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Thursday, 10 June 2010

'Regional ties crucial for peace in Asia-Pacific'

2010-06-10 MALAYSIAN deputy prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday called on countries in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance its cooperative mechanisms for peace and security in the region.Muhyiddin said the region should also continue to adopt a...

Aquino proclaimed Philippine president, warns of crisis

2010-06-10 Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines amid joyous celebrations yesterday, but he struck a sombre tone as he warned that the impoverished nation was in crisis. The 50-year-old bachelor achieved...

Singapore metro says sorry for security lapse

2010-06-10 SINGAPORE'S metro operator has apologised for a "serious" security lapse that enabled two intruders to spray-paint graffiti on a train, which staff mistook for an elaborate advertisement.The incident in May, allegedly involving two...

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Philippines declares Aquino vote winner

2010-06-09 BENIGNO Aquino was declared the winner of the Philippine presidential election yesterday, nearly a month after voters went to the polls embracing his pledge to fight corruption and ease deep poverty.Following a drawn-out vote tallying process,...

China protests to N Korea over border shooting

2010-06-09 CHINA said yesterday that North Korean border guards shot dead three Chinese citizens last week and that Beijing had protested to Pyongyang in a rare sour note between the close allies.The incident on Friday also left one person injured, foreign...

IN BRIEF

2010-06-09 South Korea not seeking curbs on North BEIJING: A top South Korean envoy arrived in China yesterday to seek Beijing's support for a UN censure of North Korea over the sinking of a warship, but reaffirmed Seoul would not ask for new sanctions. There...

Nato's deadliest Afghan day

2010-06-09 THIRTEEN Nato soldiers have been killed in two days in Afghanistan, one of the deadliest bouts for the alliance this year that underlines a growing Taliban momentum in defiance of calls for peace talks.Seven Americans, two Australians and one French...

New Japan PM stresses US ties

2010-06-09 Japan's new Prime Minister Naoto Kan yesterday vowed to make Japan a "more vigorous country," restore its public finances and maintain the US alliance as the "cornerstone" of its diplomacy.The centre-left former finance minister who sworn in...

S'pore launches manhunt for alleged vandal

2010-06-09 SINGAPORE yesterday launched a global manhunt for a Briton suspected of involvement in a train vandalism case that raised doubts about the security of key installations in the city state.A warrant of arrest was issued against Lloyd Dane Alexander, a...

M'sia says betting licence not approved

2010-06-09 MALAYSIA says it has not yet issued a controversial sport betting licence and will consult further over the issue which has triggered protests in the Muslim-majority nation.Prime Minister Najib Razak reportedly said the government had not finalised...

Thai PM faces heat over probe official

2010-06-09 THE Thai government appointed a former attorney general yesterday to investigate recent political violence in which 89 people were killed, but the opposition rejected the nominee as biased.Anti-government protesters clashed with soldiers on the...

Sarawak needs more technical schools: CM

2010-06-09 SARAWAK need additional technical institutions to equip locals with knowledge to cater for demands of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) said Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.The Chief Minister said the move was necessary to...

Mercy Malaysia denies Gaza death reports

2010-06-09 Mercy Malaysia yesterday denied rumours of the death of its doctors in Gaza as the organisation has not deployed any Malaysian staff or volunteers to Gaza this year.Its president Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus said all its work in Gaza was now being...

Children among 12 dead in Dhaka ferry accident

2010-06-09 AT LEAST 12 people, including 10 children, drowned after a packed ferry capsized in northeastern Bangladesh yesterday, officials said, as rescuers searched for more bodies.The accident happened in remote Sunamganj district, 140km north of the...

Outrage in India over Bhopal verdicts

2010-06-09 INDIAN politicians, campaigners and newspapers vented outrage yesterday at two-year prison terms handed to those found guilty over the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster that left thousands dead.Anger focused on the 25-year delay in the convictions, the...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

IN BRIEF

2010-06-08 Indonesian police hunt for 26 prisonersJAYAPURA: Indonesian police hunted yesterday for 26 prisoners who escaped from jail in Indonesia's Papua province the second such breakout in less than a month. The inmates, serving a maximum of 17 years...

China appeals for breakthrough on HK democracy

2010-06-08 A SENIOR Chinese official yesterday made a rare public appeal to Hong Kong's opposition democratic lawmakers to back a key reform package intended to advance the city towards universal suffrage in 2017.With the electoral blueprint to be presented to...

Tiananmen activist vows to go back to homeland

2010-06-08 A student leader from the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in China said yesterday he would not give up trying to get back to his homeland after 20 years in exile.Wu'er Kaixi was speaking in Tokyo, where police released him Sunday two...

Seven convicted over Bhopal gas tragedy

2010-06-08 AN INDIAN court yesterday convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead more than a quarter century...

Indian PM pledges to improve human rights in Kashmir

2010-06-08 Indian troops have been "strictly instructed" to respect human rights in Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday on a visit to the disputed region.Singh arrived in the summer Kashmiri capital of Srinagar on a two-day visit to review...

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