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  • Thailand: State of emergency declared to contain the spread of COVID-19 March 24, 2020 Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has declared a state of emergency in order to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19. The state of emergency will last for a period of one month starting March 26. The declaration of emergency will mean that the Prime Minister will have the executive power to declare further measures to contain ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – Myanmar: A shop robbed in central Yangon February 11, 2020 Alert  February 10, 2020 A well-to-do shop in (Bahan Township) central Yangon was robbed on the night of February 7. The robbers threatened the shop staff with a knife and stole 200,000 kyats (USD 137). No one was injured in the incident. The robbers were arrested. On the same day in the morning, gun-carrying robbers ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – Bank robbery in North Dagon, Yangon February 11, 2020 Alert  February 7, 2020 A bank was robbed in North Dagon, Yangon today. The robbers managed to steal around MMK six million (USD 40,000). The suspects were armed with weapons and hand grenades. The nature of the weapons is unknown at the moment. Assessment: Bank robberies have become more frequent in Myanmar recently. Increase in crime ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Blast hits near housing estate amid strike, street protests February 11, 2020 Alert February 5, 2020 An explosion took place in a public toilet near Lai Chi Kok public library and Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estate at 10:47 PM last night. No one was hurt. In a separate incident, the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in four areas. They also made ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – Hong Kong: 9,000 medical workers set to continue strike February 11, 2020 Alert  February 4, 2020 More health workers in Hong Kong are expected to continue their week-long strike today. Their union, the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), is not happy with Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s closure of all but two border crossings with mainland China. Authorities closed 10 border crossings at midnight last night. Lam gave ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – China: East Asia Pacific countries impose travel bans on China February 11, 2020 Alert February 3, 2020 Following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration that the Wuhan coronavirus is a global emergency, more Asia Pacific countries widened their travel restrictions to cover all of China. The United States on January 31 banned the entry of foreigners who visited China within the last 14 days. It also advised Americans ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – (Update) India: Two gunmen fire at anti-CAA protest in Delhi again February 11, 2020 Alert February 3, 2020 Two unidentified gunmen fired at the protest around Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi. The incident comes three days after a youth opened fire at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at Jamia University. The firing was reported near gate no. 5 of the university. The two men allegedly arrived ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – Hong Kong: Thousands of medical workers begin strike today February 11, 2020 Alert February 3, 2020 The week-long strike of the 18,000-strong Hospital Authority Employees (HAE) Alliance and the 500-member union of metro workers in Hong Kong will begin today. The medical workers voted for strike action on February 1 after the government denied their demand to shut all entry points from China amid the Wuhan coronavirus ... Read More...
  • APAC Alert – (Update) India: Gunman fires at anti-CAA protestors in Delhi; one injured February 11, 2020 Alert January 31, 2020 An armed man shot at people protesting against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) near New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University yesterday. More than 1,000 protesters were demonstrating in front of the University at the time. One student was injured in the firing. Dozens of policemen were present on the spot at ... Read More...
  • PAC Alert – HK: Medical workers threaten strikes to push for border closure February 11, 2020 Alert January 31, 2020 The 18,000-strong Hospital Authority Employees (HAE) Alliance and the 500-member union of metro workers in Hong Kong have threatened to begin phased strikes next week. This is in light of the spread of Wuhan Corona virus. HAE said it would meet tomorrow to discuss what more action it could take. Hong ... Read More...
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