Asia Briefs: HK man nabbed for flying drone released

HK man nabbed for flying drone released

PHNOM PENH • Cambodia has freed a tourist from Hong Kong who was arrested on Saturday for flying a remote-controlled aircraft over the Royal Palace, a senior police officer said.

The man was identified in a police report as Mr Wong Tiga China, 40. "We decided to release him on Saturday evening after we found that he had no bad purposes in flying the drone over the Royal Palace," said Mr Sieng Sen, director of the Interior Ministry's Internal Security Department.


Volcanic ash forces Lombok airport to close

JAKARTA • The Lombok international airport is likely to remain closed until at least today due to the volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Mount Rinjani on the holiday island, according to state carrier Garuda Indonesia.

"Mount Rinjani is still spouting volcanic dust unpredictably; the clouds continue to hang directly above the island," a Garuda spokesman said yesterday.

Lombok is located to the east of Bali, whose airport was reopened to some flights from yesterday after a three-day closure.


Selangor leader's son to give police statement

KUALA LUMPUR • The 15-year-old son of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali has been told by the police to give a statement on his participation in a Bersih street rally today, on the same day as the start of the boy's examinations .

An unhappy Mr Azmin wrote on his Twitter account: "A child as young as 15 who is oppressed will definitely rise and fight against the cruelty and evil of Umno."

He did not say whether the teenager had participated in the last Bersih rally in August.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe