Preetam Rai · February, 2007

Latest posts by Preetam Rai from February, 2007

Thailand: Questions on Thai Economics

  19 February 2007

Thailand Jumped The Shark asks why the new Thai government that keeps blaming the former prime minister Thaksin for bankrupting the country is itself having a hard time balancing the budget.

Tonga: Mobile Phone Upgrade

  19 February 2007

Samiuela LV Taufa is looking for a higher paying job in order to have the <a href=””>latest mobile phone</a> that everyone seems to be carrying in Tonga.

Tonga: Upgrading Mobile Phone

  19 February 2007

Samiuela LV Taufa is looking for a higher paying job in order to have the latest mobile phone that everyone seems to be carrying in Tonga.

Malaysia: Sub-Contracting Woes

  17 February 2007

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin ridicules Malaysian government's plans to strictly enforce its affirmative action policies in infrastructure projects. Malaysia awards a lot of its official contracts to Bumiputra (ethnic Malay) contractors. These contractor in turn used to sub-contract it to local or foreign sub-contractors who may not necessarily be bumiputras....

Lao: Buddha Park

  17 February 2007

The Lao Cook is back in his home country and takes us to visit Buddha Park, a place just outside the capital city Vientiane and featuring Hindu and Buddhist sculptures.

Thailand: Letter to Minister

  15 February 2007

“Dear Minister, Specifically, what are the relevant Thai laws, regulations, directions, administrative orders, court decisions, and/or expert legal interpretations which empower MICT or any other Thai government agencies block or to “request” the blocking of websites in Thailand?” asks FACT – an anti-censorship group in Thailand in a letter to...

Philippines: Call for Help for a Fellow Blogger

  14 February 2007

J. Angelo Racoma describes a case where a fellow Filipino blogger Abe is being sued by a company for hosting an online forum on his web hosting business. The forum had some discussion that the company found offensice. The blogger posted details on how others can help Abe.

Myanmar: Arming the Junta

  14 February 2007

Yangon Thu is urging Myanmar's neighbours to stop arming the ruling Junta. “The Burmese junta doesn’t need anymore carrots. They need sticks and they need to be beaten with it. OK, if you aren't going to beat them, at least could you starve them? A little? I mean, most of...

Indonesia: Jakarta Flooding

  14 February 2007

The Java Jive has posted images of from his flood affected neighbourhood in Jakarta. The blogger also describes how he and other Jakarta residents coped with the floods.

Vietnam: Golf Magazines

  14 February 2007

Khong Co Ai posts images of new golf magazines being published in Vietnam. Japanese and South East Asian usually do golf packages in Vietnam but now it seems local are taking interest in the sport too.