Asia Briefs: S. Korea's Blue House blocks search

S. Korea's Blue House blocks search

SEOUL • South Korean special prosecutor officials withdrew from the presidential Blue House yesterday after they were blocked from searching offices there.

President Park Geun Hye was impeached by Parliament on Dec 9 on suspicion of colluding with a long-time friend, Choi Soon Sil, to pressure big businesses into donating to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives.


Man shoots ex-wife, himself in law office

KUALA LUMPUR • A man, armed with an automatic pistol, gunned down his former wife yesterday before shooting himself dead. The murder-suicide took place at the reception area of a law firm.

Police believe the man fired four to five shots, hitting his former wife, who worked for the firm, once in the back and once in the leg.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe