A Bad Week for ... , December 9, 2012

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 December, 2012, 3:06am

Li Chuncheng

Sichuan's deputy party secretary became the first senior official to be targeted in an anti-corruption drive launched by the new leadership. Li, 56, was placed under investigation for breaching party discipline. Reports suggest it may be linked to corruption allegations against Chengdu Industry Investment Group chairman Dai Xioming.


John McAfee

The software company founder was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre life on the run. McAfee requested asylum in Guatemala, saying he feared for his life in Belize. The police say the 67-year-old is a "person of interest" in the killing of a fellow American in that country.


Abhisit Vejjajiva

The former Thai prime minister faces a murder charge over the death of a civilian during the 2010 "red shirt" rallies, when he oversaw a military crackdown on the protests. He will be questioned and charged over the fatal shooting of a taxi driver. The Department of Special Investigation, police and Thai prosecutors say Abhisit's use of armed forces showed "an intention to endanger life".