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‘Confusion and Mistrust’: UP calls out Duterte gov’t for unilaterally terminating agreement

The University of the Philippines (UP) today condemned the Duterte administration’s decision to unilaterally terminate a decades-old agreement that required state officials to notify the school first before they conduct any military or police operations within any of the institution’s campuses. UP President Danilo Concepcion said in a...

Indonesian teen channels anime fandom with Naruto signature on ID card

Indonesians lately have been amused by one teenager’s ultimate anime/manga geekhood after he managed to stamp a...

Indonesian teen channels anime fandom with Naruto signature on ID card

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Satika Rapimsamrong has climbed the nightlife ranks as DJ Mendy Indigo. But now that the clubs have gone dark, she’s...

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Can you recognize these toonified Singaporeans?

New viral app ToonMe has gotten everyone hooked.

Can you recognize these toonified Singaporeans?

Indonesian immigration launches probe into American digital nomad following viral Twitter thread

Unconfirmed allegations of the foreigner's possible visa violations are mounting online.

Indonesian immigration launches probe into American digital nomad following viral Twitter thread

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American woman who ‘unsettled the public’ with Twitter thread will be deported: official

American woman who ‘unsettled the public’ with Twitter thread will be deported: official

Kristen Gray is currently detained at the Immigration Detention Center in Denpasar as her deportation is postponed until a flight to the United States becomes available. 

Denpasar court reduces Jerinx’s hate speech sentence to 10 months

Denpasar court reduces Jerinx’s hate speech sentence to 10 months

Jerinx was found guilty of hate speech last November after a controversial trial, after which he was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Indonesian immigration says American digital nomad behind viral Bali thread has valid permit

Indonesian immigration says American digital nomad behind viral Bali thread has valid permit

Indonesian authorities also stressed that skirting around immigration rules to enter Indonesia during the pandemic is not possible.

Indonesian immigration launches probe into American digital nomad following viral Twitter thread

Indonesian immigration launches probe into American digital nomad following viral Twitter thread

Unconfirmed allegations of the foreigner's possible visa violations are mounting online.

Small tornado sweeps beaches in Canggu, damaging dozens of shacks (Video)

Small tornado sweeps beaches in Canggu, damaging dozens of shacks (Video)

One might think that people would run away from the tornado, but this didn’t seem to be the case as some braved the risks to stand by and watch.

Iconsiam guard accused of slapping student protester but guess which was taken to police?

Iconsiam guard accused of slapping student protester but guess which was taken to police?

A student protester was slapped this afternoon at a luxury riverfront shopping mall by security guards for holding a sign criticizing the government. A Thammasat University...

‘We’re the forgotten ones’: Bartenders struggle, once again, to stay afloat during lockdown

‘We’re the forgotten ones’: Bartenders struggle, once again, to stay afloat during lockdown

When City Hall once again ordered Bangkok’s bars shut and banned restaurants from serving booze, ostensibly to stem the spread of COVID-19, an uncertain future loomed. Or so it...

‘Bonci’ brings serious coffee, forward design to Saphan Kwai

‘Bonci’ brings serious coffee, forward design to Saphan Kwai

Seen the long lines in front of Phahonyothin’s Blu 395 apartment building? Those people know that inside is the neighborhood’s newest hip cafe.  Opened last week on the...

Oxford-developed vaccine could beat China’s for limited use in Thailand

Oxford-developed vaccine could beat China’s for limited use in Thailand

A moderately effective vaccine already approved in several major markets may be available for limited use in Thailand sooner than expected. The AstraZeneca vaccine developed with...

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Satika Rapimsamrong has climbed the nightlife ranks as DJ Mendy Indigo. But now that the clubs have gone dark, she’s stepped down from deck to turn her other passion, food, into...

Activist Joshua Wong’s family sold home, moved to Australia: Report

Activist Joshua Wong’s family sold home, moved to Australia: Report

Wong is currently serving a jail sentence for a protest-related charge.

Hong Kong records 107 virus cases, the first 3-digit spike in a month

Hong Kong records 107 virus cases, the first 3-digit spike in a month

A significant proportion of the new cases are from the ethnic minority community.

End of an era: Ocean Park’s Mine Train, Raging River to be retired as part of park overhaul

End of an era: Ocean Park’s Mine Train, Raging River to be retired as part of park overhaul

We're saying a tearful goodbye to some of the park's most iconic rides.

Domestic worker falls to death while cleaning window of North Point apartment 

Domestic worker falls to death while cleaning window of North Point apartment 

Her employer may be held criminally liable.

Families of Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen can visit after quarantine, officer says

Families of Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen can visit after quarantine, officer says

The activists have not been able to have family visit them since they were detained.

Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah draws flak over alleged classist remark in Deddy Corbuzier’s podcast

Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah draws flak over alleged classist remark in Deddy Corbuzier’s podcast

Rising Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah opened the floodgates to a debate on classism in Indonesia after she was accused of insensitively comparing the rich and the poor in one of...

Indonesian gov’t says it was unaware one of its top ministers had COVID-19

Indonesian gov’t says it was unaware one of its top ministers had COVID-19

Should a top government official make it known to the public if they test positive for COVID-19? The topic is being widely discussed in Indonesia after one of the country’s top...

Police say birthday party attended by Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad ‘didn’t violate health protocols’

Police say birthday party attended by Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad ‘didn’t violate health protocols’

Indonesian celebrity/influencer Raffi Ahmad may be off the hook, legally speaking, after authorities said the birthday party he attended last Wednesday didn’t violate health...

Shot and shop: Association proposes COVID-19 vaccination at Indonesian malls

Shot and shop: Association proposes COVID-19 vaccination at Indonesian malls

Such is Indonesians’ love for malls that it was only a matter of time before somebody floated the idea of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the shopping center.

Only 13 percent of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients remain unoccupied in Jakarta: provincial gov’t

Only 13 percent of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients remain unoccupied in Jakarta: provincial gov’t

Jakarta may soon run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, the provincial government said, as it announced the latest data on medical treatment capacity in the capital.

Top Glove says ‘misleading and damaging’ Canadian report omits new company policies

Top Glove says ‘misleading and damaging’ Canadian report omits new company policies

Malaysia’s biggest gloves factory ‘extremely disappointed’ actions taken to improve workers’ lives excluded from report.

Nazri Aziz contracts COVID-19 after holding a press conference

Nazri Aziz contracts COVID-19 after holding a press conference

Padang Rengas MP gathered a large crowd of reporters on Jan. 12 to tell everyone he no longer supports Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

‘Are you alone?’ Woman tells Foodpanda to do something about creepy delivery man’s incessant texts

‘Are you alone?’ Woman tells Foodpanda to do something about creepy delivery man’s incessant texts

Woman says Foodpanda ‘will take action.’

Uncle Roger says he makes ‘zero dollar’ from Chinese social media

Uncle Roger says he makes ‘zero dollar’ from Chinese social media

Malaysian YouTuber ‘heartbroken’ by criticism after deleting video with China critic Mike Chen.

Canadian news outlet exposes poor working, living conditions at Malaysia’s Top Glove

Canadian news outlet exposes poor working, living conditions at Malaysia’s Top Glove

Tonnes of Malaysia-made gloves go to Canada.

Woman alive after being stabbed 30 times allegedly by boyfriend in Pangasinan

Woman alive after being stabbed 30 times allegedly by boyfriend in Pangasinan

A woman miraculously survived after she was stabbed 30 times allegedly by her jealous boyfriend in Urdaneta in Pangasinan, local media reported yesterday. Ella Marie Cambay, a...

‘How much?’: Jay Sonza slams Vilma Santos for seeking new franchise for ABS-CBN

‘How much?’: Jay Sonza slams Vilma Santos for seeking new franchise for ABS-CBN

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza, who often spends his time posting pro-government statements on Facebook, today slammed Representative Vilma “Vi” Santos for filing a bill...

‘Confusion and Mistrust’: UP calls out Duterte gov’t for unilaterally terminating agreement

‘Confusion and Mistrust’: UP calls out Duterte gov’t for unilaterally terminating agreement

The University of the Philippines (UP) today condemned the Duterte administration’s decision to unilaterally terminate a decades-old agreement that required state officials...

American punk band mistaken for ISP, receives complaints from clueless Pinoys

American punk band mistaken for ISP, receives complaints from clueless Pinoys

An American punk band called Converge took to Facebook over the weekend to dodge complaints from Filipinos who have mistakenly thought they were the internet service provider....

Japanese retailer Muji to open ‘largest’ store in PH

Japanese retailer Muji to open ‘largest’ store in PH

Fans of Japanese minimalist brand Muji will be delighted to know that the retailer is planning to open its “largest” store in the Philippines — soon. Muji announced...

Singaporean man triggered by small colorful flag hurls ‘homophobic abuse’ (Video)

Singaporean man triggered by small colorful flag hurls ‘homophobic abuse’ (Video)

‘You are the kind of people who is destroying Singapore! Go to hell!’

10 things about the filmmaker who gave Singapore the Wes Anderson touch

10 things about the filmmaker who gave Singapore the Wes Anderson touch

How Reddit introduced him to the director and his style.

Natalie Siow walks free after 200 days in prison to balloons and flowers

Natalie Siow walks free after 200 days in prison to balloons and flowers

Social media phenom’s debt to society for her role in grisly 2019 murder.

Can you recognize these toonified Singaporeans?

Can you recognize these toonified Singaporeans?

New viral app ToonMe has gotten everyone hooked.

Celebrate the year of the Ox and save big with Shopee’s 2.2 CNY Sale

Celebrate the year of the Ox and save big with Shopee’s 2.2 CNY Sale

| Coconuts SG x Shopee | Here’s to an ‘oxpicious’ year ahead.

Oh My Buddha! Actor Paing Thakon’s ripped reverence goes viral all over

Oh My Buddha! Actor Paing Thakon’s ripped reverence goes viral all over

Paing Thakon, already no stranger to fangirls and fanboys in Myanmar and Thailand, has seen his stock rise globally after swaddling his toned body in maroon robes. While the actor...

They’ve been barred from Thailand’s buses, hospitals and banks. Their crime? Being Burmese.

They’ve been barred from Thailand’s buses, hospitals and banks. Their crime? Being Burmese.

Discrimination has become a part of everyday life for migrant Myanmar workers in Thailand since they were blamed for igniting a second wave of COVID-19 infections there. In the...

1 COVID case shutters Ngapali beach resort – two weeks after it reopened

1 COVID case shutters Ngapali beach resort – two weeks after it reopened

A resort on one of Myanmar’s most coveted beaches has been forced to close just two weeks after reopening due to a single coronavirus case. While hotels and resorts have...

COVID-19 found in 99 Rohingya arrested for traveling to Yangon: police

COVID-19 found in 99 Rohingya arrested for traveling to Yangon: police

Ninety-nine Rohingya, mostly women an children as young as 5, were arrested in Yangon while on their way to Malaysia. According to police in Shwe Pyi Thar Township, five of the...

Myanmar puts out donation jar to buy more COVID vaccines

Myanmar puts out donation jar to buy more COVID vaccines

The first COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Myanmar from India next month and go directly to its health care workers – but first Naypyidaw needs your money. Delivering comments...

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Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah draws flak over alleged classist remark in Deddy Corbuzier’s podcast

Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah draws flak over alleged classist remark in Deddy Corbuzier’s podcast

Rising Indonesian singer Nadin Amizah opened the floodgates to a debate on classism in Indonesia after she was accused of insensitively comparing the rich and the poor in one of...

Police say birthday party attended by Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad ‘didn’t violate health protocols’

Police say birthday party attended by Indonesian celebrity Raffi Ahmad ‘didn’t violate health protocols’

Indonesian celebrity/influencer Raffi Ahmad may be off the hook, legally speaking, after authorities said the birthday party he attended last Wednesday didn’t violate health...

10 things about the filmmaker who gave Singapore the Wes Anderson touch

10 things about the filmmaker who gave Singapore the Wes Anderson touch

How Reddit introduced him to the director and his style.

Indonesian teen channels anime fandom with Naruto signature on ID card

Indonesian teen channels anime fandom with Naruto signature on ID card

Indonesians lately have been amused by one teenager’s ultimate anime/manga geekhood after he managed to stamp a famous symbol from Naruto as his own legal signature.

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Shit Mendy Cooks: DJ on hiatus takes island cooking for a spin

Satika Rapimsamrong has climbed the nightlife ranks as DJ Mendy Indigo. But now that the clubs have gone dark, she’s stepped down from deck to turn her other passion, food, into...

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