Polls campaigning starts in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH • Cambodian parties yesterday launched campaigns for June 4 local elections against the backdrop of a political crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has vowed to stay on after more than three decades in power.
Mr Hun Sen's main rival, opposition leader Kem Sokha, held a rally in the capital, Phnom Penh, promising to fight corruption.
India boots out political squatters
NEW DELHI • India has redrafted a law to allow politicians to be forcibly removed from official homes within three days of leaving office, to end the practice of squatting by powerful figures.
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The Indian Cabinet approved an amendment to the existing law last Wednesday. Around 1,500 squatters were shunted out of their official homes after Mr Narendra Modi came to power.
Bid to impeach HK's outgoing leader
HONG KONG • Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers have announced they will pursue a bid to impeach the city's outgoing leader after he intervened in a probe into his own acceptance of large undeclared payments.
Chief executive Leung Chun Ying in 2014 denied allegations made by an Australian newspaper that he had failed to declare HK$50 million (S$8.9 million), which he received from Australian engineering company UGL while in office.