Asia Briefs: Why no arrest for 4 in N. Korean case

Why no arrest for 4 in N. Korean case

SHAH ALAM • The four men charged together with Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong over the murder of North Korean Kim Jong Nam have not been arrested as police do not have sufficient information on them, a Malaysian court heard yesterday.

Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed in the Kuala Lumpur airport in February by poison.


Myanmar-Bangladesh refugee deal

YANGON • Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to work together to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees, officials said, but details remain thin as the humanitarian crisis deepens. Ties between the neighbours have been strained by army-led violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has driven over 600,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh since late August.


Fork out cash to hide slurping noise?

TOKYO • A Japanese firm has created what it says is a world-first "noise-cancelling" fork to mask the sound made by slurping noodles, dubbed "noodle harassment" on social media. But Nissin will sell the gadget only if it receives 5,000 pre-orders by mid-December - at 14,800 yen (S$177) each.


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