Friday, May 27, 2022


Hong Kong home affairs chief resigns after Covid-hit birthday bash scandal

Hong Kong has followed China with a zero-Covid policy despite the economic costs and a rising psychological toll on many people of the tough restrictions aimed at keeping the virus at bay.

UK’s Johnson faces ‘partygate’ crunch

The report from an investigation by senior civil servant Sue Gray is complete, but has not yet been submitted to Downing Street, the government says.

UK investigation finds email warning lockdown party should not go ahead

Dominic Cummings says that he and at least one other adviser told the PM’s principle private secretary Martin Reynolds that it should be cancelled.

UK PM’s staff invited to ‘bring your own booze’ party during lockdown, says local broadcaster

Johnson, who won a landslide victory in a 2019 election, has faced a barrage of criticism over alleged parties in government offices, including his own, in breach of Covid-19 lockdowns.

UK PM’s wine and cheese gathering was not a party, says deputy

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab says the event was a work gathering.

Pubs, parties push Australia’s Covid-19 cases to record levels

Covid-19 infections, including the new, more transmissible Omicron variant, have been spreading in pubs and nightclubs as social distancing curbs ease after higher vaccination levels.

Peru minister resigns after party that breached Covid rules

The South American country has been hit hard by the pandemic, with over 200,000 people dead from the virus – the world's highest death rate per capita – according to AFP's tally of official data.

2 cops among 14 nabbed over wild party at luxury condominium in KL

All 14 of them tested positive for ketamine and are being investigated for possession of drugs.

15 arrested over party at KL condo

Police also found drugs, a loudspeaker and disco lights when they raided the condominium unit at 1am.

Police station chief nabbed while partying suspended from duty

Bukit Aman says action was taken after the sub-inspector tested positive for ganja.

Eight including two teenagers fined RM4,000 each over party

Seven of them tested positive for drugs.

Alarm in France after 2,500 mass for illegal rave

Police are said to have met 'fierce hostility' from many of the partygoers who set one of their cars of fire and threw bottles and stones.

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