Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead during a campaign speech on July 8 in Nara. Photo: AFP
Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead during a campaign speech on July 8 in Nara. Photo: AFP

Shinzo Abe killed, Najib Razak in jail, Chinese-run scams: crimes that gripped Asia in 2022

  • More tragedy in Thailand over massacre at nursery, murder of South Korean subway worker by her stalker, brazen attack on Filipino broadcast journalist
  • Asian nations in soul-searching mode after scams, shootings highlight deep problems involving drugs, online fraud and role of Chinese agents

Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead during a campaign speech on July 8 in Nara. Photo: AFP
Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead during a campaign speech on July 8 in Nara. Photo: AFP
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