Advisories

  • 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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  • June 23, 2020 – Thailand: Protests planned ahead of the revolution anniversary tomorrow October 12, 2020
    Protests are scheduled in Thailand to mark its 88th anniversary of the 1932 democratic revolution tomorrow. In view of protests, police presence was ramped up in the Khon Kaen province yesterday. Police reinforcements were stationed at various landmarks associated with the 1932 democratic revolt, in anticipation of potential protest rallies. Chief of Khon Kaen city ...
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  • June 19, 2020 – Australia under nationwide cyberattack from ‘state actor’ October 12, 2020
    Australian prime minister Scott Morrison revealed that the country was under a broad cyber-attack. The attack has allegedly been launched by a “sophisticated state-based actor” targeting government, public services and businesses. He said, the attacks have allegedly targeted all levels of the government, political organizations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure. Based ...
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  • June 11, 2020 – Philippines: Low-pressure area off Catanduanes likely to develop into a tropical cyclone today October 12, 2020
    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has warned of a possible formation of a low-pressure area (LPA) off the coast of Catanduanes yesterday. The LPA was at least 50 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, and 245 km north-northwest of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, based as of 4:00 AM today. The disturbance is ...
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  • June 11, 2020 – Myanmar: Armed men rob bank in Rakhine October 12, 2020
    A group of four armed men allegedly robbed a bank at about 4:15 PM (local time) in Sittwe, Rakhine state yesterday. The men allegedly took around 180 million kyats (128,571 United States dollars) at a branch of Kanbawza (KBZ) bank. The four men arrived in a mini truck and threatened the people inside the bank ...
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  • June 10, 2020 – Hong Kong: Activists call for protest on June 12 October 12, 2020
    Several activist groups have made calls to the pro-democracy protesters to ‘wear black clothes’ and sing the protest anthem “Glory to Hong Kong” at 8:00 PM across various street booths on June 12. Protest organizer, Ventus Lau Wing-hong, announced that he would likely postpone the planned assembly at Tamar Park since the police are expected ...
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  • May 28, 2020 – (Update) Hong Kong: US declares Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China October 12, 2020
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced to Congress yesterday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys a high degree of autonomy from China. This announcement by the US Secretary comes before China’s parliament votes on the national security law. The law would ban secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference. Pompeo stated, “Hong Kong does not ...
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  • May 22, 2020 – Pakistan: Passenger plane crashes near Karachi airport October 12, 2020
    A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board crashed near Gulkanabad, Model Colony while flying from Lahore to Karachi. The crash occurred near Jinnah International Airport earlier today when the flight was on a routine domestic service between the two cities. The flight took off from Lahore International Airport at around 2:00 ...
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  • May 22, 2020 – Countries in Asia prepare for Eid in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic October 12, 2020
    Muslims in Asia, particularly South and Southeast Asia, will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, between May 23-26. Eid ul-Fitr or just Eid is an auspicious festival celebrated by Muslims all around the world and marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This year’s Ramadan began ...
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  • May 21, 2020 – Hong Kong: Upcoming protests in Hong Kong October 12, 2020
    The city of Hong Kong is likely to see a wave of protests in the coming weeks. There have been calls to mobilize more protesters by the pro-democracy camp to oppose the proposed passage of the controversial anthem bill. The proposed bill is scheduled to be passed on May 27 and the anti-government voices are ...
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