Between the Andaman sea and the Strait of Malacca, the Malaysian peninsula has seen spectacular growth in under a quarter of a century. Primary forests, mountains, idyllic islands, a fine sandy coastline and exceptional wildlife: Malaysia is one of the world’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. But the population, too, is an equally colourful kaleidoscope. Malay, Chinese, Indian and Tamil populations, along with other ethnic minorities, line the amazing itinerary covered by Pierre Brouwers, from futuristic sky-scrapers to impenetrable jungle.
The Philippines has one of the highest rates of violent crimes in Southeast Asia. But the Vizconde massacre was one of the worst and horrific murder in the country's history.
About Crimes That Shocked Asia
Crime and society have always walked hand-in-hand. But some cases are so infamous, they made history. In this series, we revisit some of Asia’s most infamous crimes are equivalent to Jack the Ripper’s notoriety in British history.
Hosted by journalist, Arglit Boonyai, the series examines what made each crime so heinous, that it went down in the annals of history. We’ll see how societal views influenced the conversations around each case and look at how the case was investigated and tried.
The show includes high profile cases from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore
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