Stories from 1 August 2007
Beyond Teresa looks at how East Timor might end up having four official languages and would it too much for a small country.
Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae was pleasantly surprised that a local TV station accused of being biased to a particular party actually aired the news about local students protesting against the station's biased coverage.
Indonesia Matters blogs about an umbrella Islamic organization, the Bandung Sin Watch, that is concerned about the scale of prostitution in the Indonesian city of Bandung.
Richard Barrow takes to yet another off-the-beaten-track shrine. This particular shrine holds a collection of giant wooden penises that have been left as offerings by devotees.
Siam Sentinel comments on the news that Thailand's new draft charter is making coups unconstitutional. The blogger finds the news amusing as the current government came into power after a coup.
Fifty Viss says an international effort is needed to save Myanmar's colonial buildings.
Wuching says the best way to kill your own blog is to start writing paid posts.
Rana looks at the recent history of two biggest media companies in Singapore and how classified ads forms the latest battleground for the two companies.
IndieQuill on Sanjay Dutt, a film actor, being convicted and awarded a 6 years sentence, and the reactions of the media and bloggers.
In Pars Arts we read that there will be a conference in Washington D.C,from September 7-9, about exchanges between Portugal and Safavid Persia.The Safavids ruled the Iranian empire from 1502 to 1722.
United We Blog! on Mahabir Pun winning the Magsaysay – calling him the wireless man of Myagdi.
My Himachal has the account of an Indian Prisoner of War during World War 2.
The Pakistani Spectator on counterfeit currency, despite the change in currency notes last year.
Suanie is asking bloggers who earn RM 100K a month to stand up and teach her their blogging tricks. This is after a Malaysian ruling party's information chief accused some bloggers of taking large amount of cash from foreign organisations and writing critical posts about the government.
Over the past several months, a growing number of Sudanese refugees have been crossing into Israeli territory through the Egyptian desert. The Israeli government has reacted by placing many in detention camps, and is currently considering their fate. Israeli bloggers are questioning their government's actions, comparing the situation to that...
The blogger at Lao Cuisine is looking forward to the next trip to Lao in order to check out a new shopping mall and a food court. Lao was one of the more recent South East Asian economies to open up.
Unspun welcome blogger Jeff Ooi taking an active role in politics by joining an opposition party in Malaysia. “It will be instructive to see, however, whether he can translate his skills as an outspoken blogger into those of a politician’s. The two skill sets are worlds apart and on can...
Unspun blogs about Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla's call to stop employing foreign consultants and employees in the government sector.
Khmerak posts information about the upcoming Blogger's conference in Cambodia.
Jamiyat collects some media mentions of Uzbeks abroad and finds that almost all of them are highly negative.
Despite promises to launch a full investigation into a corruption case, the World Bank has still not sent an investigation team to Armenia. Onnik Krikorian has the background to the story and laments the lack of attention given to these high-profile crimes. Maybe blogs can fill the information void?