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  1. News - Asia - CRIME

    Australia jails Indonesian people smugglers for role in deadly boat voyage

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:14pm

    ... route to Australia in recent years, most of them having paid people-smugglers to bring them on wooden vessels from Indonesia. In the incident in June 2012, the small wooden fishing boat started ... in jail in Australia for people-smuggling, after a doomed venture in which more than 100 people drowned. The men were not charged with organising the people-smuggling venture or with the deaths ...

  2. Business - Economy

    US west coast ports union less likely to rock the boat in pay talks

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... likely to rock the boat amid leaner trade Twelve years after a labour dispute closed ports on the United States west coast, costing the economy US$1 billion a day, negotiators on both sides want ... in terms of the publicity." A 10-day stoppage today could cost the economy more than US$2 billion a day and put 169,000 people out of work, according to a report by the National Retail ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Confirmed death toll in Malaysia boat accidents rises to 16

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and coordinator of the boat that carried 97 people. They are being investigated under the anti-trafficking and smuggling of migrants act. Around two million illegal migrants, mostly from Indonesia ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian maritime authorities on Sunday recovered the body of an Indonesian woman, raising the confirmed death toll from two boat accidents to 16 ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Nine dead, 27 missing after second boat sinks off coast of Malaysia

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Boat carrying 27 Indonesians overturns a day after an overloaded vessel sank with 97 aboard Malaysia’s maritime agency says nine people were missing after ... Indonesian illegal immigrants home sank in choppy seas, with 25 people still missing. Ten people died in that accident, but at least 62 people survived. That boat was packed with three times more ...

  5. News - Asia

    Vietnam jails four men for arranging illegal migrant sea journeys

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:29pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... illegal sea voyages to Australia for more than 60 would-be migrants, a judge said on Wednesday. The men were found guilty of arranging for 33 people to leave by boat in May last year. The boat ran aground in Indonesia. The court found the gang arranged another voyage that month but the 28 people were arrested before the journey, Judge Ta Quoc Viet said. The men received sentences of between ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sunken Malaysia asylum boat that killed at least 9 was 'massively overloaded'

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:34am by AP, AFP

    ... “The boat is too small to ferry 97 people. The boat must have been very cramped,” said Mohamad Zuhri, spokesman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). Mohamad said the capacity ... hours without a life vest were very slim. The boat’s capacity was 50-60 people, but it was believed to be carrying 97. Hambali said some survivors may have swum to shore and gone into hiding. ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    37 missing, two dead after asylum boat sinks off Malaysia’s west coast

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Banting, Malaysia Thirty-seven people remained missing on Wednesday after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants heading home for Ramadan sank overnight in rough seas off western Malaysia, killing at least two. Officials said 58 people had been rescued or made it to land by themselves after the accident around midnight near ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    How ziplining nomadic tribesmen could help to change people's perception of entrepreneurs

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip

    ... to provide a "counterpoint to the mainstream media consensus about some of today's most important issues". The first edition focused on "people who are not rich, but deserve ... from an old man who turned his fishing boat into a ferry and carries passengers to and from the city's outlying islands, and a family who recycles their waste. But he said the book would ...

  9. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam airs video of Chinese ship sinking fishing boat in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:15pm

    ... guarding the oil rig had injured 12 people – including the 10 on the sunken boat – and damaged 24 Vietnamese law enforcement vessels since the stand-off began in early May. An additional 12 fishing ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Footage shows large Chinese vessel ramming wooden boat near oil rig in disputed waters Watch: Video showing Chinese ship sinking Vietnamese fishing boat ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Three-day Dragon Boat Carnival launched in splash of colour

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by MICHAEL DEWAALMONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery@scmp.com Splash of colour launches dragon boat races The annual Dragon Boat Carnival kicked off on the Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria ... are conditions we're not used to," he said. "It's not the wind, but it's a big bay, and even though they have those boats out there as a blockade, there are still big swells ...




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