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9 November 2008

Stories from 9 November 2008

New Zealand: Time for Change As Well?

On November 8, New Zealand held a general election with opposition coalition winning a majority in Parliament. Is this a time for change? Bloggers have different opinions.

Cambodia's 55th Independence day

It's holiday in Cambodia as it marks its 55th Independence day. The country is also celebrating a Water Festival.

Singapore's misplaced economic priorities?

The Lionheart is questioning the economic philosophy of Singapore's leaders.

Refugees in East Myanmar

Rule of Lords reports that “Over half-a-million people in eastern Burma are living in temporary dwellings, forced out of their villages as a result of fighting, insecurity and the whims...

Myanmar Astrology blogs

Links to some of Myanmar's Astrology blogs. Another blog that deals with the same topic: 7 Sphere-Here on 7 Days.

Myanmar: Persecution continues

Disappointed over the failure of UN officials to promote reforms in Myanmar, Ashin Metacarra writes: “I wonder why most of the world seems content to be merely on-lookers for the...

Promoting East Timor products

A blog was set-up promoting East Timor's local products.

North Ossetia: Minivan Bombing

Des Balkans au Caucase, regards sur l'Est [FR] comments on the bombing of a minivan in the capital of North Ossetia in which 11 people died and 40 others were...

Obama's Victory: Reactions From Tanzania

In Tanzania, new of Barack Obama's historic victory in the US Presidential election dominated almost every Swahili blog.

Brazil: The “Empty Biennial” fills up the blogosphere

The 28th Bienal de São Paulo represents a paradigm shift from previous editions and offers a platform for observation and reflection upon the culture and system of biennials on the...

Armenia: Obama Endorsement

Bekaisa [AM/EN/RU] posted a photograph of a sign outside an Armenian church in the U.S. on the eve of last week's presidential election. It reads “vote for the black. The...

Bangladesh: Myanmar troop build up

Ghore Baire wonders whether the recent tensions between Myanmar and Bangladesh over maritime boundary dispute and the troop build up by Myanmar near Bangladesh border could delay the impending election...

Pakistan: Obama the Revenge!

For years, many people in Pakistan hated the policies of US President George W. Bush. Most Pakistanis believed that the policies of Mr. Bush to fight terrorism were failed policies. Yes...

China: Protest in Taiwan criticized as democratic violence

Mainland China envoy Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) flied back to Beijing 7, Nov after his 4-day “ice-breaking” visit to Taiwan. As the chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan...

Taiwan: Students Demand to Revise the Parade and Assembly Law!

About 500 students gathered peacefully in front of the Executive Yuan on 11/6 to protest against the current Parade and Assembly Law (集會遊行法). The government abusive use of the law...

Morocco: Silenced Speech

Allal El Alaoui remarks upon the recent ruling that required Moroccan magazine Al Massae‘s editor, Rachid Nini, to pay off a fine of 6 million dirhams.

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