Joseph Schooling’s cannabis non-scandal + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | September 8, 2022

How dare Joseph Schooling smoke pot… was the reaction we thought Singaporeans would make when their Olympic hero admitted to cannabis use during a moment of weakness. Instead, the nation has been supportive of the athlete. Coconuts Regional Managing Editor Delfina Utomo makes her maiden WTF SEA + HK splash as we dive deep into the controversy. We also discuss a Singaporean law forbidding citizens from drug use abroad. Tune in!

Other stories include:

Najib Razak admitted to hospital after less than two weeks in prison | ‘Feels like home’: PH President Bongbong Marcos in Jakarta for maiden overseas trip | 31 Hong Kong men fall victim to mainland China naked-chat blackmailing, with one losing as much as HK$220,000 | Buckle up in the back, Bangkok. It’s now the law. | 3 dolphins – 1 wearing dental crowns – released into the ocean by Bali sanctuary | Couple with 42-year age gap gain fans, brush off haters on TikTok

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