Singapore decriminalizes gay sex + more top stories | WTF SEA + HK | December 1, 2022

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The LGBTQ+ community in Singapore is celebrating a hollow victory after a bill was passed repealing a law that criminalized sex between two men, while another was passed to ensure that the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is protected. Coconuts Singapore’s Delfina Utomo gives us the lowdown on the reaction in the Little Red Dot, and how even the smallest steps for LGBTQ+ rights should be celebrated in the largely conservative country. Tune in!

Other stories include:

New Malaysia PM Anwar Ibrahim refuses to use his office’s official Mercedes S600 | Gov’t eyes flying cars for Indonesia’s future capital city Nusantara | Riding BTS will be more expensive starting Jan. 1 | They’re building a shortcut in Canggu (but not the one you’re probably thinking of) | INTERVIEW: ‘I was told that I would never see my family again’ | Dear ‘Underage’ producers, it’s 2022. Can we please stop sexualizing minors?

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