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The Malaysian police have been directed to investigate all enforcement agencies that run patrols along the Thai-Malaysian borders, The Star reports. Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra faces lese majeste probe and his passports were earlier revoked by the government, says The Nation. South Korea is on high alert over the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) following the report that a doctor who treated country’s first MERS patient was confirmed to have been infected with the disease, writes The Korea Herald. The death toll from the heatwave that swept the Indian states of Andhra and Telangana has crossed 1,300, according to a report in The Statesman. A Singaporean teen who made plans to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and carry out attacks has been detained under the Internal Security Act since last month, The Straits Times reports.
 
 

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