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RIP interfaith pleasantries + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | September 22, 2022


Muslims saying “rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth” is apparently a big no-no, according to a Malaysian Islamic jurist who this week warned against asking God for “forgiveness” for deceased non-Muslims. Coconuts KL reporter Aminah Farid came on this week’s episode to explain that while not every Muslim in the country is that narrow-minded about their faith, attempts to otherize non-Muslims remain alarmingly common. Tune in!

Other stories include:

#NeverForget, #NeverAgain trend on Twitter as Filipinos mark 50th anniversary of martial law | No Thai royals at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Indonesian TikTok user does blackface to mock ‘The Little Mermaid’ remake | 2 women get locked in scissor leg-style takedown in Hong Kong amid claims of infidelity | Can you not? Foreign woman sitting on car window draws ire from Bali netizens | Singapore ‘boomer’ boss flamed for dismissing intern who requested for virtual interview

WTF is up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

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