Alerts

  • 7 December 2019 APAC Alert – Australia: ‘Megafire’ rages near Sydney December 20, 2019 Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia @-17.0302361,125.3557626 At least five bushfires in New South Wales have combined to form a “mega blaze” that is now raging one-hour drive north of Sydney, Australia’s largest city. At 5:00 AM today, fire authorities said the mega fire cannot be put out. It may take weeks to control the blaze. The ... Read More...
  • 6 December 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: New protests set today and Dec. 8 December 20, 2019 Location: Hong Kong @22.3531176,113.8474986 Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have set new demonstrations for today and on December 8. At noontime today, the city will have its fifth lunchtime protests in its business districts. A rally is also planned this evening to protest the use of tear gas by police. On December 8, the Civil ... Read More...
  • 4 December 2019 APAC Alert – Malaysia: Flooding continues in Kelantan and Terengganu December 20, 2019 Location: Malaysia @4.111243,100.561886 Flooding has continued in Malaysia’s eastern states of Kelantan and Terengganu. To date, the floods have affected more than 15,000 people in the two states and have claimed two lives in Kelantan. The two states have seen intermittent rains since the end of October. The weather improved this morning, but the rains ... Read More...
  • 3 December 2019 APAC Alerts – (Update) Hong Kong: Lunch-time protests on as Lam to announce relief December 20, 2019 Location: Hong Kong @22.3524825,113.8474966,1 Office workers in Hong Kong’s business district are set to hold lunch-time protests this week. They started the demonstration yesterday, with hundreds of workers gathering for two hours at the city’s central business district. No untoward incidents were reported. They are expected to come back at lunch time today. Further protests are ... Read More...
  • 3 December 2019 APAC Alert – Indonesia: Explosion in National Monument complex in Central Jakarta December 20, 2019 Location: National Monument Complex, Central Jakarta, Indonesia An explosion occurred at the National Monument complex in Central Jakarta at 7:05 AM today. The complex is located in front of the Home Ministry building on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara. Two Indonesian Military personnel were injured in the blast. The cause of the explosion is unknown at this early stage. ... Read More...
  • 3 December 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Philippines: Strong Typhoon Kammuri lashing southern Luzon December 20, 2019 Location: Philippines, @11.5559856,113.5663388 Strong Typhoon Kammuri is now lashing with violent winds and torrential rains in parts of Luzon south of Metro Manila and parts of Visayas. It made landfall in Sorsogon province at 11:00 PM last night, with maximum winds of up to 175 kph and gusts of up to 240 kph. It slightly weakened this morning and is moving westward ... Read More...
  • 3 December 2019 APAC Alert – Philippines: Strong Typhoon Kammuri lashing southern Luzon December 20, 2019 Location: Philippines, @11.5559856,113.5663388 Strong Typhoon Kammuri is now lashing with violent winds and torrential rains parts of Luzon south of Metro Manila and parts of Visayas. It made landfall in Sorsogon province at 11:00 PM last night, with maximum winds of up to 175 kph and gusts of up to 240 kph. It slightly weakened this morning and is moving westward at ... Read More...
  • 2 December 2019 APAC Alert – Indonesia: 38 arrested in Papua; Freeport car shot December 20, 2019 Location: West Papua, Indonesia@1.6174939,130.0339175 Thirty -eight people were arrested in Papua and West Papua on November 30, a day ahead of the Papuan flag anniversary. Thirty-four people were arrested in Jayapura, Papua for allegedly planning to celebrate the Papuan flag anniversary. Elsewhere, in West Papua, four other people were arrested for wearing symbols of Papuan independence. The Papuan flag and ... Read More...
  • 2 December 2019 APAC Alert – Indonesia: 212 reunion rally in Jakarta today December 20, 2019 Location: Central Jakarta_Indonesia @-3.7997931,103.962367 The 212 Alumni will stage a mass reunion today at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta. The police will be deploying 9,000 personnel to secure the rally. The police said they will not be carrying firearms. Security checkpoints will set up at two entrances to the Monas area, namely near the ... Read More...
  • 26 November 2019 APAC Alert- Bangladesh: Jute workers press for 11-point demand December 20, 2019 Location: Khulna, Bangladesh @22.8454448,89.4624608 Workers of three state-owned jute mills in Bangladesh have started a series of protests to press their 11-point demand. The jute mills are located in Rajshahi, Chattogram and Khulna. Yesterday, they staged hour-long demonstrations, starting seven-day protests. Tomorrow, they will hold a hunger strike at the mill gates from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They are set ... Read More...
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