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Pedophile who ‘wrote the Bible on child abuse’ deemed to be at low risk of reoffending by Australian judge

Adelaide pedophile sentenced to 8 years

On Friday, an Australian court sentenced Geoffrey William Moyle, who sexually assaulted multiple children while filming the acts, to eight years and nine months in prison.

Going to prison: Moyle, 48, from Adelaide, Australia, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing Cambodian children aged 10 to 12 while allegedly working as a foreign aid worker for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, according to ABC Australia. The DFAT refuted the claim in January 2020.

‘I will kill it if I meet it again!’: Australian man demolishes sign blaming China for COVID-19

China sign about COVID gets demolished

A video of an Asian man wrecking a sign that blamed China for the spread of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia, has gone viral on social media.

Where it happened: The sign, which was made of metal, was attached to a pole outside a home in Glen Waverley, a suburb in the City of Monash. It’s unclear who put it there or whose property the pole was located on.

Australian Woman Who Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent May Be Stuck With It for Life

Irish accent

An Asian Australian woman who woke up with an Irish accent after undergoing surgery has been struggling to get her original accent back.

How it happened: Angie Yen, who lives in Brisbane, Queensland — and has never been to Ireland — had her tonsils removed on April 19. Nine days later, she woke up with “an Irish-sounding accent” she did not recognize.

Alleged Drug Lord Called ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ Fighting Extradition to Australia

Alleged drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop, who the media has called the Asian “El Chapo,” is contesting extradition from the Netherlands to Australia. 

Wanted in Australia: The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has accused Tse of being “the senior leader of the Sam Gor syndicate,” which allegedly imported and distributed illicit narcotics in Australia for years, reported ABC/Reuters. The AFP, which led an international counter-narcotics investigation targeting the group, issued an arrest warrant for Tse in 2019. 

64-Year-Old Asian Man Collecting Cans Receives Racist Abuse, Death Threats in Australia

Sydney

A man, 50, and a woman, 51, allegedly subjected an Asian man, 64, to verbal abuse and threats on Sunday evening after finding him sifting through garbage bins in Sydney, Australia.

The first attack: The incident, which happened at Trumper Park on Hampden Street in Paddington, caught the attention of Cocoa, 25, who went over to the scene after hearing racist slurs from his car, reported 7News.

‘Peak White Boy Energy’: Vietnam War-Themed Bar Sparks Outrage for ‘Capitalizing on POC Traumas’

Melbourne bar

A bar in Melbourne, Australia that launched with a Vietnam War concept has apologized after a massive backlash on social media.

Users are especially outraged as Rickshaw Bar sits on Swan Street in Richmond, a suburb home to many Vietnamese immigrants since 1976 — starting from those who fled the war. A 2016 census report showed almost 1,400 people were Vietnamese immigrants, with Vietnamese being the most popular spoken language besides English. The Vietnam War lasted 20 years and resulted in 1.3 million deaths, according to Broadsheet.

Din Tai Fung in Sydney Closes Due to Pandemic and Underpaying Employees Scandal

Din Tai Fung

A Din Tai Fung store in Sydney, Australia has become one of the recent restaurants to fold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a “wage theft” scandal that hit the chain last year.

The restaurant confirmed its Sydney Central Park store has entered into voluntary administration — the business temporarily halts operations, and control is given to the administrator — but its other stores are still in operation, according to The Australian Financial Review.