Asia Briefs: KL bank loses $6k in 24-second robbery

KL bank loses $6k in 24-second robbery

KUALA LUMPUR • It took only 24 seconds for a gunman to rob a bank and get away. The heist happened so quickly some bank staff - including an armed security guard - were unaware a robbery had taken place.

It is understood that RM17,500 (S$5,900) was stolen from the bank in Jalan Genting Kelang at 4pm on Friday. No one was hurt.


Location of sunken Lake Toba ferry found

JAKARTA • Indonesia's search and rescue team has located the sunken ferry in Sumatra's Lake Toba, an official said yesterday, after the vessel sank in bad weather nearly a week ago with almost 200 people on board.

The hydrographic survey "identified" the ferry 450m deep in the water, not far from where it sank on Monday, said Mr Nanang Henky Suharto, an executive director at PT Mahakarya Geo Survey, a firm involved in the search.


Two held in Sri Lanka for beating leopard to death

COLOMBO • Police in Sri Lanka arrested yesterday two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film.

The pair were accused of killing the big cat on Thursday after it attacked nearly a dozen people in a village 330km north of Colombo.

Gruesome images of the leopard, a protected species in Sri Lanka, being savagely beaten were shared on social media, generating widespread disgust.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Subscribe