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In new low, Thai health minister blames packed jab scenes on ‘camera angles’

Don’t believe your eyes, Thailand’s health minister says. “This is fine.”  Responding to alarming scenes at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station of crowds cramming inside for vaccination – without crowd control to keep them apart – controversial health minister Anutin Charnvirakul claimed that viewers could be tricked by “camera...

Too much stupid to unpack in filming your kid vape for TikTok, Singapore. (Video)

Internet unloads on apparent parenting fail.

Too much stupid to unpack in filming your kid vape for TikTok, Singapore. (Video)

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

Cherry-picking information may hurt us all in the long run.

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

MAEPS doctors questioned about journalists not protest: police

Six journalists will soon be summoned.

MAEPS doctors questioned about journalists not protest: police

TVB reporter who fangirled over gold medalist Edgar Cheung apologizes for unprofessional behavior

The reporter even blew him kisses.

TVB reporter who fangirled over gold medalist Edgar Cheung apologizes for unprofessional behavior

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Unvaccinated villagers facing banishment seek legal assistance

Unvaccinated villagers facing banishment seek legal assistance

A couple who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine are facing banishment from a Bali village, and are seeking legal action over the alleged rights violation.

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

Cherry-picking information may hurt us all in the long run.

Bali sees its deadliest pandemic month yet as hospitals start to fill up

Bali sees its deadliest pandemic month yet as hospitals start to fill up

The rapid escalation in Bali appears manageable so far, but experts are warning officials to step up measures in order to prevent an even more devastating outcome.

Indonesian military police officers step on Papuan man’s head during humiliating assault

Indonesian military police officers step on Papuan man’s head during humiliating assault

Two members of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) are facing sanctions after footage showed them assaulting a visibly unarmed person with a disability.

Bali to start producing own oxygen supply next month, governor says

Bali to start producing own oxygen supply next month, governor says

The oxygen crisis in Bali may have spurred the regional government to finally start thinking ahead.

Feel more ‘Uninspired’: Illustrator talks surreal-but-true takes on Thailand’s crises (Interview)

Feel more ‘Uninspired’: Illustrator talks surreal-but-true takes on Thailand’s crises (Interview)

Like many know, freelance animator Saratta Cheungsatiansup, 29, has been going through a rough patch as Thailand comes apart at the seams. But then he has turned his volatile...

Thailand’s 1st Olympic 10K athlete aims to bring home more than gold

Thailand’s 1st Olympic 10K athlete aims to bring home more than gold

With four laps to go in the 10,000-meter run, Kieran Tuntivate knew he was onto something special. So did the announcers watching. “28:45 [personal] best. That’s the national...

In new low, Thai health minister blames packed jab scenes on ‘camera angles’

In new low, Thai health minister blames packed jab scenes on ‘camera angles’

Don’t believe your eyes, Thailand’s health minister says. “This is fine.”  Responding to alarming scenes at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station of crowds cramming inside...

Thai girls bound for orphanage after watching mom die at home

Thai girls bound for orphanage after watching mom die at home

Two girls – 7 and 9 – will move to their new home – an orphanage southeast of Bangkok – after being forced to watch their sick mother die at home. The girls were found at...

Thai health workers fear ‘VVIPs’ diverting US-donated Pfizer vaccines

Thai health workers fear ‘VVIPs’ diverting US-donated Pfizer vaccines

Dozens gathered at the U.S. embassy in Bangkok this morning to ask for details about the distribution of 1.54 million donated Pfizer vaccines amid fear they will be funneled away...

Mirror madness: Local bakery whips up mooncakes inspired by members of hit Cantopop band

Mirror madness: Local bakery whips up mooncakes inspired by members of hit Cantopop band

The full Mirror-themed mooncake collection is on display at the bakery for photo ops.

Olympian Siobhan Haughey’s alma mater deletes congratulatory tweet referring to Hong Kong as a country

Olympian Siobhan Haughey’s alma mater deletes congratulatory tweet referring to Hong Kong as a country

The Olympian studied psychology at the University of Michigan.

One man’s trash can, another man’s treasure: Meet Hong Kong’s rubbish bin photographer

One man’s trash can, another man’s treasure: Meet Hong Kong’s rubbish bin photographer

The rubbish bins that get the most Instagram "likes" are animal-shaped ones, the photographer says.

TVB reporter who fangirled over gold medalist Edgar Cheung apologizes for unprofessional behavior

TVB reporter who fangirled over gold medalist Edgar Cheung apologizes for unprofessional behavior

The reporter even blew him kisses.

9 Hong Kong athletes to root for at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

9 Hong Kong athletes to root for at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Go Team Hong Kong!

Arowana breeder loses IDR24 billion in large-scale fish robbery

Arowana breeder loses IDR24 billion in large-scale fish robbery

An arowana breeder in Bogor has reportedly lost billions of rupiah after at least 400 of the prized fish were stolen from his farm over time, with the case gaining national...

Behind the Glamor: The lows of Jakarta’s high-end fashion industry

Behind the Glamor: The lows of Jakarta’s high-end fashion industry

The under-appreciated cogs that keep Indonesia's high-end fashion industry running in all its glam.

Isoman Bento: Japanese fast food chain HokBen launches quarantine meals in Indonesia

Isoman Bento: Japanese fast food chain HokBen launches quarantine meals in Indonesia

If you or the people around you are self-isolating at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, you might understand that rotating the menu everyday could be quite tricky ⁠—...

Bakso seller tested after he unknowingly served COVID-19 patients quarantining at Jakarta hotel

Bakso seller tested after he unknowingly served COVID-19 patients quarantining at Jakarta hotel

A street seller in West Jakarta may have had the shock of his life after finding out that COVID-19 patients were among his recent customers. 

Lawmakers with COVID-19 may now choose hotel quarantine, and we’re paying for it

Lawmakers with COVID-19 may now choose hotel quarantine, and we’re paying for it

As the dust settles on the outrage surrounding a proposal for a dedicated COVID-19 hospital for members of the House of Representatives (DPR), the people’s representatives have...

No royal assent: King says Takiyuddin’s statement on emergency ordinances was ‘inaccurate’

No royal assent: King says Takiyuddin’s statement on emergency ordinances was ‘inaccurate’

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah says he did not give royal assent before ordinances were revoked.

‘So, so, sorry’: Influencer Carl Samsudin regrets talking down to homeless man

‘So, so, sorry’: Influencer Carl Samsudin regrets talking down to homeless man

Sorry, wrong Ted Talk.

MAEPS doctors questioned about journalists not protest: police

MAEPS doctors questioned about journalists not protest: police

Six journalists will soon be summoned.

Health Minister Adham Baba says he contributed to Philippines’ maiden gold

Health Minister Adham Baba says he contributed to Philippines’ maiden gold

Mr Spanish Fly now thinks that he’s an Olympic savior.

Malaysia police investigate reporters over doctors’ strike at MAEPS

Malaysia police investigate reporters over doctors’ strike at MAEPS

MAEPS management said they intruded on their property.

Woman runs into husband and his mistress at a jab center, proving that there are hidden dangers to vaccines

Woman runs into husband and his mistress at a jab center, proving that there are hidden dangers to vaccines

Is the lesson here to get vaccinated no matter what?

PH Red Cross sends a ‘Get Well Soon’ tweet after Sen Dick Gordon tests positive for Covid-19

PH Red Cross sends a ‘Get Well Soon’ tweet after Sen Dick Gordon tests positive for Covid-19

The Covid-19 coronavirus can infect ANYONE

Two years ago, this blogger said Hidilyn Diaz could be court-martialed. Now she’s just been promoted to staff sergeant.

Two years ago, this blogger said Hidilyn Diaz could be court-martialed. Now she’s just been promoted to staff sergeant.

Spoiler alert: the Olympic gold medalist and record holder never did get court-martialed

Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad going down, reports DFA

Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad going down, reports DFA

There were 147 new cases last week, so the numbers seem to be improving

Finally, some good news for Filipinos and their foreign spouses separated by the pandemic

Finally, some good news for Filipinos and their foreign spouses separated by the pandemic

A look at the #LoveIsNotTourism hashtag shows that many couples have been affected by the pandemic

Telenor’s sale of Myanmar phone records dangerous, illegal: activists

Telenor’s sale of Myanmar phone records dangerous, illegal: activists

Telenor is facing a backlash after announcing its data for 18 million callers to a Lebanese with ties to the ruling junta. Civil society organizations accuse the Norwegian...

Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like

Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like

The junta-controlled Union Election Commission announced via state media Monday that the results of the 2020 election had been annulled. Eight months after the military’s proxy...

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

“We’ve written the new history with our own blood!” Shouts loud enough to be heard from afar went up inside Yangon’s notorious Insein Central Prison this morning as...

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

A despairing Yangon man mourning a sister he said was turned away by a local hospital last night put a face to the anguish felt across Myanmar as the spiraling pandemic kills...

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

The former director of Myanmar’s Vaccination Department has contracted the coronavirus over a month after she was jailed on charges of incitement, her associates say. Htar Htar...

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Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad claims to be COVID-19 positive for ‘one day only’

Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad claims to be COVID-19 positive for ‘one day only’

Popular celebrity/influencer Raffi Ahmad, who was among the first people to receive COVID-19 jabs in Indonesia, claimed that he only had mild symptoms for a couple of days when he...

Singapore’s magician duo to bring their tricks to your home (virtually, of course)

Singapore’s magician duo to bring their tricks to your home (virtually, of course)

Wizardry coming soon to your screens.

“When did everyone become a vaccine expert?”: Erwan Heussaff gets both praise and flak for IG post

“When did everyone become a vaccine expert?”: Erwan Heussaff gets both praise and flak for IG post

His post, meant to encourage people to take any vaccine, might have taken a condescending turn

‘Substation 2.0’ to keep up the fight for independent art in Singapore

‘Substation 2.0’ to keep up the fight for independent art in Singapore

The Substation is dead. Long live Substation 2.0.

Indonesian DJ Gebby Vesta airs travel frustrations during COVID, says rules ‘only apply to commoners’

Indonesian DJ Gebby Vesta airs travel frustrations during COVID, says rules ‘only apply to commoners’

The public figure ended up sparking a discussion online on the growing view that authorities often complicate the rules for regular people.

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