13 January 2007

Stories from 13 January 2007

Malaysia: Second wave hit Southern Malaysia

  13 January 2007

A few days after Malaysia kicked off the Visit Malaysia Year 2007, Southern state of Malaysia Johor is being hit with continuous heavy rains which leads to the second wave of flooding. Youtube user debbieseraphina’ captures the flooding from her coach window Up to date, one of the Malaysia's major...

Myanmar:China and Russia Veto UN Resolution on Myanmar

  13 January 2007

Fifty Viss is disappointed at Russia and China vetoing a US backed draft resolution calling for a stop to human rights abuses in Myanmar. “Obviously, both Russia and China have military and economic interests in Burma. China in particular is fond of having an undemocratic regime it shares borders with...

India: The CookBook Project

  13 January 2007

Feed A Hungry Child Campaign on the CookBook project. “The purpose of this project is two pronged; that of documenting disappearing recipes along with practical hands-on cooking advice as well the larger goal of raising funds from the sale of the book for the FAHC (feed a hungry child) campaign.”

Nepal: Dialogue and Peace

  13 January 2007

Democracy For Nepal on why dialogue is crucial for Nepal. “These breakaway Maoist factions are seeking political space, and we have to give it to them. Dialogue should be considered a very happy price to pay for peace.”

Bangladesh: The Political Turmoil

  13 January 2007

Amardeep Singh sums up the issues in Bangladesh. “The central issue seems to be the accuracy of the country's voter rolls, which has on it the names of 13 million people who shouldn't be there — out of a total population of 150 million.

Pakistan: In Istanbul

  13 January 2007

Light Within on a day in Istanbul. Filled with a lot of sights and food. “Walking down the tram line from Sultanahmet to Aksaray, there are burial sites on both sides of the street. Caliphs, Pashas and other important dignitaries rest here. Sultans also, but their tombs are within separate...

Bangladesh: Separation of judiciary

  13 January 2007

Rezwan comments that separation of judiciary is a prime requirement in Bangladesh. “From the latest whirlwind dismantling of the status quo in Bangladesh politics, one this has become certain that there is an international pressure and no one is ready to accept any illegitimate government taking power.”

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