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Hacker group challenges Singapore government

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Internet hacker group Anonymous has amped up awareness in response to criminal proceedings against Singaporean hackers connected to the group. On February 9, 2014...

Singapore bans alcohol this weekend in Little India

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This coming weekend, on December 14 and 15, Singapore will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol in the Little India district of its...

Cambodia’s unjust detention centers

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It doesn’t take much. Mankind under pressure is capable of many harsh actions. If you’re placed in the wrong environment for most of your...

Sony Playstation to hit ASEAN markets in December

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Sony announced on November 12that its next-generation video game console, the Playstation 4 (PS4), will be going on sale in Singapore on December 19...

Disaster in the Philippines: Japan never forgets

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“We will never forget what the Philippines did for us in 2011,” said Kenzo Iwakami of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica), the team...

Philippines gets $850,000 in humanitarian aid from New Zealand

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The Philippines has been provided $850,000 in humanitarian aid from New Zealand after it suffered a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake on October 15th which resulted...

Philippines suffers Anonymous cyber attacks

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The infamous hacker group Anonymous has been unleashing cyber-attacks and defacing websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies, no more than a...

Malaysia to recruit 1,000 Cambodian maids every month

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Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that in order to meet demand, from now on 1,000 Cambodian maids will be...

US popstar Ke$ha gets show cancelled by Malaysian authorities

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Ke$ha is a provocative US pop singer known for songs about sex, partying, and drinking. Such topics aren’t too respected by authorities in Malaysia,...

Sixty-kilogramme carp caught in Thailand, possible world record

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There is a common expression in the US that represents overexaggeration. A man will usually state that he “caught a fish THIS big” and...

Indonesia’s First Lady gets criticised for comment

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“Stupid”. This was the comment left by the wife of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on October 18 after an exchange on the online...

Halloween time: The top 10 monsters in the Philippines

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Just in time for Halloween, Investvine invites you to read up on the folklore and potentially real dangers of the top 10 monsters in...

Child marriages abundant in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, girls under the age of 16 aren’t allowed to drive a car, buy alcohol or cigarettes, go to mature-rated movies or go...

The tale of See Uey Sae Ung, the cannibal

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Think of a man so frightening that he became a legend of folklore, a boogeyman by bedside tales in Bangkok. Back in the 1960s...

Thailand’s shrimp peeling slaves from Myanmar

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Thailand has a booming economy. It’s GDP per capita is eight times what it was in 1980. Life expectancy is up by 15 years...

Jakarta’s heavy metal-loving governor wanted for president

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Under Shariah Law, fans of punk, heavy metal and hard rock aren’t really accepted in Indonesia. However, all of this could change, as 52-year-old,...

Thailand is feeling the love for Volleyball

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In mid-September, Thais flooded to buy tickets for the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship tournament set in Nakhon Ratchasima. The final game was between Thailand...

Another new lethal recreational drug in Thailand

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It often occurs at the southern beaches of Thailand, like on Koh Phangan island, where outrageous parties take place and travelers from all over...