Asia Briefs: Kuching policeman arrested for sex assault

Kuching policeman arrested for sex assault

KUCHING • A 14-year-old boy has made a police report, accusing a family friend who is a policeman of sexually assaulting him last week.

The boy said the 33-year-old suspect had, on the pretext of driving him to his sister's shop last Monday, taken him to a secluded spot, where the sexual assault took place, according to Sarawak CID chief Dev Kumar.

The man, who is attached to the management department at the state police headquarters, was arrested on Saturday after the police report was lodged.


Protesters, cops in India clash over boy's death

NEW DELHI • Hundreds of protesters clashed with police and burnt down a liquor store in an Indian city yesterday over demands to shut a school where a seven-year-old was killed for resisting a staffer's sexual attack.

Authorities said several people were injured. Demonstrators attacked the store near the school in Gurgaon, near New Delhi, after riot police thwarted their attempt to storm the campus. The boy's body was found in the Ryan International school's lavatory last Friday with his throat slit with a knife.


Cambodian opposition to boycott vote against head

PHNOM PENH • Cambodia's main opposition party will boycott a parliamentary vote today to strip its detained leader of immunity and will instead go to Kem Sokha's jail to demand his release, one of his deputies said yesterday

Kem Sokha, the head of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was arrested a week ago and charged with treason for allegedly plotting to win power with the support of the United States.

The arrest came amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen and independent media ahead of a general election next year.


All Malaysian police stations to have CCTVs

JOHOR BARU • Malaysia's Home Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all police stations nationwide to boost security.

Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said many of the stations have CCTVs, but the temporary ones, such as those in shophouses, are not equipped with the device.

"We do not want a repeat of the case in Subang Jaya, where a policeman was shot dead at the station," he said during a working visit to several police stations in Johor Baru yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe