Asia Briefs: Malaysian cops seize $7m worth of drugs

Malaysian cops seize $7m worth of drugs

MARANG • Malaysian cops have made the biggest drug bust of the year, seizing more than 300kg of syabu worth about RM22 million (S$7 million) following a series of raids in Terengganu, Selangor and Penang. The drugs were packed inside Chinese tea packets and smuggled in from Thailand.


Park a witness in Samsung heir case

SEOUL • Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun Hye was named as a witness yesterday by an appellate court reviewing the conviction of Lee Jae Yong, Samsung Group's billionaire heir, on graft charges. It was unclear if either would appear during Lee's appeal hearing.


Nepali girl anointed as 'living goddess'

KATHMANDU • A three-year-old girl was anointed the new Kumari of Kathmandu by Hindu priests yesterday in a ritual that will see her worshipped as a "living goddess" until she reaches puberty. Trishna Shakya was taken from her home to the Nepalese capital's historic Durbar Square.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Subscribe