Asia Briefs: 'Umbrella' protester goes to jail for assault

'Umbrella' protester goes to jail for assault

HONG KONG • A Hong Kong activist attacked by seven police officers during pro-democracy rallies in 2014 began a prison sentence yesterday for his own assault on police.

Ken Tsang was found guilty last year of assaulting and resisting officers during the "Umbrella Movement" protests which brought parts of the city to a standstill for more than two months. Later the same night, he was beaten and kicked by a group of officers in a park - an assault that dented the image of the city's police force.


Beauty to be screened in Malaysia - in full

KUALA LUMPUR • Disney's hit movie Beauty And The Beast, under fire from Malaysian conservatives for a "gay moment", will be released in the Muslim-majority country without any cuts.

A spokesman for the entertainment giant yesterday said the film "will be released in Malaysia on March 30, rated PG13 with no cuts".

A movie chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, also tweeted that the movie would be shown uncut on that date.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe