Advisories

  • 2 December 2019 APAC Advisory – PNG: Bougainville referendum 99% complete December 20, 2019 Location: Bougainville, PNG@-6.1437039,154.7588178 Voting for the Bougainville independence referendum is already 99% complete, according to the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC). The voting in 820 out of 829 voting stations has been finished. The autonomous island has 206,000 qualified voters. The voting, which started on November 23, will run until 6:00 PM of December 7. Voting ... Read More...
  • 29 November 2019 APAC Advisory – India: Heavy rains to continue in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry until tomorrow December 20, 2019 Location: Tamil Nadu, India @20.125386,69.6128509 Heavy rains are predicted to continue in Tamil Nadu state and neighboring Puducherry territory today until tomorrow. Three districts of Tamil Nadu, namely Kanchipuram, Vellora and Chengalpet, have declared no classes today. The state has received moderate to heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. Assessment: Heavy rains can cause flooding ... Read More...
  • 25 November 2019 APAC Advisory – Hong Kong: Democrats gain landslide victory in local polls December 20, 2019 Location: Hong Kong @22.3524825,113.8474966,1 Pro-democracy candidates recorded a landslide victory in district council elections held yesterday. As of 5:00 AM today, pro-democracy candidates had secured at least 283 seats while the government camp won 32 seats. A record 1,104 candidates were contesting 452 seats. At least 2.94 million people voted, a record turnout of more than ... Read More...
  • 21 November 2019 APAC Advisory – Thailand: Thanathorn disqualified as MP; faces criminal case December 20, 2019 Location: Bangkok, Thailand@16.0233026,96.5492074 Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was yesterday disqualified as a lawmaker by the Constitutional Court. The court ruled that he violated the 2017 Constitution by holding media shares while applying for the last general elections. He was found to be retaining 675,000 shares in V-Luck Media Co when he applied to ... Read More...
  • 18 November 2019 APAC Advisory – Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya to take oath as the president today December 19, 2019 Location: Sri Lanka @7.8889205,79.8028242 Gotabaya Rajapaksa will take oath as the seventh executive president of Sri Lanka today at the Ruwanweli Seya precincts in Anuradhapura. Rajapaksa defeated Sajith Premadasa by more than 1.3 million votes, the election commission announced yesterday. He will succeed President Maithripala Sirisena for a five-year term. Rajapaksa secured 52.25 % votes ... Read More...
  • 18 November 2019 APAC Advisory – Thailand: Pope Francis to visit the kingdom Nov. 20-23 December 19, 2019 Location: Bangkok, Thailand@16.0233026,96.5492074 Pope Francis is set to visit Thailand from November 20 to 23. It will be the first papal visit to the kingdom since 1984. On November 21, the Pope is scheduled to have a private meeting with King Maha Vajiralongkorn at Dusit Palace. Before that, the Pope is expected to meet dignitaries ... Read More...
  • 12 December 2019 APAC Advisory – Thailand: Charter court asked to disband Future Forward Party December 19, 2019 Location: Thailand @12.9037546,92.4397738  The Election Commission (EC) has petitioned the Constitutional Court to disband the Future Forward Party. It said the party received THB 191 million (USD 6.3 million) loan from its leader, Thanathorn Juanroongruangkit. Thanathorn loaned THB 161.2 million to his own party in January and another THB 30 million in April, in violation of ... Read More...
  • 12 December 2019 APAC Advisory – PNG: Bougainvilleans vote overwhelmingly for independence December 19, 2019 Location: Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea @-6.142338,154.7588363  A 97.7% majority, or 176,928 of 181,067 voters, voted for independence in Bougainville’s referendum. The result of the vote was announced yesterday in Buka by the Bougainville Referendum Commission. The polling had over 85% turnout. The voting, however, is non-binding. The result must be ratified by Papua New Guinea’s ... Read More...
  • 20 November 2019 APAC Advisory – Bangladesh: Bus and trucks on strike in 15 districts December 19, 2019 Location: Bangladesh @23.8628303,88.2365276   Bus and truck drivers have been on strike in 15 south-westerns districts in Bangladesh over the past three days. The unannounced strike initially began in 10 districts on November 18. The 15 districts are: Khulna Jhenaidah, Meherpur, Kushtia, Chuadanga, Satkhira, Pabna, Jassore, Chapainawabgani, Kushtia, Tangail, Mymensingh, Jhenaidah and Magura. The drivers are protesting ... Read More...
  • APAC Advisory – Sri Lanka: Presidential election on Nov. 16 December 19, 2019 Location: Sri Lanka @7.8889205,79.8028242 On November 16, Sri Lankans will go to the polling booths to elect their new president. The election comes after the April 2019 Easter Sunday bombings. More than 250 people were killed in the bomb attack. The election also follows 18 months of political instability and infighting between the current president ... Read More...
Scroll to top
You cannot copy content of this page