Asia Briefs: Baby found dead in freezer; two remanded

Baby found dead in freezer; two remanded

KLANG • Malaysian police yesterday appealed for information on the murder of a five-month-old baby boy whose body was found stuffed in the freezer of a refrigerator at the home of the infant's babysitter in Batu Caves.

The infant, Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi, was reported missing on Tuesday from the female babysitter's house and the police found his body in the freezer that night. The 33-year-old babysitter and her 36-year-old female housemate were detained on the same day and remanded to help in the investigation.


Malaysia nabs six suspected poachers

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian wildlife officers arrested six Vietnamese suspected poachers and seized a large cache of animal parts, including skins of the critically endangered Malayan tiger, during a raid this week, officials said yesterday.

Pieces of tiger skins, along with skins, claws, meat and other parts from protected bears, a leopard, serow goats and a python were recovered during the raid on Wednesday on a workers' living quarters in the central state of Pahang.

"This is the biggest raid involving tigers in Malaysia this year, worth half a million ringgit (S$168,000)," said wildlife department chief Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim.


HK carpark space sold for record $1m

HONG KONG • Spare a thought for Hong Kong's beleaguered car owners.

The market for parking spaces is hotter than ever as a single spot in a luxury development in Kowloon's Ho Man Tin district changed hands for a record HK$6 million (S$1 million). The average parking space now goes for about HK$2.25 million, a more than six-fold increase since 2006.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe