Asia Health Singapore Zika 

Men’s risk of sexually spreading Zika virus dissipates after first month

(Reuters Health) – Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies, can also be spread to a woman through sexual contact. But a new study suggests the risk may be limited to the first few weeks after symptoms appear in her male partner. “We are going to be reevaluating our guidance on sexual transmission of Zika based on this,” lead author Dr. Paul Mead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a telephone interview. The CDC currently recommends that couples concerned about…

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Jakarta 

Indonesian police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Dozens of men, including several foreigners, have been arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police say. Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the raid in downtown Jakarta on Friday (local time) would lead to seven people being charged under Indonesia’s pornography law, including the sauna’s owner and staffers. They face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines. Mr Yuwono said the other 51 men would be released if they were found to not be criminals or carrying drugs. Homosexuality is not illegal in…

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News Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS 

Teacher convicted of using counterfeit banknotes to pay for sex

File photo of Singapore currency. (Photo: TODAY) SINGAPORE: A 44-year-old teacher has been found guilty of counterfeiting two S$100 notes and using the forged bills to pay a Vietnamese woman for sex. Daniel Wong Mun Meng, a teacher at Bukit Batok Secondary School, was convicted on Thursday (Oct 5) of two charges after a nine-day trial, during which he admitted to counterfeiting the notes but denied intentionally using them to pay for sex. On Aug 3, 2015, Wong drove himself to Orchard Towers at about 12.30am, after working late into…

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Buriram Extradited Thai court 

Thai court charges disgraced ‘jet-set monk’ with rape

BANGKOK: A Thai court charged a disgraced former monk on Thursday (Jul 20) with the rape of an underage girl, fraud and money laundering, after he was extradited from the United States. Thailand is an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation with around 300,000 men in orange robes, but the clergy are beset by high-profile scandals. Wiraphon Sukphon, 37, was arrested on arrival at Bangkok’s main airport late Wednesday from the US where he established an unofficial Buddhist teaching centre after fleeing Thailand in 2013. He faces a total of five charges, including…

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Asia Thailand 

Top Scams in Thailand

If you read through all the different Thailand forums on the internet you have so many foreigners complaining about their bad experiences being ripped off in Thailand. It’s always about Thai people that tell you a lie in order to get some money out of you without providing the promised service, sometimes not giving anything in return at all. This is what is called a scam and not just tourists in Thailand encounter them but also expats actually living here that just haven’t got the experience to know when to…

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