Preetam Rai · December, 2006

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 December, 2006

Brunei: Waking up Librarians

  20 December 2006

Jewelle, a former librarian now living in Brunei is asking the librarians to get up to date with what library visitors want. “From working with books and printed matters, we now have multimedia. From providing reading materials we now have to offer information. From being a place to relax and...

Cambodia: Personal Information Technology Workshop Spurs Blogging

  14 December 2006

DeeDee, A young Cambodian blogger posts images from a recently held personal information technology workshop in Seam Reap, the second largest city in Cambodia. “We’re very happy to see that many students there now know about blog and are interested in the workshop. Sooner or later, we hopefully waiting to...

Malaysia: Mongolian Model's Murder Case

  14 December 2006

The-malaysian looks at the intrigue behind the murder case of a Mongolian fashion model in Malaysia. The model was involved romantically with a well known Malaysian defence analyst. The analyst is currently the prime suspect in the murder.

Indonesia: Supporting New Blogger

  14 December 2006

Fatih Sayud relates his experience with his own blog and tries to answer what kind of support a new blogger needs to stay motivated to continue blogging.

Cambodia: Land Evictions

  14 December 2006

Mongkol links to videos of land eviction in Cambodia and says “It pains me to see how bad our poor people have suffered and how serious social inequality is getting”. The Cambodian government is ignoring the interest of the people and clearing land eying the investment it might bring in.

Singapore: Youtube Video Leads to Firing of a Temp Employee

  12 December 2006

Themediaslut writes about an ISP/Mobile provider in Singapore who fired a temp worker for putting up a video on youtube that featured him and another employee playing around in the office. Analyzing the company's response to the press story on this incident, the blogger says “Right now, Starhub is being...

East Timor: Native Ceremony

  12 December 2006

Dili-gence gives us a glimple into a native ceremony in East Timor. “One part of the ceremony involved the symbolic killing of a pig. Probably in deference to the large foreign presence, the actual kill was carried out away from the Palacio but body parts from the pig are presented...

Fiji: Bringing Tourists in after the Coup

  12 December 2006

The Invest in Fiji blog talks about an group being set up to encourage tourists to spend their holidays in Fiji. The tourists may be staying out because of a recent coup in Fiji.

Singapore: Bus Handle Design

  11 December 2006

AEN Direct (via analyzes the standing passenger's support in a public bus in Singapore and says it fails in meeting the needs of passenger. The blogger conceptualises a more optimum design and urges the bus company to implement it.

Fiji: Safe for Tourists

  11 December 2006

David Stanely at the South Pacific Travel Blog is critical of Australia, New Zealand and the United States for issuing a misleading travel advisory on Fiji before the coup. The author writes that Fiji is still safe for tourists. “Tourism is Fiji’s biggest industry, accounting for over a quarter of...

Malaysia: Aboriginal Rights

  11 December 2006

The recent ruling party UMNO's convention in Malaysia made a lot of noise about Malay rights in a multi-cultural Malaysia. Some Malay leaders feel that the rights of the Malay community are under attack in Malaysia. The Malaysian writes that UMNO seems to have forgotten about the rights of the...

Cambodia: The Cambodian Land Grab

  10 December 2006

ki-media links to Australian television story on the land grab taking place in Cambodia. After the Khmer Rouge was ousted, the Cambodia Goverment allowed anyone who occupied a piece of land legally for five year to become the de-facto owner of the land. As the land prices are growing, the...

Malaysia: Unimpressive Medals

  10 December 2006

Tony P at Education in Malaysia blogs writes why he is not impressed by the tally of five gold and five silver medals that a Malaysian University won at a recent exhibition in Europe.

Myanmar: Write in English to be Google Friendly

  10 December 2006

Myath Thura explains why the posts on the blogger's Burmese blog always has a translation in English. “Whether you are writing a web site, or writing a Blog, it is not very Google friendly to write it in Myanmar (Burmese). Google doesn't understand Myanmar, and doesn't index web pages in...

Myanmar: Perspectives from North East India

  10 December 2006

The North Eastern States of Myanmar lie adjacent to Myanmar and there is a growing interest there in Myanmar. The New Mandala blog links to a report on a Myanmar related conference held recently in India.

Fiji: Coup Leader has Truth on His Side

  8 December 2006

Acid Test looks at the recent history of Fiji and discusses the latest coup. The blogger says “The military should not overthrow elected governments. This is absolutely true. And yet it's Commodore Bainimarama who has most of the truth on his side, even if what he's had to do about...

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