Asia briefs : Porn star travel cards sold out in Taipei

Porn star travel cards sold out in Taipei

TAIPEI • All 30,000 travel cards featuring Japanese porn star Yui Hatano, priced at TW$500 (S$22) each, sold out in Taipei yesterday, despite objections from activists and politicians.

They sold out in about four hours, EasyCard Corp said.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Bangladesh blogger's murder: 5 charged

DHAKA • Bangladesh police yesterday charged five suspected Islamist militants with murder over the killing of a blogger, one of four hacked to death this year.

The court will now decide whether to open a trial or order further investigations.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Malaysia mulling over buying of French jets

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia is reviewing a proposal from France to buy Rafale fighter jets, but any decision would depend on how affordable the aircraft are, Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday.

Malaysia wants to replace its fleet of Russian MiG-29 fighters.

REUTERS

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