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Chinese state media blasts climate activist Greta Thunberg for backing release of 12 detainees

"#SAVE12HKYOUTHS," the Swedish activist hashtagged on Twitter.

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

If you’re thinking that you could forget your pandemic blues by partying this Christmas, think again. Holiday...

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

ID cards or scanning ‘SafeEntry’ QR codes will no longer do before a show. 

Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to show it’s still ready to host 2021 U-20 World Cup

Lovers of the beautiful game have been eagerly anticipating the 2021 U-20 (Under 20) World Cup in Indonesia, but, like...

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to show it’s still ready to host 2021 U-20 World Cup

Free Youth vows ‘surprise’ if gov’t fails to release protesters today

A key activist group behind nearly a week of daily protests has given the authorities until 6pm today to release...

Free Youth vows ‘surprise’ if gov’t fails to release protesters today

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Food running out in Bali’s animal conservation centers amid depleted funds

Food running out in Bali’s animal conservation centers amid depleted funds

Animal conservation centers across Indonesia are struggling to cover costs for food and medicine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Police in Bali looking into alleged gang rape of middle school student

Police in Bali looking into alleged gang rape of middle school student

Investigation into the case is still at its initial stages as authorities gather more information and await the traumatized victim’s readiness to provide a statement.

2 police officers in Bali sanctioned for using patrol car to escort socialite jogging on Denpasar road

2 police officers in Bali sanctioned for using patrol car to escort socialite jogging on Denpasar road

The incident became a hotly discussed topic among Indonesian netizens over the weekend, especially as one of the escorted men is believed to be Jakarta socialite-slash-drug...

Official says underage polygamous marriage in West Lombok can’t be annulled as the 2 girls are pregnant

Official says underage polygamous marriage in West Lombok can’t be annulled as the 2 girls are pregnant

A controversial recent union of a man in West Lombok to two teenage girls has now gotten the attention of the local government following widespread public outrage.

PS5-bound Indonesian action-adventure game ‘Tirta’ takes inspiration from Balinese culture

PS5-bound Indonesian action-adventure game ‘Tirta’ takes inspiration from Balinese culture

Gamers, get excited. Indonesian game studio Agate is working on an intriguing project heavily inspired by Balinese culture titled Tirta.

Thai court orders Voice TV to shut down all online operation

Thai court orders Voice TV to shut down all online operation

The Criminal Court today ordered broadcaster Voice TV to halt all online operations after finding it guilty of computer crimes and violating the state of emergency. The court made...

Free Youth vows ‘surprise’ if gov’t fails to release protesters today

Free Youth vows ‘surprise’ if gov’t fails to release protesters today

A key activist group behind nearly a week of daily protests has given the authorities until 6pm today to release detained activists and revoke the emergency decree, else face “a...

Thailand’s government wants Telegram blocked. Good luck with that.

Thailand’s government wants Telegram blocked. Good luck with that.

Internet providers are being asked to block access to an encrypted chat app that’s become a favorite tool for organizing protests, a leaked document revealed Monday afternoon....

Furious potheads, salty aunties and other wacky weekend protest moments

Furious potheads, salty aunties and other wacky weekend protest moments

Tensions may have run high and emotions swelled during the weekend’s protests throughout the capital, but that didn’t stop people from finding lulz at every turn. One...

Jail time for selfies? Thai police pile on impotent threats

Jail time for selfies? Thai police pile on impotent threats

The Thai government’s losing efforts to scrub massive protests from the public sphere are leading to ever expansive and peculiar threats, including a police threat that anyone...

Murder trial rejects manslaughter plea of man who stabbed woman on bus

Murder trial rejects manslaughter plea of man who stabbed woman on bus

The pair had met on an online app two months before the attack.

Chinese state media blasts climate activist Greta Thunberg for backing release of 12 detainees

Chinese state media blasts climate activist Greta Thunberg for backing release of 12 detainees

"#SAVE12HKYOUTHS," the Swedish activist hashtagged on Twitter.

Former Sham Shui Po homeless camp is now neon-lit ‘cyberpunk’ exhibition promoted by city’s tourism board

Former Sham Shui Po homeless camp is now neon-lit ‘cyberpunk’ exhibition promoted by city’s tourism board

The area was once home to dozens of street sleepers people in the city's poorest district.

Tickets for Hong Kong Airlines sunset ‘flight to nowhere’ sell out in 30 minutes

Tickets for Hong Kong Airlines sunset ‘flight to nowhere’ sell out in 30 minutes

Embrace "HOME" KONG, the airline unoriginally puns

The show will go on for Hong Kong’s State Theatre, with Adrian Cheng’s New World Development spearheading the heritage conservation project

The show will go on for Hong Kong’s State Theatre, with Adrian Cheng’s New World Development spearheading the heritage conservation project

| Coconuts Hong Kong x New World Development | It’s not time for a curtain call on the iconic building.

Zomato shuts office, stops premium subscription program in Indonesia

Zomato shuts office, stops premium subscription program in Indonesia

Restaurant directory app Zomato has announced that it will cease operations in Indonesia after having been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure will also stop the...

President Joko Widodo gets street named after him in Abu Dhabi

President Joko Widodo gets street named after him in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has honored Indonesian President Joko Widodo by naming a street after him in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. Previously named Al Ma’arid Street...

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to show it’s still ready to host 2021 U-20 World Cup

President Joko Widodo wants Indonesia to show it’s still ready to host 2021 U-20 World Cup

Lovers of the beautiful game have been eagerly anticipating the 2021 U-20 (Under 20) World Cup in Indonesia, but, like many other sporting events around the world, plans to hold...

XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

After resorting to watching films at home for months, some moviegoers in Indonesia are finally able to go back to their routine of going to the movies as a major cinema operator...

9.1 million Indonesians to be vaccinated by year’s end, pending halal approval

9.1 million Indonesians to be vaccinated by year’s end, pending halal approval

Indonesia’s Islamic authority is set to have a pivotal role in the country’s vaccination drive, which the government is hoping would begin as early as the end of this year.

Malaysians turn to ‘Emily’ for laughs while waiting for water supply to fully restore Friday

Malaysians turn to ‘Emily’ for laughs while waiting for water supply to fully restore Friday

‘Emily’ spotted in Selangor, guys.

Islamist party member says he follows OnlyFans because of ‘fitness trainer’ but Malaysians not buying it

Islamist party member says he follows OnlyFans because of ‘fitness trainer’ but Malaysians not buying it

‘We all know what Only Fans is famous for.’

Over a million in locked down Selangor face water supply cuts

Over a million in locked down Selangor face water supply cuts

Water agency Air Selangor isn’t sure when supply will resume.

7 places in Kuala Lumpur to indulge in burnt cheesecake

7 places in Kuala Lumpur to indulge in burnt cheesecake

Sweet dreams are made of (burnt) cheese.

Hijab boss-actress Neelofa now wears the face veil

Hijab boss-actress Neelofa now wears the face veil

Celeb friends including Siti Nurhaliza sent well wishes on the ‘new journey.’

Stop assuming suicides were caused by distance learning and modules, says Education Dep’t

Stop assuming suicides were caused by distance learning and modules, says Education Dep’t

Filipinos should stop assuming that distance and modular learning were what led some teachers and students to commit suicides, the Department of Education said in a statement...

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

If you’re thinking that you could forget your pandemic blues by partying this Christmas, think again. Holiday parties are banned in the National Capital Region (NCR),...

Duterte vows to pay gov’t debt to PH Red Cross after group halts COVID tests

Duterte vows to pay gov’t debt to PH Red Cross after group halts COVID tests

The country’s state insurer will pay the Philippine Red Cross its PHP930 million (US$19.114 million) debt, President Rodrigo Duterte said last night in a publicly broadcast...

Metro Manila to implement 12am to 4am curfew starting this week

Metro Manila to implement 12am to 4am curfew starting this week

Happy days are here again? Curfew hours in Metro Manila will be shorter starting this week as the region starts to rehabilitate its economy which has been severely battered by the...

Filipino workers returning from low-risk countries will no longer be tested for COVID

Filipino workers returning from low-risk countries will no longer be tested for COVID

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arriving from countries that have low numbers of COVID-19 cases will no longer be tested upon arrival in the Philippines, Health Undersecretary...

Uncovering some of the oldest Chinese temples built in Singapore’s early, tumultuous years

Uncovering some of the oldest Chinese temples built in Singapore’s early, tumultuous years

From bow-shaped roofs to fruit-shaped columns, how to spot these traditions – and where to find them.

It’s now possible to buy ground ‘Impossible Beef’ at Singapore stores

It’s now possible to buy ground ‘Impossible Beef’ at Singapore stores

It’s about S$17 a packet. 

NUS students demand transparency after professor accused of sexual assault

NUS students demand transparency after professor accused of sexual assault

More than 10 groups supporting calls by sex abuse victim’s group for accountability. 

Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

ID cards or scanning ‘SafeEntry’ QR codes will no longer do before a show. 

Singapore moves racist children’s book to library parents’ section after review

Singapore moves racist children’s book to library parents’ section after review

Parents should use book to educate the children, library board says. 

Wife of slain Yangon man refuses to believe he died in gay hookup

Wife of slain Yangon man refuses to believe he died in gay hookup

Last week, Yangon police in Hmawbi township arrested two men suspected of robbing and killing a 30-year-old Myaung Taka man who went missing earlier this month. But instead of the...

New Toy: Myanmar’s military shows off Russian attack sub

New Toy: Myanmar’s military shows off Russian attack sub

When the Tatmadaw navy conducted its annual exercises, it had a new asset to brag about: the UMS Min Ye Thain Kha Thu, a Russian-made attack submarine. The 74-meter Kilo-class...

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

A Hollywood national treasure hunter at his best in the oddest roles is set to kick – and presumably punch – alien ass in Myanmar’s Bagan in an upcoming film where he faces...

100-year-old Yangon grannie prevails over COVID

100-year-old Yangon grannie prevails over COVID

Surviving the coronavirus is especially difficult for the elderly, who are most likely to die of the disease. But in one amazing case being celebrated, a 100-year-old woman became...

Myanmar’s angriest force apology from K-pop act for featuring Shwedagon at festival debut

Myanmar’s angriest force apology from K-pop act for featuring Shwedagon at festival debut

Myanmar’s Facebook outrage machine has trained its sights on a homegrown K-pop act for the crime of displaying the nation’s most sacred pagoda during their first performance...

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Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

Singapore moviegoers must use COVID app, tracking device before entering

ID cards or scanning ‘SafeEntry’ QR codes will no longer do before a show. 

XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

After resorting to watching films at home for months, some moviegoers in Indonesia are finally able to go back to their routine of going to the movies as a major cinema operator...

PS5-bound Indonesian action-adventure game ‘Tirta’ takes inspiration from Balinese culture

PS5-bound Indonesian action-adventure game ‘Tirta’ takes inspiration from Balinese culture

Gamers, get excited. Indonesian game studio Agate is working on an intriguing project heavily inspired by Balinese culture titled Tirta.

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

Myanmar’s Bagan is arena for Nicolas Cage to battle alien predator in ‘Jiu-Jitsu’

A Hollywood national treasure hunter at his best in the oddest roles is set to kick – and presumably punch – alien ass in Myanmar’s Bagan in an upcoming film where he faces...

Hijab boss-actress Neelofa now wears the face veil

Hijab boss-actress Neelofa now wears the face veil

Celeb friends including Siti Nurhaliza sent well wishes on the ‘new journey.’

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