I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.
Latest posts by Preetam Rai from February, 2007
Cambodia: Banning Ads
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
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
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: Fertility in Indonesia
Indonesia Matters has a break down of the fertility rates in Indonesia by religion and ethnicities.
Indonesia: Citizen Diplomat
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...
Cambodia: Cambodia F.A.Q
Diana answer some frequently asked questions about visiting Cambodia.
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...
Cambodia: PopStar Shot At
Sopheak writes about a Cambodian pop star Pov Panha who was shot in broad daylight on Feb 23.
Brunei: Introducing Brunei Blog Directory
World of Pablo is congratulating the builders of Blogging Nation, a new blog directory for Brunei bloggers.
Singapore: Talking to a Mainland Chinese
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...
Thailand: Actress to do Community Service for her Sexy Dress
Arloo has a post on a Bangkok based student and actress who was asked by her university to do community service for 15 days after she appeared in Thai film awards ceremony in a “sexy” dress.
Malaysia: University Dean Keeping Tabs on Students Attire
Education in Malaysia writes about the dean from the business faculty of a top Malaysian public university who goes around looking for female students in improper attire.
Malaysia: Egyptian Blogger Jailed
Ok-Lah in Malaysia comments on the jailing of an Egyptian blogger.
Malaysia: Blogger Not Alone Anymore
Malaysian blogger Rocky who is being sued by a Malaysian newspaper says he does not feel that he is fighting alone anymore.
Indonesia: Another Adam Air Mishap
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
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
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
Unspun compares the religious moral policing in Malaysia with the relatively liberal attitude in Indonesia.
Philippines: GV Author Running for the Congress
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...
Indonesia: Fair Deal for Jakarta's Chinese
Indonesia Matters writes about Jakarta's governor wanting his city to end discrimination by making it easier for the Chinese to get official papers.
Thailand: Bomb Attack in the South
Bangkok Pundit is running a update on latest wave of coordinated terrorist attacks in Southern Thailand.