Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 12

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HONG KONG -- The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) postponed a meeting slated on Wednesday to discuss the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance, as a riot broke out around the LegCo building.

HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam strongly condemned the violence and called for peaceful expression of different views. (Hong Kong-Law amendments)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to form a high-power commission comprising of officials from the country's intelligence agencies to probe corruption and money laundering, local reports said on Wednesday.

The commission will be supervised by the prime minister himself, and it will be assigned to investigate the consumption of the foreign loans acquired by former high officials and leaders of the country. (Pakistan-Corruption)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to review the preparation to deal with cyclone Vayu, which is likely to hit the country's western coastal areas on Thursday.

According to latest reports, more than 120,000 people had been evacuated from low lying areas to safer places in Gujarat state, and around 180,000 more are to be evacuated. The evacuated people are being kept at around 700 relief camps put up in safer places. (India-Cyclone Vayu)

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NEW DELHI -- An aircraft belonging to Indian private airline SpiceJet landed safely at the Jaipur International Airport in western state of Rajasthan on Wednesday after one of its right tyres burst, local media reported.

The Dubai-Jaipur flight "SG 58" with 189 passengers onboard reportedly made the landing at around 9:00 a.m. local time. (India-Plane-Tyre burst)

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JAKARTA -- Floods and landslides have lashed Southeast Sulawesi province in central Indonesia, triggering massive evacuation and infrastructure damages, a disaster agency official said on Wednesday.

A total of 5,703 people have been taking shelter at higher grounds as days of torrential rains poured down across Konawe Utara district, swelling three rivers of Lalindu, Walasola and Landawe that burst their banks and inundating communities, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. (Indonesia-Flood) Enditem

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