Stories from 4 June 2011
A blog action day was set on June 8 to show the concern of Filipino bloggers about the destruction of Philippine marine resources. Coral reefs twice the size of Manila were destroyed by smugglers.
Jan Shim blogs about the installation of solar panels in the Seria Power Station at Tenaga Suria in Brunei. The equipment is said to be the largest photovoltaic system of its kind in Southeast Asia
As Thailand celebrates Rice and Farmers’ week, Natwipha Ewasakul writes about the “little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms.”
In India, anti-corruption activism has gained momentum but mostly without direction. Amreekandesi wonders who can be an ideal Anti-Corruption crusader in India.
The televised debate between the two candidates for the Peruvian presidency, Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, was closely followed on social networks. Some days after the debate, netizens are still discussing the debate, but they are now more focused on the second round of elections, which will be held on Sunday June 5.
Sri Lankan blogger Sayanthan asks whether moral cleansing should be any government's responsibility.
As the Bahamas “prepare[s]…for silly season”, Rick Lowe turns to the wise words of a Nobel laureate and hopes that “the political class will listen.”
Blogworld sees some merit in the recommendation to legalize certain drugs.
Uncommon Sense reports that Guillermo Farinas has begun his 24th hunger strike against the Cuban government, this time “demanding…an independent, international investigation of the police beating death last month of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia.”
Anatoly Karlin of Sublime Oblivion comments on Russia's continuing demographic decline and posts statistics to substantiate it.
Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter has won his fourth term as the president of FIFA, the most powerful and lucrative sports organization in the world. One Zimbabwean blogger notes that there are many parallels between FIFA's and Zimbabwe's processes of conducting elections and wielding power.
Sabrina Sultana blogs from Bangladesh and she loves to write. She is one of the millions of bloggers in this world who express themselves using the Internet. But Sabrina is not like many others; she blogs despite suffering from muscular dystrophy.
As one of South Korea's Natural Heritage sites is on the verge of being replaced by a pile of cement from naval base construction work, local residents and civic activists are waging a fierce battle to rescue the site. More and more South Korean Tweeters and bloggers are joining the movement.