China removes official for disciplinary violations
BEIJING • China has removed the deputy head of its state asset regulator over serious disciplinary violations, but stopped short of expelling him from the ruling Communist Party, the government's anti-graft watchdog said yesterday.
Zhang Xiwu abused his positions for personal and family gain, and illegally engaged in profiting activities, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement on its website.
Brunei sees increase in tourist arrivals
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN • Brunei has seen a strong growth in tourist arrivals for the first quarter of this year.
Official statistics released yesterday showed a year-on-year increase of 20.4 per cent.
Malaysia remained the top source for tourists, followed by China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. Most tourists visited for leisure and holiday, while others went there on business and transit.
Bullied teachers should report to police, ministry
ALOR SETAR • Teachers in Malaysia who are being bullied by students have been told to lodge reports immediately to the police and Education Ministry.
Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid said yesterday there have been cases of students, who were involved in gangsterism and triad activities, threatening their teachers.
His comments came after Penang Consumers Association president S. M. Mohamad Idris said some teachers have been threatened with extortion by students.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK