Latest posts by Preetam Rai from May, 2007
The Siam Sentinel looks at the Thai habit of stereotyping foreigners. “It's not always the case but many Thais are still going by long believed stereotypes about how the Chinese, Indians, and farang are all cheats and out to steal something from the Thai people.”
Nature lover the annotated budak asks “Can a fly be pretty?“
Thai authorities have blocked more sites that support the former prime minister Thaksin. The Bangkok Bugle says the block might have a reverse effect with Thai people trying other means to figure out what Thaksin has to say.
Islandbaby describes the dynamics of voting in Papua New Guinea. “So the result is that people, as extensions of familial and tribal groups, vote in context rather than on perspective and what comes out are unrealistic expectations which appear to have very little to do with the job of political...
Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.
Mong Palatino, a candidate in the recent elections (and GlobalVoices contributor) in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how campaigning is carried out at a local level. “I was not just a candidate for three months. I was also a blogger who became more fascinated in the particular ways...
Xananarepublic says interesting people are visiting East Timor at the moment. “There are a couple of people in East Timor at the moment who, if you get the chance, you should try and meet and maybe buy them a couple of beers.”
Sheylara tries out Twitter and is not very impressed by it. “Where is the creativity? The entertainment value? The thing that will make people go, “Ahhh… that was worth my two seconds reading it.”?” (via tomorrow.sg)
Andy Brouwer likes the E-Visa facility offered by Cambodia. “The e-Visa website makes the process a straightforward one, uses paypal for the payment section and also contains a blog to keep you up to speed with further developments as well as a page for sharing your stories about your Cambodia...
The latest cartoon by Cambodian blogger/cartoonist Sacrava mocks the recent contacts between Cambodia's strong man Hun Sen and Myanmar's generals. Myanmar recently extended pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention for one more year.
Sing Yin prepares the local breakfast accompaniment kaya and shares the recipe and preparation on her blog.
Unspun links to a Koran Tempo story that has China asking Indonesia to close down a radio station for airing banned group Falun Gong's teachings. Indonesia has one of the more free media and press in the region.
Minaajet Chamorro is urging readers to sign a petition for justice for the nuclear survivors of Marshall Islands. The Micronesian island nation was site of a series of nuclear tests carried out by the US between 1946 and 1958.
Unspun is asking readers to share their thoughts on Malaysia largest newspaper and a legal gambling group joining together to form a bloggers directory.
Mr. Brown is asking readers to contribute to a Flickr pool of pictures of a waterspout that appeared in Singapore waters yesterday.
SaigonNezumi writes about Vietnamese authorities nabbing under sea fiber-optic cable robbers. The bloggers asks “Who are the ones telling these smugglers the exact locations of the fiber-optic lines?”
Bangkok Pundit writes about Thai internet service providers blocking blogs hosted on the popular blogspot.com domain. Seems the domain was blocked as there were some blogs hosted on the domain that were deemed offensive by the Thai ministry of communication and information technology.
Rocky's Bru points to a new project by the leading English newspaper in Malaysia to build a blog directory. The backers of the project herald it as a victory for freedom of speech. Rocky also links to another blogger who is not fully convinced with this idea.
Noelbynature feels that the launch of an online repository of the collections from museums in Singapore a “great step forward in making the material cultures featured in the museums more accessible to the public”. The blogger further encourages the repository creators to “provide more details about the exhibits in their...
Sarapan Ekonomi starts of a debate on his blog by posting findings of a linguistics expert. The expert says that some Indonesians do not thank people whom they consider to be from a lower social group.
The Daily Brunei Resources takes us back to 15th century in order to unravel the mystery of a grave in the city centre of Brunei's capital.