Asia Briefs: Two men arrested for killing teen girl

Two men arrested for killing teen girl

NEW DELHI • Indian police said yesterday they had arrested two men for shooting dead a 14-year-old girl who resisted their advances in the latest case of sexual violence. The girl had asked the two men, riding on motorbikes, to stop harassing her and her elder sister before she was shot. The men were arrested after the elder sister provided a description of them.


KL to stop issuing hotel licences for now

KUALA LUMPUR • Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will no longer issue hotel licences in the federal capital until further notice, The Star newspaper reported.

The ruling applies to all types of hotels ranging from six-star establishments to budget hotels. Hotels that have already received planning permission but have yet to start construction will not be affected.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the current number of rooms in KL - 56,000 - was adequate to cater to the expected 12 million international tourists expected in the capital this year.


Myanmar bans scaling of famed pagodas

YANGON • Visitors to Myanmar's ancient capital, Bagan, dotted with 2,500 Buddhist monuments, will no longer be able to climb the venerated pagodas for a view of the country's most famous archaeological site. The ban, starting on March 1, follows a government edict railing against "disgraceful" tourist behaviour.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2016, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe