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November 16, 2008

Obama's Indonesian connection

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Indonesia Matters uploads an article which tackles the Indonesian connection of US President-elect Barack Obama. A young Obama lived and studied in Jakarta for five years. A former teacher recalls asking Obama about his dream in the future. Obama answered: “I want to be a president.” ...

November 11, 2008

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.

November 2, 2008

Philippines: McCain will win

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Loy meets World from the Philippines believes US Senator John McCain will pull off the biggest upset in US presidential elections history. ...

October 28, 2008

Burmese Americans and US elections

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Writers Myat Soe and May Ng discuss the views of Burmese Americans about the U.S. elections ...

October 13, 2008

Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics

U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a very young Obama lived in Jakarta for five years.

October 12, 2008

Indonesia: Views on the U.S. Financial Crisis

Americans are afraid of another Great Depression as the Wall Street crisis continues to worsen. Meanwhile, many Indonesians are afraid that the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis will happen again if the U.S. economy continues to deteriorate.

October 7, 2008

Philippines: Comment on Palin

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After reading an interview of US vice president candidate Sarah Palin, a popular Filipino blogger comments: “The woman has no idea what she’s talking about! It is not sexist to call a dimwit a dimwit, especially if she’s running for the vice-presidency.” ...

April 30, 2008

Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.

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American couple and bloggers Robert and Lesa went to Vietnam 16 months ago to adopt a girl. Imagine their disappointment as Vietnam ends its adoption program with the United States ...

April 18, 2008

Singapore: Praise for Hillary Clinton

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Blogging from Singapore, Blowin' In The Wind describes U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “passionate and true to her convictions.” ...