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12 January 2006

Stories from 12 January 2006

Japan, Southeast Asia: Old Notes

Mutant Frog Travelogue directs us to images of banknotes used during the World War II Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

Philippines: Free Trade Debate

On his blog Go Figure, a Filipino economist fails to spread the gospel of free trade to his barber.

Malaysia: Food for Thought

“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

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.

North Korea: The Sanity Question

DPRK Studies tries to answer the question: Is North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il crazy or not?

China: Confucian Confusion

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...

Venezuela: Two Translated Op-Ed's

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.

El Salvador: Blog Recommendations

Hunnapuh recommends Tim's El Salvador Blog as a site of good commentary and excellent documentation. Tim, meanwhile, has three short notes about El Salvador today.

Costa Rica: Arias Rules Out Presidential Debate

Costa Rica Blogs says Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias has ruled out all possibilities of a debate between front-runners.

Bahrain: Human Rights Report

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has issued a communique with serious allegations against the justice system in Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl said.

Bahrain: Love Israel!

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,...

Saudi Arabia: Hajj tragedy

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...

Argentina: Parque Chacabuco

Jorge Gobbi continues his vlog tour of Buenos Aires with two videos of Parque Chacabuco.

India: IIM And Abroad

India: IIM And Abroad

Sri Lanka: Still grieving

Sri Lanka: Still grieving

Bangladesh: All over rickshaws

Bangladesh: All over rickshaws

Nepal: Alienation

Nepal: Alienation

Pakistan: Eid celebrations

Pakistan: Eid celebrations

South Africa: corrupt police

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

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...

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