​KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - Malaysia has loose protections against North Korean thus agents can easily transfer to third countries.

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KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - Suspected suicide bomber has been spotted in the footage of security cameras. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - A 47-year-old North Korean arrested by Malaysian police in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam was in Malaysia on a work visa and had business discussions with the company which "hired" him. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Some believe North Korea is nearing completion of a ballistic missile that can reach the US mainland.

​KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL (The Japan News/ANN) - Malaysia has loose protections against North Korean thus agents can easily transfer to third countries.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Kim Min-hee becomes the first South Korean actress to win the Silver Bear in a movie supposedly mirroring her rumoured extramarital relationship with director Hong Sang-soo.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung apparently has no plans to contest Lee’s detention as of now.

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SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - With its vice chairman in quagmire, Samsung will try to maintain the usual work flow.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Umno agrees with PAS proposal for stiffer sharia penalties; critics say non-Muslims will be affected. 

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Indonesian accused Siti Aisyah asked for her blessing before leaving for 'job' in Malaysia. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Pentagon chief tells Defence Minister he values defence ties with Singapore. 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the “wrong decisions” and selfishness of his predecessors for the hardships the Filipino people continue to experience until today. 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the help of the country’s armed forces to get rid of “national threats,” namely, illegal drugs and terrorists. 

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ ANN) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed that Washington "remains steadfast in its defence commitments to its allies" on the sidelines of the Group of 20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bonn, Germany. 

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Impending change in law on political parties will give it fewer options ahead of 2018 polls. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Police say they need to match victim's profile, as North Korean diplomats try to claim body.