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    A quick hello / Asian Network

    by Sunny
    9th March, 2010 at 6:10 pm    

    Hello! I’m writing from somewhere deep in the middle of Cambodia! It’s not entirely jungle territory as I’m in a small town which has a fair bit of tourism, but it was a bit of a hair-raising ride here. Tomorrow off to the capital of Cambodia - Phnom Penh - and then to Vietnam in a few days (which I can’t wait to see).

    Oh, also did anyone see my letter in the Guardian to save the Asian Network? Yes, well, they didn’t credit me but I drafted that thing and set up the publication before I left. I love creating trouble while on holiday. Well done to Ammo Talwar from Punch records for getting most of the signatures sorted.

    See you folks in a few weeks time. I’m only online here because the internet is free and it’s hot as hell.

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    1. MiriamBinder — on 9th March, 2010 at 6:17 pm  

      Glad to hear you got thus far … keep sane and keep cool …

    2. damon — on 9th March, 2010 at 6:55 pm  

      Why the coyness?

      What town where?

    3. sonia — on 9th March, 2010 at 7:19 pm  

      Cambodia - wow! Hope you are having fun.
      Causing trouble is great -but is the letter really going to do that?

      I actually think that doing away with the BBC Asian Network is no bad thing - it stops people being ‘something on the fringe’ and not being a core part of the BBC’s audience which Asians are. The programming should be seen to be part of the BBC’s mainstream offering, not as “this is for the Other people over there’. What they should do is incorporate material accordingly.

    4. sonia — on 9th March, 2010 at 7:22 pm  

      Why is Shilpa Shetty campaigning to save the BBC Asian Network? If the listeners want to save it, tis one thing. Indian celebrities really shouldn’t be the ones we are listening to here.

    5. rob tennant — on 9th March, 2010 at 8:29 pm  

      Dave Prentis, General secretary, Unison

      lol, wtf?

    6. Katy Newton — on 10th March, 2010 at 7:44 am  

      It’s a joint letter to a newspaper, not an article. I don’t think these things are generally “credited”. They’re generally taken as being the shared views of the signatories.

    7. persephone — on 10th March, 2010 at 11:18 am  

      i agree with Sonia @3.

      as to shilpa shetty, i’m fairly sure she got married to a uk person and has a home in england so on that basis it makes her support more relevant

    8. Kojak — on 10th March, 2010 at 5:32 pm  


      For goodness sake man you’re supposed to be on holiday, get back out there and away from the screen!

      Resist logging on to check the websites - it makes you appear to be a real political geek. Otherwise you’ll have to wear a T-Shirt saying: “I went to see the sights of South East Asia and all I did was sit in a bloody internet cafe”.

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