The 2002 Bali bombings were one of the deadliest terror attacks the region has ever seen, claiming the lives of 202 people. Twenty years on, the pain from the tragedy persists, and things got downright triggering when graphic footage from the attacks was shown to survivors and mourners who attended a memorial service in Kuta. We speak to Coconuts Bali Managing Editor Amahl to understand how that could have happened, and whether or not people were held responsible. Tune in!
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Journalists go into hiding after threats by Myanmar’s military junta | Primary school teacher threatened with dismissal letter for voicing out against school syllabus | Hong Kong civil servant arrested for releasing revenge porn of girlfriend who allegedly strayed | Dog saliva or alcohol? What really triggered the Turkish Airlines passenger on that diverted flight? | Redditors sharing Pinoys’ weirdest flexes expose toxic cracks in Filipino culture | High honors: Bangkok dispensary to hold ‘Cannabis Cup’ | Get Rex’d: Singapore set to welcome a giant T-Rex – but only for 3 days
WTF is up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong 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 on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.