Perhaps he could also explain why our English language websites from SE Asia fare so poorly in .com results! Even when searching .au there are so few SE Asia sites showing for SE asia search queries, and yet I am sure many of these would be of far more interest to people searching from Australia.
It was a great shame that many of those Australian / NZ based search engines would not accept submissions from outside the area, if they had accepted at least good quality SE Asia websites relevant to users from A / NZ we could have had a great regional search engine. I wish someone somewhere could set up a search engine for the extended region to include Australia, NZ and Asia together.
We do very well on Y7 and ninemsn but when it comes to any of the main .com we are buried in the hundreds. It is not just us, I can do local searches and find prime local business websites buried in the 400-700's range behind 'we all know what!'