Asia Briefs: KL cops want to grill UK paedophile

KL cops want to grill UK paedophile

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian police wants to question convicted British paedophile Richard Huckle to find out if he had any accomplices who helped him attack children in Malaysia, Malaysia's police chief has said.

This is the main reason to meet the 30-year-old, who is now serving a life sentence in Britain, the Malay Mail Online reported Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar as saying yesterday.

Huckle sexually abused 23 Malaysian children and British investigators say there could have been up to 200 child victims in the nine years he spent in Kuala Lumpur's suburbs.

Separate Afghan blasts kill over 20

KABUL • More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan yesterday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul. Both the Taleban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack.


Cambodia to deport 21 Taiwanese

PHNOM PENH • Cambodia said yesterday it would deport 21 Taiwanese arrested on fraud charges to mainland China, as Taipei said its emissaries had been prevented from meeting the suspects. The imminent deportations come at a time of increased tensions between Taiwan and China, with Taipei accusing Beijing of "abducting" citizens from countries that do not recognise the island's government.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe