20 July 2006

Stories from 20 July 2006

Cambodia: Death of a Pol Pot henchman

  20 July 2006

The Cambodia blog has a post on Ta Mok, one of the top killers during the Pol Pot regime. Ta Mok died in a hospital today. The blogger is disappointed that the killer did not pay for his crimes. “Why the world is so unfair for thousands of innocent people...

Indonesia: Merapi Fan

  20 July 2006

Asri talks about her love for Mount Merapi. Merapi located in Central Java, Indonesia is one of the most active volcano on the planet. The bloggers shares night time pictures of the volcano.

Malaysia: Insecure Men

  20 July 2006

Bunnywunny blogs about a discussion she had with her hairsylisht. The hairstylist argues that insecure men make the best boyfriends and lovers.

Myanmar: Burglish Convertor

  20 July 2006

Mayvelous is glad that some one took up the challenge to build a Buglish convertor. Burglish is burmese written phonetically in Latin script. The software converts the Latin script to Burmese alphabets.

China: tropical storm

  20 July 2006

Tropical Storm Bilis hit southern China over the weekend, killing over 200 people, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting railways, power and water supplies. There are more reports from China BBS than mainstream media, Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China has a summary of the netizen reports.

Korea: physical education

  20 July 2006

Frog in a well traces the history of physcial education in Korea: “the school physical culture was militarized from the late 1930s onward“. The blogger introduces a scholarly paper “The Militarization of the Physical Education and the Forced Healthiness”, which relates the military culture at school with the colonial and...

Japan: teacher's genitals

  20 July 2006

JP in Japundit reports that a teacher at a public junior high school in Hokkaido was suspended for sending a photograph of his genitals to a male student using his cell phone.

Japan and South Korea: people's tie

  20 July 2006

In the political spectrum, Japan and South Korea are in conflict; however, Ampontan in Japundit points out that there are much cooperations and friendship among the Japanese and Korean.

Hong Kong: Anson Chan

  20 July 2006

After the July 1 rally, Anson Chan continued to promote democratic reform in Hong Kong. T-salon puts together her speech on discourses on Hong Kong's Democracy and Financial Times comment on her recent move.

Taiwan: ghost month

  20 July 2006

July in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is the ghost month. In Taiwan, municipalities are searching for ways to reduce the air pollution from thousands of people burning ghost money at the same time. Micheal turton from A view from Taiwan suggests to introduce ghost credit cards.

Bermuda: The roots of black homophobia

  20 July 2006

In light of the report that only 19% of black Bermudians supported a recent bid to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey wonders about the roots of black homophobia.

Barbados: Keeping the cotton at home

  20 July 2006

Linda Thompkins reports on Exclusive Caribbean Cotton Inc's plans to process Barbados's home-grown Sea Island cotton — “one of the most valuable and pricey cotton varieties” — at home instead of exporting the raw material to the US.

Cuba: How many Cubans does it take to…?

  20 July 2006

Pac MacLaurin posts a photo of three Cuban store clerks and comments on the country's labour inefficiencies: “A friend of mine once told me that when he was working in Havana as a press photographer there were two people in the elevator of his hotel at all times. One person...

  20 July 2006

Guyana-Gyal wonders whether her nosy yet unfriendly new neighours — a group of men — might be in “purdah”.

Barbados: Defending the right to blog

  20 July 2006

As a result of general comments made by a government minister about blogs and accountability, Barbados Free Press pre-emptively defends its right to exist: “Welcome to the new century – where ordinary people can now own a press on the internet. We can think of no more healthy development for...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakh blogosphere in the last two weeks. The “Zhumbaktas” (“Enigma”) rock in Borovoe, a mountainous place with lakes between Astana and Kokshetau, is surrounded with legends. One of them is that a girl ended...