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Mong Palatino · August, 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 August, 2008

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch?

Since Tuesday, anti-government protesters have invaded Thailand’s Government House demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. The rallyists, estimated to be as low as 3,000 to as high...

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Jacob's Weblog uploads a petition letter by supporters of the six Burmese activists who were denied of visa extension by Singapore's immigration authorities.

Singapore: Blogger-dissident still in jail

Gopalan Nair gives an update about his case. The US-based Singapore activist was jailed by Singapore authorities last May for insulting a judge and other officials.

Audio slide of Bangkok rallies

Newley Purnell has uploaded an audio slide about huge anti-government rallies in Bangkok. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister.

Rotaractors’ views on Indonesia

Rotaract Club Semanggi Jakarta has created a blog to gather the perception of other Rotaractors all over the world about Indonesia.

Twitter users and Bangkok rallies

Thai Twitter users are commenting about the huge rallies led by anti-government groups in Thailand. One user, bodychan, writes: “I don't want Samak say this word ‘No one died in...

Anti-government rallies in Bangkok

A teacher who is based in a province in Thailand is surprised that people are not talking much about the huge rallies in Bangkok which forced the Prime Minister to...

Middle-aged Bangkok protesters?

MrPavee notes that Bangkok protesters who stormed the government house were mostly 45 year-old middle class individuals. He also writes that the rallies “showed the government is really losing its...

Anwar Ibrahim back in Parliament

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will become Member of Parliament again after winning in a recent election. No Kacau, Don't Kacau sees a better political landscape for Malaysia.

Post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in Aceh

angieindo visited Banda Aceh, Indonesia and was able to witness the post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in the area.

Fiji: Draft People's Charter launched

Heavy police presence accompanied the launching of Fiji's Draft People's Charter, which among other things will reform the country's electoral system. It is also alleged that villagers were paid to...

Singapore: Harassment against Burmese immigrants

A Burmese activist applying for visa renewal was asked by Singapore immigration authorities about his political activities: “They asked me: ‘Who is the leader of the OBP? How many members...

Southeast Asia’s Olympic performance

Southeast Asian countries garnered 12 medals in the recently concluded 2008 Beijing Olympics. Indonesia leads the pack with 5 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Breastfeeding in Thailand

absolutelybangkok.com is worried that Thailand has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate in Asia and one of the lowest in the world.

Malaysian politics and Olympics

A Malaysian badminton silver medalist found himself at the center of power struggle among Malaysia's political parties when he arrived home. Blogger 4896 advises politicians to spare athletes from political...

Laos in the Olympics

The 2008 Beijing Olympics informed many people around the world that Laos is pronounced as Lao (silent ‘s’), as noted by I Eat Padek.

Singapore cancels visa permits of Burmese patriots

Singapore's immigration authorities did not renew the visa permits of Burmese patriots who are based in Singapore. Were the Burmese dissidents rejected for their peaceful political activism?

Malaysia: Avril Lavigne is too sexy?

The youth wing of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party is urging the government to cancel the scheduled concert of singer Avril Lavigne in Malaysia because the singer is deemed too sexy....

Vietnam: Literacy education

Vietnam-based writer J. Sturges uploads an article which features literacy education among Vietnam's ethnic population.

Indonesia: Olympic gold and Independence Day

Double celebration for Indonesia last week after its badminton players won a gold medal in the Beijing Olympics; and just in time for the commemoration of the country's Independence Day.

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