Volume 2, Issue 2

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April - June 2000 · Published: Jul 2000

Daily Digest

Reuters – Thai court sets June 18 for hearing on PM Srettha dismissal case

Thailand’s Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that it will hear a case on June 18 that could lead to the dismissal of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin related to a cabinet appointment that is alleged to have violated the constitution.

Reuters – China dismisses Taiwan’s concerns after man arrested on river leading to Taipei

China’s government said on Wednesday that a Chinese man arrested near Taipei after crossing the Taiwan Strait on a speedboat was acting on his own and that Taiwan should not be so suspicious, in a case that has alarmed Taiwanese security officials.

Associated Press – A magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southwestern South Korea cracks walls and leaves other minor damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake cracked walls, spilled items from store shelves and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea on Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported.

Yonhap – S. Korea dismisses Japan’s protest over maritime survey near Dokdo

The foreign ministry on Wednesday dismissed Japan’s renewed protest over Seoul’s routine maritime survey near the East Sea islets of Dokdo, emphasizing a firm stance against “unjust claims.”

Reuters – North Korea’s Kim boasts of ‘invincible’ ties with Russia amid talks of Putin visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country is an “invincible comrade-in-arms” with Russia in a message to President Vladimir Putin, state media KCNA said on Wednesday, amid speculation over Putin’s impending visit to North Korea.

Reuters – Hong Kong uses new national security law against exiled activists

Hong Kong’s Security Bureau said on Wednesday it would use powers in a new national security law against six self-exiled activists residing in Britain, including cancelling their passports, after they fled the China-ruled city.