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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Taiwan boss indicted for forcing Muslim workers to eat pork

2010-05-11 A TAIWANESE garment factory owner has been indicted on charges of forcing three Muslim women workers from Indonesia to eat pork.Prosecutors are seeking an eight-month jail term for Chang Wen-lin, the owner of Hsin Hua Hang company."The employer...

Japan PM meets cabinet to discuss US Marine base

2010-05-11 JAPAN'S prime minister has approved a draft proposal on the relocation of a major U.S. Marine base, paving the way for Japanese and US officials to formally negotiate the plan later this week, reports said Monday.Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, whose...

Pakistan grills suspect after airport alert

2010-05-11 PAKISTANI police were questioning a man arrested at Karachi airport trying to board a plane for the Middle East with batteries and an electrical circuit found in his shoes.The 30-year-old civil engineer, who was detained Sunday when a scanner...

Security lockdown, strike shut Kashmir

2010-05-11 A SECURITY lockdown and general strike called by lawyers in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Monday shut shops, schools and offices in the revolt-hit region.The one-day strike backed by all the separatist factions came as the state administration made its...

M'sian ailing sultan leaves hospital

2010-05-11 AN AILING Malaysian sultan at the centre of a rare public power struggle has returned home, his lawyers said Monday after claiming he had been held in hospital against his will.Sultan Ismail Petra Yahya Petra, 60, the royal ruler of northern...

Aquino set for landslide win in Philippine presidential race

2010-05-11 BENIGNO "NOYNOY" AQUINO III was on course Monday for a landslide win in the Philippine presidential race after an historic election that saw millions of Filipinos embrace his promise to fight endemic graft.The senator's emphatic early...

Thai protesters agree to election date but push new demands

2010-05-11 THAI anti-government protesters said Monday they would continue their crippling demonstration in central Bangkok until the prime minister and his deputy face criminal charges for deadly street violence.Although a key "red shirt" leader...

Umno needs to be a realist and to change, says Najib

2010-05-11 IN celebrating its 64th anniversary On Tuesday, Umno must realise that it needs be a realist and be willing to transform for now and the future, says party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak."The two aspects are important as the people are...

Monday, 10 May 2010

US 'troubled' by Myanmar's election plans, says envoy

2010-05-10 A TOP US envoy voiced concern Sunday about Myanmar's preparations for its first elections in two decades, ahead of talks with the ruling junta and detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.President Barack Obama's administration last year launched...

IN BRIEF

2010-05-10 Toll from China storms hits 70BEIJING: The death toll from fierce storms and torrential rains battering southern China has risen to at least 70 people with tens of thousands left homeless. The extreme weather was unleashed on Wednesday, toppling...

Man stabs 8 to death in China

2010-05-10 A MAN stabbed to death eight people, including his wife, elderly mother and young daughter in a village in southeastern China, the latest in a spate of rampage attacks that have shocked the nation.The suspect, identified as Zhou Yezhong, waged his...

Police, Maoist protesters clash in Nepal

2010-05-10 RIOT police in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu fired tear gas on Sunday to quell Maoist protesters who have staged a week of street rallies in the city demanding the government step down.The Maoists had enforced a general strike closing all shops and...

US drone strike kills 10 militants in Pakistan

2010-05-10 AT LEAST 10 militants were killed when a US drone fired two missiles into a compound in Pakistan's tribal area on Sunday, officials said, amid renewed US pressure on Islamabad to combat the rebels.The strike in North Waziristan came after the head...

Japan to decide on controversial US base relocation plan today

2010-05-10 THE Japanese government is set to decide on Monday on a proposal to relocate a controversial US airbase, Kyodo News Agency reported on Sunday, but there was no sign Washington or local residents would agree to the plan.The row over relocating the...

Najib in Cambodia for three-day visit

2010-05-10 PRIME Minister Najib Razak arrived yesterday evening to begin his three-day official visit to Cambodia.The premier and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, were greeted upon arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport here at 6.50pm (Malaysian...

Anwar lashes out at govt as sex trial resumes today

2010-05-10 OPPOSITION leader Anwar Ibrahim, who returns to court today to face sodomy charges, said Malaysia's reputation is on trial in a case aimed at destroying his political career.Anwar, a former deputy premier who was sacked and jailed on separate sex...

Thai PM wants swift end to protests

2010-05-10 THAILAND'S premier called Sunday for a swift end to mass anti-government protests after two more people were killed, saying he had a back-up plan to solve the crisis if demonstrators refused to disperse.Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva demanded the...

Violence on eve of Philippine elections claims five lives

2010-05-10 FIVE people were killed in the Philippines yesterday as tensions flared on the eve of national elections, which are expected to see favourite Benigno Aquino Jr win the presidency in a landslide. The build-up to the elections has been typically...

Powerful quake sparks panic in Aceh

2010-05-10 A POWERFUL quake with a magnitude of at least 7.2 hit the Indonesian province of Aceh yesterday, causing panic in an area that was devastated by the killer waves of the 2004 tsunami. Coastal residents fled from their homes and headed inland fearing...

Sunday, 9 May 2010

IN BRIEF

2010-05-09 Indonesian sentenced to deathKUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court has sentenced an Indonesian man to death by hanging for fatally shooting five people during a wedding reception in Sarawak state in 2007. The man, reportedly became angry and opened fire...

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