Tragic news out of Singapore this week, as the state executed a mentally impaired Malaysian man despite multiple appeals and public protests. Singapore has resumed executing prisoners on death row after a two-year pause due to the pandemic, and we spoke with activist Kokila Annamalai who shared with us the struggles and the race against time to save them and uphold basic human rights. Tune in!
Other stories include:
Singapore executes ‘low IQ’ prisoner despite desperate appeals | Bangkok cops fail to arrest ‘royalists’ who beat reporter | Tropical cyclone may form over South China Sea this weekend: HKO | Power to the People: Citizens, not officials, raise Robredo’s and Pangilinan’s hands | Major stonks for Mayora after Kopiko makes appearance at Elon Musk-Luhut Pandjaitan meeting | Aung San Suu Kyi convicted of corruption by junta court, gets 5 more years | ‘Fearless child of God’ faces deportation over butt-naked dance on Bali’s Mount Batur: officials
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.