18 March 2008

Stories from 18 March 2008

Nepal: On King Mahendra

  18 March 2008

Nepali Netbook on the legacy of King Mahendra – a reflection of the historical context of domestic and international affairs of Nepal.

Guatemala: Public Support for the Death Penalty

  18 March 2008

Public support for the death penatly in Guatemala is high, especially in light of the high crime rates and the lack of security across the country. Bloggers are divided on the issue saying that the law should be enforced, while others see it as a contradiction and that it has not lowered crime rates.

Hong Kong: Too Clean?

  18 March 2008

After the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong, the city is getting more and more hygienic, however, Diumanpark wondered if being too clean would reduce body resistance to virus and bacteria [zh].

China: Chaotic Democracy?

  18 March 2008

Yanghengjun pointed out that the mainstream media always describe democratic election in other countries as “chaos” and laughed about it; however, they have neglected the country's own “chaos” and often time “violence” [zh].

Singapore: Greeting Online vs. Traditionally

  18 March 2008

Missybrowneyes on greeting people online vs. greeting them the traditional way “Apparantly, homo sapiens in this 20th century have pretty warped idea of greetings. You must do it online. Over Friendster and FaceBook. Anything else is considered anti-social or bizarre.”

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