Stories from 3 May 2009
Bloggers respond to the new Malagasy government's intimidation and arrest of protesters and political opponents.
May 1st marked International Labour Day around the world and Tunisian bloggers grasped the occasion to comment on the situation of workers and encourage some of them to give up laziness and embrace better work ethics. Lina Ben Mhenni has the story.
Women in Libyan society are loved, respected and cared for as mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and wives. The state guarantees freedom and equality between men and women but it still runs across cultural norms and traditions. Fozia Mohamed digs into the Libyan blogosphere for posts on women and here are her findings.
Professor Xu blogs down his experience with a few petitioners at a hospital. The indifferent doctors refusing to take care of the petitioners and the security guards striving to expel them out finally drives the well-mannered scholar to a furious confrontation- 'You have no conscience at all!'
United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that the “Maoist-led ruling alliance in Nepal has decided to sack the Chief of the Army Staff, General Rookmangad Katwal”. Read our previous post for details on this issue.
Pixelated Scribbles is happy that Brunei has started producing its own rice as it lessens dependence on food imports.
Due to rising costs and swine flu fears, pork sales have been declining in Thailand.
Sunday Posts highlights a list of industries which have escaped the current recession and doing well either because of it or are simply recession proof.
The Indian blogosphere and mainstream media is abuzz with debate on why the voter turnout in Mumbai has decreased to 44.21% in spite of voter registration initiatives like Jaago Re and transparency initiatives like Vote Report India.
If the virus spreads to our country, will Western politicians come help us then? Pay them no attention. Putting a temporary halt to flights was the correct thing to do. The government has done an extremely good job this time, and I support them wholeheartedly.
The Irrawaddy reports that Myanmar's opposition party, National League for Democracy, has set conditions for participation in the 2010 Elections.
The Irrawaddy reports that the United States is not considering lifting sanctions against Myanmar as part of its review of policy change for the country.