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31 October 2007

Stories from 31 October 2007

Malaysia: Forum For Malaysian Unity

Lucia Lai is inviting Malaysians for a solidarity get together in Penang this weekend.

East Timor: Miracle

TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.

Singapore: Blog Advertising

Pricilla Tan does not want to place ads on her blog and discusses blog ads with fellow Singaporean bloggers.

Japan: Kameda hits below the belt

(In)famous for their big mouths and bad behaviour, coupled with showy performances such as singing karaoke after their victories in the ring, the Kamedas have become the media's favourite boxing...

Tajikistan: Cultural Starvation

C opines on the cultural environment in Tajikistan after visiting a concert of the new pop-band and says that cultural life in this country is stewing in it own juice...

Kyrgyzstan: One-Party System Looming?

The Azamat Report reviews recent developments on the eve of parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, saying that the authorities are seemingly trying to establish a one-party system, similar to Kazakhstan with...

Kyrgyzstan: Modern Horse Games

CXW takes a look at the new type of sports entertainment in Kyrgyzstan, a horseball, which is a modern version of the local traditional sport of kok boru.

Kyrgyzstan: Police Stopped a Car with Oppositionists

Bboyd informs about an incident that followed the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry’s roadblock to catch armed criminals, in which police stopped a car with three opposition party officials instead.

Afghanistan: Karzai Wants U.S. to End Airstrikes

Afghanistan Watch quotes reports on the President Karzai’s primetime appearance on CBS last Sunday, where he repeatedly called for a rollback of airstrikes in Afghanistan.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly...

Afghanistan: Private Military Contractors

Afghanistan Watch quotes an online foreign policy daily World Politics Review, which has published a piece devoted to the private security contractors in Afghanistan. As reported, the media has generally...

St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean

“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Search of Lessing

Jeremy Taylor can’t find copies of Doris Lessing’s work – in fact, “no one had even heard of her…what's going on here? Has the Nobel Prize become irrelevant, even to...

Guyana, Jamaica: The Power of Money

Guyana-Gyal knows that money isn’t everything, while Moving Back to Jamaica wonders: “How much would it take to buy my happiness for a day?”

Barbados: Answering the Call

Living in Barbados hears the call of ancestral voices…

Cuba: UN Motion

Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.

China: Facebook

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on facebook's plan to enter China and sums up bloggers’ comments on the move.

China: Online Discussion Control

Josie Liu from China in Transition reports on the tightening up of online discussion control.

Hong Kong: City of Sorrow

Yesterday the Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung visited Tin Shui Wai, a new town with the highest frequency of family tragedy. Erynnyes criticized Cheung did not give...

Japan: Life of a Homosexual Foreign Male

David Markle from Japan Probe interviewed Scott, a homosexual foreign male, about his life in Japan.

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