Asia Brief: PR status of S'porean officer not revoked

PR status of S'porean officer not revoked

PETALING JAYA • The legal officer involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad probe has not had her Malaysian permanent residency revoked.

Singaporean Jessica Gurmeet Kaur Sidhu is married to a Malaysian, and used to work at the Attorney General's Chambers before being sacked over her alleged involvement in the 1MDB probe.

Immigration Department deputy director-general Sakib Kusmi had stated that her PR status had been revoked. But in a statement yesterday, Ms Sidhu expressed her gratefulness to Immigration director-general Mustafa Ibrahim for confirming that her PR status had not been revoked, The Star reported.

Sinkhole problem at Manila airport

MANILA• • After fixing the air-conditioning, toilets and leaking ceilings, the once worst airport in the world now faces sinkholes.

The new problem at Ninoy Aquino International Airport was discovered last month, when an Australian tourist fell into a hole after part of the floor in the arrival area gave way.


Newborn dies after rat bites in hospital

NEW DELHI • A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India.

Three health officials have been suspended over the incident at the Guntur Government Hospital in Andhra Pradesh state, where the 10-day-old boy was being treated for a urinary tract problem.


China, Thailand finalise railway deal

China and Thailand have reached an agreement on a railway cooperation project to set up a rail line to connect the two countries.

The breakthrough came after six rounds of negotiation, with the two sides finalising an inter-governmental framework agreement on the project to be signed next month, reported the People's Daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Brief: PR status of S'porean officer not revoked'. Print Edition | Subscribe