25 November 2005

Stories from 25 November 2005

Hong Kong: Tycoon's Call

  25 November 2005

T-salon translates an op-ed written by Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai urging people to support universal suffrage in the Special Administrative Region.

Indonesia: Dress for Success

  25 November 2005

Indonesia Anonymus runs an experiment involving the security guards along Jalan Sudirman, the main street of Jakarta's business district. They send the same man to see whether he is treated differently when he wears a suit and carries a cellphone from when he wears a T-shirt and jeans. The results...

Malaysia: Police Scandal

  25 November 2005

Jeff Ooi at Screenshots has the latest on the scandal roiling the Malaysian police: the videotaping of a naked woman, a Chinese national, forced to do “ear squats.”

Japan: Moving Noodles

  25 November 2005

Amy Nakazawa at Blue Lotus describes the first meal she cooked in her new Tokyo apartment: hikkoshi soba — “Hikkoshi means moving, and soba are buckwheat noodles; and eating soba right after moving is the done thing in Japan.”

Malaysia: Malay Identity

  25 November 2005

The Silent Room grapples with what kind of Malay he is. “While being brought up with strong Malay values, they also made sure I was able to converse in English before I set foot in primary school. I was taught to bow and extend my right hand forward when walking...

Mzansi Afrika: new bloggers

  25 November 2005

Mzansi Afrika introduces us to two new bloggers for the site….”Rethabile of Sotho and Soul South will be joining Mzansi Africa. I am delighted to have him on board. Welcome Rethabile, I look forward to your contribution”.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Bush

  25 November 2005

Zimbabwean Pundit posts out the ongoing war of words between Mugabe and Bush……..”In a public battle of wills, Mugabe continues to blame the sanctions for the rapid contraction of Zimbabwe's economy. Bush on the other hand insists the sanctions are not intended to harm Zimbabwean people”

Zimbabwe: South African pilots

  25 November 2005

This is Zimbabwe has a humorous take on the news that Zimbabwe will be helping to train South African pilots….Terrorizing flyovers of Johannesburg. Use old jets with noisier engines. Backed with before-after public opinion research on the increase in fear…and there is more.

Western Sahara: Mariem Hassan

  25 November 2005

SoundRoots introduces Mariem Hassan and the Sahraoui musical tradition “Hassan lived in a camp for 26 years, raising her five children there. A rare interview at World Music Central gives more insight into her life and her music. And for more on her people's story, check out Sahrauis: The Music...

Kenya: Referendum

  25 November 2005

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman adds her thoughts to the Kenyan Blogosphere discussion on the Constitutional referendum.….”And the Oranges have it!! To all you English history freaks out there, you can do your historical comparisons another time…(although, apropos of something else altogether, I did always wonder, meandering to South...

Diaspora: vengeful acts

  25 November 2005

Musings of a Naijaman reflects on “ghettos and revengeful violence” by bringing together discussions over the recent Paris riots and the possibility of them being replicated in Germany and Spain, the recent killing of a policewoman in the UK, amnesty for terrorist acts in Northern Ireland and the whole issue...

Blogging the latest news South African style

  25 November 2005

As we approach World Aids Day on the 1st of December, South Africa's controversial and unpopular Minister of Health, Manto Tshabalala- Msimang, has caused yet another stir. Known as “Dr.Garlic” for her advocacy of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil as a solution for Aids sufferers instead of supplying much...