June 16, 2020 – Indonesia: Protests likely in Jayapura tomorrow as Papuan prisoners’ verdict to be announced tomorrow

Based on information received from an APAC Assistance on ground personnel, protests are scheduled to be held from 9:00 AM local time to 11:00 AM. Verdicts of the seven Papuans on trial for their participation in anti-racism protests in Papua are due tomorrow. Seven political prisoners tomorrow, Jayapura’s streets are full of military and police […]
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June 4, 2020 Hong Kong: HSBC and Standard Chartered bank endorse Hong Kong security law

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and Standard Chartered bank backed China’s proposed security law for Hong Kong yesterday. Both banks have signed a petition in support of the security law. The new legislation would ban “any acts or activities” that endanger China’s national security, including separatism, subversion, foreign interference, and terrorism. Both banks […]
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June 4, 2020 – India: (Update) Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, Mumbai remains largely unaffected

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Diveagar, Maharashtra, at approximately 1:00 PM (local time) yesterday with a wind speed of 90-100 kmph. The severe cyclone further weakened into a cyclonic storm.  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates that due to change in the direction of wind, it is expected to move further north-northeastward and weaken into […]
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June 3, 2020 – India: (Update) Cyclone Nisarga to strengthen before making landfall near Mumbai today

Cyclone Nisarga, a deep depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into a severe cyclonic storm yesterday. The cyclone is expected to make a landfall with packing winds of 105 to 115 kmph, gusting to 125 kmph. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates it will make landfall in Alibag (Raigad district, Maharashtra state) near Mumbai by […]
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June 1, 2020 – India: Cyclone warnings issued off the coast of Arabian Sea

the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm. It is likely to reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat this week as per IMD. Both the state governments have been put on high alert ahead of […]
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May 28, 2020 – Malaysia: East Sabah security on high alert over possible Abu Sayyaf kidnapping threat

The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) is on high alert after receiving intelligence information of a possible kidnap-for-ransom plan by the militant Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). The alert is high in the waters of the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone). ESSCom has taken the necessary measures by increasing patrols and vigilance after receiving the information. […]
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May 27, 2020 – (Update) Hong Kong: Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters rally against proposed laws

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters rallied in Hong Kong’s Central district today to oppose a bill that would criminalize disrespect toward the Chinese national anthem and Beijing’s plan to impose sweeping new national security measures. Hong Kong police allegedly fired pepper spray pellets to the ground to warn lunchtime protesters gathered on Pedder Street in Central […]
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May 22, 2020 – (Update): Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of destruction

The ‘Super Cyclone Amphan’ transitioned into an ‘extremely severe Cyclone’ lost its intensity upon making a landfall in the coastal regions of India and Bangladesh on May 20. The powerful cyclone stormed into the coasts with packing winds of 185 kmph causing heavy downpour, flash flooding and widespread disruption of power. It wreaked havoc, particularly […]
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May 21, 2020 – China: Beijing deliberating on national security legislation for Hong Kong

Based on information from local sources, Chinese authorities are planning to write the country’s national security law into Hong Kong’s charter. Beijing will introduce a draft resolution to allow the National People’s Congress to chart legislation for a new national security law. The meeting to discuss the same is currently ongoing between the Hong Kong’s […]
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May 21, 2020 – (Update) ‘Super Cyclone Amphan’ makes landfall

The ‘Super Cyclone Amphan’ made landfall yesterday in the coastal regions of India and Bangladesh with packing winds of 190 kmph. The cyclone lost its intensity upon making a landfall in Digha, West Bengal in India. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), now classifies it as an ‘extremely severe cyclone’. The cyclone’s eye was about 30 km […]
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