Asia briefs: Attack on MPs: Alleged attackers 'from military'

Attack on MPs: Alleged attackers 'from military'

PHNOM PENH • Three men charged with brutally beating two Cambodian opposition MPs last week are members of the country's military, police said yesterday, following the assault that has reignited political tensions in the South-east Asian kingdom.

Opposition lawmakers Kong Sakphea and Nhoy Chamreoun were savagely beaten after they left a session at Parliament where a pro-government rally was being staged.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Replacement named for debate with 1MDB chief

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's opposition parties have offered Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Rafizi Ramli as a replacement for the debate against the chief of state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Mr Arul Kanda Kandasamy.

Mr Rafizi will replace Democratic Action Party MP Tony Pua, who had to pull out due to his role as a member of the Public Accounts Committee probing 1MDB.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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