– Rabiabrat Pongpanich, a staunch defender of Thai family values, expresses her outrage after a young woman stripped topless and used her breasts to paint a picture on tv show Thailand’s Got Talent. The two male judges voted the woman through to the next round.
Qatar Holding LLC, the Doha-based fund which owns Harrods, is to build a $634m branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang shopping district. The Harrods hotel, the construction of which is due to start next year, will have about 300 rooms and will be the group’s first in Asia. The project is part of a
Six months: The length of the waiting list in Jakarta for Lamborghini sports cars, a clear sign that confidence is high in Indonesia, according to experts. Despite the global slowdown, Southeast Asia’s largest economy is expected to grow at over 6% this year. The Indonesian consumer confidence index has been consistently high in recent months,
Provincial police commander Anthony Wagambie Jr speaks about cult members arrested during raids in Madang province, Papua New Guinea. Twelve of the 29 people caught are accused of murdering seven people they believed were practicing black magic. All of those arrested, including a 13-year-old boy, allegedly cannibalised their victims.
Renowned cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek puts forth his thoughts on the state of the world in the 21st century. The slovenian has courted controversy in the past for comments such as: “the problem with Hitler is that he wasn’t violent enough.”
Bad: The ‘El Nino’ weather pattern could strike the region later this year, resulting in drought conditions that could cause mass palm oil plantation and rice crop failure across parts of Southeast Asia, according to the Climate Prediction Centre. Peculiar: Male Sumatran orangutans have been found to have a unique ability to hold back puberty for
Hadi Awang, president of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas), speaks during a rally to promote the party manifesto ahead of Malaysia’s parliamentary elections later this year or next. Pas is the Muslim-majority state’s second-largest political party with close to a million members. Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics, results from last
The discovery of a new fossil by a team of international scientists may prove that early anthropoids originated in Southeast Asia before colonising Africa, where they evolved further. Four fossilised teeth, dating back 37m years, were unearthed after six years of sifting through tonnes of sediment in central Myanmar.
Psychologist Prof. Richard Wiseman discusses new research stating we are more likely to die on our birthday than any other day. Researchers studied more than two million people over 40 years, finding an increase in heart attacks, strokes and suicides.
Rachel Dougall, a 38-year-old British woman who faces the firing squad alongside four other people after a $2.6m-cocaine bust in Indonesia, speaks from inside a Bali jail. The mother of a six-year-old girl says she was set up by a travel partner who disguised the drugs as a present for her daughterís birthday in a
June’s object of desire, the SBU V3 by Focus Designs
A visit to Vientiane is a journey for the soul and the senses