Asia Briefs: Hun Sen threatens opposition party

Hun Sen threatens opposition party

PHNOM PENH • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened that the main opposition party would be dissolved if it continues to back detained leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason over an alleged plot to gain power with support from the United States.

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has said it would continue to support Kem Sokha as leader, and threatened to boycott the election next year if he is not freed.


China detains five in dead livestock probe

BEIJING • The authorities in China have detained five people as they investigate caches of 300 tonnes of dead pigs found in its southern mountains, state media said yesterday, the latest scandal over the mishandling of sick livestock.

Environment officials in Huzhou city, Zhejiang province, uncovered the carcasses, which had been dragged to the mountains and buried, instead of being burnt in line with the law on dead diseased livestock.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe