Najib: 12 years a prisoner + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | August 25, 2022

After years of delaying serving his corruption sentence with appeals, former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is finally going to prison after some major courtroom drama. Coconuts KL reporter Aminah Farid, who was on location during the verdict, takes us on a play-by-play of the historic event, while trying to grasp how Najib’s supporters still anguished despite the former leader stealing billions from the country. Tune in!

Other stories include:

Singapore’s gay sex law to be repealed: PM Lee, LGBT groups ‘relieved’ | 3 more Hongkongers reported as victims of Southeast Asian human trafficking job scams: city’s No. 2 security official | Burning issue: Weed to remain legal, easily available under Thailand’s Cannabis Act | People are pissed over LTO’s request that students not ‘go to school too early’ | Own an iPhone? Make some extra bucks selling screenshots to clout-chasing Indonesians | Sex and the Monkeys: Scientists discover that, just like some of us hoomans, Ubud’s macaques also use ‘sex toys’

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