Asia Briefs: Security guard suspected of murder

Security guard suspected of murder

JAKARTA • Indonesian police have arrested a man suspected of robbing and strangling a Japanese woman to death in her apartment in Jakarta.

The woman identified as Yoshimi Nishimura, 28, was found dead at Casa Grande apartment building in south Jakarta last Monday.

Police arrested the building's security guard, Mursalim, 25, who had fled to Sumatra. He could face the death penalty if found guilty of premeditated murder.


Confucius family tree set to grow even bigger

COLOMBO • More descendants of Chinese philosopher Confucius will have a chance to be recorded in his family's genealogical record books, believed to be the world's largest.

Mr Kong Deyong, the chief compiler of the family tree, said yesterday that they have started updating the records in Qufu, Shandong province, and descendants may inquire and register at any time.


Beijing to sound sirens for air raid drill

BEIJING • Beijing will conduct an air raid drill on Sept 19 in 10 suburban districts and counties to improve capabilities for handling attacks.

Sirens will sound in outlying districts of the Chinese capital, including Fangshan, Tongzhou, Daxing districts and others, the Beijing civil defence bureau said.

The public was reminded not to panic when the sirens sound. In addition to issuing warnings to the public, the drills will include evacuation, shelter and protection of important facilities.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Security guard suspected of murder'. Print Edition | Subscribe