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Connie Veneracion

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Indonesian media's attitude towards blogs

A. Fatih Syuhud laments that mainstream media still fails to appreciate blogs apart from the context of technology and as a playing field for the young.

Fuel, Singapore and Malaysia

Fuel is more expensive in Singapore than in Malaysia and, according to H J Angus of MalaysiaWatch, it is not uncommon for Singaporeans to drive to Malaysia to fill up...

Elections in Thailand

Thai bloggers Bangkok Pundit and Bookish are still discussing the turnout in the parliamentary elections. Bookish thinks that the legal status of the spoiled ballots will probably end up in...

Desperation

KI Media in Cambodia has an English translation of a news story about an 18-year-old woman who jumped off a bridge in a suicide attempt. Rescued by fishermen, the young...

Thailand parliamentary election news

Parliamentary elections in Thailand are unique. Bangkok Pundit cites section 74 of the election law that says there is no such thing a a sure win for an unopposed candidate–he...

Living in the karaoke era

Karaoke singing is so popular in the Philippines it is almost like a national sport. It's fun if you're doing the singing but Noisy, Noisy Man didn't enjoy it one...

No podcasts in Singapore elections?

Asiapundit quotes Singapore Ink‘s post based on a Channel News Asia story that political candidates cannot use podcasting in their campaigns. Photos of the candidates, party histories and manifestos are...

About his father

Rambling Librarian knew that his father once played for the Singapore national basketball team. He did not know, nor did he ask for, the details, not being particularly close to...

Singapore: a gay party cancelled

On the cancellation of Feelin’ Good, a party organised by gay and lesbian media and events company Fridae, Mr. Brown quotes and links to conflicting statements from Fridae and the...

Indonesia: the military's business empire

Indonesia Today says the armed forces is so powerful that it has amassed its own business empire that include interests in luxury hotels, golf courses and commercial banks. The military...

Malaysia: gold medals in badminton

True-blue Malaysians, not imported talents, won 4 gold medals in badminton in the recently concluded Melbourne XVIII Commonwealth Games. Wormie of A Worm's Perspectives says the way to go is...

Malaysia: disturbing survey results

A survey conducted by Merdeka Center, a research firm made up of professionals from various social science fields, draws a shuddering reaction from Brand New Malaysian. The survey respondents agreed...

Thailand: cooking school

Over at Thai-blogs, Richard Barrow, an English expat living in Thailand for 10 years learns about Thai food and cooking, including the different kinds of rice. He recommends one cooking...

Myanmar: asylum for refugees

Still on the “material support” issue that denies entry to Burmese refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S., Burma Underground writes a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the...

Singapore: ruling party (dirty) tactics

A few disgruntled S'poreans are reacting vehemently over the ruling party's tactic of scaring voters that if the ruling party loses, housing subsidies will be lost and residential areas will...

Quo vadis, Philippines?

The lifting of Proclamation 1017, or the State of National Emergency, has not done much to quell the political unrest in the Philippines. Joseph Estrada, the president booted out of...

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