Asia Briefs: Seoul to reward drivers with less mileage

Seoul to reward drivers with less mileage

SEOUL • Seoul's government said yesterday it will financially reward motorists for reducing their driving mileage from this month, to fight fine-dust pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The city's motorists will be paid up to 70,000 won (S$87) if they reduce their driving mileage by more than 3,000km annually, reported news agency Yonhap.

China in year-long pollution probe

SHANGHAI • China's environment ministry said it will send 5,600 inspectors on a year-long investigation into the sources of air pollution in major northern cities. The ministry said the inspections will focus on improving the way the country's standards and laws are enforced.


Businessman detained over false claims

PUTRAJAYA • A Malaysian businessman with the honorific "Tan Sri" was yesterday remanded for six days to assist in investigations relating to false claims of nearly RM13 million (S$4.1 million) made to the Drainage and Irrigation Department.


3 held for murder after attack on cattle trucks

NEW DELHI • Police said yesterday they have arrested three people for murder over the death of a Muslim man , in the latest incidence of violence over the animal Hindus revere. Mr Pehlu Khan died in hospital on Monday after some 200 vigilantes attacked trucks carrying cattle in the western state of Rajasthan in India.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe