Singapore Media Watch

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Roundup of regional news - 17 October 2006

The Star, Malaysia

Court postpones hearing to deport Cambodian ex-police chief

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's high court postponed a hearing Tuesday to determine if a former Cambodian police chief wanted for murder in his country should be deported, his lawyer said.

Nothing to hide

The Government will continue with its policy of openness and listen to the views of the people. However, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said, no one should take advantage of this openness to create trouble.

Visibility dips below 5km as API gets worse

Visibility in most parts of the country dipped to 5km and below with 19 locations including the Klang Valley recording a poor visibility of below 3km

The Nation, Thailand

Political gathering allowed: PM

A ban on political gatherings will be eased in a bid to involve people in decisionmaking, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Tuesday.

Temasek to reduce shareholding in Shin Corp

Temasek Holdings of Singapore Monday said it is willing to reduce its shareholding in Shin Corp "at the appropriate time and in an appropriate manner" in order to ensure an orderly market.

Taipei Times, Taiwan

KMT pulls back no-confidence vote

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus said yesterday that the party would not set a no-confidence vote against Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) in motion for the moment, leaving the People First Party (PFP) to face the difficult task of collecting enough endorsements to make the proposal on Friday.

Apology demanded for disturbances

Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) should apologize to the public for allowing disruption of the Double Ten National Day ceremony, the chairman of a legislative committee demanded yesterday.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Chin-de (陳金德), who chaired yesterday's meeting of the Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, said that Wang should apologize because he gave entrance passes to two People First Party (PFP) lawmakers, who caused a stir at the ceremony.


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