Inappropriate laughter gets Bangkok officer sacked + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | October 13, 2022

Tragedy after tragedy in Southeast Asia — this time, the worst massacre Thailand has seen after 36 were killed in a mass shooting. But perhaps none as tragic as this cop — who managed to chuckle while giving a press briefing on the matter. Coconuts Bangkok’s Nicky Tanskul returns to the podcast seat to shed light on this bizarre reaction, and why the erring officer got sacked. Tune in!

Other stories include:

Malaysia dissolves parliament to make way for 15th general election | 5 killed, dozens evacuated as floods inundate parts of Bali | Police officer from anti-drug unit arrested in connection with seizure of nearly 1 ton of meth | Debate over whether seats should be given up for children sparks altercation on MTR, delay on East Rail line (Videos) | Singapore ministers don’t get special treatment, not even for ‘Hokkien Mee’ | Beware the Potato House: 5 haunted places in Jakarta & the horror movies they inspired

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