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Anal swabs are far more effective in detecting COVID-19, China says

From lockdowns, mask mandates, and intrusive nasal swab testing, I feel like we truly have seen it all since the pandemic hit. Well...we haven't seen anal swab testing yet but here it is welcoming us in 2021. China is now using anal swabs to test people for COVID-19 as opposed to the traditional throat and nose swab method. Their health authorities are using anal swabs to test those they consider […]

today29 January 2021

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Indomie ‘mi goreng’ flavor creator Nunuk Nuraini dies at 59

If you've had Indomie at any point of your life, this news is bound to touch you in some way. It is indeed a sad day for lovers of the instant noodle brand as Nunuk Nuraini, the inventor of Indomie's various flavors passed away on 27 January, 2021. News of her death got announced by Indofood spokesperson, Nurlita Novi Arlaida. However, Indofood did not reveal the cause of Nunuk's death. […]

today29 January 2021

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Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous Malaysia’ warns government of incoming cyber-attack

Anonymous Malaysia, a group of 'hactivists', have resurfaced after their initial appearance in 2015. They came back with the threat to hack government websites and assets. In a video they posted on January 25, 2021, the group said they're sending a "wake-up call for the government of Malaysia." They also accused the government of keeping quiet over data breaches and selling the personal data of Malaysians. β€œYour security system is […]

today27 January 2021

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South Korean man reuniting with his late wife through VR is painful to watch

As Black Mirror predicted, virtual reality (VR) was always bound to go beyond gaming. And that makes complete sense considering VR technology can be used to "teleport" users to just about any situation. It can be educational or entertaining, depending on how it's used. A South Korean TV documentary uses VR to reunite people with their deceased loved ones, allowing them to enjoy their presence one last time. A recent […]

today27 January 2021

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Malaysian police surprises shoplifting mum with groceries

A Malaysian mother of three residing in Petaling Jaya was recently caught shoplifting at a grocery store. Instead of being remanded, the district police chief, Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal, paid her a visit and brought her some gifts. The 36-year-old woman, unnamed, lost her job as a babysitter during the pandemic while her husband has no work. Because of her situation she tried to shoplift some food and fever relief […]

today22 January 2021

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Indonesian literary forum gets slammed for white-washing the event

It's 2021 but colonialism is still very much alive and thriving in Southeast Asia. It may not be in its original form but it still exists, you just have to know where to look. Jakarta Content Week (Jaktent), a yearly event that platforms creative content and rights trading in the Asian region hosts a number of events which have now gone virtual. One of the events, 'Due Rights and Doing […]

today22 January 2021

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Malaysian PM wants ASEAN to have laws against hate speech protecting sexual preferences

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is calling for tougher laws in ASEAN to act against all forms of hate speech, including harassment over sexual orientation. He relayed this message when speaking at the ASEAN Digital Ministers' Meeting held on January 21, 2021. He stated that online platforms should cooperate and remove such posts. β€œIncluding, but not limited to, harassments and threats against a person or persons based on their race, […]

today21 January 2021

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Japan is considering a 4-day work week but there’s a huge catch

I think most of us can very safely say the pandemic has caused more harm than good. The harm averaging around 95 percent and the good...maybe 5 measly percent? However, a huge part of the 5 percent has been overturning workplace norms to adapt to current times. Even companies that have always been hell bent on face-to-face communication have no choice but to resort to WFH situations. While WFH is […]

today20 January 2021