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Preetam Rai · May, 2007

I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.

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Latest posts by Preetam Rai from May, 2007

Thailand: Stereotyping Foreigners

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,...

Singapore: Pretty Fly

Nature lover the annotated budak asks “Can a fly be pretty?“

Thailand: Blocking Pro-Thaksin Sites

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...

Papua New Guinea: Elections

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...

Philippines: Globalization Woes

Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.

Philippines: Local Campaigning

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...

East Timor: Notable Guests Visiting East Timor

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...

Singapore: Not Impressed by Twitter

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...

Cambodia: E-Visa and E-Visa Blog

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...

Cambodia: Myanmar and 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...

Brunei: Kaya Jam

Sing Yin prepares the local breakfast accompaniment kaya and shares the recipe and preparation on her blog.

Indonesia: China Wants Indonesian Radio Station Closed

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...

Marshall Islands: Petition for Justice for Nuclear Test Survivors

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...

Malaysia: Blog Directory Thoughts

Unspun is asking readers to share their thoughts on Malaysia largest newspaper and a legal gambling group joining together to form a bloggers directory.

Singapore : Rare Waterspout in Singapore

Mr. Brown is asking readers to contribute to a Flickr pool of pictures of a waterspout that appeared in Singapore waters yesterday.

Vietnam: Fibre Optic Cable Looting

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?”

Thailand: Blogspot Blocked

Bangkok Pundit writes about Thai internet service providers blocking blogs hosted on the popular domain. Seems the domain was blocked as there were some blogs hosted on the domain...

Malaysia: New Blog Directory

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...

Singapore: Museum's Online Repository

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...

Indonesia: Saying Thanks in Indonesia

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...

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