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06 July 2014

Publication Date : 06-07-2014


Chinese President Xi Jinping's just-concluded two-day visit to South Korea has boosted ties and contributed to regional peace and stability, a report in China Daily quotes analysts as saying. Thai junta wants reforms done quickly so it can transfer power soon to a duly elected government, The Nation reports. The mother of Malaysia's most wanted militant says she would take him back despite his terror activities, while friends of one of five other wanted militants said they never suspected that he was involved in recruiting and training terrorists, The Straits Times says. Malaysia, meanwhile, has asked the Philippines to help track five militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and Abu Sayyaf, The Star reports. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has denied media reports that domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Burma (Myanmar) were being “displayed” in malls in the city-state and made “available for hire at cheap or discounted prices”, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.


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