Former HK anti-graft chief off the hook
HONG KONG • Hong Kong has cleared its former anti-corrup-tion chief of criminal wrong-doing, saying there is not enough evidence to prosecute him, the Department of Justice said yesterday.
Mr Timothy Tong, the former commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, had been accused of entertaining mainland officials too often and too lavishly during his five-year tenure to 2012.
Chinese naval ships visit Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh) • Three Chinese naval ships, comprising the guided-missile frigates Liuzhou and Sanya, and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu, arrived at Bangladesh's south-eastern seaport city of Chittagong, some 242km south-east of Dhaka, yesterday for a five-day goodwill visit.
The ships were welcomed by top Bangladesh naval officers, including Commodore M. Rashed Ali, the captain of the BNS (Bangladesh Naval Ship) Issa Khan, and scores of Chinese living in the country.
Malaysia's Lower House okays TPP agreement
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Dewan Rakyat (Lower House) yesterday approved the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The vote margin of 127 to 88 was strictly along party lines. The measure now goes to the Upper House, which is expected to vote on it today.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK