Asia Briefs: HK Chief Exec in row over internship

HK Chief Exec in row over internship

HONG KONG • Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying has dismissed allegations that he used his influence six years ago to secure an internship for his younger daughter at an investment bank.

Ms Leung Chung Yan was still in secondary school at the time and her father was convenor of the Executive Council, the body that advises the city's chief executive, the South China Morning Post reported.

His office said: "The matter is not connected to his public offices nor was any money involved."

India's rupee crisis: 'Legalised plunder'

NEW DELHI • India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday that the government's shock move to withdraw all high-value notes from circulation would slow growth in the world's fastest-expanding major economy, calling it "legalised plunder".


Big pay jump for Pakistan's MPs

ISLAMABAD • Pakistan has approved a salary jump of nearly 21/2 times for its MPs, the information minister said, taking their pay to more than 10 times the minimum wage.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe