Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1700 GMT, April 9

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TOKYO -- An F-35 fighter jet of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) disappeared from radar in northern Japan on Tuesday during a drill, the ASDF quoted by local media said.

The fighter jet, specifically an F-35A deployed at Misawa Air Base in northeastern Japan, lost contact over the Pacific at about 7:27 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday during the drill, according to the ASDF. (Japan-Fighter Jet-Accident)

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SINGAPORE -- More than 100 Chinese companies and organizations participated as exhibitors in the Sea Asia 2019, Asia's anchor maritime and offshore conference and exhibition, in Singapore on Tuesday.

These Chinese exhibitors, including China Classification Society, ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd., China Ship Scientific Research Center and a group of shipbuilding-related companies from east China's Jiangsu province, constitute the Chinese pavilion, one of the 13 national pavilion attending the event. (Singapore-China-Exhibition)

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HONG KONG -- Nine leaders of the 2014 illegal "Occupy Central" movement were found guilty of public nuisance offenses on Tuesday at a court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

According to the verdict by the West Kowloon Magistrates' courts, Tai Yiu-ting, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming were found guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance. (HK-Occupy Central-Sentence)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the killing of a state lawmaker in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, saying the sacrifices will not go in vain.

Identified as Bheema Mandavi, a lawmaker belonging to the state's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was killed along with at least five security personnel when armed rebels Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED), targeting the lawmaker in the Dantewada district of the state. (India-Election-Death)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, was temporarily arrested by the country's anti-corruption body on Tuesday and is set to be charged again for her involvement in a solar power project for rural schools.

Rosmah, who was summoned for questioning before being arrested to facilitate investigations, was released on bail shortly after and is scheduled to be charged at a Kuala Lumpur court on Wednesday, the anti-corruption body said in a brief statement. (Malaysia-Ex-PM's wife-Arrest) Enditem

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