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Angilee Shah

I am a blogger, reporter and editor who is fascinated by Asia and issues of globalization. Lucky for me, I was born in a generation that has Internet access, VOIP and budget airlines. My blog is at www.angileeshah.com.

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Latest posts by Angilee Shah

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to the death of the LTTE leader

  18 May 2009

The government of Sril Lanka announced via state media and SMS today (Monday, May 18, 2009) afternoon that the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabhakaran, is dead. Obituaries of Prabhakaran note that he was a hero to some and a ruthless killer to others. Sri Lankan Bloggers lament on the legacy of this war lord and what his demise means for the future of the Tamil people and Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka: The Pros And Cons Of International Attention

  24 April 2009

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are holding on to to just a sliver of land in the north of Sri Lanka, but the United Nations is estimating that 50,000 people are still trapped in the warzone. As fighting surges in the final throes, concerns for civilians is growing and calls for international attention and understanding abound on the Internet and in the streets of cities around the world, such as London, Berlin and Paris.

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Sri Lanka: Questions Surrounding Slain Journalist's Death Persist

  13 January 2009

Lasantha Wickrematunge, investigative journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader, was buried in a Colombo cemetery on Monday afternoon after being shot in broad daylight on his way to work last week. Wickrematunge and his paper were outspoken critics of the government's war against the LTTE and ran stories about...

Singapore: New rule for cigarettes

  12 September 2008

Singapore Customs announced yesterday that they are taking extra strides against illegal cigarette smoking. Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, in addition to the graphic warning labels that already line the shelves of 7-11s, every cigarette in Singapore will need to be marked with the letters SDPC. Bloggers – smokers and nonsmokers – react.

Singapore: The foreign workers moving in next door

  10 September 2008

When Singapore's government announced last week plans for new sites to house foreign workers, residents of a middle-class neighborhood were not happy. In a show of community activism, they submitted a petition to their local MPs -- and bloggers are debating.

Malaysia: Indians in Malaysia Demand Equal Rights

  27 November 2007

Malaysian Indians took to the street on Sunday to demand equal rights. Police used tear gas and water canon to break up the protests and to prevent the protesters from submitting a memo to the British High Commission demanding monetary compensation for bringing Indians to Malaysia. Angshah rounds up Malaysian bloggers comments on the protests.

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