Asia Briefs: S. Korea worried about Thaad fallout for firms

S. Korea worried about Thaad fallout for firms

SEOUL • South Korea said yesterday it was concerned about growing calls in China to put South Korean companies at a disadvantage given Beijing's objections to the planned deployment of the US Thaad anti-missile defence system.


New president for main opposition in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH • Mr Kem Sokha, vice-president of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, was elected as the president yesterday after the self-exiled incumbent Sam Rainsy stepped down last month.


Boy, 8, and 3 others shot dead in south Thailand

BANGKOK • An eight-year-old boy and three relatives were shot dead on their way to school in Thailand's insurgency-torn south yesterday, the authorities said, casting a pall over recent peace talk gains.


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