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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


14 May 2010 09:45

  • With shots fired in Bangkok and a suspended Thai army general hit and in a coma, New Mandala is posting regular comments to update the situation. Bangkok Pundit is also worth a look.
  • Drone strikes: Pakistani newspaper Dawn reinforces the argument made by Samina Ahmed that locals don't necessarily object to them.
  • China thinks the Dalai Lama is faking his love of cricket.
  • The Atlantic is running a month-long feature on the future of cities.
  • The Asia Foundation says the Philippines' recent election was a success. East Asia Forum has more on the challenges ahead.
  • Diplomatic deficit, continued: Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's budget reply included the promise of a two-year hiring freeze for the public service, though this would not include 'uniformed and frontline service positions including, for example, the federal police, customs and quarantine, the Australian Defence Force and Centrelink customer service staff'. No mention of DFAT on that list. (Thanks to Michael for the heads-up.)
  • Journalist suspended from covering the Joint Strike Fighter story because of comments he made on Facebook.