· January, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2007

East Timor: Foreign Police and Peace Keepers

  29 January 2007

Beyond Teresa feels that criticism of international military and police forces that they act like they are on vacation in East Timor is wrong. “From a sociological and psychological point of view: these people are away from home and friends, in a tropical climate, and some have the chance to...

Malaysia: Helping Flood Victims

  25 January 2007

Kenny Sia is asking his readers to assist in the flood relief efforts in Southern Malaysia. “Getting hit by the flood is bad, but getting hit by the flood twice in a week is even more suay. While we're wondering where to go for a night out drinking, those kids...

Pakistan: A Nobel for Edhi

  25 January 2007

All Things Pakistan hopes that Edhi gets a Nobel Prize and urges his readers to contribute to an ongoing initiative. “Irrespective of whether Abdul Sattar Edhi is a Pakistani or not, irrespective of how much most Pakistanis hold his selfless zeal in reverence – and irrespective also of all the...

Zimbabwe: Questioning the judiciary and the abortive opposition

  21 January 2007

Morgan Tsvangirai, and not Robert Mugabe, has become the most poignant effigy symbolizing the tragedy that is Zimbabwe. Much like the young nation that stood replete with promise and seemingly unlimited potential in the early 90's, Tsvangirai emerged as the most potent threat to Mugabe's tyranny at the turn of...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Markale Massacre

  18 January 2007

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett marks the “sad anniversary” of the Sarajevo Markale Massacre: “I had forgotten the date, but I remember well about the event, seeing it on the news made me angry. I began lobbying actively for intervention in BiH somewhat before that time. I remember being really angry with people who...

Philippines: Prostitution in Philippines And Wikipedia

  17 January 2007

Philippines4Men is asking readers to help expand the wikipedia entry on Prostitution in Phillipines. “My intention for the entry was to provide people certain facts about the illegalities of prostitution in this country and the steps to curb prostitution. I know it may sound hypocritical since this site is about...

China: reporter beaten to death

  17 January 2007

China Trade News reporter Lang Chengchang went to a coal mine to conduct interviews and was beaten to death by unidentified thugs. The local media did not report the case after learning about it, because they supposed did not know whether this was a reporter or extortionist and the city...

Malaysia: Distasteful Bank Advertisement

  15 January 2007

Rocky's Bru is offended by an advert brought out by a bank in Malaysia. The advert is anouncing a lucky draw and features bank notes being hung to dry on a clothesline. The ad reminds the blogger of floods in Southern Malaysia where people are trying to dry their belongings....

Malaysia: Second wave hit Southern Malaysia

  13 January 2007

A few days after Malaysia kicked off the Visit Malaysia Year 2007, Southern state of Malaysia Johor is being hit with continuous heavy rains which leads to the second wave of flooding. Youtube user debbieseraphina’ captures the flooding from her coach window Up to date, one of the Malaysia's major...

South Asia: 2006 in review

  3 January 2007

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with law enforcement authorities killing 300 of them, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2006, an average of 9.69 persons per...

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