New cyber security body for China
BEIJING • China has set up its first national non-profit organisation for cyber security to promote self-discipline in the industry and accelerate the establishment of industry standards. The Cyber Security Association of China involves academic institutes, individuals and Internet firms, the Global Times reported.
Liberal Party hit by donation scandal
SYDNEY • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ruling Liberal Party is embroiled in a financial scandal, an unwanted additional challenge for the Australian leader as he takes the major political gamble of calling an early federal election.
Mr Turnbull, who has sacked three ministers over misdemeanours in the past few months, faced calls yesterday to dismiss Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos over undisclosed donations made to the ruling Liberal Party's New South Wales state branch.
Top US navy officer jailed
LOS ANGELES • A top United States navy officer was on Friday sentenced to 46 months' jail for giving classified information to a Malaysian contractor in exchange for prostitutes and gifts. Captain Daniel Dusek is the highest-ranking officer to be charged in one of the US military's worst bribery scandals. The contractor, Leonard Francis, had admitted that his firm - Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), which provided port services - plied Dusek and others with alcohol, hotel stays and gifts to ensure US Navy ships stopped at ports where GDMA operated.