Old men and an anti-LGBT manifesto + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | August 18, 2022

In Singapore, middle-aged men airing their anti-LGBT sentiments is nothing new — but when they come up with an 82-page manifesto, it’s bound to garner some attention. Coconuts Singapore’s Carolyn Teo comes onboard to shed light on the opposition behind the repeal of the controversial Section 377A in the city-state’s penal code, and the nasty and tired clichés this group has leaned on.

Also, Coconuts KL’s Aminah Farid is in the co-host seat as Andra pillow fights his way through Indonesian Independence Day. Tune in!

Other stories include:

Najib begins final appeal to overturn 1MDB-linked conviction | Kuta hotel room, thought to be online gambling HQ, deserted ahead of police raid | Bacteria levels of 6 masks sold in Hong Kong exceed EU standards: Consumer Council | Woman lawyers up after she was caught stealing chocolate bars from convenience store | Thai teens get stupid on date rape drug for TikTok laughs (Videos) | Jollibee Chickenjoy named the best fast-food fried chicken in the US

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