Asia Briefs : Indian judges fear for Supreme Court

Indian judges fear for Supreme Court

NEW DELHI • Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India said yesterday the administration of the nation's highest court was not in order and that democracy would not survive unless the institution was preserved.

India's Supreme Court often sets the agenda on matters of policy and orders measures taken in the public interest.


Filipinos give Duterte 'excellent' trust rating

MANILA • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's trust rating bounced back to "excellent" last month from "very high" three months before, with 80 per cent of Filipinos giving him the highest score.


Oil tanker rescue mission in difficulty

TEHRAN • Iran said yesterday that a fresh explosion on a stricken oil tanker was complicating rescue efforts after a collision with another vessel on Saturday night.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe