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Frenchman begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

AseanPlus News

Court rejects arrest of Korean Air 'nut rage' matriarch

Seoul (AFP) - A Seoul court has turned down a request from prosecutors to arrest the matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty over multiple assault charges, sparking public anger.

AseanPlus News

Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis

Thanh Hoa (Vietnam) (AFP) - A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands -- grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.

AseanPlus News

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Choshi (Japan) (AFP) - Ben Lecomte dived into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, kicking off an epic quest to swim 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from Tokyo to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters choking with plastic waste.

Environment

Plastic wasteland: Asia’s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA (VIETNAM): A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands -- grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.

Metro News

Mall decor brings back nostalgic feelings of life in the kampung

TO GET shoppers in the mood this festive season, Sunway Pyramid has come up with a theme to welcome a new beginning in a traditional setting.

Nation

Melaka to review host of sea reclamation projects

MELAKA: A host of sea reclamation projects here will come under close scrutiny, said Melaka Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen.

Metro News

Former estate workers make demand after 27-year wait for housing

Former Bukit Beruntung Estate workers, who were left in the lurch after the Desa Beruntung housing project in Rawang was abandoned, are demanding that the developer give them the 4ha land meant for the project.

Views

Pandamaran in days of yore

I REFER to “Heritage trail for Pandamaran” (StarMetro, June 2) and wish to share my own account of this new village, which may help in the planning of a heritage trail.

Views

New Selangor MB must be a leader for the people

THE much-awaited naming of Selangor’s new mentri besar has now be extended until after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.