Heather Chen

Singapore

Singapore Halts Planned Hanging of Drug Trafficker One Day Before Execution

The Southeast Asian country is one of only a handful globally to still execute people for drug-related offenses
Heather Chen
2 days ago
Thailand

In Politically-Charged Thailand, Artists See Role in New Pro-Democracy Movement

Thai graffiti artists and painters are exploring increasingly bolder themes in their art - in line with a more assertive pro-democracy youth movement.
Heather Chen
3 days ago
Death Penalty

Rights Groups Slam Singapore’s Planned Execution of Drug Trafficker

Capital punishment is still on the books in the Southeast Asian country.
Heather Chen
4 days ago
world coronavirus

What It’s Like Living in the Arctic During a Pandemic

Imagine being so far removed from the rest of the world that you almost forget that a global pandemic is going on.
Heather Chen
4 days ago
TikTok

TikTok Is Nearing ‘Trillions’ of Monthly Views, App’s Music Chief Says

The app’s music chief shared inside information during an online event as speculation swirled around TikTok's alleged deal with U.S. tech giant Oracle.
Heather Chen
9.14.20
japan

Abe's Longtime Aide Yoshihide Suga Poised to Become Japan's Next PM

A party vote on Monday has all but assured Suga in replacing outgoing Japanese leader Shinzo Abe.
Heather Chen
9.14.20
Myanmar

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Just Lost Another Human Rights Honor

“Our decision to exclude Aung San Suu Kyi formally from the community of Sakharov Prize laureates is a response to her failure and acceptance of ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community,” EU lawmakers said.
Heather Chen
9.11.20
Singapore

Japan’s Invasion During World War II was Brutal for Southeast Asians. Does This TV Series Ignore Their Suffering?

‘The Singapore Grip’ is facing mounting criticism for leaving the stories of Southeast Asians on the cutting rooms floor.
Heather Chen
9.10.20
japan

Japan’s All-Male Political Battle to Become Prime Minister

Three men are vying for the title of Japan’s new prime minister after Shinzo Abe said he would step down for health reasons
Heather Chen
9.9.20
malaysia

Poor Internet Forced a Malaysian Village Teen to Study in a Tree. A Politician Called Her ‘Dramatic’

Malaysia’s ‘Treetop girl’ went viral after filming her attempts to get a stronger internet signal so she could study and sit for exams.
Heather Chen
9.9.20
Film

Hong Kong Protesters Are Boycotting the New ‘Mulan’ Movie. Will Disney Care?

The live-action remake of the 1998 animated film has been accused of pandering to the Chinese government but the negative reactions may not matter to Disney in the long run.
Heather Chen
9.7.20
malaysia

This Millennial Politician Wants to Start Malaysia’s First Youth Party

“If Thailand has the Future Forward Party and France has La République En Marche, it’s high time for Malaysia to start its own youth-driven political party,” said 27-year-old Syed Saddiq.
Heather Chen
9.7.20
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