Latest posts by Mong Palatino from May, 2008
Penguin Blog uploads an article by American journalist Emma Larkin who has a first-hand account of the cyclone disaster in Myanmar. Larkin notes the small aid reaching the Burmese: ” It is like throwing sesame seeds into the mouth of an elephant.”
Absolutely Thailand writes that the Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that two websites were illegally blocked while 29 sites face closure in Thailand for allowing an open-forum discussion about the Thai monarchy.
Blogger Gopalan Nair dares Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew to sue him. IZ Reloaded thinks it could be “the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the blogosphere.”
Aspiring citizen journalist All about the filth went immediately to the scene of a bomb blast outside a military base in southern Philippines
Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.
Clogger Corner attracts Cambodia bloggers, or preferably known as Cloggers.
A group blog, Slaughter of Innocents, was launched to document extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
A fire broke out at Myanmar’s embassy in Thailand. Because of the fire, aid workers were not able to secure visas. Absolutely Bangkok comments: “What a coincidence that the fire ravaged that part of the embassy where those visas should have been issued?”
Nobody and The Bolehland reported that 22 websites and blogs have been investigated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission “for airing false, pornographic and baseless allegations.”
Ranoadidas blogs about the first Brunei Climbathon held last weekend
My Passion mentions some of the “mini experience” of the only Bruneian student in London University.
Latest pictures of relief operations in cyclone ravaged Myanmar can be accessed at Beyond Rangoon Project.
The Siam Sentinel sums up the inconsistency of Myanmar's attitude in accepting aid: “Burma opens its borders. Burma closes its borders. Burma agrees to allow foreign aid workers to enter its borders. Burma closes those borders again.”
Rangga Praduwiratna suggests some peaceful actions to express disagreement over the decision of the Indonesian government to raise fuel prices.
Rocky's bru is grateful that Malaysia will not increase fuel prices. In neighboring Indonesia, fuel prices have gone up already.
dua mata saya gives creative and funny tips on how to survive the rising cost of living in Indonesia
Vietnam Extremes is happy to report that Vietnam will host this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant
Not a book describes Laos as “a Country of Eco Tourism, and Organic Laos!” The tourist notes that “Everywhere we go all trips are promoted as eco friendly and that the money are going to local people for their support.”
Ashin Mettacara posts the speech delivered by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who visited Yangon, Myanmar this week. Excerpt of the speech: “I saw the saddest things: homes and villages destroyed, fields flooded, roads and bridges washed away, so many lives lost. We work hard in our lives, for ourselves and...
The International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Singapore in its 29-year dispute with Malaysia over a tiny uninhabited island. Blogger saif2020 comments: “So, Singapore gets the prize while Malaysia the crumbs.”
Copies of the The Burma Daily were confiscated in Cambodia. But articles of the paper can be accessed online.