Asia Briefs: Hopes fade for 100 missing in landslide

Hopes fade for 100 missing in landslide

YANGON • Hopes faded yesterday that any of the 100 people still missing would be found alive two days after a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar smashed into a makeshift settlement, burying mine workers as they slept. Rescue workers had recovered 104 bodies by Sunday night.


Four in bid to oust Indonesia Speaker

JAKARTA • A group of four Indonesian legislators have said they would launch a petition seeking the ouster of Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto for his alleged role in the biggest corruption conspiracy in Indonesian history, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Mr Setya is accused of trying to elicit up to US$4 billion (S$5.7 billion) worth of shares from copper and gold miner Freeport Indonesia.

Indian doc held for trying to burn corpse

HYDERABAD • Indian police have arrested a doctor for trying to set a patient's body on fire after he died during treatment for back pain and fever.

Dr Salman Shiekh's 45-year-old patient died shortly after being given painkillers at the Hyderabad clinic on Saturday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2015, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Subscribe