southeast asia

politics

Brunei’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Endorses Stoning and Whipping

The law is set to take effect next week.
Mustika Hapsoro
Edoardo Liotta
3.27.19
wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
Broadly

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
9.14.18
VICELAND

Getting High on a Thai Tree with Psychoactive Leaves

'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' investigates the science behind kratom, a Southeast Asian tree with psychotropic properties.
VICE Staff
12.12.17
southeast asia

Will North Korea Drive Japan to Remilitarize?

Thanks to the legacy of American occupation, Japan hasn't had much in the way of a military since World War II. An election this past weekend might help change that.
Allie Conti
10.24.17
Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi finally breaks silence on persecuted Rohingya

Tim Hume
9.19.17
Rohingya

Horrifying Stories of Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Death in Myanmar

"We saw them slit throats and bellies, shoot our men, and rape our women. They killed the older men, and then the men my age. They killed our doctors."
Shahirah Majumdar
9.15.17
The VICE News Guide to the World

The VICE News Guide to the World — Week of August 14

VICE News
8.18.17
Snakes

Meet the Woman Serving Cobra Blood on the Streets of Jakarta

""No one else in my family wants to touch this business. I'm the bravest of them all."
Alice .
8.17.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

ISIS expands its global battlefield into the Philippines

The Philippine Army is fighting to retake Marawi, a city seized by ISIS-linked militants.
VICE News
5.31.17
Dolla Dolla Bills

Sugar Daddies Are Being Milked Dry By This Live-Streaming App

Whatever mundane thing you're doing right now can be turned into a moneymaker on BIGO LIVE.
Yudistira Dilianzia
3.16.17
malaysia

It’s Socially Acceptable to Eat This Carrot Cake for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

There’s a plot twist: It’s not even made with carrots.
Natalie B. Compton
1.6.17
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