Stories from 12 April 2007
Armenia: Prosperous Armenia Offices Bombed
Onnik Krikorian reports from the site of the bombing of Prosperous Armenia offices in Yerevan, mentioning that many believe the attack to be the work of the Republican Party. If true, the bombing may be a hint of clashes to come between these two powerful groups during election season.
Brunei: Anti-China Demonstration in Japan
The blogger at Daily Brunei Resources, currently on an official visit to Japan encounters demonstrators protesting against the visit of Chinese premier in Tokyo.
Kyrgyzstan: Impressions from a Protest, pt. 2
Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the second day of protests in Bishkek calling for the president to resign.
Central Asia: Hot Air & the Aral
Bonnie Boyd writes that since 1991, there has been more hot air than progress on saving the Aral Sea.
East Timor: High Number of Invalid Votes
East Timor Journal comments on the unusual numbers of invalidated votes in the East Timor elections.
Tajikistan: Reform & Alienation
Beyond the River says that recent cultural reforms the president of Tajikistan has implemented stand to alienate youth.
Axel Braunlich lives in Khovd, Mongolia, and he recently started a blog called Birding Mongolia that contains accounts and photos of his birding adventures in Mongolia.
Malaysia: Attending a Kenduri
Eating Asia has pictures from a Kenduri – a traditional Malay ceremony or feast. The blogger describes the preparation of the food. “All kenduri involve protocol – there are must-do's and must-don'ts; dress should be appropriate, and ritual respected. But this is Malaysia, a country where food is never an...
Malaysia: Pictures from Blogger's Meet
Borneo Blues posts pictures from the inaugural National Alliance of Bloggers Meet. Malaysian Bloggers are coming together in response to statements made by politicians against them.
Malaysia: Political Party hires Blogger for Publicity Work
Rocky's Bru says that PAS, a party ruling the Malaysian state of Kelantan has hired “Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, the owner of the politically-potent Kickdefella blog to work for the state government as a Corp Comm Officer“. What is interesting about this news is that Syed Azidi Syed Abdul...
East Timor: Who will win the Run-Off
Tubleweed says that if it comes to a run-off between the two leading candidates in East Timor elections Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres might be favored over Ramos-Horta.”From the personal views i've gathered , votes for Lu'olo seem to be really sentimentally tied to the resistance years. Fretilin still evokes strong...
East Timor: Predicting Remaining Votes
Return to Rai Ketak looks at the announced results of East Timor elections and tries to predict the outcome in other districts where the counting is still on.
Iran:Veil and punishment
Bar Sahleh Salmat[Fa] says she is shameful that Iranian police announced that women who do not respect veil properly, will be punished.She says she carries chador but it is a personal choice.The blogger writes it is just like all country's problems get solved and only women's hair can make trouble.
Romania: Bucharest Pics
Pictures of Bucharest, at Novala, Europa.
Croatia, Australia: Dragan Vasiljkovic's Extradition
Balkan Baby writes about Australia's decision to extradite a Croatian war criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic: “The tables have been turned since the last time he was in Croatia. Back then he was the man who served out his form of cruel justice, now though he looks like the cockroach, defenseless, just...
Hungary, the EU: Knowing Too Much
How much should the EU members know about one another? Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar disagrees with the Hungarian president.
Romerican writes about “a crude start” of a recycling initiative in Brasov.
Russia: Cosmonautics Day
The Turkish Invasion and De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis mark the Day of Cosmonautics.
Russia: No Bikes Allowed
Copydude reports that it's not allowed to cross the Russian border on a bicycle.
Ukraine: Mykhailo Demtsiu
Olechko writes about Mykhailo Demtsiu's work currently on view at a Kyiv gallery.
Ukraine: Film Debut
MoldovAnn writes on playing a foreigner in a Ukrainian movie about an orphanage child: “So, our part is literally in the last two minutes of the film, and we are far from the focus of any scene. But hell, we’ll be in the credits!”