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David Reid · January, 2009

I was formerly based in Taiwan where I blogged at David on Formosa. Now based in Australia.

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Latest posts by David Reid from January, 2009

Thailand: Media investigates Rohingya refugees

Bangkok Pundit summarises some of the foreign media's investigations of the cases of the Rohingya refugees. Thailand Crisis says the incident represents the failure of the Abhisit government.

Taiwan: Photos of industrial town

Daliao Township in Kaohsiung County has been the site of several poisonous gas leaks in the past two months. The EPA came under fire for its poor handling of the...

Thailand: Australian writer jailed for lese majeste

Australian writer Harry Nicolaides was given a three year prison sentence for lese majeste in Bangkok on Monday. He was charged with the offense of offending the monarchy for a...

Taiwan: Cross-Strait viewpoints

A-gu translates and summarises the key points of a Strait Exchange Foundation forum. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato criticises a Bloomberg report on cross-strait security.

Taiwan: Concerns about future of popular TV program

Claudia Jean points out that there are concerns about the future of the the Talking Show, a popular Taiwanese TV current affairs program. She also writes about the KMT's conflict...

Thailand: Rohingya refugee story coverage

Bangkok Pundit provides a round up of the story about Rohingya refugees who were allegedly pushed out to sea by the Thai Navy. The story has been reported in detail...

Thailand: Prime Minister talks to the press

Thailand's new Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva spoke to foreign journalists at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand. Newley Purnell has posted some notes of the PM's speech.

Taiwan: Lantern Festival traditions explained

The Lantern Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month (9 February in 2009). Paul Katz at China Beat explains some of the Lantern Festival traditions...

Taiwan: Focus on the justice system

Taiwan's justice system has constantly been in the news over recent months. The trial of former President Chen Shui-bian has focused people's attention, however it has also sparked broader criticisms...

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