Asia Briefs: Umno to table motion to sack rebel members

Umno to table motion to sack rebel members

KUALA LUMPUR • Umno Supreme Council member Nazri Aziz said a motion to sack dissident Umno members, former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz Mahathir, will be tabled after the Sarawak elections, the New Straits Times reported.

India denies visa to 2 Chinese activists

NEW DELHI • India has declined to issue visas to two Chinese activists who wanted to attend a conference on promoting democracy. The move came days after it revoked a visa for an exiled ethnic Uighur leader.


N. Korea sentences US citizen to hard labour

SEOUL • North Korea yesterday sentenced Korean-American Kim Dong Chul to 10 years of hard labour on charges of subversion and espionage.


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