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Other Sport 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ronaldo' agents held on money laundering charges

Two Brazilian business representatives of Ronaldo have been linked to an alleged extortion of US$33 million deposited in Swiss bank accounts, Brazilian newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Nation 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Simple folk caught in crossfire

ADAM, 22, is one of those caught in the middle of the conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian authorities.

AseanPlus News 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Notorious Indian gangster shot dead in Bangkok

B>BOMBAY:/BNotorious underworld Indian gangster Ezaz Lakdawala, wanted in a number of extortion and murder cases, was shot dead in Bangkok late on Sunday by rival gangsters, police here said.

Letters 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin now targets the mafia

By M. Veera Pandiyan

AseanPlus News 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Judge to decide if Vietnamese mob boss gets firing squad

The defence has wrapped up its arguments in Vietnam's biggest criminal trial, and it is now up to the judge to decide whether Ho Chi Minh City's reputed crime boss will face a firing squad, state-controlled media reported Saturday.

AseanPlus News 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thai police kill two suspected gunrunners

B>BANGKOK:/BThai police shot and killed two suspected gun dealers yesterday, the first casualties in a war on mafia-style mobsters ordered by the prime minister.

Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bangla kidnap gang busted

A Bangladeshi gang, that specialises in kidnapping their countrymen as hostages, was busted in a commando-style raid on a secluded house in Bukit Beruntung, Rawang, recently.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Police officer killed in latest attack in southern Thailand

Gunmen fatally shot a police officer in southern Thailand on Friday, in the ninth violent attack against security personnel in the country's Muslim-dominated south in recent months, police said.

AseanPlus News 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Militant on trial for cleansing crusade

B>JAKARTA:/BAn Indonesian militant went on trial Thursday for inciting violence against nightclubs and expressing hatred of the government, an offence that carries up to seven years in prison.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

News briefs

News briefs including from Hong Kong that a struggling teashop owner in China lured customers by placing lonely heart advertisements seeking a lover and then fixing rendezvous in her cafe, a news report said yesterday.