Asia Briefs: Help for HK murder victims' families

Help for HK murder victims' families

HONG KONG • Indonesia's top diplomat in Hong Kong has pledged to help the families of two Indonesian women murdered by banker Rurik Jutting , reported the South China Morning Post.

Mr Tri Tharyat said that a non-governmental organisation planned to help the family members file a civil lawsuit against Jutting for compensation.

China to extradite suspects from France

BEIJING • Chinese police will extradite two fugitives from France in the second repatriation since the two countries signed an extradition treaty that came into effect last year, state media reported.

The Chinese suspects, both businesswomen, "are accused of fraud and using illegal means to raise funds", the official China Daily said.


Major expansion of KL's LRT system

PETALING JAYA • The latest extension of Malaysia's light rail transit (LRT) system for greater Kuala Lumpur is due to be completed by August 2020.

The LRT3 will have 26 stations spanning 37km from Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya to Johan Setia in Klang.


Pakistan deports 'Afghan girl'

PESHAWAR • Pakistan yesterday deported Ms Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan girl" whose 1985 photo in National Geographic magazine became a symbol of her country's wars, officials said.

In Kabul, public billboards were erected welcoming her home and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to host a function in her honour.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Subscribe