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Jeff Ooi

My blog Screenshots focuses on governance issues in convergent technologies, public administration and media operations in Malaysia, trying to make sense of our strategies and efforts in propelling the country into a developed nation. It's a “tough love” affair as I have to balance reasons and rationale with straight talking. I am getting the impression that this blog has helped bring fellow Malaysians, domestic and overseas, and the global community into engaging conversations about world peace and striving a better future for all.

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Latest posts by Jeff Ooi

Singapore: Blogger jailed for posting racist remarks

Two Singaporeans accused of posting racist remarks online have been sentenced to jail today, reports ChannelNewsAsia tonight. Benjamin Koh Seng Huat, 28, was sentenced to one month's jail, and separately,...

Malaysia: Bloggers’ pre-emptive strike

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Come over to Malaysia. Just as the Singaporean government was hauling in three bloggers within...

Singapore cracks down on bloggers

Freedom of speech or is it blatant abuse of Internet as a channel for expression? Just as Malaysian bloggers are getting jittery over seditious commentaries being posted by readers in...

China: Crackdown on money laundering

In a bid to stop money flowing into the country as bets are mounting on further rises in the yuan, China will extend a one-year crackdown on money laundering in...

Hong Kong: Hurricane email scams

These days when there is a disaster, hackers and virus propagators are taking full advantage of the situation. In the case of Katrina Hurricane, bogus e-mails are making the rounds...

Southeast Asia: Conversion to Islam

Professional Australian model Michelle Leslie embraces Islam but continues to model swimwear or underwear. “When should a person be considered to be part of a religion?” Brunei-born, Australia-based blogger raised...

Myanmar: Coca-Cola pressured

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union has been pressing Coca-Cola Canada to stop sourcing Coke-branded garments produced under military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma). Coca-Cola Ltd is accommodating the union's wish.

Singapore: Tehelka reporter

Aniruddha Bahal, the famous investigative journalist from India's online news site Tehelka.com, gave a talk at the Singapore National University in late August. An audio recording is now available.

Malaysia: Katrina Help

Wither universalism? An AFP story recounts pledges of aid and help to Katrina Hurricane victims coming from the rich and poor of Asian countries except Malaysia. Tech blogger LiewCF is...

Singapore: 8 reasons for liking thenation

Despite the love-hate politics on both sides of the Singapore Causeway, journalist-blogger Eyeris has eight reasons for liking Singapore. Via Tomorrow.sg.

Singapore: Wiki for policy

Wannabe Lawyer is using wikispaces to build a wiki for Singapore Policy. “We know we are capable of robust political debate without descending in chaos, rioting and a destruction of...

Singapore: Godcasting

Godcasting, anyone? “Religious and spiritually themed podcasts” are making their way into iPods, allowing those in hospitals, oversleepers, and others who can’t make it to their place of worship the...

Singapore: Writers Festival

Singapore Writers Festival drew to a close September 4. Author Cory Doctorow was there to give a talk.

Indonesia: Haze law suit

Indonesia Environment Forum (Walhi), a leading Indonesian NGO, is set to file a class action lawsuit against 10 companies in connection with the August forest fires and choking haze in...

Taiwan: Romanization

Bogger ashaw cites a 1962 study as noting that Taiwan’s first periodical, a Presbyterian newsletter, was in romanized Taiwanese. Meanwhile, squabbling is underway over the romanization systems – the Tongyong...

Indonesia: Katrina Hurricane

Indonesian blogger A. Fatih Syuhud appeals for alms for Americans affected by Katrina Hurricane. Singapore blogger Yuhui wonders if life will return toNew Orleans to the same level of its...

Cambodia: Land crisis

There is a major land crisis in Cambodia, a leading United Nations human rights official said. Rich and powerful interests were grabbing land, leaving thousands of people dispossessed.

Cambodia: Khlog & Clog

Drupal, an open source content management system, will power the KhmerOS project and blogging tool that enables Cambodians to blog in own Khmer language based-weblog. It's going to be Khlog...

Vietnam: Amnesty

Pastor Quang was released on August 30 as part of the National Day amnesty, but evangelist Thach remains in prison

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