Asia Briefs: Police question Mahathir’s wife

Police question Mahathir's wife

PETALING JAYA • Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, was questioned by the police yesterday over a speech she made at a women's rally last September. The 91-year-old was among those who spoke at the "Wanita Bantah Politik Toksik" (Women Against Toxic Politics) rally on Sept 10 last year.


Popular Thai market set to go cashless

BANGKOK • Tourists heading to one of Bangkok's most popular shopping destinations could do away with cash payments by June. The Bangkok Post yesterday reported that the State Railway of Thailand, which manages Chatuchak market, aims to begin turning the weekend market into a cashless commercial area by June.

Train hits man taking selfie video

NEW DELHI • A man who was trying to take a video of himself at a railway station in India's Hyderabad city was hit by an incoming train, media reports say. The 25-year-old man was filming the clip on his mobile phone at Borabanda Railway Station on Jan 21, the BBC reported. He suffered serious injuries but is out of danger.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe