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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Thai 'Yellow Shirts' to face charges over 2008 airport siege

2010-07-13 THAI police have summoned five leaders of the royalist "Yellow Shirt" movement, along with dozens of supporters, to face charges over the 2008 seizure of two Bangkok airports, a spokesman said yesterday. Seventy-nine people linked to the...

Two injured in S'pore tanker fire

2010-07-13 TWO Myanmar nationals suffered severe burns and one of their countrymen is missing after a Singapore chemical tanker they were aboard caught fire yesterday, maritime officials said.The accident happened in waters off Malaysia's eastern Pahang state...

M'sia non-Muslim wants to be Syariah lawyer

2010-07-13 THE Malaysian high court here will hear on November 2 the application by a non-Muslim woman lawyer to be a Syariah lawyer in the Federal Territory.High Court Judge Mohd Zawawi Salleh is set to hear Victoria Jayaseele Martin's judicial review...

Malaysian opposition paper defies government suspension

2010-07-13 MALAYSIAN opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's party has defied a government order to stop publishing its newspaper, a party official said yesterday.The Home Ministry recently suspended the publication license of "Suara Keadilan," or "...

M'sia MP asks for Royal body on Penan rapes

2010-07-13 A MALAYSIAN MP has asked the Government to set up a Royal Commission to look into the alleged sexual abuse and rape of Penan girls and women in Sarawak.Zuraida Kamaruddin said she had submitted a notice to the Speakers Chambers on yesterday for the...

Indonesia pledges to step up tiger protection

2010-07-13 INDONESIA promised to impose stiffer penalties against poachers and illegal loggers yesterday as officials from 13 countries gathered here to try to save the estimated 3,200 tigers left in the wild from extinction.Tiger parts are in demand for...

Monday, 12 July 2010

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2010-07-12 MIC to strengthen partyKUALA LUMPUR: The MIC will focus on strengthening the party and enhancing the development of Indian community in various sectors to face the 13th general election. MIC President Samy Vellu, speaking before the 64th MIC Annual...

India ends Kashmir curfew, uneasy calm across region

2010-07-12 INDIAN authorities lifted a six-day curfew on yesterday across Muslim-majority Kashmir valley after an uneasy calm returned to the disputed region rocked by weeks of violent anti-India protests, police said.But thousands of security forces in battle...

Australia to hold boatpeople talks with Timor Leste

2010-07-12 AUSTRALIA will send officials to Dili this week for talks on creating a processing centre for boatpeople in Timor Leste, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday.The officials would "start a detailed discussion" with Timor Leste's...

UN command may accept North Korea offer of talks

2010-07-12 THE UN command structure for multinational forces in South Korea may accept a North Korean proposal for military talks over the sinking of a South Korean warship, a report said yesterday.South Korea's Yonhap news agency said North Korea had proposed...

50 dead in China after heavy rain

2010-07-12 FLOODING, landslides and torrents of mud have killed 50 people in southern China and another 15 are missing after days of torrential rain, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said yesterday.More than 17 million people spread across nine provinces have...

Cambodia to host big military exercise

2010-07-12 CAMBODIA will conduct its first ever large scale military exercise next week, a part of the United Nations Peacekeeping framework for strengthening peace and security, China's Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. Chhum Socheat, spokesman of the...

Japan govt mauled in elections

2010-07-12 VOTERS dealt Japan's government a stinging blow in upper house elections yesterday, a reverse that could thwart its ambitions to curb the country's massive public debt and threatens Prime Minister Naoto Kan's job.Kan's Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ...

Anwar's newspaper defies publication ban order

2010-07-12 A MALAYSIAN newspaper run by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's Keadilan party yesterday pressed ahead with publication despite being suspended by the government. Critics have labelled the crackdown on the Suara Keadilan as an attempt to silence free...

Musa Aman confident Sabahans will reject opposition pact

2010-07-12 SABAH Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is confident that the people of Sabah will reject Pakatan Rakyat which dreams of capturing the state from Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election.He said Sabahans were mature enough, knew what was...

Two suspected orangutan smugglers arrested in Borneo

2010-07-12 TWO men accused of trying to smuggle an endangered orangutan from eastern Indonesia were arrested following a monthslong investigation into the illegal trade, a media report said yesterday.If found guilty, they could face a maximum five years in...

Suspect nabbed for Philippine radio reporter's killing

2010-07-12 POLICE in the northern Philippines have arrested the alleged hitman in last week's killing of a retired but outspoken radio journalist, a national police spokesman said yesterday.The gunman was arrested Friday, six days after he allegedly shot Jose...

Johor will remain Umno, BN stronghold, says Najib

2010-07-12 MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak is confident that Johor will remain Umno and Barisan Nasional's (BN) stronghold the way it has always been.Despite this, the Ummo president said, there should be a continuous effort to strengthen unity among its...

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Indonesia president visits attacked anti-graft activist

2010-07-11 INDONESIA'S President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited a prominent anti-graft activist in a hospital yesterday, two days after he was attacked amid rising tensions over alleged police corruption.Tama Langkun, an activist from the Indonesia...

IN BRIEF

2010-07-11 N Korea willing to hold nuke talksSEOUL: North Korea said yesterday it was willing in principle to return to nuclear disarmament talks after the United Nations failed to blame it for a deadly attack on a South Korean warship. The North, which denies...

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