TAIPEI: A retired Taiwanese intelligence agent has been jailed for six years after luring his colleagues to China to force them to give up sensitive information, a court spokesman and media said yesterday. Tung Chien-nan, a former Investigation Bureau agent, was jailed Thursday for violating national intelligence services law, said a Supreme Court official. The Liberty Times newspaper said he was recruited by Beijing after he retired and tricked several former military intelligence officers to China under the pretext of doing business.
Iranian denies Thai bomb plot
BANGKOK: An Iranian man whose legs were blown off during an alleged botched bomb plot last year against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok said yesterday he found the explosives and was trying to dispose of them safely when they detonated. The 29-year-old Saeid Moradi told a Bangkok court that he was about to leave Thailand when he found four bombs hidden inside radios in a cupboard at a rented house in the city. Two of the devices exploded as he ran into the street to throw them into a nearby canal, the second tearing off his legs, he said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposi-tion leader Anwar Ibrahim holds a slight edge over Malaysian premier Najib Razak ahead of a hotly anticipated election showdown on May 5, according to the latest opinion poll. Anwar was considered the more qualified prime minister choice by 43 percent of voters, compared to 39 percent for Najib, who is battling to stave off the biggest electoral threat to the ruling coalition in its 56 years in power.Agencies