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Author: Melissa Powers

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Join us each week as our host walks you through one crime from one country in Asia.
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A bonus mini-sode for Chinese New Year.
In episode six, Melissa walks us through the history of the Uighur separatist movement in China, a religious assassination, and... concern trolling?TW: Murder, stabbingSOURCES:https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/09/27/553703866/for-some-chinese-uighurs-modeling-is-a-path-to-success?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170927https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RUCOrg2Pb0http://time.com/3078381/china-xinjiang-violence-shache-yarkand/http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/874084.shtmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/opinion/china-uighurs-xinjiang.htmlhttp://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/06/content_14766900.htmhttp://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580591/confessions-killers-pro-beijing-imam-xinjiang-are-broadcasthttp://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-08/01/content_18230491.htmhttp://www.ejinsight.com/20140825-xinjiang-police-identify-mastermind-behind-imams-murder/https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-xinjiang/imams-killing-in-china-may-be-aimed-at-making-muslim-uighurs-choose-sides-idUKKBN0G13R620140801https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/chinese-tighten-security-xinjiang-violence-uighur-muslim-minorityhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28628332https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/murder-07302014221118.htmlhttps://www.shine.cn/archive/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=232852http://english.cntv.cn/2014/08/03/ARTI1407021363022977.shtmlhttps://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0GP03Z20140825https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/china-sentences-two-to-death-for-killing-of-pro-beijing-imam-idUSKCN0HN11920140929https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0G13R620140801http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/12/wheres-our-unity-march-china-wants-to-know/http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-22278037http://www.ejinsight.com/20140825-xinjiang-police-identify-mastermind-behind-imams-murder/http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26414014https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang/imams-killing-in-china-may-be-aimed-at-making-muslim-uighurs-choose-sides-idUSKBN0G13QY20140801http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/12/wheres-our-unity-march-china-wants-to-know/https://gizmodo.com/for-some-in-america-chinas-looming-surveillance-nightm-1821884964http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-china-facial-recognition-surveillance-20180107-story.htmlhttps://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/china-surveillance/552203/http://theweek.com/articles/752442/chinas-black-mirror-momenthttp://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2018/02/todays-planet-earth-report-chinas-terrifying-surveillance-state.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAKlktjoNUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRtGjUWwk1E 
In episode five, Melissa visits the case of the "Persian Princess" - a mysterious mummy found in Pakistan. TW: Murder  SOURCES:http://traffickingculture.org/encyclopedia/case-studies/persian-mummy/http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7206526.stmhttps://images.dawn.com/news/1178712https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Princesshttps://archive.archaeology.org/0101/etc/persia.htmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2001/persianmummytrans.shtmlhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4749861.stmhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/1317716/Persia-mummy-is-body-of-recent-murder-victim.htmlhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-mummy-hoax-might-be-wrapped-up-in-a-modern-murderhttps://archive.archaeology.org/0101/etc/persia.htmlhttps://ok.ru/video/281956125413https://www.dawn.com/news/1332110https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/hobby-lobby-smuggled-thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-out-of-iraq/532743/https://books.google.com/books?id=NxsuDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=taliban+antiques+isis&source=bl&ots=FbTUiXiKK_&sig=A35tz_VqE2lEEz8ocIUbQ3O46CU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9l46O89DYAhWOSN8KHZHBAUkQ6AEIYzAJ#v=onepage&q=taliban%20antiques%20isis&f=falsehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/07/06/hobby-lobbys-3-million-smuggling-case-casts-a-cloud-over-the-museum-of-the-bible/?utm_term=.d0a8c0589673https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/hobby-lobby-smuggled-thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-out-of-iraq/532743/https://www.theverge.com/2013/5/13/4326306/museum-artifacts-looted-repatriationhttps://www.interpol.int/notice/search/woahttps://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/jun/29/museums-looting-art-artefacts-world-culturehttps://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/museum-artifacts-looting-christos-tsirogiannis-met/https://hyperallergic.com/404749/2nd-annual-anti-columbus-day-tour-american-museum-of-natural-history/https://www.dawn.com/news/1294859
In episode four, Melissa talks about U.S. military presence in South Korea and how it ties into one of the country's most notorious murder cases. TW: Murder SOURCES (BETTER LOOKING CITATIONS FORTHCOMING):http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5086951/south-korean-grannies-protest-front-lines/https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/us-adds-launchers-to-thaad-as-dozens-hurt-in-south-korea-protests.htmlhttps://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/03/anger-grows-in-south-korea-over-us-anti-missile-system.htmlhttp://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=nslbhttps://qz.com/1083686/a-dark-political-cloud-has-lifted-over-one-of-asias-most-prestigious-film-festivals/http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2115861/thaad-grannies-villagers-front-lines-regional-arms-race-pits-ushttp://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2115861/thaad-grannies-villagers-front-lines-regional-arms-race-pits-ushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beLHam5YngMhttps://twitter.com/ajplus/status/917045691498741760https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Wqnn9hOGwhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/10/164_96958.htmlhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/09/116_187445.htmlhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/12/113_187451.htmlhttp://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1954633,00.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/world/asia/american-is-extradited-to-south-korea-for-trial-in-1997-murder.html?_r=0https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/01/29/american-sentenced-seoul-killing/79504666/http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35438403https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1013/South-Korea-20-years-later-California-son-faces-trial-for-Seoul-murderhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/california-man-sentenced-to-20-years-in-jail-over-1997-murder-in-seoul/2016/01/29/d0cba998-c207-4c26-b7af-c70ca7285047_story.html?utm_term=.ec43e61bea82http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/01/29/27/0302000000AEN20160129007951315F.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/10/28/a-new-day-in-court-for-an-american-charged-in-south-koreas-1997-burger-king-murder/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.22f77369c4bdhttp://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/780382.htmlhttp://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aId=3029108http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2017/09/202_188418.htmlhttps://www.courthousenews.com/south-korea-gets-green-light-to-try-1997-murder/http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2017/01/251_222733.htmlhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/10/116_189273.htmlhttp://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/09/116_187395.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjnCuRKHQkIhttp://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=nslbEXTRADITION TREATY: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=0ahUKEwicpIzXmvfXAhVlTt8KHdreCh84ChAWCC4wAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fils.inha.ac.kr%2Fboard_laborlaw%2FView.aspx%3FMode%3Ddownload%26BoardID%3D%26Seq%3D42134%26FileSeq%3D12564&usg=AOvVaw34dlDaatr-eSx9NgyPJq6t
In episode three, Melissa explains the connection between a fire, sacrilegious vandalism, and ethnic cleansing in Bhutan.TW: Genocide, death by fire SOURCES (BETTER LOOKING SOURCES FORTHCOMING):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMIcuV1ajOchttps://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2003/jun/14/weekend7.weekend2http://bhutanobserver.bt/6633-bo-news-about-dish_tv_to_see_or_not_to_see.aspxhttp://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/bhutan/interview.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/05/14/bhutan.cable/http://pierrejoubert.blogspot.com/2005/02/teenagers-and-crime-and-bhutan.htmlhttps://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/1325256.pdfhttps://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/1323112.pdfhttp://www.bbs.bt/news/?p=11968http://www.kuenselonline.com/five-chorten-vandals-appeal-to-high-court/http://www.kuenselonline.com/five-choetens-vandalized-in-one-day/http://www.kuenselonline.com/life-imprisonment-for-two-seven-years-for-another-duo/http://www.kuenselonline.com/court-sentence-man-to-14-lifetime-imprisonment/http://www.kuenselonline.com/using-tech-to-protect-choetens/http://www.kuenselonline.com/fighting-choeten-vandalism/http://www.bbs.bt/news/?p=48773https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=_xQ-CgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT97&dq=television+bhutan&ots=FQBU_wVZA1&sig=MNzTkaWQ8kjLXVsBazVkkxI-f58#v=onepage&q=television%20bhutan&f=falsehttp://archives.icom.museum/disaster_preparedness_book/country/dargye.pdfhttp://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2054284,00.html
In episode two, Melissa goes through a famous case of double murder in India.TW: Sexual assault and murder.   SOURCES (I will do these in MLA when I have a moment, I swear!):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Noida_double_murder_case https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/01/26/aarushi_talwar_murder_a_look_at_one_of_indias_most_notorious_cases.htmlhttp://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1810162,00.htmlhttp://www.sundayguardianlive.com/people/4422-crime-podcast-delves-deep-aarushi-murder-case https://thelogicalindian.com/story-feed/awareness/know-about-the-current-status-of-legal-system-in-india-why-it-is-failing-the-citizens/ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33546471http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-24987305http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-12106975 
In episode one, Melissa tells a tale of murder from her home country of Singapore. This is the heinous story of Adrian Lim.TW: Rape, sexual assault, child abuse, kidnapping, torture, and domestic violence.  Danaraj, A. G. S. Mysticism in Malaya. Singapore: Asia, n.d. Print. http://myrepositori.pnm.gov.my/bitstream/123456789/2230/1/JB1733_MIMa.pdf "Guilty As Charged: Adrian Lim and His 2 'holy' Wives Kidnapped, Tortured and Killed 2 Children." The Straits Times, 15 May 2016. Web.http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/guilty-as-charged-adrian-lim-and-his-2-holy-wives-kidnapped-tortured-and  "I Drank Adrian Lim's Blood: Madam Valli's Medical Case Notes." I Drank Adrian Lim's Blood: Madam Valli's Medical Case Notes. Asia One News, 24 Oct. 2007. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20071024-32024.html John, Alan. "Of Murder, Perverse Sex, the Occult and Outright Trickery." The Straits Times. Marshall Cavendish, 20 Feb. 2016. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/of-murder-perverse-sex-the-occult-and-outright-trickery  John, Alan. "'Sister, How Could You Love Me after What I Have Done?'" The Straits Times. Marshall Cavendish, 21 Feb. 2016. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/sister-how-could-you-love-me-after-what-i-have-done John, Alan. Unholy Trinity. Singapore: Times International, 1989. Print.  Ooi, Giok Ling. "British Colonial Health Care Development and the Persistence of Ethnic Medicine in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore." Southeast Asian Studies 29.2 (1991): 158-78. Kyoto University Research Information Repository. Web.http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/56441/1/KJ00000131654.pdf
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Lori Cameron

episode wouldn't play for me ... bummer. maybe it's because you have to be a patreon payer?? oh well.

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Feb 10th
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Hannah Lena Garfield

I really like this podcast for it's potential and material; however, I look forward to more effort (perhaps it's due to a lack of funds)in production and less vocal fry.

Jan 9th
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Chelsea Hagan

I love the telling of the crimes but the conclusions need a little more focused. I hope more come out!

Nov 13th
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C.A.M. Gerrits

I hope this podcast continues. I really enjoy listening to it ^^

Nov 1st
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Anna S

Really great podcast, I hope there will be more episodes in the future!

Aug 6th
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Ariel Tapia

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Aug 5th
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Liz Sowinski

I enjoyed this podcast greatly! Buuuut I just noticed there is no episode 3. Please update! I need more >=3

Jun 20th
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nagg

just heard the first one. great work, guys.

Jun 13th
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Pamela Rhone

I have tried several Podcast and have never been as satisfied as I am with True Crime Asia

Jun 1st
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Melissa Gifford

Pamela Rhone word! I searched and searched but I found two that I really enjoyed and you might too. one is called S Town and the other one is called In the dark.

Aug 3rd
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A great quality podcast that is perfect for binging!

Mar 20th
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Lobo Matias

This is a great podcast!!! I have listened to the first episode and I am already hooked! Well done and please keep it up!

Jan 31st
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