Major Developments in South Asia, Friday, March 27, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   The Indian government unveiled a USD 23 billion stimulus package. The Indian government yesterday unveiled a USD 23 billion stimulus plan. This to address the concerns of the poor affected by the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. The stimulus package provides direct cash transfers and food security measures, offering relief […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Friday, March 27, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   One killed, four alleged terrorists arrested in Indonesia’s Central Java. The National Police arrested four individuals allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in Batang regency, Central Java on the afternoon of March 25. The arrests were made during a raid at  a house in Subak district. […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, March 26, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   All foreigners, except diplomats, banned from entry to Thailand. Thailand issued an emergency decree banning the entry of all foreigners from midnight yesterday until April 30. Returning Thais and diplomats, shippers, pilots, drivers and others permitted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, will still be allowed to enter. All border gates […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Thursday, March 26, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   Panic-buying ensued in India following Prime Minister Modi’s national lockdown announcement. People across major cities in the country scrambled for supplies as the lockdown came into effect. There were crowds at grocery stores and pharmacies after the Prime Minister ordered a complete lockdown. While essential services have been deemed operational, there […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   Finance Minister announces sweeping measures as India goes into lockdown. The Indian Finance Minister yesterday announced several relief measures amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  The slew of relief measures is targeted towards taxpayers and businesses amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Eleven major relief measures taken by the Finance Minister include:   […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   Clashes continue in northern Rakhine; one killed and 15 injured. Clashes continued in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine region yesterday. At least one child was killed while 15 villagers were injured after fallout from ‘terrorist organisation’ designation for Arakan army. Among the 15 injured Chin civilians were seven students and a toddler. […]
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Thailand: State of emergency declared to contain the spread of COVID-19

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 […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   Clashes in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine after Arakan Army attacks military facility. The military and the ethnic Arakan Army clashed in at least three locations in Rakhine State’s Minbya Towship yesterday. Spokesmen from both sides said the clashes led to casualties for both the military and the Arakan Army. However, neither […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS   Massive clashes broke out in Kolkata’s jail.  Clashes broke out in Kolkata’s Dum Dum jail yesterday over COVID-19 restrictions. Prisoners allegedly attacked officials with bricks, stone pelting, ransacked furniture and even set fire to some areas. The clashes occurred after the coronavirus crisis forced the courts to ban family members […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Friday, March 20, 2020

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING OPERATIONS 1. India reports 18 news cases of COVID-19;  taking the total tally to 173. India reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday bringing the total number of cases to 173. In light of the growing health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country last night. In his address, Modi urged […]
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