The American woman charged with assisting in the sadistic murder of her mother back in 2015 is set for an early release from prison. 25-year-old Heather Mack had three years shaved from her 10-year prison term for good behavior, and could be out as soon as October this year. We speak to Coconuts’ own Julianne Greco and Sheany to find out the details of her release, and how things have changed since the gruesome story first broke.
Other stories include:
Bali must stop deifying foreign tourists, expert says | So sensitive! Thailand bans ‘PopYut’ clicker game mocking PM | Thief uses laundry grabber to steal bag through Hong Kong apartment window | #WhatSUBIndonesia: Subway confirms return to an Indonesia with trust issues | Kuala Lumpur is No. 32 in Safe Cities Index | The earth opened up in Ortigas, but it’s probably not a portal to hell | Squad of 40+ vehicles escorts US Vice President Kamala Harris around Singapore | Trial postponed, lawyer demands to see ASSK as charges pile up
The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.