3 December 2006

Stories from 3 December 2006

Haiti: Local Artist Wins Global Music Contest

  3 December 2006

Says Haitian newsfeed Alterpresse (Fr): “Jean Belony Murat [a.k.a. Belo], haitian artist … won the reknown international music competition titled “Les Decouvertes RFI Musiques du Monde” [Radio France International's Finds in World Music] on November 30th in Douala, Cameroon. He was among the three finalists, inclusing Patrick Ruffino, a bassist...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

  3 December 2006

Bahrain has just completed round two of its Parliamentary and Municipal Council elections, which saw a majority government-backed Islamist Parliament in place. According to Mahmood Al Yousif, only one ‘liberal’ candidate made it to Parliament. “All but one of the liberal candidates have not made it into the new parliament,...

Global Food Blog Report #35

  3 December 2006

#1: Yulinka Cooks shares her recipe to prepare Sauerkraut. This new food blogger cooks up Russian food, an often-overlooked food from the former Soviet republics, especially Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia. My sauerkraut is currently on day three of fermenting, and I’m excited to think that it could be done as...

Malaysia: Attracting Australian Students?

  3 December 2006

Malaysia is hoping to attract more Australian students to study in Malaysia to balance the numbers of Malaysian students in Australia. Education Malaysia is asking just how Malaysia plans to do this?

Fiji: No Coup in Fiji

  3 December 2006

David Stanley writes that coup fears have receded in Fiji” Prime Minister Qarase has shown himself to be a skillful politician able to bend for the greater good of his country, and Commodore Bainimarama has ably demonstrated his leadership skills and willingness to stand up for his principles. I predict...

Cambodia: John Pilger's Cambodia- The Betrayel

  3 December 2006

My Khmerican Corner is inviting readers to watch Australian documentary maker John Pilger's Cambodia – The Betrayal. “Watch and Analyze. This film was made in 1990, but many facts are still hold true.” John Pilger was one of the first western journalist to expose the assistance provided by some Western...

Brunei: Aerobics Vs Yoga

  3 December 2006

Yoga has become popular in South East Asia with Yoga studios mushrooming all over. Danurasana in Brunei compares her experience with Aerobics to that of Yoga. “In those aerobics classes, my ego started to become bigger and bigger as i got better (and so i thought) in my stamina, strength...

Brunei: Singapore Dreaming

  3 December 2006

World of Pablo, once a Singapore resident reviews the latest Singapore made movie Singapore Dreaming. “The most important lesson that I learnt from the movie is how we live our life in struggling to meet the expectations of family and society. In Singapore, the expectations are basically the 5 Cs…....

China: A silent protest

  3 December 2006

Problems seem to keep coming for residents of Huacao township in the outskirts of Shanghai's Minxing district. Reports in mainland media from over two years ago [zh] show that after years of anticipation, villagers had still yet to be compensated for the sale of their land, despite the local government...

Bangladesh: Politics, More Politics and Bloggers

  3 December 2006

Politics: Blogs are said to be the mirror of a society. The recent political uncertainty in Bangladesh is troubling the citizens and taking up much space in the blogosphere. The nation is divided in two streams of political ideologies and one cannot stand another. Naeem Mohaiemen discusses Bangladesh politics and...

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