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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.
7 Episodes
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: 
In episode five, Melissa visits the case of the "Persian Princess" - a mysterious mummy found in Pakistan. TW: Murder  SOURCES:
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):,8599,1954633,00.html TREATY:
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):,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!):,8599,1810162,00.html 
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. "Guilty As Charged: Adrian Lim and His 2 'holy' Wives Kidnapped, Tortured and Killed 2 Children." The Straits Times, 15 May 2016. Web.  "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. John, Alan. "Of Murder, Perverse Sex, the Occult and Outright Trickery." The Straits Times. Marshall Cavendish, 20 Feb. 2016. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.  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. 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.
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Apr 23rd

Lori Cameron

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

Mar 29th

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Feb 20th

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Feb 10th

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

Chelsea Hagan

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

Nov 13th

C.A.M. Gerrits

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

Nov 1st

Anna S

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

Aug 6th

Ariel Tapia

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Aug 5th

Liz Sowinski

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

Jun 20th


just heard the first one. great work, guys.

Jun 13th

Pamela Rhone

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

Jun 1st

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

yoongis chill af

A great quality podcast that is perfect for binging!

Mar 20th

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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