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· October, 2008

Stories about Governance from October, 2008

26 October 2008

Southeast Asia: Impact of Financial Crisis

What are the views of several Southeast Asian bloggers about the global financial crisis? First, an authoritative voice: Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He points out the double standard...

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Prague vs Kyiv

25 October 2008

Malaysian Media Council: Double handcuffs or media freedom?

Amidst a number of recent journalistic blunders, Malaysia’s Home Minister, Syed Hamid Albar, announced that the government has full intention of establishing a national media policy, together with a regulatory...

Ukraine: Politics Versus the Economy

Ukraine's tumultuous internal politics has long stood in the way of the country's economic development - and even now, at the time of an economic crisis, there seems to be...

24 October 2008

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

Bermuda: Speech, Boy!

Nepal: Armed conflict continues

21 October 2008

Russia, Ukraine: Financial Crisis

Myanmar: Crop failure in cyclone-hit areas

Bhutan: Unemployment

India: Regional chauvinism growing and no one to stop it!

Terrorism and nationalism on a regional scale are now spreading in India. The latest region which appeared in the headlines is the state of Maharashtra. Right wing politician Raj Thackeray...

Botswana: Mogae Receives The Mo Ibrahim Award

20 October 2008

Thailand/Cambodia: Conflict over Preah Vihear Temple (Part II)

Who owns the historic Preah Vihear Temple – Cambodia or Thailand? Both countries are asserting ownership rights over the temple which led to a border clash last week. Several soldiers...

Bangladesh: Milk and Melamine

Nepal: Integrating Guerrilla Army