Preetam Rai · February, 2007

Latest posts by Preetam Rai from February, 2007

Cambodia: Banning Ads

  28 February 2007

Vutha says Cambodian wonders about the double standards of the government in banning tuk-tuk drivers from displaying commercials on their vehicle in a bid to “preserve public order and the beauty of the capital” and at the same time allowing billboards featuring alcohol.

Myanmar: A Glimpse of the New Capital City

  28 February 2007

Fifty Viss links to a post by an Indian journalist who took some pictures of the mysterious new capital city of Myanmar. The government moved the capital last year from Rangoon to Naypyidaw in a surprise move and people are still speculating over the reasons of the move.

Singapore: Having kids

  28 February 2007

Coffee and Cigarettes invites comments on why should Singaporeans have kids? after listening to a radio show that focussed on the reasons why Singaporean are not having kids.

Indonesia: Citizen Diplomat

  28 February 2007

Maverick Indonesia blogs about meeting an Indonesian diplomat and his ideas of a citizen diplomat. “But most important is what Aula calls the second track diplomacy. Any Indonesian can be the ambassador of the country, through interactions with people from other countries. Thus, every Indonesian must understand the nation’s foreign...

East Timor:

  23 February 2007

Teresa writes about the latest controversy in East Timor where a Timorese person was shot by an Australian peacekeeper. Both the Australian and the East Timorese recount different versions of what actually happened. Teresa hopes “Of course, this event will now be used by some to foster instability, leading to...

Singapore: Talking to a Mainland Chinese

  22 February 2007

Diana, a Singaporean meets a person from mainland China on a boat journey in Cambodia and talks about the lives of an overseas Chinese and a mainland Chinese. “Her generation is debating these issues and trying to understand what it means to be Chinese. I told her it’s the same...

Indonesia: Another Adam Air Mishap

  22 February 2007

Unspun writes about another accident that involves the private airline Adam Air where one of it's plane was forced to do a hard landing resulting in structural damage. Last month another Adam Air plane went missing over the ocean.

Cambodia: Village Poisoned by Pond Water

  22 February 2007

Vutha in Cambodia is following the news from a village where more than 400 people fell sick after consuming the water from a pond. “Villagers have not now been allowed to use the water and catch fish from pond. By the way, ministry of health also sent water for running...

Philippines: Celebrity Bloggers

  22 February 2007

Our Awesome Planet lists some of his favorite celebrity blogs from the Philippines. “I admire celebrities who blog and don't let their celebrity status get in the way of self expression. Most of the time I find the celebrities who blog are smart, witty and able to convey what they...

Malaysia: Moral Police

  21 February 2007

Unspun compares the religious moral policing in Malaysia with the relatively liberal attitude in Indonesia.

Philippines: GV Author Running for the Congress

  21 February 2007

Mong Palatino, Global Voices author from the Philippines, is contesting in the upcoming elections. He is urging young people to participate in the elections. “Analysts doubt the potency of the youth vote. According to them, the youth will not be a significant force in deciding the outcome of the coming...