Who's who in the news

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 April, 2009, 12:00am

1 Kaing Guek Eav

2 Chip Tsao

3 Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu

4 Lewis Hamilton

5 Benjamin Netanyahu

a. Once an up-and-coming Canto-pop star, this young idol vowed to stay away from show business 'for a very long time' after being caught in Japan shoplifting and in possession of marijuana. He was released after several weeks and returned to Hong Kong where he plans to act as a spokesman against drugs. His accomplice in Tokyo, Jill Vidal, is not so lucky. She is still in detention in Tokyo.

b. The youngest Formula One world champion was stripped of third place at the Australian Grand Prix, for 'deliberately misleading' stewards. The 24-year-old Briton and his team, McLaren, implied Toyota's Jarno Trulli had illegally overtaken him. The young driver was boosted to third place and Trulli got 12th. The placings have been reversed.

c. This man officially became Israel's new prime minister after February's elections. He leads the aggressive Likud Party and was prime minister also in 1996-99. Politically, he has called US-backed peace talks a waste of time. Although he promised to seek 'full peace' with the Arab and Muslim world, he refuses to utter the phrase the world wants to hear: Palestinian state.

d. This man - better known as Duch - is accused of being the chief torturer during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Last week he begged for forgiveness on the second day of his trial before Cambodia's genocide tribunal, for his role in the deaths of about 1.7 million Cambodians under the 1975-79 rule of the Khmer Rouge.

e. This Hong Kong journalist made a formal apology to the Philippines after writing a column deemed racist. In an article for HK Magazine, he wrote that the Philippines had no right to claim the Spratly Islands from China because 'as a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter'.


Who's who: 1. d, 2. e, 3. a, 4. b, 5. c