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Teenager pleads guilty to beating up Singaporean in London: reports

Charges not enhanced with racial aggravation.

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

President Rodrigo Duterte — if he isn’t joking this time around — said last night in a publicly broadcast...

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

Indonesian lawmaker says gov’t should ban poor from holding wedding parties to save them from poverty

An Indonesian lawmaker suggested an outrageous new way to reduce the country’s poverty rate, saying that there should...

Indonesian lawmaker says gov’t should ban poor from holding wedding parties to save them from poverty

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

A Filipino embassy official in Bangkok called out a local conservative newspaper for saying that the Philippines is the...

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew pays S$15K fine but won’t admit guilt over ‘scandalizing’ post

Li Shengwu said he will pay to buy ‘some peace and quiet.’

Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew pays S$15K fine but won’t admit guilt over ‘scandalizing’ post

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Bali residents protest cremation of COVID-19 victim over alleged lack of notice

Bali residents protest cremation of COVID-19 victim over alleged lack of notice

Dozens of local residents refused a cremation process for a COVID-19 victim on Saturday, fearing that smoke from the coronavirus may lead to transmission of the virus.

Buleleng Police arrest man pretending to be shaman for alleged fraud, sexual assault

Buleleng Police arrest man pretending to be shaman for alleged fraud, sexual assault

The case illustrates another example of a crime committed under the guise of alternative treatment in Indonesia. 

Bali’s ‘new era’ will focus more on local resources over tourism, governor says

Bali’s ‘new era’ will focus more on local resources over tourism, governor says

As Indonesia’s top tourist destination, the global halt in travel has resulted in a massive decline for Bali’s tourism industry, which reportedly contributes between 54 to 58...

NTB court delivers life sentence to 18-year-old man for killing girlfriend and burning her body

NTB court delivers life sentence to 18-year-old man for killing girlfriend and burning her body

The man, identified as Agus Purnama, had strangled his girlfriend, identified as Olive, to death last September after finding out that she had been cheating on him.

Indonesia, US to exchange fugitives following arrest of American outlaw in Bali

Indonesia, US to exchange fugitives following arrest of American outlaw in Bali

Indonesia is on course to exchange American fugitive Marcus Beam with two Indonesian fugitives currently detained in the United States.

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

In one telling moment, Minnie prepares an ethnic Malay, or Melayu, breakfast for the owner of the restaurant where she works. Right when he sits down, with neither whiff nor...

YouTuber buries chicken alive and feeds it coconut milk for sweeter meat

YouTuber buries chicken alive and feeds it coconut milk for sweeter meat

One of Thailand’s most famous food YouTubers is in legal jeopardy after he buried a chicken alive and starved it two weeks before cooking, scenes of which enraged his audience...

Born to Rum: Bartenders go to war over International Rum Day at Tropic City

Born to Rum: Bartenders go to war over International Rum Day at Tropic City

What’s a little pandemic to stop Bangkok’s barflies from having a great time? This Sunday, the party is on at a highly acclaimed, rum-oriented tiki bar celebrating...

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Next Saturday, more than 40 contestants with impaired hearing will take the stage to compete for the crown of Miss and Mister Deaf Thailand at the kingdom’s first pandemic-era...

Ex-cop refused boarding unleashes fury on unlucky DMK computer

Ex-cop refused boarding unleashes fury on unlucky DMK computer

It was a “you can’t sit with us” moment when the police spokesman yesterday denied any association with a man who claimed to be a police colonel as he hulk-smashed a gate...

Hong Kong records 33 new virus cases, marking a sharp single-day decline

Hong Kong records 33 new virus cases, marking a sharp single-day decline

Authorities hope the fall in cases is a sign that the local outbreak is easing

Chairperson of Hong Kong pro-Beijing group caught on video dumping Apple Daily newspaper into bin

Chairperson of Hong Kong pro-Beijing group caught on video dumping Apple Daily newspaper into bin

The man is the chairperson of a pro-Beijing group and has organized rallies with controversial lawmaker Junius Ho

Revellers pop champagne to toast Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest, fined for defying social distancing laws

Revellers pop champagne to toast Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest, fined for defying social distancing laws

The incident is Beijing's latest attempt to crack down on what remains of press freedom in Hong Kong

14 Hong Kong domestic workers fined HK$2,000 for violating social distancing laws

14 Hong Kong domestic workers fined HK$2,000 for violating social distancing laws

A HK$2,000 fine is a considerable amount for domestic helpers in Hong Kong, who earn below minimum wage

Hong Kong’s ‘yellow’ restaurants, already burdened by politics, fight for survival amid COVID-19 wave

Hong Kong’s ‘yellow’ restaurants, already burdened by politics, fight for survival amid COVID-19 wave

Some pro-protest restaurants fear the virus could wipe them out of the competitive industry

Indomie-flavored ice cream, topped with fried shallots, puzzles and revolts upon launch

Indomie-flavored ice cream, topped with fried shallots, puzzles and revolts upon launch

While nothing has quite replaced the OG Indomie mie goreng (fried noodles) in our noodle-loving hearts, we here at Coconuts appreciate unique takes on the beloved instant noodle...

Islamic group gets Independence Day banner pulled over ‘cross’ design

Islamic group gets Independence Day banner pulled over ‘cross’ design

In yet another episode of Indonesians getting needlessly triggered over religious symbols, an Islamic group in Karanganyar regency, Central Java filed a complaint to the local...

‘Like a dead town’: Mt. Sinabung eruptions cover surrounding area with volcanic ash

‘Like a dead town’: Mt. Sinabung eruptions cover surrounding area with volcanic ash

Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra erupted yesterday morning, covering nearby settlements with volcanic ash.

Police defend year-long investigation of alleged Bintaro rape despite arresting suspect days after victim’s post went viral

Police defend year-long investigation of alleged Bintaro rape despite arresting suspect days after victim’s post went viral

Amid widespread accusations from the public that authorities did not take a sexual assault case seriously until after details of the case went viral online, the South Tangerang...

Indonesian lawmaker says gov’t should ban poor from holding wedding parties to save them from poverty

Indonesian lawmaker says gov’t should ban poor from holding wedding parties to save them from poverty

An Indonesian lawmaker suggested an outrageous new way to reduce the country’s poverty rate, saying that there should be a law regulating how poor Indonesians celebrate their...

Malaysians can now travel to the UK without quarantine

Malaysians can now travel to the UK without quarantine

Malaysia, Brunei added to the ‘safe’ list.

Body of murder suspect found hanging from billboard after wife’s death

Body of murder suspect found hanging from billboard after wife’s death

Case classified as ‘sudden death.’

Lim Guan Eng, wife and associate charged with money laundering

Lim Guan Eng, wife and associate charged with money laundering

All three pleaded not guilty at the Penang Sessions Court

Foreign Affairs Minister apologizes for vaping in parliament, pays RM250 fine

Foreign Affairs Minister apologizes for vaping in parliament, pays RM250 fine

Hishammuddin dubbed ‘Shishammuddin’ for quick smoke under his face mask

Nice Rice: ‘Uncle Roger’ praises BBC presenter’s technique (Video)

Nice Rice: ‘Uncle Roger’ praises BBC presenter’s technique (Video)

‘The rice looks OK. No more sad, gloopy rice.’

Bon appetit? Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

Bon appetit? Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

It is what it is. One of the two ostriches that went viral after running around a Quezon City gated community last week has not only died of stress but was also cooked into adobo,...

At least 100 LRT-1 employees to be laid off due to 90% drop in passengers

At least 100 LRT-1 employees to be laid off due to 90% drop in passengers

The Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company which operates the LRT-1, announced today that it will be laying off at least 100 of its employees next month. The management said...

Game show host Willie Revillame calls out Rappler for ‘hijack’ article

Game show host Willie Revillame calls out Rappler for ‘hijack’ article

Wowowin‘s Willie Revillame yesterday called out Rappler after the controversial news website published a scathing article where it said that the game show host...

Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dies at 80

Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dies at 80

Former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. died today. He was 80. COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez announced that the former government official passed...

Police snatched corpse of slain activist Randall Echanis, says wife

Police snatched corpse of slain activist Randall Echanis, says wife

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have forcibly taken the body of slain activist Randall “Randy” Echanis from his wake in Quezon City, his wife Erlinda...

Singapore’s Olympic-bound swimmers allowed to dodge national service, again

Singapore’s Olympic-bound swimmers allowed to dodge national service, again

They will have to enlist if Tokyo cancels the global sporting event next year.

Singapore reports 61 COVID-19 cases, lowest since April

Singapore reports 61 COVID-19 cases, lowest since April

More than 20,000 migrant workers still under quarantine.

Singapore records worst quarter in history, lowers forecast

Singapore records worst quarter in history, lowers forecast

‘We are not returning to a pre-COVID world,’ says Minister Chan Chun Sing.

Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew pays S$15K fine but won’t admit guilt over ‘scandalizing’ post

Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew pays S$15K fine but won’t admit guilt over ‘scandalizing’ post

Li Shengwu said he will pay to buy ‘some peace and quiet.’

Teenager pleads guilty to beating up Singaporean in London: reports

Teenager pleads guilty to beating up Singaporean in London: reports

Charges not enhanced with racial aggravation.

Egg? Chicken? Truck? Meet 2020’s Miss Universe Myanmar costumes. (Photos)

Egg? Chicken? Truck? Meet 2020’s Miss Universe Myanmar costumes. (Photos)

Myanmar’s juicy social media dramas unfold maddeningly every day with crazy users slinging harsh comments. There’s always something for the keyboard warriors to battle over,...

Podcasting gender activist Nandar on tearing up taboos as a ‘Nosy Auntie’

Podcasting gender activist Nandar on tearing up taboos as a ‘Nosy Auntie’

When Nandar decided to take on the topic of abortion in an episode of her podcast, she reached out to several doctors working at U.N. organizations to be her guests. Perhaps...

Vaping in Myanmar is now illegal – but will that stop anyone?

Vaping in Myanmar is now illegal – but will that stop anyone?

Vaping in Myanmar will either vanish or move underground after the government approved a complete ban. The bill to ban e-cigarettes and shisha won cabinet approval and unanimous...

Myanmar fast-tracks legal hemp – but not for smoking

Myanmar fast-tracks legal hemp – but not for smoking

Legal hemp is coming to Myanmar, but don’t bust out the celebratory spliffs just yet – decriminalizing cannabis remains a pipe dream. A plan to legalize hemp production is in...

Myanmar’s youngest COVID-19 patient recovering after discharge

Myanmar’s youngest COVID-19 patient recovering after discharge

Myanmar’s youngest patient to be infected by COVID-19 is recovering in quarantine after being released from hospital in Chin state. Identified as patient No. 318, the 6-year-old...

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Egg? Chicken? Truck? Meet 2020’s Miss Universe Myanmar costumes. (Photos)

Egg? Chicken? Truck? Meet 2020’s Miss Universe Myanmar costumes. (Photos)

Myanmar’s juicy social media dramas unfold maddeningly every day with crazy users slinging harsh comments. There’s always something for the keyboard warriors to battle over,...

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

In one telling moment, Minnie prepares an ethnic Malay, or Melayu, breakfast for the owner of the restaurant where she works. Right when he sits down, with neither whiff nor...

Game show host Willie Revillame calls out Rappler for ‘hijack’ article

Game show host Willie Revillame calls out Rappler for ‘hijack’ article

Wowowin‘s Willie Revillame yesterday called out Rappler after the controversial news website published a scathing article where it said that the game show host...

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Next Saturday, more than 40 contestants with impaired hearing will take the stage to compete for the crown of Miss and Mister Deaf Thailand at the kingdom’s first pandemic-era...

Nice Rice: ‘Uncle Roger’ praises BBC presenter’s technique (Video)

Nice Rice: ‘Uncle Roger’ praises BBC presenter’s technique (Video)

‘The rice looks OK. No more sad, gloopy rice.’

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