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The WHO COVID-19 team got barred from studying the virus’ origins in China

The World Health Organization (WHO) was planning to send a team of 10 international scientists to the now notorious city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of COVID-19. At first, Beijing was reluctant to agree to the independent inquiry but they finally gave in. Two members out of the ten were already on their way when they faced the sudden problem of "lacking visa clearances." As reported by CNN, the […]

today7 January 2021

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This woman is posing as a mermaid on polluted Bali beaches for a reason

Every year, mounds of rubbish find their way to the shores of Kuta Beach. The monsoon season brings along with it rain, wind, currents, and well...garbage. Although tourism took a slump this year, the yearly trash convention still made its way to Bali's famous Kuta Beach. Now imagine heading there and seeing not only piles of garbage but also a woman dressed as a mermaid. Wait, what? Yep. Images of […]

today7 January 2021

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Are Southeast Asians unhappy working in the e-commerce industry?

It's safe to say that many of us witnessed the boom of the e-commerce industry in 2020. It's been around for awhile now but now we know it's definitely here to stay. For many Southeast Asian countries, the pandemic brought along a surge of rapid digitalization. Naturally, this created more job opportunities for those flocking into the job market. Because it is a fairly "young" industry, how different is it […]

today6 January 2021

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Malaysian study finds that mamak workers are badly exploited

Mamak workers, in my opinion (that no one asked for), are the backbone of Malaysian society. Mamak restaurants are without a doubt a huge part of the Malaysian experience and its the workers that keep them running smoothly. They juggle all sorts of responsibilities, allow you to customize your order in any way you please, and maintain an amazing relationship with literally every customer that comes in. Not to mention […]

today6 January 2021

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Indonesia is going to allow chemical castration as punishment for pedophiles

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has recently signed a government regulation allowing a controversial law to run. The law will allow child molesters to be punished with chemical castration. In 2016, he signed a Presidential Regulation In Lieu of Law which introduced the death penalty and chemical castration for child molestors. IMAGE: The Jakarta PostIt was ratified into a law later that year but the punishments have been delayed as the […]

today5 January 2021

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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has gone missing

Billionaire Jack Ma hasn't been seen publicly in 2 months and the internet has pretty much proclaimed him as missing. The Alibaba founder is suspected to be missing after he didn't show up for the final episode of his talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes. The show's website also removed Ma's picture and replaced him with another Alibaba executive. What happened? IMAGE: Business WireAccording to The Edge, Ma has not been […]

today5 January 2021

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Asia’s new richest person has been crowned. He deals in vaccines and water bottles.

Zhong Shanshan, also known as the 'Lone Wolf', has been crowned Asia's richest person, surpassing the likes of Mukesh Ambani and Jack Ma. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, his wealth surged this year from US$70.9 billion to US$77.8 billion, making him the 11th richest person on the planet. By extension, this makes him the richest person in Asia for the time being. Who is the 'Lone Wolf'? IMAGE: China […]

today31 December 2020

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The pandemic was harsher on women’s mental health compared to men

The COVID-19 pandemic came along and took down many things with it. Lives, economies, and all the things we took for granted. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for most. One often overlooked silent killer is mental health, which in light of the pandemic became not so overlooked anymore. After all, that is the nature of pandemics. They're stressful. Most live in a constant fear and anxiety of […]

today30 December 2020

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Thai protestors are taking a break indefinitely. What’s next?

It's been a whirlwind year for just about everyone. However, whirlwind would be an understatement in reference to Thailand's political scene. Since early 2020, the people of Thailand have been protesting to remove the Thai PM, Prayuth Chan-ocha and to reform the monarchy in order to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. After five months of protests, they're taking a much needed break to recoup. Although the Thai protests […]

today30 December 2020