12 January 2006

Stories from 12 January 2006

Malaysia: Food for Thought

  12 January 2006

“When we transfer from industrial economy to knowledge economy,” asks Competitive Malaysia, “Does rice, which provide energy rather than brain power still suitable for us?”

Singapore: Demystifying Detoxification

  12 January 2006

Haro Singapore! investigates a local fad — feet detoxification — and finds reasons to doubt that an electrified foot bath can really pull out poisons from one's body.

China: Confucian Confusion

  12 January 2006

China Herald and danwei ridicule a press release that both received touting a new book about Chinese consumers. The release contained “12 Facts about the Confucian Consumer.” Writes Fons: “Confucius is a favorite way to hide ignorance at the China market and whenever the word is used (even when used...

Venezuela: Two Translated Op-Ed's

  12 January 2006

Guillermo Parra translates an Op-Ed piece by Oswaldo Barreto from Tuesday's Tal Cual while Miguel Octavio translates an Op-Ed by Teodoro Petkoff from yesterday's Tal Cual.

Bahrain: Love Israel!

  12 January 2006

Sharon is dying after whatever hit his brain. I am not writing this to express my joy but my admiration to Israel as a government, a country and a committee, $ilver Girl said.

Saudi Arabia: Hajj tragedy

  12 January 2006

Today's Hajj tragedy has hit the Middle East blogs. Far from Morocco to Israel, Bahrain, Libya, Jordan, Iraq and many more bloggers. Most if not all, feel sorry for what happened. Some blame the ignorance of some Pilgrimage's, other blame the Saudi system.

South Africa: corrupt police

  12 January 2006

Jo'blog comments on illegal acts by police officiers – a traffic chief for stealing R22million and a local policeman for driving patrol without a license for 13 years.

Kenya: drought

  12 January 2006

What an African Woman Wants considers the reports on drought in Northern Kenya…I'll bet you the shirt on your back that just around the corner we will be ‘surprised’ by floods in Budalangi and the havoc they will wreak. But I've said my bit about what our government ought to...

Nigeria: Man of the year

  12 January 2006

Nigerian blogger Oro comments on Dora Akunyili who has been voted Nigeria's “Man of the Year“. Is it so hard to come up with “Person of the year”?

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