Asia Briefs: 'New opposition coalition' for Malaysia

'New opposition coalition' for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA • Mr Lim Kit Siang, adviser to the Democratic Action Party, proclaimed that a new opposition coalition will carry the torch for a new Malaysia when a new political party emerges from Gerekan Harapan Baru, or New Hope Movement, in a few weeks. He said the country needed a new Islamic political party that was all-embracing and could unite all Malaysians.


Identities of Swiss Alps remains ascertained

GENEVA • The remains of two Japanese climbers who disappeared in the Swiss Alps in 1970 have been found after emerging from melting ice, the police said. Human skeletal remains were discovered at the foot of the Matterhorn glacier last September, and DNA tests have recently shown them to belong to the two climbers, the Valais regional police said in a statement on Thursday.


India 'to prove' role of Pakistan in attacks

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD • India plans to present Pakistan with proof of its involvement in militant attacks when officials from the two countries meet, which could jeopardise the rivals' first attempt in months to restart talks. The neighbours are approaching the talks between top security officials on Aug 23 to 24 with starkly different expectations. While India sees the meeting as a chance for it to prove its long-held view that militants get support from over its western border, Pakistan wants the dialogue to form the basis for deeper engagement.


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