Asia Briefs: Hong Kong protesters convicted of rioting

Hong Kong protesters convicted of rioting

HONG KONG • Three protesters caught hurling glass bottles and a bamboo pole at police in Mongkok last year have been found guilty of rioting, the South China Morning Post reported. Yesterday's convictions of students Hui Ka Ki, 23, Mak Tsz Hei, 20, and Sit Tat Wing, 33, are the first on that charge to come out of the Chinese New Year clashes that saw some 130 people injured.

More cases linked to Thai temple under probe

BANGKOK • Thailand is investigating three new cases involving possible financial crimes at the Dhammakaya temple, whose influential former abbot is wanted for suspected money laundering, police said on Wednesday.


China vows to act on Japan's SCS move

BEIJING • China yesterday pledged a firm response if Japan stirs up trouble, after it was reported that Japan plans to send its largest warship to the South China Sea (SCS). The Izumo helicopter carrier will make stops in South-east Asia and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean in July.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe