Japan asks for Mongolia’s support in a row of islands
ULAANBAATAR: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday asked for Mongolia’s support in Tokyo’s territorial dispute with Beijing over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, during a visit to the country yesterday.
Abe arrived in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, seeking closer trade and diplomatic relations with the mineral-rich nation, a potentially important strategic partner due to its location on China’s northern border and diplomatic ties. with North Korea.
“I asked for Mongolia’s support regarding the Chinese situation and Mongolia expressed its understanding of the Japanese position,” Abe said in response to reporters’ questions about the islands Japan claims as the Senkakus and China as the Senkakus. the Diaoyus.
Taiwanese leader’s confidant detained
TAIPEI: A Taiwanese politician known for her close ties to the president has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, a court heard yesterday, in the latest corruption scandal to hit the island.
Lai Su-ju, a member of the Taipei City Council, was arrested on the grounds that she may be colluding with witnesses and other suspects in the case to cover up the alleged crime, the Taipei District Court has heard. in a press release.
According to the court, Lai admitted to accepting tw1 million ($33,500) from a businessman, but claimed it was a political donation rather than a bribe. wine as part of a construction project in the capital Taipei.
Rodwell’s kidnappers will face charges
MANILA: The Philippine National Police (PNP) has said criminal charges will be brought against those responsible for the kidnapping of Australian Warren Rodwell, who was freed by his captors after his family allegedly paid a $4 million ransom dollars.
PNP chief executive officer Alan Purisima said the anti-kidnapping group was conducting a thorough investigation for the filing of criminal charges against those behind the kidnapping of Rodwell, who was held hostage for 15 months. “We are investigating this matter, we have identified some people and we will press charges against these people.”