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· January, 2009

Stories about East Asia from January, 2009

27 January 2009

Reporting the University of Philippines Student Referendum

Indonesia: Top Religous Council Perceived Corrupt

Brunei after the floods: A time of loss and prayers

Two persons died in Brunei due to the recent flooding that swept the Asia-Pacific region. Brunei has experienced the worst flooding in the past few weeks. More Bruneians are using...

Japan: Robot Puppets

China and U.S: The Timing of Charter 08

26 January 2009

China: Internet In 2008

China: Debate over RMB exchange rate

Thailand: Media investigates Rohingya refugees

Myanmar: Kachin Conflict

Cambodia: Demolition of Dey Krahorm Community

A community in Phnom Penh was demolished last Saturday. Aside from the violence, the demolition attracted attention because it was “one of the biggest urban redevelopment stories in the capital...

Indonesia: Chinese New Year Celebration

For more than three decades, the Indonesian Chinese have been forbidden to express their culture. Thanks to President Wahid in 2000 who annulled the discrimination against the Chinese and all...

25 January 2009

Taiwan: Books, Writers & Videos

China Times in Taiwan announces "Books of the Year" and makes short videos for awarded writers to share their writing experiences and perspectives. Hopefully their ideas will be portrayed through...

Japan: Looking back on 2008

The last year in Japan saw, among other things, an economic crisis, employment instability, and the beginnings of the collapse of journalism. While the year was already recapped here last...

Taiwan: Photos of industrial town

24 January 2009

Korea: Marital Rape and Suicide

A man who was convicted for the first time in Korea of marital rape in January of 2009 committed suicide.[EN] The judgement stood for his wife who is from the...

Philippines: World War 2 History in Indie Film

Thailand: Kissing in public

Brunei: Better pay for doctors

Indonesia: Psychological tests for police

Malaysia: Criteria for adding friends on Facebook