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· July, 2012

Stories about East Asia from July, 2012

18 July 2012

Malaysia: ‘National Harmony Act’ Greeted with Cynicism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced that the nation's infamous Sedition Act of 1948 is to be repealed, and replaced with the National Harmony Act. One might then expect...

17 July 2012

Vietnam: Bad Politics and the Economy

Brunei: ‘Heart of Borneo’ Project

Indonesia: Social Media Impact on Jakarta Polls

Thailand: University Launches E-Bookstore

Japan: Photos of Mass Anti-Nuclear Protest

China: Netizens Reaction to National Education in Hong Kong

YouTube Show Brings China's Social Media to an English Audience

Want to know what’s going on on China’s social media but cannot speak Chinese? Keep on reading, then. It’s been four months since Elle Lee (@ElleIconLee) and Casey Lau (@hypercasey)...

15 July 2012

South Korea: Net Neutrality Debate Re-emerges

Net neutrality debates in South Korea re-emerged after a recent government decision. South Korean online space erupted with complaints blaming the government for favoring telecommunication companies.

14 July 2012

South Korea: False Letter Case Closed, Cover-up for President?

Political allegations and looming suspicions have taken over South Korea yet again, after the Prosecutor's office acquitted every one involved in the controversial 'false letter case', igniting accusations that they...

United States Eases Sanctions on Myanmar

Laos: Prison or Drug Detention Center?

13 July 2012

Hong Kong: Foreign Domestic Workers Protest Mandatory Live-in Policy

A popular singer's outrageous treatment of her maid, who is forced to sleep in a customized bed on top of a toilet bowl, sparked protests outside the immigration office against...

12 July 2012

China: Shifang Government Goes From Angel to Satan in Crackdown?

Chinese bloggers try to understand why the Shifang government went from angel to satan by brutally and savagely cracking down on a peaceful week-long NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) protest in a small...

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