Preetam Rai · April, 2007

Latest posts by Preetam Rai from April, 2007

Malaysia: Pictures from Blogger's Meet

  12 April 2007

Borneo Blues posts pictures from the inaugural National Alliance of Bloggers Meet. Malaysian Bloggers are coming together in response to statements made by politicians against them.

Malaysia: Political Party hires Blogger for Publicity Work

  12 April 2007

Rocky's Bru says that PAS, a party ruling the Malaysian state of Kelantan has hired “Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, the owner of the politically-potent Kickdefella blog to work for the state government as a Corp Comm Officer“. What is interesting about this news is that Syed Azidi Syed Abdul...

East Timor: Who will win the Run-Off

  12 April 2007

Tubleweed says that if it comes to a run-off between the two leading candidates in East Timor elections Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres might be favored over Ramos-Horta.”From the personal views i've gathered , votes for Lu'olo seem to be really sentimentally tied to the resistance years. Fretilin still evokes strong...

Vietnam: Hanoi Life

  10 April 2007

Juan Pablo Fernandez post pictures and describes the daily life in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Cambodia: North Korean Restaurant

  7 April 2007

Cambodia Calling reviews the food and environment offered by a North Korean restaurant in Cambodia. The blogger also ponders over the life of the North Korean women who work at the restaurant and offers a hint on the connection between North Korea and Cambodia

Malaysia: Blogger's United Gathering

  7 April 2007

Mavericksym posts a link to an invitation for all Malaysian bloggers to attend the Bloggers United Malaysia Gathering. The blogger is asking the organizers of the meet to invite several politicians who are critical of bloggers and blogging. “Will the B.U.M. committee invite Shahziman and Pak Zam? Howsy should sent...

Malaysia: Blogger's Alliance

  6 April 2007

A Whole New World writes that several bloggers in Malaysia came together to discuss the formation of an alliance. The bloggers are facing increasing criticism from the mainstream media and some politicians.

Philippines: Blog Award Winners

  6 April 2007

Mukamo Philippines lists the winners of recently concluded 2007 Philippine Blog Award winners. The awards included categories such as Best Home and Living Blog, Best Socio-Political Blog, Best Podcast, Best Travelblog and Family blog among others.

Malaysia: Against Opinion Space Monopoly

  5 April 2007

Jeff Ooi in Malaysia seeks encouragement from Gandhi's non-violent movement against the British salt monopoly in India. Jeff and a fellow Malaysian blogger are being sued by a mainstream media company. The blogger writes “Seventy-seven years on, ain't we living in a world of surging monopoly over the opinion space....

Cambodia: Election Losers Joining Forces

  4 April 2007

Details are Sketchy comments on the news that two of the worst performers in the recent commune elections in Cambodia, ,Prince Norodom Ranariddh and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are joining forces. “This really is beyond pathetic. Out of the 1,621 commune-level positions up for grabs in last Sunday’s poll, Prince...

Cambodia: Origins of a Cambodian Dish

  4 April 2007

Phnomenon is trying to trace the origins of a Cambodian dish called amok trei . At the risk of being “pistol-whipped by a motivated official from the Ministry of Tourism “, the blogger suggests that the dish might have originally come from some other South East Asian neighbor of Cambodia.

Brunei: Lasting Marriages

  3 April 2007

The blogger at Old Man's Blog relates the story of a friend whose marriage is on the rocks. The blogger who is himself a divorcee hopes for his friend to reconcile with her husband and get back together. The blogger laments the increase in marriages falling apart in Brunei.