APAC Alert: (Update) Timor Leste: Ongoing protest against coalition government

According to APAC Assistance’s on ground sources, there is ongoing tension between members in the Timorese National Parliament. The Congresso Nacional de Reconstrução de Timor (CNRT) party deputies have occupied the National Parliament board tables. This is to prevent Deputy NP Angelina Sarmento from People’s Liberation Party (PLP) to discuss the dismissal of President Arao […]
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APAC Alert:Cyclone Amphan intensifies over Bay of Bengal, likely to hit the coast in the next 24 hours

A Tropical Depression, Amphan, intensified into a cyclonic storm on May 16 and is gradually moving towards the bay of West Orissa, West Bengal in India, parts of Bangladesh and coastal areas of Myanmar. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated, the cyclone was roughly about 930 km south of Paradip in Odisha, 1080 km south-southwest […]
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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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APAC Alert – Myanmar: A shop robbed in central Yangon

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 […]
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APAC Alert – Bank robbery in North Dagon, Yangon

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 […]
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APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Blast hits near housing estate amid strike, street protests

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 […]
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APAC Alert – Hong Kong: 9,000 medical workers set to continue strike

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 […]
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APAC Alert – China: East Asia Pacific countries impose travel bans on China

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 […]
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APAC Alert – (Update) India: Two gunmen fire at anti-CAA protest in Delhi again

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 […]
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APAC Alert – Hong Kong: Thousands of medical workers begin strike today

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 […]
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