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  • September 17, 2020 – Thailand: Cabinet approves long-term tourist visa October 12, 2020
    On September 15, the government announced that the Cabinet had approved the issuance of long-stay tourist visas for foreigners visiting the country. Under the rules, foreigners can stay in Thailand for up to nine months under the special tourist visa scheme (STV). Initially, they will be given a 90-day permit, which can be extended twice. ...
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  • September 9, 2020 – (Correction) Thailand: 99 MPs from 13 parties unite to remove Senate power to vote on a PM October 12, 2020
    A total of 99 Members of Parliament (MPs) from 13 parties, including some coalition parties, signed a motion to amend the constitution of Thailand yesterday. The amendment ensures that 250 senators do not get to vote on a prime minister. Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat and Democrat Party MP for Trang Sathit Wongnongtoey jointly ...
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  • September 7, 2020 – East Asia: Millions ordered to evacuate as Typhoon Haishen hits Japan October 12, 2020
    More than 1.8 million people across six prefectures in southwestern Japan were ordered to evacuate immediately as Typhoon Haishen hit the region yesterday. Haishen brought strong winds and heavy rainfall in Southwestern Japan as it approached the Amami group of islands near Kyushu. Authorities recommended evacuation and warned of potentially record rainfall, landslides, unprecedented wind, ...
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  • September 2, 2020 – (Correction) India: Border standoff continues between India-China October 12, 2020
    The India-China military standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues in Ladakh. A Tibetan-origin soldier from India’s special forces was allegedly killed in the border clash with Chinese troops on August 29. The Indian military allegedly foiled an attempt yesterday by the Chinese Army to transgress into the Indian side of the LAC ...
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  • September 2, 2020 – Timor Leste: Military deployed outside Labor Party headquarters in Dili October 12, 2020
    The command of the Timorese armed forces deployed a small contingent of military personnel outside the headquarters of a newly formed East Timorese political movement in Dili yesterday. The political movement is called the “National Resistance for the Defense of Justice and the Constitution of Timor-Leste”, led by Ângela Freitas and Antonio Aitan-Matak. The head ...
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  • August 28, 2020 – Thailand: Anti-government protesters and police clash in Bangkok October 12, 2020
    Around 130 anti-government protesters clashed with the police outside the Samran Rat Police Station in Bangkok earlier today. The protesters gathered outside the police station to support 15 pro-democracy activists who had arrived to acknowledge charges against them. They were summoned for their alleged involvement in the anti-government protests held on July 18. They were ...
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  • August 28, 2020 – Timor Leste: Protests scheduled for September 4 October 12, 2020
    The Rezisténsia Nasionál Defende Justisa Konstituisaun Repúblika Demokrátika Timor-Leste (RNDJK) plans to hold a protest against President Francisco Gutteres Lú Olo on September 4. The mass demonstration to defend justice and the constitution will be held in the 744 Soccer field in Becora, Tasitolu at around 9:00 AM (local time). The spokesperson of RNDJK, Angela ...
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  • August 18, 2020 – Singapore and Malaysia reopen their borders October 12, 2020
    Singapore and Malaysia reopened their border yesterday, in an effort to revive their economies that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two governments agreed to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).  These two schemes are meant to facilitate cross-border travellers between both countries. Limited crossings are now possible ...
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  • August 14, 2020 – Timor Leste: AUTL plans to conduct anti-government protests October 12, 2020
    The Timor-Leste Universities Alliance Group (AUTL) held a meeting with the General Commander of national police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) yesterday. They submitted an authorization letter to hold a passive demonstration against the government. The Spokesperson of AUTL, Moises Soares Magno, said the protest organized by the AUTL will be held between August 17 to August ...
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  • August 13, 2020 – Indonesia: Armed groups building up around Tembagapura October 12, 2020
    The Chief of Police for Mimika regency, Kapolres Mimika AKBP IGG Era Adhinata, has claimed that there is strong evidence of a buildup by armed groups around Tembagapura, Mimika Regency, Papua. According to him, the groups have taken advantage of the disruptions in the area caused by the recent flooding and landslides to move in ...
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