6/20/13 Today’s Brew

Let’s see what’s the brew today….

Pollution haze in Singapore. Copyright Associated Press.

Pollution haze in Singapore. Copyright Associated Press.

1. Singapore and Malaysia shuts down due to worst pollution haze

Forest fires in neighboring Indonesia is bringing the worst pollution haze to the two countries. Schools of shut down and even Mcdonald’s isn’t delivering.

2. Jihadist posts his terror mission on Facebook and gets caught

Sefa Riano was planning to attack the Myanmar Embassy and posted his mission plan on Facebook. But lucky, before he could do it, Indonesia police found his yellow smiley faced post and arrest him.

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6/19/13 Today’s Brew

Today’s news comes from all around Asia.

Toru Hasimoto, Japanese politician tweeted about legitimacy of sex slavery during WWII

Toru Hasimoto, Japanese politician tweeted about legitimacy of sex slavery during WWII

1. [Japan] Toxic radioactive waste continues to be found in and around Fukushima

Problems continue to arise as the nuclear plant in Fukushima is recuperating from a devastating earthquake in 2011. The water pumped in to cool the fueling rods are contaminated with nuclear waste and now the issue of where this water can go arises. Into the sea will not be an option.

2. [Japan] Crisis control for Japanese politicians using social media

Japanese politicians are getting a lot of heat these days for posting comments that are politically “charged.” Someone needs to hold a social media seminar for these folks.

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