Advisories

  • August 5, 2020 – India: Tight security ahead of Ayodhya event October 12, 2020
    Officials have made tight security arrangements today in anticipation of the Hindu ceremony of laying the foundation stone at the Ram Janmabhoomi (birthplace of the god Ram) in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. They have the task of providing security to a large number of important dignitaries for the ceremony. Some of the expected important guests are ...
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  • July 27, 2020 – Countries in Asia prepare for Eid-ul-Adha amid the COVID-19 pandemic October 12, 2020
    Muslims worldwide, especially in South Asia and East Asia are preparing to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha.  It will be celebrated from 30 July to August 1 July this year. Eid-ul-Adha, the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is also known as Eid Qurban or Qurban Bayarami. It is the second of the two Islamic holidays ...
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  • July 16, 2020 – (Update) Timor Leste: Protests planned outside Presidential Palace October 12, 2020
    According to the UN Security, demonstrations are planned to be held in front of the President Palace in Dili tomorrow. Unconfirmed sources suggest that opposition parties including Fretilin, Khunto and People’s Liberation Party (PLP) are likely to stage protests demanding the President, Francisco Guterres, to step down. However, the police have refused authorization for the protest. ...
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  • July 16, 2020 – Timor Leste: Protests outside Presidential Palace in Dili October 12, 2020
    According to the UN Security, demonstrations are likely to be held in front of the President Palace in Dili tomorrow. Unconfirmed sources suggest that opposition parties including Fretelin and Khunto are likely to stage protests demanding the President, Francisco Guterres, to step down. The opposition alleges that   the President has committed unconstitutional acts like refusing ...
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  • July 15, 2020 – Indonesia: Protests in Jakarta against the Omnibus bill October 12, 2020
    The Alliance of Indonesian Student Executive Board (BEM SI) plans to stage a protest against the ‘Omnibus bill on job creation’ in Jakarta tomorrow. Participants of the protest are set to gather at around 12:30 PM (local time) outside of the People’s Representative Council (lower house of parliament). The protesters are primarily opposing the Omnibus ...
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  • July 13, 2020 – Papua New Guinea: Ethnic clash in Port Moresby yesterday October 12, 2020
    An ethnic clash erupted between the Wanigela and Tari people in Badili, Port Moresby yesterday night which continued until this morning. The clash was triggered after a Wanigela Man was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife at around 7:00 PM (local time) on the roadsidein Koki. Subsequently, a clash ensued between the Waginela people ...
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  • July 9, 2020 – Singapore: General elections to be held tomorrow October 12, 2020
    Singapore will hold its general elections tomorrow between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM local time. Voting in Singapore is compulsory, and around 2.65 million will cast their ballots tomorrow. Nominations for the 2020 General Election closed on June 30, confirming contests in all 93 seats by 191 candidates from 11 political parties and an independent ...
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  • June 30, 2020 – (Update) Hong Kong: China’s parliament passes the national security law with no opposition October 12, 2020
    China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously passed the new security law earlier today. It received 162 votes in favour within 15 minutes of the meeting which started at 9:00 AM (local time). The law effectively bans secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign and external influences to threaten national ...
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  • June 29, 2020 – South Asia: Flood situation likely to worsen in the region October 12, 2020
    The onset of monsoon in South Asia has brought heavy to extremely heavy rainfall coupled with thunderstorms and lightning in parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The floods have triggered landslides in many regions causing damage to infrastructure. The flood situation in India and Bangladesh is likely to worsen. Multiple districts in Nepal have also ...
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  • June 29, 2020 – Hong Kong: Police ban July 1 protest as lawmakers to vote on national security law tomorrow October 12, 2020
    China’s top legislative body is expected to vote on Hong Kong’s new security legislation tomorrow morning. The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee discussed the law at a three-day meeting that started yesterday. The law if passed, will effectively ban secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign and external influences to threaten national security.  It ...
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