South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung heir Jun 05, 2020 0 50 12345 Seoul South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir Lee Jae Yon, as part of an investigation into a controversial merger between two group units five years ago, local media reported on Thursday.The Seoul prosecutor’s office said that it was seeking arrest warrants for Lee and two former executives, Choi Gee Sung and Kim Jong Joong.The suspects are expected to appear before a magistrate on Friday.They are suspected of involvement in a scheme to pave the way for Lee’s succession of his ailing father by inflating the value of Cheil Industries and lowering the value of Samsung C&T prior to their merger in 2015, the Yonhap news agency reported.Lee was the largest shareholder in Cheil Industries with a stake of 23.2 per cent. (DPA) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom Jun 05, 2020 0 810 Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen Jun 05, 2020 0 724 Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests Jun 05, 2020 0 42 Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown AFP Taipei Taiwan called on China to officially acknowledge the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, as the island marked the anniversary of the day student-led protests were violently crushed by tanks. Hundreds of .. Philippines allows churches to resume Mass as caseload tops 20,000 DPA Manila The Philippine government on Thursday announced it was allowing churches to resume Mass and other religious gatherings in areas with a low risk of coronavirus infections. Religious gatherings and work .. Japanese student held after two killed with crossbow Tokyo Japanese police on Thursday arrested a university student suspected of killing two members of his family with a crossbow and injuring two others in a rare violent crime in the country. Police in Takarazuka city near .. Spike in Malaysia virus cases as migrants are infected AFP Kuala Lumpur Malaysia reported 277 coronavirus cases Thursday, its biggest daily increase, due to a growing outbreak at a migrant detention centre, sparking accusations the government is failing to protect .. Thousands attend funeral ceremony of well-known cleric in Kabul DPA Kabul Despite a pandemic, several thousand people, including politicians and government officials, attended the funeral ceremony of a well-known cleric who was killed by a bomb earlier this week. The funeral .. N Korea threatens to end military agreement over activists’ leaflets DPA Seoul North Korea has threatened to pull out of a military agreement with South Korea unless the government in Seoul takes action on activists sending leaflets into the reclusive neighbouring nation. South Korean ..