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (February 18, 2019) February 20, 2019 Last week, seven defectors from the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) were officially accepted into the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM or Bersatu), the political party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 February 19, 2019 Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in PAKISTAN Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has signed investment deals worth more than USD 20 billion with Pakistan yesterday during his state visit. Seven agreements and Memorandums of Understanding were signed between the two countries. Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to set up an oil refinery in the southwest of ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 February 19, 2019 Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in INDONESIA Authorities will temporarily close Jl. Pancoran in West Jakarta on February 19 and 20 for the Chinatown Festival in the Chinatown area. West Jakarta Transportation Agency said, “To avoid traffic jams because of the closure, we will divert the traffic to other streets”. Traffic from Jl. Toko Tiga to ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 18 February 2019 February 18, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia.   Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in BANGLADESH Gas supply will be suspended in several areas of Dhaka on Tuesday this week to facilitate the construction of metro rail. Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited said the suspension will affect most parts of the city ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 18 February 2019 February 18, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific.   Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in INDONESIA An explosion was reported near the Sultan Hotel in Central Jakarta yesterday. The hotel is the venue for an upcoming presidential debate. No casualties were reported in the explosion. Authorities are unclear on the motives behind the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 15 February 2019 February 15, 2019 More than 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in a suicide bomb attack on their convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 15 February 2019 February 15, 2019 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said that a supply vessel capsized and sank in Singapore territorial waters yesterday. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 14 February 2019 February 14, 2019 Firstly in INDIA Indigo Airlines will reportedly cancel 30 flights per day until March 31 this year. Indigo canceled 50 flights yesterday due to an acute shortage of pilots. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 14 February 2019 February 14, 2019 Firstly in INDONESIA A dengue fever outbreak has claimed eight lives in the East Sumba district of the southern East Nusa Tenggara province. Eighteen people have been killed in 2019 in the East Nusa Tenggara province. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 February 13, 2019 Martadi-Kolti highway has been closed for this month due to muddy and slippery conditions caused by heavy snowfall at Porke hill in the western Bajura district. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 February 13, 2019 Police have confirmed yesterday that a package retrieved by fishermen off the coast of Vinzons town in the eastern province of Camarines Norte of Luzon contained USD 86,418 worth of cocaine. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (February 12, 2019): Princess disqualified from elections February 13, 2019 On February 11, the Election Commission disqualified Princess Ubolratana as a candidate for prime minister in the March 24 general elections. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (February 12, 2019): General Elections 2019 February 13, 2019 summary of Indonesia General Elections 2019 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 February 12, 2019 Firstly in INDIA Facebook has partnered with local organizations to curb the spread of fake news identified through an international fact-checking network. It is expected to reduce the spread of fake news by 80% before the elections in April this year. The partnerships will expand its fact-checking capability, in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi languages. ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 February 12, 2019 Firstly from INDONESIA Volcanic ash and lava spewing out from Mount Karangetang on the Siau island in North Sulawesi province have cut off the roads and bridges in the area. Bad weather in the region has hampered the evacuation operations. Local authorities are trying to evacuate 508 villagers from the area. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 11 February 2019 February 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia Main Issues in South Asia INDIA Agitation by the Gujjar community for reservation turned violent yesterday in several towns of the northern state of Rajasthan. Violence was reported in Dholpur, Karauli and Bharatpur districts. Twenty-six trains have been diverted and 12 have been cancelled due to the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 11 February 2019 February 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Papua New Guinea Police in the town of Goroka, Eastern Highlands province are on alert after the National Court decided to conduct a by-election following a petition by the runner-up in the 2017 polls. Bire Kimisopa had challenged the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 8 February 2019 February 8, 2019 Massive protest were reported yesterday against the Central government’s move to grant the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six ethnic communities of Assam. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 8 February 2019 February 8, 2019 Pilots of China airlines have planned to go on strike this morning forcing the cancellation of 26 flights. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 7 February 2019 February 7, 2019 INDONESIA: Shares of Freeport-McMoRan rose almost 13% in January and is expected to rise further by 27% in total with the stock price at USD 22 from USD 11.46. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 7 February 2019 February 7, 2019 Prime Minister Sheik Hasina said in the parliament yesterday that the government is unable to take any action to ban Jamaat-i-Islaami Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (February 6, 2019): Government proposed interim budget February 7, 2019 The Government of India proposed an interim budget in the parliament last week. An interim budget was proposed because the general elections are scheduled for April – May 2019. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 February 6, 2019 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned that there will be “massive” implications for the global economy if the trade war escalates between the US and China.  Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 February 6, 2019 Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has called off her sit-in protest on the third day yesterday. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 February 5, 2019 INDIA Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has continued her sit-in protest for the second day today at the Metro Cinema in Kolkata. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 February 5, 2019 President Widodo has caused a political uproar among opposition parties by suggesting his challenger in the 2019 presidential election employed a foreign political consultant to support his campaign. Read More...
  • Papua New Guinea Semi-Monthly Country Report (January16-29, 2019) February 4, 2019 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Philippines Country Assessment Report (February 1, 2019): New autonomous law faces early challenges February 4, 2019 A referendum to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law was held on January 21 in Mindanao. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 4 February 2019 February 4, 2019 Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said yesterday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 4 February 2019 February 4, 2019 Unidentified assailants assaulted two Corruption Eradication Commission investigators in Jakarta on Saturday midnight. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 1 February 2019 February 1, 2019 THAILAND Yesterday the Pheu Thai party announced that they have chosen their three prime ministerial candidates. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 1 February 2019 February 1, 2019 Yesterday the opposition parties in the eastern state of West Bengal appealed to the Election Commission to deploy central police forces in the state during the upcoming general elections in April this year. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 31 January 2019 January 31, 2019 THAILAND Yesterday the pro-junta Palang Pracharath Party revealed three prime ministerial candidates. One of the candidates is Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who will be approached with the offer this week. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 31 January 2019 January 31, 2019 INDIA: Yesterday 11 people were arrested in Contai town in the eastern state of West Bengal for vandalism and violent clashes. Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (January 30, 2019) : Prison sentence for hate speech January 31, 2019 Musician Ahmad Dhani was sentenced to 18 months prison by South Jakarta District Court on Monday for hate speech. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Philippines Country Assessment Report (January 28, 2019): Twin bomb blasts in Jolo January 31, 2019 Two bomb explosions at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the Jolo island killed 20 people and injured more than 100 others yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (January 25, 2019): Political parties issue statements on Section 44 January 31, 2019 Chusak Sirinil of the Pheu Thai party said that the party wants Prayut, in his capacity as the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, to refrain from using his power under Section 44 of the constitution. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 January 30, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in the PHILIPPINES A grenade attack on a mosque in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao has killed two people and injured more than three others this morning. The attack comes after the twin blasts in a ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 January 30, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in PAKISTAN Yesterday nine people including three policemen were killed and 21 others were injured when attackers attempted to enter a police compound in Loralai town in the southwestern province of Balochistan. Three armed suicide bombers tried to enter the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 January 29, 2019 Security in the national capital Islamabad has been tightened today as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a petition seeking review of its verdict of acquitting Aasia Bibi on blasphemy charges in October last year. Paramilitary personnel have been deployed in the city. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 January 29, 2019 Malaysia was barred from hosting the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships after Malaysia banned Israeli athletes from the event. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 28 January 2019 January 28, 2019 Investigations into the murders of liberal bloggers and activists have reportedly progressed at a snail’s pace. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 28 January 2019 January 28, 2019 Yesterday two bomb blasts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the Jolo island killed 20 people and injured more than 100 others. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 25 January 2019 January 25, 2019 Poland is set to exclude Huawei from its 5G network in favor of European players following the arrest of an employee of Huawei on suspicion of spying this month. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 25 January 2019 January 25, 2019 Yesterday the Supreme Court announced that a review petition will be heard over the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case last year. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 24 January 2019 January 24, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in TIMOR LESTE Yesterday President Lu-Olo vetoed the State Budget. The State Budget was passed by parliament on December 24. He questioned various aspects of the budget and criticized it for being unsustainable and for inefficient use of the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 24 January 2019 January 24, 2019 Yesterday 87 mortar bombs and four landmines were unearthed by the police near a playground in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 January 23, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific. Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in THAILAND Yesterday Prime Minister Prayuth said that he would consider joining any party that does not abandon the policies of the current government. He insisted that a political party must invite him to join them first. Prayuth ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 January 23, 2019 Yesterday the Narcotics Bureau officers arrested five suspects and seized 90 kgs of heroin worth more than USD 6 million in the Kollupitiya area of Colombo. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (January 22, 2019) : Islamist militants arrested January 23, 2019 The Rapid Action Battalion raided more than 15 houses in Chapainawabganj and arrested several suspects of the banned Islamist group Jamaa’atul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB) today. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (January 21, 2019) : Political turmoil in Karnataka January 23, 2019 Political turmoil erupted in Karnataka last week. Several members of the Congress party allegedly threatened to withdraw support from the coalition government. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Timor Leste Country Assessment Report (January 18, 2019) : GDP growth rate revised January 23, 2019 Summary of GDP growth in Timor Leste To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (January 18, 2019) : New election date proposed January 23, 2019 The Election Commission is reportedly considering March 10 for the general elections to meet the 150 days deadline from December 11 set by the constitution. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 January 22, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Main Issues in East Asia Pacific The PHILIPPINES Residents of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on the southern island of Mindanao have overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the plebiscite held this morning. Over 58,688 people voted “Yes” and 112 people ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 January 22, 2019 APAC Assistance Operations Assistant Bhargav Reddy discusses Main Issues in South Asia Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in PAKISTAN Yesterday the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has filed a disqualification petition against the former president and member of the National Assembly Asif Ali Zardari in the Supreme Court. The petition alleges that Zardari has illegally concealed properties ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 21 January 2019 January 21, 2019 The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a rally at Malda in the eastern state of West Bengal tomorrow. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 21 January 2019 January 21, 2019 The security situation in Pakistan continues to deteriorate as three civilians were reportedly killed Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 18 January 2019 January 18, 2019 The Bangladesh Awami League party will be holding rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan ground in Dhaka tomorrow. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 18 January 2019 January 18, 2019 Five people were detained with drugs worth USD 49,000 near Jalan Tun Sambanthan in the Brickfields area of Kuala Lumpur this week. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 17 January 2019 January 17, 2019 Bhargav Reddy of APAC Assistance Asia Pacific team discusses Main Issues in South Asia Main Issues in South Asia Firstly in INDIA In the southern state of Kerala, the trade unions representing the workers of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation have called for an indefinite strike from today. The workers are demanding a single-duty roster, resolution of a ... Read More...
  • Time Leste Country Assessment Report (January 16, 2019): Political jostle continues January 17, 2019 On January 11, Timor Leste’s national parliament confirmed its vote of approval to the amendments of the 2005 Petroleum Activities Law. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Papua New Guinea Bi-weekly Country Report (January 2, 2019 – January 15, 2019) January 17, 2019 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 17 January 2019 January 17, 2019 Security has been tightened in Cotabato City in the southern island of Mindanao ahead of the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law scheduled on January 21. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 January 16, 2019 Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister Harsha de Silva said that the government had prepaid the USD 1 billion borrowed by the previous regime in January 2014 through international sovereign bonds. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 January 16, 2019 The Army chief Gen Apirat has warned the pro-democracy activists not to cross the line when they hold a rally this Saturday, January 19. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (January 14, 2019): Government pulls out of IMF package January 16, 2019 Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Saturday that the federal government has decided not to enter into an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for now. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (January 14, 2019): Tensions rise over election delay January 16, 2019 The controversy over an expected delay in elections continues with pro-democracy activists demanding that the elections should be held no later than March 10. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • APAC Assistance’s Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues (Issue No. 40 January 14, 2019) January 16, 2019 Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 January 15, 2019 BANGLADESH Yesterday more than 7000 garment workers protested in several towns across the country. They were protesting the pay hike offered by the owners of garment factories on Sunday. A meeting was convened by the committee formed by the government to deliberate on the dispute over wages levels of garment factory workers. Workers from more than 10 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 January 15, 2019 Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Firstly in SOUTHERN THAILAND An election candidate and his wife were shot dead in the Kabang district of Yala on Sunday night. The police suspect the killings were politically motivated. The candidate was preparing to contest in the impending elections from the Thai Nation Power Party. Officers from Kabang police station and ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 14 January 2019 January 14, 2019 Firstly in SRI LANKA Yesterday two people were shot dead in the Wattala (wat-ta-la) area of the capital city Colombo. The police suspect the shootout was gang-related and the two people killed had connections to the underworld. A machine gun was used in the shootout. Violent clashes between criminal gangs are a major concern for law enforcement ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 14 January 2019 January 14, 2019 Today, Paul will look at issues in Timor Leste, PNG and in Thailand. THAILAND Yesterday a protest was held by pro-democracy activists at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok. The activists were protesting an expected delay in elections and called for elections to be held before March 10, being the 150-day deadline set by the constitution. The activists ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Friday, 11 January 2019 January 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in South Asia Main Issues in South Asia BANGLADESH Yesterday in the first meeting of the 10-member committee to resolve the factory workers issues, the representatives from the government and the workers failed to reach any resolution on the dispute over wages. The 10-member committee includes representatives of both the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 11 January 2019 January 11, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses Main Issues in East Asia Pacific Main Issues in East Asia Pacific TAIWAN Premier William Lai said yesterday that he is resigning along with the entire cabinet. His Pro-Independence party was defeated in the elections held in November 2018. President Tsai is expected to appoint a new Premier next week. Tsai is also ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (January 10, 2019): Negotiations with the IMF expected to restart January 11, 2019 The governor of the Central Bank of Sri LankaIndrajit and Finance minister Samaraweera will be meeting the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde this week. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • 11 January 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Bangladesh: Protesting garment workers block roads January 11, 2019 Garment workers have continued their strike for the fifth consecutive day today. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (January 9, 2019) : Garment workers continue protests January 11, 2019 Yesterday Garment workers continued their protests in several towns of the Gazipur district for a fourth consecutive today. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (January 9, 2019): An analysis of the upcoming elections January 11, 2019 Thailand is witnessing elections this year which is one of the most anticipated political developments in Thailand To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 10 January 2019 January 10, 2019 Yesterday the garment workers continued their strike for the fourth consecutive day. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 10 January 2019 January 10, 2019 A bomb blast was reported in the Thepa district of Songkhla province in southern Thailand on Tuesday Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 January 9, 2019 The two-day nationwide strike called by the Central Trade Unions association will continue today. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 January 9, 2019 Yesterday more than 200 people participated in a protest at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (January 8, 2019) : Two-day nationwide strike January 9, 2019 A two-day countrywide strike has been called by the Central Trade Unions Association. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (January 7, 2019) : Allied parties excluded from the new cabinet January 9, 2019 A new cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheik Hasina will be sworn in today. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • APAC Assistance’s Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues (Issue No. 39 January 7, 2019) January 9, 2019 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (January 5, 2019) : Political rallies planned in West Bengal January 9, 2019 The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is expected to conduct a rally on January 19 for the state and general elections expected in April 2019. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (January 4, 2019) January 9, 2019 The newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn-in yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 January 8, 2019   Main Issues in South Asia INDIA Yesterday statewide protests against the Citizenship bill were reported in the northeastern state of Assam. The proposed Citizenship bill grants citizenship to the religious minorities who have fled religious persecution in neighboring countries. The protests are expected to continue today alongside the nationwide strike called by the Central Trade Unions association. The ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 January 8, 2019 MALAYSIA Malaysia’s constitutional monarch, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicated on Sunday, January 8. He is the first reigning king in Malaysia to abdicate. Yesterday the Conference of Rulers decided to elect a new king on January 24. Sultan Nazrin of Perak, the deputy king, will serve as acting head of state. The abdication is unlikely to ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Monday, 7 January 2019 January 7, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses security issues for South Asia. Main Issues in South Asia INDIA A countrywide strike has been called by the Central Trade Unions tomorrow. Workers from the industrial and banking sectors are expected to join the strike. Private transport and banking services are likely to be affected by the strike. The strike is being ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Monday, 7 January 2019 January 7, 2019 Main Issues in East Asia Pacific MYANMAR Violent clashes have been reported in the Rakhine State of Myanmar between Buddhist rebels and the security forces. Thirteen officers were killed, and thousands of people were displaced in the violence. The clashes were reportedly over the government’s decision to repatriate thousands of Rohingya refugees back to the Rakhine State. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia and East Asia Pacific Issues, Friday, 4 January 2019 January 4, 2019 Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said that the elections expected on February 24 is likely to be delayed to avoid overlapping with coronation ceremony. He assured the election will be held no later than the May 9 deadline. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (January 3, 2019) : Violent clashes reported in Kerala January 4, 2019 The state government of Kerala led by the Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) organized statewide demonstrations To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (January 3, 2019) : Pre-election violence reported January 4, 2019 Phrao Bappan, a leader of the New Alternative Party, was killed allegedly by a local gang on December 27. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (January 2, 2019) : Security situation continues to deteriorate January 4, 2019 The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has claimed this week that his party can oust the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Papua New Guinea Bi-weekly Country Report (December 19, 2018) January 4, 2019 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (December 31, 2018) : PPBM promotes self as protector of Malays January 4, 2019 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), the political party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, held its second annual general assembly on December 28-30. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (December 31, 2018) : Awami League wins the elections January 4, 2019 The incumbent Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party has won the general election held yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, 31 December 2018 January 4, 2019 Mount Agung on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali erupted again yesterday. The volcano spewed ash over surrounding villages. Yesterday, delegates to the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia annual general assembly passed a resolution calling for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to stay as prime minister until the next general election. Mahathir reiterated that he will keep his promise ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA Monday, 31 December 2018 January 4, 2019 The incumbent Bangladesh Awami League Party has won the general election held yesterday. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (December 28, 2018) : Anti-terrorism operation announced January 4, 2019 The Government of Pakistan has announced that a countrywide operation will be launched in March 2019, to crack down on terrorism in the country. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Vietnam Country Assessment Report (December 28, 2018): 2018 GDP growth tops 7% January 4, 2019 Vietnam’s GDP grew 7.1% in 2018, the country’s General Statistics Office announced yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (December 27, 2018) : Islamic State terror plot foiled January 4, 2019 Yesterday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), arrested 10 people from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh (UP). To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (December 26, 2018) : Judicial impartiality praised January 4, 2019 The judiciary has been appreciated for the resolution of constitutional crisis. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thursday, 3 January 2019 January 3, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses security issues for South Asia and East Asia Pacific. Main Issues in South Asia SRI LANKA More than 95,000 suspects were arrested by Sri Lanka police for drug possession during countrywide raids in 2018. The suspects were arrested for possession of toxic drugs such as heroin, cocaine, hashish, cannabis, and methamphetamine. Over 736 ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 3 January 2019 January 3, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses security issues for East Asia Pacific and South Asia. Main Issues in East Asia Pacific THAILAND Yesterday, high profile politician Suthep Thaugsuban, campaigned in the red stronghold of the Northeast to seek voter support He is co-founder of the action coalition for Thailand party Though he is not running for a position is supporting the ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Thusday, 3 January 2019 January 3, 2019 More than 95,000 suspects were arrested by Sri Lankan police for drug possession during countrywide raids in 2018. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Thursday, 03 January 2019 January 3, 2019 APAC ASSISTANCE DIRECTOR PAUL QUAGLIA DISCUSSES EAST ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY ISSUES. THAILAND YESTERDAY THE HIGH PROFILE POLITICIAN SUTHEP THAUGSUBAN, CAMPAIGNED IN THE RED STRONGHOLD OF THE NORTHEAST TO SEEK VOTER SUPPORT. HE IS COFOUNDER O FTHE ACTION COALITION FOR THAILAND PARTY. THOUGH HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR A POSITION IS SUPPORTING THE PARTY WITH HIS SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE. WHY IS ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific Issues, Wednesday, 02 January 2019 January 2, 2019 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses East Asia Pacific security issues. SINGAPORE-MALAYSIA Singapore’s transport ministry raised concerns with Malaysia over the latter’s establishment of a permanent Restricted Area for military activities over Pasir Gudang from 2 January. SOUTH KOREA DEMONSTRATIONS Economic based Attempt to reduce work time to achieve employability achieved the opposite Read More...
  • Audio Overview of South Asia Issues, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 January 2, 2019 PAKISTAN Yesterday four soldiers were killed, and two others were injured in an attack by insurgents in Loralai town of Baluchistan province in south-west Pakistan. Four insurgents were killed by the security forces when they attacked a police training center in the town. Read More...
  • Audio Overview of SOUTH ASIA, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 January 1, 2019 INDIA In the south-Indian state of Kerala, the state government is organizing statewide demonstrations in support of the Sabarimala (Sha-ba-ri-mala) verdict today. The Supreme Court verdict in October allowed entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala (Sha-ba-ri-mala) temple. The demonstration is being called “women’s wall” as millions of women in support of the verdict ... Read More...
  • Audio Overview of East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 January 1, 2019 INDONESIA Tornado kills one in West Java Landslides kill eight people in Western Indonesia To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC Friday, 28 December 2018 December 28, 2018 Yesterday, Indonesia raised the danger alert for Anak Krakatau Volcano to the second-highest level. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA Friday, 28 December 2018 December 28, 2018 The Government of Pakistan will launch a countrywide operation in March 2019 to crack down on terrorism. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (December 25, 2018) : Nawaz Sharif convicted on corruption charges December 28, 2018 Yesterday an anti-corruption tribunal sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (December 27, 2018) : Islamic State terror plot foiled December 28, 2018 Yesterday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), arrested 10 people from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh (UP). To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (December 26, 2018) : Judicial impartiality praised December 28, 2018 The judiciary has been appreciated for the resolution of constitutional crisis. The political crisis in Sri Lanka has rescinded with the appointment of 28 lawmakers and Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe as cabinet ministers by President Sirisena on December 20. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA Thursday, 27 December 2018 December 27, 2018 INDIA Yesterday the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 10 people in raids across 17 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh (UP). The NIA recovered large quantities of explosives, arms and a rocket launcher. The NIA said the terror module named ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’, an Islamic State inspired terror module, was about to carry ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC Thursday, 27 December 2018 December 27, 2018 Close to 700 locals fled four villages in Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA Wednesday, 26 December 2018 December 27, 2018 A Christian congregation in Kolhapur was attacked. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party leader Syed Ali Raza Abidi was shot dead in Karachi. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA THIS WEEK 25 December 2018 December 25, 2018 INDIA Eight people were killed and several injured yesterday in an accident causing a pile-up of 50 vehicles. The vehicles included school buses and the accident was caused by dense fog on the Rohtak-Rewari highway between Delhi and Haryana. Dense fog during winter season causes major transport disruptions in northern India every year. Dense fog ... Read More...
  • Philippines Country Assessment Report (December 24, 2018): Suharto-style liquidation of communists December 25, 2018 Philippine President Duterte told troops he wanted the military to destroy local communists the way late Indonesian strongman Suharto crushed Indonesian communists in 1965-1966. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (December 24, 2018) : Vehicular restrictions imposed on election day December 25, 2018 A ban will be imposed on most types of motor vehicles in electoral areas across Bangladesh on the election day scheduled on December 30. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC Monday, 24 December 2018 December 24, 2018 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses security issues in East Asia Pacific. INDONESIA A tsunami triggered by the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano killed more than 200 people and is rising. The tsunami injured more than 800 others in Banten and Lampung provinces. The tsunami also damaged hundreds of structures and destroyed many. Experts fear more tsunamis ... Read More...
  • Main Issues in South Asia Monday, 24 December 2018 December 24, 2018 SRI LANKA More than 45,000 people have been stranded by flash floods triggered by heavy rains last night in the northern province. The five affected districts are Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna. The search and rescue teams have been mobilised together with boats. The Sri Lanka navy and the army personnel have been deployed for relief ... Read More...
  • Vietnam Country Assessment Report (December 21, 2018): Calls for political freedoms December 24, 2018 Earlier this week, concerned Vietnamese sent a petition to the country’s political leaders calling for the implementation of political reforms. The petition was also sent to members of the National Assembly, to the United Nations and to foreign diplomatic missions in Vietnam. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (December 21, 2018): New cabinet sworn-in December 24, 2018 Yesterday President Sirisena appointed 28 lawmakers and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as cabinet ministers. The cabinet formation comes after a month-long political crisis in Sri Lanka. The crisis has led to a dysfunctioning government. Sirisena has retained the defense, and the law and order ministry.  To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC THIS WEEK 21 Dec 2018 December 21, 2018 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses East Asia Pacific security issues.   MYANMAR Myanmar forces are conducting new “clearance operations” in conflict-wracked northern Rakhine. The Tatmadaw (military) launched the crackdown after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed on December 17. The attacks were blamed on Rohingya Muslims. The new clearance operations can spark ... Read More...
  • East Asia Pacific Country Assessment Report (December 20, 2018) : The economies of East Asia Pacific countries December 21, 2018 The two tables show that with the exception of Vietnam and Indonesia, all the economies in the region slowed down in 2017 and in 2018. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (December 20, 2018): Verdicts on former PM deferred December 21, 2018 An accountability court deferred the verdicts to Monday, December 24, in two corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC THIS WEEK 20 Dec 2018 December 20, 2018 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses East Asia Pacific security issues.   THAILAND The President of the Thai Election Commission Ittiporn Boonpracong said international observers are welcome to monitor the February election, provided they follow procedures and respect the law. He said opposition to foreign election observers by other government officials will not have an ... Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (December 19, 2018): Civilians killed in Kashmir December 20, 2018 Seven civilians were killed, and twelve others were injured near Pulwama in southern Kashmir on Saturday, December 15. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (December 19, 2018): Prabowo says Indonesia could go extinct if he loses December 20, 2018 Prabowo Subianto told thousands of his party members that Indonesia will go “extinct” if he loses in next year’s election. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA Wednesday, 19 December 2018 December 19, 2018 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses South Asia security issues. BANGLADESH Over a thousand platoons from Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed yesterday across Bangladesh ahead of the elections scheduled on December 30. Fifty platoons will be deployed in Dhaka. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One ... Read More...
  • Papua New Guinea Bi-weekly Country Report (December 5 – December 18, 2018) December 19, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (December 18, 2018) : Pre-election violence continues December 19, 2018 More than 91 people were injured, and several political offices and vehicles were vandalized following the clashes of rival groups across the country on Monday, December 17. The general elections are scheduled to be held on December 30. Over 24 people were injured in a clash between the supporters of the Awami League and Bangladeshi ... Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (December 18, 2018): Bersatu to vet ex-UMNO politicians December 19, 2018 Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, the political party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, has formed a committee to screen membership applications by ex-UMNO politicians. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA 18 December 2018 December 18, 2018 APAC Assistance Director Paul Quaglia discusses South Asia security issues. INDIA The government of Odisha has evacuated over 20,000 people in Gajapati district yesterday. Cyclone Phethai made landfall near Katrenikona in East Godavari district yesterday at around 2:45 PM (local time). Miraculously no casualties were reported. The power supply was disrupted in several districts. BANGLADESH Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA THIS WEEK 15 December 2018 December 18, 2018 APAC Assistance’s Bhargav Reddy discusses the main issues for South Asia for WE 15 December 2018. India: The national leadership of the Congress Party confirmed Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister of Rajasthan. Bangladesh: Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr. Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was attacked in Dhaka. Pakistan: Six security personnel were killed in an attack by insurgents in ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC THIS WEEK Monday, 17 December 2018 By: Paul Quaglia December 18, 2018 MAIN ISSUES IN EAST ASIA PACIFIC THIS WEEK Read More...
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  • APAC Assistance’s Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues (Issue No. 38 December 17, 2018) December 18, 2018 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: A ‘Santa rally’ for investors looks increasingly unlikely. Wednesday’s US Fed interest rate decision is now critical. A .25% rise is expected and will increase our pain. No change &/or dovish commentary may be enough for Santa to appear: “If Santa fails to call, the bears will roam on Broad and Wall” old ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (December 17, 2018) December 18, 2018 United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as the prime minister (PM) by President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, December 16. President Sirisena said that he has given the premiership to Wickremesinghe to honor the parliamentary tradition and democracy. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (December 17, 2018) December 18, 2018 Tribesmen in Nduga district in Papua province are reportedly scared for their lives after the massacre of Indonesian construction workers in early December. The Jakarta Post reported Rev. Benny Giay, chairman of the Kemah Injili Church Sinode of Papua, as saying two people in Mbua and three in Yigi were shot and killed by the ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Semi-monthly Country Report (December 1-14, 2018) December 17, 2018 This report provides a recapitulation of the significant developments that transpired in Indonesia for the period Dec 01 – Dec 14, 2018 and their potential implications on the country’s business risk outlook. SECURITY/PEACE/ORDER: Nduga – Papua conflict, Ciracas police station attacked, Terrorist arrested SAFETY/ENVIRONMENT: West Jakarta open defecation health threat, Papua palm oil threat ECONOMY/BUSINESS: Infrastructure projects driving conflict, Jakarta labor rally LEGAL/POLITICS: Call ... Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report: UMNO exodus continues (December 15, 2018) December 17, 2018 The exodus of politicians from UMNO has continued. Yesterday, six more MPs tendered their common letter of resignation from the former ruling party. On December 12, five UMNO Sabah MPs, along with close to 30 other leaders, left the party. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, ... Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report: Chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh confirmed (December 15, 2018) December 17, 2018 The national leadership of the Congress Party confirmed Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister (CM) of Rajasthan today. Sachin Pilot has been confirmed as the deputy CM. The tensions between the supporters of the two leaders caused protests and demonstrations in several districts of the state. To access this content, you must purchase One Day ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTH ASIA THIS WEEK Saturday, 15 December 2018 December 17, 2018 Weekly summary of MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Weekly Reformasi Report (Ref Wkly 18-12-14) : December 15, 2018 Weekly Reformasi Report To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Bangladesh Country Assessment Report (December 14, 2018) : Pre-election violence continues December 15, 2018 Clashes were reported in Pabna, Brahmanbaria, Narsingdi, Noakhali, Munshiganj, and Khagrachhari on Thursday, December 13. Thirty-five people were injured after political offices were vandalized and several vehicles were torched in several districts. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Cambodia Country Assessment Report (December 14, 2018) : Cambodia eases ban on opposition December 15, 2018 Cambodia’s parliament amended the Political Party Law that bans opposition politicians from political activities for five years. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Philippines Country Assessment Report (December 13, 2018) : Martial law in Mindanao extended December 15, 2018 Twelve senators and 223 representatives voted to grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request yesterday. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (December 13, 2018) : US blacklists Pakistan December 15, 2018 The US added Pakistan to a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom. Pakistan was added due to its treatment of its minorities on Tuesday, December 11. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • India Country Assessment Report (December 12, 2018) : Congress Party wins in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh December 14, 2018 The results of assembly election conducted on December 7 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram were announced yesterday, December 11. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) was the ruling party in Rajasthan, MP, and Chhattisgarh. They could not secure a majority of the seats in the three states. To access this content, you must ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (December 12, 2018): Jokowi skips Human Rights Day event December 13, 2018 Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) celebrated International Human Rights Day yesterday. President Joko Widodo was expected to give a speech and accept the commission’s recommendations. Widodo, however, skipped the event and instead sent Vice President Jusuf Kalla to represent him. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, ... Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (December 11, 2018): Najib arrested December 12, 2018 Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested yesterday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for allegedly tampering a final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Assessment Report (December 10, 2018): President Sirisena dismisses snap presidential elections December 11, 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena ruled out a snap presidential election despite several parties, including the United National Party, demanding him to do so. Under the country’s constitution, the president can declare a presidential election at any time after four years. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One ... Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (December 10, 2018): General election date confirmed; concerns over fairness December 11, 2018 This week, Thailand’s deputy prime minister confirmed that the general election will take place on February 24, 2019. This will be the first general election since the military seized power in the 2014 coup. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance’s Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues (Issue No. 37 December 10, 2018) December 11, 2018 CHART(S) OF THE WEEK: Most Sydney property owners are millionaires (on paper at least). The single biggest reason for that state of affairs is US Federal Reserve monetary policy, mostly dictated astride Wall St, New York. Fed policy is also the main factor influencing global asset pricing over the last decade, if not longer. During the GFC the ... Read More...
  • Philippines Country Assessment Report (December 8, 2018): Extension of Mindanao martial law sought December 11, 2018 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao for another year. Senators said Duterte will call a joint session of Congress on December 12 to formally seek the extension. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day ... Read More...
  • Malaysia Country Assessment Report (December 7, 2018): Large-scale anti-ICERD rally tomorrow December 11, 2018 Two rallies were planned to be staged in Malaysia tomorrow. The first rally, which organizers say will be 500,000-strong, is the anti-ICERD demonstration at the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Pakistan Country Assessment Report (December 7. 2018): Political tensions rise in Pakistan December 11, 2018 Police in Lahore clashed with supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) yesterday. The PML-N workers were protesting during the appearance of party president and former governor of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, before an accountability court. Shehbaz Sharif has been in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody since October 5, 2018, in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal ... Read More...
  • Thailand Country Assessment Report (December 6, 2018): Parties to boycott NCPO meeting December 11, 2018 The major political parties in Thailand plan to boycott a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, December 8, by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the Election Commission (EC). The meeting had been organized to discuss details of next year’s general election, to be held tentatively on February 24. To access this content, you must purchase One ... Read More...
  • Sri Lanka Country Report (December 6, 2018): Political crisis continues December 11, 2018 Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal temporarily restrained Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet of Ministers from functioning in their respective offices. The interim order was issued after a petition was filed by 122 MPs on November 23. The petition challenged Rajapaksa’s continuation in office after losing two trust votes in Parliament on November 14 ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Bangladesh Assessment (December 5, 2018) – Factional rivalry causes violent clashes December 11, 2018 A faction of the Sunni Islamic movement, Tablighi Jamaat, organized a rally in the Abdullahpur area of Uttara. They were protesting the death of one person during a factional clash at the Biswa Ijtema grounds in Tongi on Saturday, December 1. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day ... Read More...
  • Indonesia Country Assessment Report (December 5, 2018) December 11, 2018 Today, a joint team of Indonesian military and police started to evacuate survivors of Papuan separatist attacks in Nduga, Papua. Cendrawasih Military Commander Maj. Gen. Joshua Sembiring could not confirm the number of Indonesians that will be evacuated. The separatist rebels killed up to 31 Indonesian construction workers on December 1 and 2. To access this ... Read More...
  • MAIN ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA THIS WEEK 10 December 2018 By Paul Quaglia December 10, 2018 Indonesia: The mass killing of the construction workers in Nduga, Papua by separatist Papuans continues to be the main issue. Soldiers are deployed in Nduga to hunt down the killers; In Malaysia, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination continues to be a big issue. “ICERD” is the 1965 UN human ... Read More...
  • APAC Assistance Special Report on CURRENT TERRORISM THREAT IN AUSTRALIA December 5, 2018 In light of the arrest of the brother of high-profile Australian cricketer, Usman Khawaja, APAC Assistance is providing a timely update on terrorism in Australia. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • SE Asia Weekly_04/12/2018 December 4, 2018 Summary of violence Bangladesh Election To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • A Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues(Issue No. 31 Oct 29, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • SOUTH ASIA WEEKLY REPORT (November 3-9, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • A Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues(Issue No. 27 Sep 24, 2018).docx November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA: SEMI-MONTHLY COUNTRY REPORT (Oct 10-23, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • SE ASIA WEEKLY REPORT (November 2-8, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • INDONESIA SEMI-MONTHLY COUNTRY REPORT (October 6-November 1, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
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  • A Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues(Issue No. 30 Oct 22, 2018) November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Election Violence Bangladesh November 27, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
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  • A Lighthearted Review of Australasian Markets and Global Macro Issues (Issue No. 34 Nov 19, 2018) November 26, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Update on Freeport November 26, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • South Asia Weekly Report (Nov. 17-23, 2018) November 26, 2018 This report covers a summary of Southeast Asia’s top economic, political, and security developments as it affects business outcomes for the period covered November 17-23, 2018. To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
  • Reformasi Weekly Review – 23.11.18 November 26, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
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  • Assessment of Thailand’s Upcoming General Election November 26, 2018 To access this content, you must purchase One Day Access, Seven Day Access, Fourteen Day Access, One Month Access or One Year Access. Read More...
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