Wikinews Shorts: June 6, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Malaysian prime minister to get married
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be married to Jeanne Abdullah in a private ceremony on Saturday. Premier Abdullah, 61, has been a widower since October 2005, when his wife of 40 years, Endon Mahmood, died of breast cancer.
- V.P. Sujata and Mazwin Nik Anis. "PM to get married on Saturday" — , June 6, 2007
- "Prime minister to wed Jeanne Abdullah Saturday" — , June 6, 2007
Trains delayed by sabotage in south Thailand
Also on Wednesday, a Muslim man was fatally shot in Narathiwat, and a school was burned in Yala.
- Thai News Agency. "Sabotaged southern line trains to resume Friday" — , June 6, 2007
- Agence France-Presse. "Thai southern rebels sabotage track, delay trains" — , June 6, 2007
Malaysia reports new bird-flu outbreak
One year after declaring itself free of the virus, a new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu was reported on Wednesday in Malaysia, among poultry in Sungei Buluh, a village in Selangor state.
"We will cull birds within a one kilometer radius from the index cases," Kamarudin Mohammed Isa of the Department of Veterinary Services, was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse. Authorities expected kill about 2,000 chickens.
Malaysia's last outbreak of bird flu was in early 2006. No human cases were reported, and the nation declared itself bird-flu free last June. In March this year, Malaysia imposed a crackdown on poultry smuggling, after bird flu was reported in neighboring countries.
- Sim Leoi Leoi. "Bird flu detected, culling begins" — , June 6, 2007
- Agence France-Presse. "Bird flu reappears in Malaysia" — , June 6, 2007
Two Indonesian planes make emergency landings
Two planes from two Indonesian airlines had to make emergency landings on Wednesday.
In one incident, a Gardua Indonesia Boeing 737-400 was forced to make an emergency landing after a leaking rubber seal on a cargo door resulted in a drop in cabin pressure. The flight was bound for Batam from Jakarta, but had to land in Palembang, South Sumatra.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
- AFP. "Indonesian planes forced down" — , June 6, 2007
- "Faulty door forces Indonesian jet to make emergency landing" — , June 6, 2007
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