Bad: Up to 17 endangered pangolins have died in an animal smuggling bust in Indonesia after 85 of the species were seized at a bus station stuffed in sacks. Authorities suspect they were headed to Vietnam or China where the animal is considered a delicacy and its scales are used for medicinal purposes.
The good: Tiger Woods will return to Malaysia for the first time in more than ten years next month to participate in the CIMB Classic golfing tournament in a move that could bolster Malaysia’s image as one of the region’s leading destinations for professional golfers.
The peculiar: Twitter usage in Jakarta has been named the highest in the world, surpassing tweets out of Tokyo, London and New York. A Paris-based study also revealed twice as many accounts had been created since 2011, with 29.4 million Twitter profiles originating from Indonesia by mid-2012.