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Mong Palatino · June, 2008

Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from June, 2008

Malaysia: Opposition leader charged with sodomy

Masnoorwak urges Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to stop hiding in the Turkish Embassy and answer the charge that he was involved in a sodomy case.

Indonesia: Plane crash

Five passengers who died in a plane crash in Indonesia were former colleagues of blogger Brian Lim.

Philippines: Callous leadership?

Neo Filipino criticizes politicians, including the Philippine president, who visited the US despite the typhoon devastation and ferry tragedy which hit the country last week.

Thailand: Prime Minister and origami bird

Tor finds it amusing that Thailand's Prime Minister managed to make an origami bird while the opposition accused him of being unfit to run the country in a parliamentary session....

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Updates on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal can be read in these blogs: Khmer Rouge Trial Web Portal and ECCC Reparations

Singapore: Archbishop Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean, 83

Peacebella.com and A quiet moment write about the passing away of Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Singapore, Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean.

Philippines ferry disaster: List of passengers

Pinoys got talent uploads the list of passengers who are either missing or dead after a ship owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized last weekend.

“Preah Vihear belongs to Cambodia”

Real Cambodia notes that mobile phone users are sending text messages to assert Cambodia's ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple. Thailand is also claiming the historic site.

Protest Power in Bangkok

Tumelor writes about the “protest power” in Bangkok, but insists everything is normal in Thailand.

Brunei: Improving the traffic

Winx @ Silver FairyAngel is not happy with the road network of Brunei. The blogger also has some tips on how to improve traffic in the country

Philippines: Ferry disaster

More than 700 are dead or missing after a ship capsized in central Philippines. Talim ng Araw blames the ship owners and coastal guards. Some pictures of the tragedy were...

Philippines: Maritime disaster

Ang Umalohokan lists the worst maritime disasters in the Philippines.

Singapore: Internet regulation

Singapore Patriot tackles the issue of regulation of political content on the Internet in Singapore.

Singapore: “Useless opposition party”

Diary of a Singapore Mind writes that it is not possible to have good opposition in Singapore

Laos: Hydropower Plants

Phanomsinh has set up a blog to give regular updates about the construction of hydropower plants and dams in Laos

Myanmar: More cyclone disaster pictures

Hanna uploads some images taken in the Irrawaddy Delta six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.

East Timor: Medical Care

Timor Diver provides a peek into the medical care situation in East Timor.

Thailand: Sensational news reports

Tom in Thailand advises media outlets not to use the words “mob” and “seige” in reporting the protest actions in Thailand

Philippines: Unreliable typhoon report

A strong typhoon hit the Philippines this weekend. Weather reports are not updated, according to the Dusk Chronicles.

Malaysia: Motion of No Confidence

A Malaysian political party will file a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister on Monday. A blogger thinks the power struggle is also a battle for a prime real...

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