26 October 2005

Stories from 26 October 2005

Zimbabwe: Constitutional Amendment 17

  26 October 2005

ZimPundit considers and explains the irony that Zanu PF may have given the people hope in the form of the Constitutional Amendment No. 17 – The overbearing legislation set out to limit the movements of citizens deemed hostile to national security, protect the government from domestic litigation over their botched...

Australia, Singapore: Execution

  26 October 2005

Several Singapore blogs are campaigning to stop the execution by hanging of Australian Nguyen Tuong Van in the city-state for heroin smuggling.

China, Taiwan: Map Mess

  26 October 2005

When Google Maps labeled Taiwan a province of China, the company received protests from Taiwanese — and anger from China at its efforts to change the label. Then Google removed the legend. But all still doesn't seem right. Angry Chinese Blogger notices the difference between when one searches for Taiwan...

Indonesia: Poor Credentials

  26 October 2005

Indonesia Now lists the credentials you need to qualify for government handouts to offset the impact of fuel price rises. Some of them: no electricity, a house made of bamboo, a mud floor and meals only once or twice a day.

Japan, South Korea: Compulsory English

  26 October 2005

The Asia Pages weighs in on proposals in both Japan and South Korea to prioritize English — most controversially, in South Korea, to make it the official language in certain free economic zones.

Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey: Inside Nobel Information

  26 October 2005

Kotaji claims to have inside information on the Nobel Prize for Literature discussions, which he says came down to Indonesia's Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Turkey's Orham Pamuk and South Korea's Hwang Sok-yong as finalists. But Britain's Harold Pinter emerged as the compromise choice.

Vietnam: Know Your Greens

  26 October 2005

Food blog noodlepie asks for help identifying what's in those sideplates of tasty greens and herbs that come with meals in Vietnam. Help them here.

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3

  26 October 2005

Welcome to the inaugral edition of the “Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3″ where I hope you'll find news from several small African blogospheres. Zimbabwe:-In what has now known as the MDC Senate Debacle, the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party is locked in a stalemate over whether they...

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