Asia Briefs: Thailand blacks out anti-junta TV channel

Thailand blacks out anti-junta TV channel

BANGKOK • The Thai authorities have ordered an anti-junta television channel to stop broadcasting.

A 30-day blackout was ordered on Peace TV. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission accused it of "reporting information that caused confusion, provocation, incited conflict and caused divisiveness".

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Ex-Philippine leader Arroyo released

MANILA • Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has been released from detention after the Supreme Court dismissed her graft charges, her lawyer said. A convoy carrying Ms Arroyo was seen leaving a military hospital near Manila yesterday.

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Chinese firm fined $4.5m for pollution

BEIJING • A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark lawsuit against a glass manufacturer.

Jinghua Group Zhenhua Decoration Glass, based in Shandong province, was fined nearly 22 million yuan (S$4.5 million) for its surplus emission of pollutants, said the city's Intermediate People's Court.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe