Asia Education

Union sticks up for sex offender teachers

By Tue, Oct 12, 2010 10:38AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. I’ll give them one thing, this is a union with some serious chutzpah. The Gangwon-do unit of the Korean Teachers’ and Education Workers’ Union has sent to the Gangwon-do Office of Education its 2010 list of demands for collective bargaining, which includes items related

Survey: Thai army should not be influenced by politics

By Tue, Oct 12, 2010 10:30AM UTC

By Saksith Saiyasombut On Sunday the Suan Dusit University released the results of yet another survey, this time under the title of “The army in the public eye” (“ทหาร ในสายตาประชาชน”), which questioned 2,408 people between October 6 – 9. This ties in with the recent promotion of General Prayuth Chan-ocha

China’s Nobel Peace Prize ‘own goal’

By Mon, Oct 11, 2010 6:30PM UTC

The Nobel committee pulls the dragon’s beard, writes Asia Sentinel’s Philip Bowring  The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo was very much an “own goal” for Beijing. Quite likely he would not have won if China had not made a crude and overt threat to the Norwegians

University of the Philippines’ Monsod treats students like preschool kids

By Mon, Oct 11, 2010 7:39AM UTC

Much has been said about the supposedly “life-changing” last “lecture” this year by University of the Philippines economics professor Solita Monsod, one of the country’s most famous economists and analysts. Curious, I checked out the video. I was aghast. Although much of her 10-minute “lecture” focused on her admonition to

Seafood certification raises questions

By Sun, Oct 10, 2010 1:06PM UTC

Marine scientists say MSC fails to protect global fish stocks, writes Asia Sentinel’s Robert Delfs Signs are that all is not well in the land of eco-labeling, especially when it comes to fish. Last month, Jennifer Jacquet and Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Center and four