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· June, 2008

Stories about East Asia from June, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Port of Spain

30 June 2008

Trinidadian blogger Sweetlime dips into the newly published Echo of Basho. He discovers that even though haiku and Port of Spain are as distinct as “oil and water”, authors Alec de Verteuil and Dawn Glashier have melded them beautifully.

Philippines: Callous leadership?

30 June 2008

Neo Filipino criticizes politicians, including the Philippine president, who visited the US despite the typhoon devastation and ferry tragedy which hit the country last week.

Thailand: Prime Minister and origami bird

30 June 2008

Tor finds it amusing that Thailand's Prime Minister managed to make an origami bird while the opposition accused him of being unfit to run the country in a parliamentary session. The Curious Incidents of a Girl has a different opinion.

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Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

26 June 2008

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with initiatives and ambitions. The 23-year-old, originally from Kampong Cham province, is a prominent human rights activist. When she talks about changes she believes in it's as if she's a new hopeful inspirational leader.

“Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia”

24 June 2008

Real Cambodia notes that mobile phone users are sending text messages to assert Cambodia's ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple. Thailand is also claiming the historic site.

Brunei: Improving the traffic

24 June 2008

Winx @ Silver FairyAngel is not happy with the road network of Brunei. The blogger also has some tips on how to improve traffic in the country

Korea: Hiddink’s Miracle and Korean Politics.

24 June 2008

When Hiddink led the Korean soccer team into the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup he became a hero in Korea. Everywhere – in bookstores and on advertisements – was his face. People were busy talking about his leadership and fresh thought. He was harshly criticized by the media early...

Hong Kong: No Blogger Accreditation

24 June 2008

Thomas Crampton talked to the Hong Kong government’s Director of Information Services Betty Fung, who said Hong Kong does not recognize bloggers for accreditation to official media events and she has never received a request for accreditation from a blogger.

China: Politicization of Xiaonei.com

24 June 2008

Xiaonei.com is one of the largest social networking site in China targeting at university students. ESWN translated an article from my1510 on the recent politicization within the network.

China: Earthquake Runaway Teacher

23 June 2008

Fan Meizhong a teacher who dashed out of the classroom when the earthquake hit and left his students behind has become the most controversal figure in China. ESWN has translated yweekend's chronicle of the debate.

Philippines: Ferry disaster

23 June 2008

More than 700 are dead or missing after a ship capsized in central Philippines. Talim ng Araw blames the ship owners and coastal guards. Some pictures of the tragedy were uploaded by Ang Umalohokan.

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