Flowers outside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney on Sunday, the day after a 40-year-old man with mental illness roamed the packed shopping center killing six people and seriously wounding a dozen others
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2024
Police identify Sydney mall attacker; no terrorism link found
Australian police have identified a 40-year-old man who suffered from mental illness as the perpetrator of a Sydney shopping center stabbing rampage.
A family leaves the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney after a stabbing incident on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2024
Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing six in Bondi mall
The assailant was shot by a police officer after he engaged with nine people in a busy shopping mall.
Cars drive past the statue of General Aung San in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on March 26.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 2, 2024
More than 800 suspected scammers arrested in Myanmar-China joint operation
The UN human rights office said 120,000 people were being held in scam compounds in Myanmar in 2023.
A protester in New Delhi holds a banner depicting Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, who has said he was the target of an assassination plot disclosed by U.S. prosecutors in November 2023.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 21, 2024
India’s probe links former intelligence official to U.S. murder plot
At least one person involved in the alleged attempted assassination had worked for India’s main spy agency and is still employed by the government.
From left: Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Paul Lam, Chief Executive John Lee and Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung hold a news conference regarding national security laws, in Hong Kong on Jan. 30.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2024
Hong Kong fast-tracks new security law at Beijing’s urging
The legislation would impose life sentences for crimes such as treason and give police expanded powers.
Doctors on Sunday lead thousands of protesters in a rally in Seoul demanding the government to scrap its plan to increase medical school enrollment.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2024
South Korea to start legal steps to punish doctors in walkout
The health ministry said on its website that some of the doctors in the collective action have been ordered back to work — a procedural first step.
Last week, Thailand assisted in transferring approximately 900 Chinese nationals in scam centers in Myanmar back to China, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2024
Thailand facilitates transfer of 900 scam victims from Myanmar to China
Last November, Myanmar authorities handed over 31,000 telecom fraud suspects to China in a joint crackdown against online scams.


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