A journalist was among those penalized and a regulatory official was accused of taking bribes and insider trading.
Despite massive protests over the weekend calling for his ouster, the Malaysian prime minister has refused to step down, rejecting all allegations against him.
Earlier on Monday, police announced they had found bomb-making materials in a second apartment near where the main suspect of the Aug. 17 bombing was arrested.
The security bill, which would allow Japanese forces to fight alongside their allies overseas, has been deeply controversial among the Japanese public.
Concerns about an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve led Asian markets to open the week lower, with sharp falls in China.
The U.S. Federal Reserve may not let volatility in Chinese markets put off a rate hike, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Parts of the 2,000-year-old temple were reportedly blown up by ISIS Sunday afternoon -- just days after the destruction of the ancient Baalshamin temple.
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