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Those who helped Thai abbot decapitate himself face prosecution: police

Police in the far northeast of Thailand will look into whether the followers of an abbot who beheaded himself with a DIY guillotine last week should be prosecuted for aiding his attempt at attaining enlightenment. Maj. Niphon Panitcharoen of Nong Bua Lamphu Police said yesterday that those who moved, cleaned, and burned Dhammakorn Wangphrecha’s...

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

Some applauded her friend for censoring bum and exposed skin.

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

‘Everything Will Be OK’: Shopee pulls merch with Slain Myanmar protester’s image

‘Our fallen hero […] is NOT a model for your profit!’ and similar complaints prompt action.

‘Everything Will Be OK’: Shopee pulls merch with Slain Myanmar protester’s image

Change.org back online in Thailand after 6-month blackout

Thailand once again has a place to register its positions on issues with a few clicks with the return of Change.org....

Change.org back online in Thailand after 6-month blackout

Domestic workers arrested over running dental clinic out of Mong Kok guesthouse 

The Indonesian workers had no formal dental training.

Domestic workers arrested over running dental clinic out of Mong Kok guesthouse 

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Thai airlines urged to halt red-eye flights

Aviation authorities yesterday issued guidelines urging airlines to suspend overnight domestic flights. The Civil Aviation...

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We Hear You: ABS-CBN cable channel cancels Chinatown News TV

Broadcaster ABS-CBN has decided to cancel its contract with the producers of the embattled Chinatown News TV after Filipinos...

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Thai nightlife ban goes nationwide, opening hours cut and more measures for at least two weeks

On the third consecutive record-breaking day of new COVID-19 infections, health officials Friday afternoon announced a raft of...

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Citibank to end personal banking services in Thailand

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Authorities investigating porn video that looks like it was taken at Bali’s Mount Batur

Authorities investigating porn video that looks like it was taken at Bali’s Mount Batur

Online, netizens alleged that the video was taken in the sacred Mount Batur.

Police in pursuit of French national for alleged laptop theft in Jimbaran

Police in pursuit of French national for alleged laptop theft in Jimbaran

The man also allegedly ransacked the victim's place.

West Bali housewife arrested for allegedly keeping endangered green turtles for sale

West Bali housewife arrested for allegedly keeping endangered green turtles for sale

The woman reportedly acquired the green turtles from a fisherman and had bought it for IDR2 million each.

Face Paint Mask: Calls for deportation against influencers who pulled a mask prank in Bali supermarket

Face Paint Mask: Calls for deportation against influencers who pulled a mask prank in Bali supermarket

Anything apparently goes for the sake of content these days.

Deputy governor calls for Bali to be exempted from mudik ban, says tourists are not the same as exodus travelers

Deputy governor calls for Bali to be exempted from mudik ban, says tourists are not the same as exodus travelers

The official said that leisure travelers should not be put into the same category as those who are returning to their hometowns. 

Fill your buns with sloppy wieners from Bangkok’s ‘House of Hotdogs’

Fill your buns with sloppy wieners from Bangkok’s ‘House of Hotdogs’

Croissants, Japanese shokupans, donuts, sho-nuts, sourdough, what’s Bangkok’s next bread-based fetish? Packing long buns with some saucy-ass dogs. Folks can now get their...

Nothing, just nothing, was going to stop this Bangkok road crew from pouring cement today (Video)

Nothing, just nothing, was going to stop this Bangkok road crew from pouring cement today (Video)

A Bangkok road crew was set on finishing their work today come hell – or high water.  When the latter came thanks to today’s powerful storm, the team of workers left...

Man chases dream of shooting bears in riveting doc just in time for Earth Day

Man chases dream of shooting bears in riveting doc just in time for Earth Day

Thursday through Saturday, those WFH (watching from home) can jump into the frozen sea and swim face-to-face with a polar bear. To mark Earth Day tomorrow, the Israeli embassy...

[GIVEAWAY] Win a table for 2 at Bangkok’s most exclusive dining event

[GIVEAWAY] Win a table for 2 at Bangkok’s most exclusive dining event

We’ve partnered with Citibank and Mastercard to host Citibank Mastercard Gastro Gourmet 2021—probably the most exclusive dining event we’ve hosted yet. This year’s event...

Those who helped Thai abbot decapitate himself face prosecution: police

Those who helped Thai abbot decapitate himself face prosecution: police

Police in the far northeast of Thailand will look into whether the followers of an abbot who beheaded himself with a DIY guillotine last week should be prosecuted for aiding his...

Youth should move to Hainan for jobs and chicken rice, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says

Youth should move to Hainan for jobs and chicken rice, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says

Hainanese chicken rice is more closely associated with Singapore than the Chinese province.

Domestic workers arrested over running dental clinic out of Mong Kok guesthouse 

Domestic workers arrested over running dental clinic out of Mong Kok guesthouse 

The Indonesian workers had no formal dental training.

Hong Kong parents sentenced to life over murder of 5-year-old daughter

Hong Kong parents sentenced to life over murder of 5-year-old daughter

The parents frequently beat and starved their daughter.

Elderly woman living at The Peak loses HK$250M to scammers claiming to be mainland police

Elderly woman living at The Peak loses HK$250M to scammers claiming to be mainland police

The scam only came to light when her domestic helper got suspicious.

Cantonese-Hindi film ‘My Indian Boyfriend’ criticized for racial insensitivity over Chinese movie title

Cantonese-Hindi film ‘My Indian Boyfriend’ criticized for racial insensitivity over Chinese movie title

The movie's Chinese name is "My Boyfriend is Very Bad."

Rizieq Shihab says he hid his positive COVID-19 test result to avoid getting ‘terrorized by political buzzers’

Rizieq Shihab says he hid his positive COVID-19 test result to avoid getting ‘terrorized by political buzzers’

Firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab has admitted to having written a statement refusing to have the result of his PCR swab test disclosed last year, when he was suspected to have...

‘Mudik’ travelers are indirectly killing their parents: Indonesia COVID-19 task force chief

‘Mudik’ travelers are indirectly killing their parents: Indonesia COVID-19 task force chief

Doni Monardo, the chief of Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force, is strongly rebuking those who are considering going back to their hometowns for the upcoming Eid holidays amid the...

Teen raped by son of Bekasi official was also offered up for prostitution: Child Protection Agency

Teen raped by son of Bekasi official was also offered up for prostitution: Child Protection Agency

The teenage girl who was allegedly raped by a son of an official in Bekasi City, West Java, was also offered by the latter for prostitution, according to the Regional Child...

Indonesian man claiming to be 26th prophet in Islam charged with blasphemy: National Police

Indonesian man claiming to be 26th prophet in Islam charged with blasphemy: National Police

An Indonesian man who’s believed to be out of the country has been named a suspect by the National Police (Polri) for allegedly posting blasphemous videos online, with the man...

No sanctions for those who go on ‘mudik’ outside ban period: Transport Ministry

No sanctions for those who go on ‘mudik’ outside ban period: Transport Ministry

The Transportation Ministry said that there will not be any sanctions for those going back to their hometowns outside of the mudik ban period, which will go into force between May...

No more nudity: Artists add finishing touches to Sungai Buloh’s naked mural

No more nudity: Artists add finishing touches to Sungai Buloh’s naked mural

Critics slammed it for looking obscene when it wasn’t even finished.

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

Some applauded her friend for censoring bum and exposed skin.

Malaysia drops the most out of 180 countries in World Press Freedom ranking

Malaysia drops the most out of 180 countries in World Press Freedom ranking

Malaysia was previously ranked no. 101.

Ex-students of a century-old convent school are fighting to save their alma mater. Here’s why.

Ex-students of a century-old convent school are fighting to save their alma mater. Here’s why.

Nearly 13,000 have signed a petition to save Convent Bukit Nanas. #SaveCBN

Eat McDonald’s like BTS: Malaysia will be first in Asia to get special K-pop meals

Eat McDonald’s like BTS: Malaysia will be first in Asia to get special K-pop meals

Coming May 26 - Save the date ARMYs 💜 #McDonaldsXBTS

Americans warned against traveling to the PH amid COVID-19 surge

Americans warned against traveling to the PH amid COVID-19 surge

The United States government yesterday warned its citizens against traveling to the Philippines due to the country’s COVID-19 surge, which has resulted in the deaths of...

Reporter Tina Panganiban-Perez called out for asking ‘dirty’ question to community organizer

Reporter Tina Panganiban-Perez called out for asking ‘dirty’ question to community organizer

Veteran television journalist Tina Panganiban-Perez is being criticized online for asking what many had perceived to be an unethical question during an interview with a community...

Forgive Them: Pasig women say they’re willing to return food back to pantry

Forgive Them: Pasig women say they’re willing to return food back to pantry

Several Pasig residents have gone viral after they were caught on video clearing out a community pantry, with one of them walking away with a tray full of eggs. The video has...

‘Bayanihan’ in action: Here’s how you can help Muntinlupa’s community pantry

‘Bayanihan’ in action: Here’s how you can help Muntinlupa’s community pantry

Community pantries have sprouted all over the Philippines, thanks to the influence of a Quezon City resident who wanted to help Filipinos who have been badly affected by the...

Mother of singer Geneva Cruz dies of COVID-19

Mother of singer Geneva Cruz dies of COVID-19

The mother of Geneva Cruz had died of COVID-19, the singer announced yesterday. “With hearts broken and full of sorrow, our family would like to let you know that our Mom,...

Singapore newlyweds ditch limo for special cab ride by loving uncle

Singapore newlyweds ditch limo for special cab ride by loving uncle

‘Cos a luxury car seemed a little ‘redundant’

Singapore couple charged with leaking classified education plans for pandemic

Singapore couple charged with leaking classified education plans for pandemic

Woman accused of photographing boss’s email for her husband before details made public.

‘Everything Will Be OK’: Shopee pulls merch with Slain Myanmar protester’s image

‘Everything Will Be OK’: Shopee pulls merch with Slain Myanmar protester’s image

‘Our fallen hero […] is NOT a model for your profit!’ and similar complaints prompt action.

Worker killed riding in open lorry on PIE after colliding with tipper truck

Worker killed riding in open lorry on PIE after colliding with tipper truck

Workers riding in open truck strewn across expressway after incident.

Museum of Ice Cream tickets on sale prior to August opening

Museum of Ice Cream tickets on sale prior to August opening

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From Myanmar to NASA, Burmese woman breaks barrier over Mars

From Myanmar to NASA, Burmese woman breaks barrier over Mars

For the first time, humanity sent something flying above another world yesterday, a moment beamed back to the Earth from Mars by NASA’s Perseverance Rover. And leading the team...

Myanmar’s interim gov urges ASEAN not to welcome junta leader

Myanmar’s interim gov urges ASEAN not to welcome junta leader

Myanmar’s newly formed National Unity Government said it does not want ASEAN to recognize junta leader Min Aung Hlaing amid reports that he will attend the bloc’s summit this...

Myanmar actor-hunk-protester Paing Takhon arrested by junta

Myanmar actor-hunk-protester Paing Takhon arrested by junta

Soldiers arrested an actor who lent his fame to the protest movement just before dawn this morning as residents prepared to send a message by leaving flowers in their shoes...

Mini-coup in London? Myanmar military attache seizes embassy, locks out ambassador

Mini-coup in London? Myanmar military attache seizes embassy, locks out ambassador

Note: After this story was published, and after the UK Foreign Secretary raised his objections to the embassy takeover, the UK Foreign Office did a complete 180 and said it would...

Junta’s attempt to diss ‘stupid’ ASSK using her hero father falls flat

Junta’s attempt to diss ‘stupid’ ASSK using her hero father falls flat

A top military official crossed a bright line with many in Myanmar yesterday by playing the family card to insult deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as “stupid.” In...

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Man chases dream of shooting bears in riveting doc just in time for Earth Day

Man chases dream of shooting bears in riveting doc just in time for Earth Day

Thursday through Saturday, those WFH (watching from home) can jump into the frozen sea and swim face-to-face with a polar bear. To mark Earth Day tomorrow, the Israeli embassy...

No more nudity: Artists add finishing touches to Sungai Buloh’s naked mural

No more nudity: Artists add finishing touches to Sungai Buloh’s naked mural

Critics slammed it for looking obscene when it wasn’t even finished.

[GIVEAWAY] Win a table for 2 at Bangkok’s most exclusive dining event

[GIVEAWAY] Win a table for 2 at Bangkok’s most exclusive dining event

We’ve partnered with Citibank and Mastercard to host Citibank Mastercard Gastro Gourmet 2021—probably the most exclusive dining event we’ve hosted yet. This year’s event...

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

Beauty influencer sorry for ‘dragging’ Islamic evangelist in sexy photo-op

Some applauded her friend for censoring bum and exposed skin.

Museum of Ice Cream tickets on sale prior to August opening

Museum of Ice Cream tickets on sale prior to August opening

Sign up for sweet escape now.

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