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Jailed Singapore boat captain remains in Indonesia's custody

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:23:31 +08:00

JAKARTA: Singaporean boat captain Shoo Chiau Huat remained behind bars Thursday after a district court ruled he must answer a charge of entering Indonesia illegally, ending hopes he would be released from jail the same day. Shoo must answer a charge of entering Indonesia illegally, says a district court. - The Straits Times

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Who’d buy a car park space for RM2.6mil? Someone on Conduit Road just did

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:23:28 +08:00

HONG KONG: The car parking space of a luxury apartment at the Mid-Levels on Hong Kong island sold for HK$4.8mil (RM2.6mil) on Thursday, setting a record for the city’s most expensive lot.

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Beijing to cut number of new cars on the road

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: The number of licence plates handed out for new cars is to be slashed by one-third in Beijing in an effort to ease traffic congestion and pollution.

Lee: US credibility at stake if trade pact not ratifified

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said not ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would be a “very big setback” as some countries had gone out of their way to support it.

Accused in poison coffee case guilty, jailed 20 years

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

JAKARTA: Judges at the Central District Court here have sentenced permanent resident of Australia Jessica Kumala Wongso to 20 years in prison after finding her guilty of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin by putting cyanide into Mirna’s coffee on Jan 6 at the Olivier cafe in Grand In­­donesia, Central Jakarta.

European Parliament announces candidates for human rights award

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Strasbourg: Exiled Turkish journalist Can Dundar, Crimean Tatar activist Mustafa Dzhemilev and two Yazidi victims of the Islamic State group have been shortlisted for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to be announced.

Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen sets world record for shortest song to chart on US Billboard Hot 100

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:14:17 +08:00

TOKYO: Japanese singer Piko-Taro has made a Guinness World Record - his viral ditty PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) is shortest song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.Japanese singer Piko-Taro was awarded the Guinness World Record for the "shortest song to enter the US Billboard Hot 100". The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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Brisbane bus driver burnt alive by passenger

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:57:08 +08:00

Sydney, Oct 28, 2016 (AFP) - A passenger doused a bus driver with inflammable liquid and burned him to death in front of horrified passengers in the Australian city of Brisbane on Friday, police said.

Philippine mayor, nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:49:41 +08:00

A Philippine mayor accused of drug trafficking was killed along with nine bodyguards in a shoot-out with police Friday, authorities said, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.A Filipino police investigator inspects a gun used at a crime scene after a police operation against illegal drugs in Novaliches, Philippines. - EPA Filepic

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Sri Lanka to sell white elephants to cut $1 bn in debt

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:45:40 +08:00

Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka said Thursday it will reduce its foreign debt by $1 billion by selling off former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse's vanity projects.

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