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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Parallels between Burma and Indonesia in 1997

Burma (Myanmar) has seen the latest outbreak of violence triggered by the 500% hike in fuel prices which in turn has caused mass protests by the people. Budhhist monks have joined the foray presumably to topple one of the last true dictatorships in Southeast Asia. I find tparallels between what is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Front Pembela Islam raiding parties - A truly worrisome trend

I switched the late evening news to see a very disturbing scene: about twenty men clad in various Middle Eastern-style clothing were tearing down a small stall belonging to some street vendors in Ciamis, West Java INDONESIA. They purport to be members of Front Pembela Islam/Islam Defender Front.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Singapore : A country built on work ethic

Recently, I was on a business trip to Singapore and after a very long day I was only too glad to relax. The journey started at 3 am in the morning to catch the first morning flight from Jakarta, and by the time I managed to dash out of the office, the rush hour traffic was starting to creep in.... Sign in to see full entry.

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