Asia Briefs: Ex-Gansu Communist Party chief expelled

Ex-Gansu Communist Party chief expelled

BEIJING • The former chief of the Gansu provincial committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been expelled from the party and dismissed from public office for actions, including taking bribes. Mr Wang Sanyun, who was also a senior national legislator, was accused of allowing certain officials to pick official posts, regardless of their problems such as disciplinary violations, according to the CPC central commission for discipline inspection.


Anwar in crash en route to prison from hospital

PETALING JAYA • Malaysia's jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was involved in a traffic accident yesterday. It happened when he was being transported back to the Sungai Buloh prison after he was hospitalised for four days.

The prison officer driving the car with Anwar inside had to brake sharply to avoid an oncoming car, his lawyer said.

This caused the escort car behind them to knock into Anwar's vehicle.

He did not have any serious physical injuries.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Subscribe