Stories from 8 February 2007
Malaysian blogger Kean-Jim Lim introduced this music video made by some Malaysians protesting the haze brought about by slash and burn agriculture in nearby Indonesian island of Sumatra. This MV is in Cantonese and Malay. Well, it is so true and so real about what Malaysians have experienced in Malaysia...
Kevin has a post that argues why the next web killer app won't be developed in Singapore.
B.art and life, Barbados Free Press and the West Indies Cricket blog weigh in on West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels’ conversation with an Indian bookie.
An encounter with a family friend reminds Guyana-Gyal about the adage about “marrying for conversation.”
The Voice of the Taino People blog solicits support for the Jamaica Maroons.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shows no sympathy to the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death.
Egyptian blogger Tareq wrote to Fox News, complaining about what he claimed to be their impartiality.
“We are sandwiched between Saudis lamenting sectarianism and the Shia threat, and Iranians raging war against America and Israel. Instead of finding a united cause to bring us together we became up for grabs for all,” writes Iraqi blogger Hala. She says the division tearing her people apart has taught...
Iraq Pundit reports on a new book which claims that ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's double was hanged.
Omar, at Iraq the Model, is in shock that it is quiet in Baghdad. He feels that there is something out of place but can't pin it down.
Iraqi blogger Attawie attended a double-birthday celebration, in a Free to Pay restaurant. Her experience is described here.
Iraqi blogger Truth Teller says a reader asked him why the US was being blamed for all the ills in Iraq. His answer is here.
Iraqi blogger Rejected doubts the credibility of newspapers in the UAE. Read this to know why.
Fascists, nationalists, patriots, extremists: in Russia today, these labels seem to be used somewhat indiscriminately. Chess champion and opposition politician Garry Kasparov calls Vladimir Putin's regime fascist – and the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi reciprocates by accusing the British ambassador in Russia of backing fascists (aka the opposition). The Movement...
Ailleurs Vu D'ici reflects on democracy in Haiti (Fr): “Today, the institutional crisis in its different expressions reminds us that the rule of law is not just about more or less successful elections.”
Illustrious Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif described a certain minister as ‘stupid.’ The minister lodged a case against the blogger, who was summoned by the CID yesterday. Today, he went to the public prosecutor, where he was questioned again for three hours, in the presence of a lawyer, and released...
Iranian Truth shares his opinion about “The Bush Policy on Iran”. The blogger says Those who travel to Iran often see what the want to see and reject the multitude of diverse beliefs, particularly those which run counter to their own perspective. An Iranian-American who wants to believe that Iranians...
You can see and listen to a Christian song in FarsiPraise blog.
Lebanese blogger Abu Kais is wondering what has happened to the Lebanese-Israeli border, following clashes between the Lebanese army and the IDF.
The Black Iris is wondering whether Jordanian women are worse drivers. To take part in the debate, click here.
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “Groundhog Day, Belarusian-Style”: “These days it seems that Belarusians are seeing their own version of this script being acted out by our politicians.”