Latest posts by Mong Palatino from February, 2009
ringisei is worried that the Copyright Act is being used to “strangle” the blogosphere in Singapore.
Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events being filmed must first be held in accordance with the law.
Myhorng links to an article which shows that many Malaysians are not satisfied with their sex lives.
Malaysian police arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine to curb premarital sex. The crime of “khalwat,” or “close proximity” forbids unmarried Muslims to meet behind closed doors.
A Tsunami Museum opened in Aceh, Indonesia last Monday to commemorate the 230,000 people who died in the 2004 Asian tsunami. But some have criticized the project since they want the government to prioritize the homeless tsunami refugees.
Jerome from Hanoi posts a picture of a fallen peach tree: the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree during the Lunar New Year
Due to shortage of doctors in government hospitals, a province in the Philippines plans to import doctors from Nepal.
Talinghagang Gala, a student leader in the Philippines, is happy for the Oscar victory of Sean Penn for his acting performance in the film “Milk.” He praises the progressive message of the film.
Cuboiart posts two cartoons describing Brunei's experience with flash floods for the past two months.
According to Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority, broadband penetration hit 99.9 per cent in the country last December 2008.This makes Singapore the most wired country in the world.
Al Jazeera reports how residents of a remote town in northeast Thailand are using an alternative local currency to encourage fellow villagers to become more self-sufficient.
A Cambodian family has a female Python for a houseguest. They believe the giant python brings good luck.
Peacelovekindness enumerates the reasons why United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should visit Brunei.
There are only nine public holidays in Vietnam. That is why blackouts are not regarded as nuisance by some workers since they can rest during these days.
The Philippines’ Department of Health has added an information page on its website about the dreaded Ebola-Reston virus. It has instructed the public on proper meat handling and preparation to avoid infections from pigs.
Good News from Indonesia posts a picture of a weird durian fruit from the wild rain forest of Borneo.
Aside from meeting the leaders of Indonesia, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found the time to visit a slum community in Jakarta. She also appeared in a teen-oriented TV show. What are the reactions of bloggers?
In the past two years, almost 100 web 2.0 startups were launched in Vietnam. Many of these projects are encountering difficulties today. Tech experts believe it is not only the recession which caused the failure of some of these startups.
The honeymoon period between Thailand's new Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the public is now over. Khi Kwai identifies and analyzes the issues hounding the new administration.
Follow that elephant writes about the international school system in Thailand, including how it operates and recruitment of teachers.
Accused of violating Thailand's lese-majeste law, Bangkok-based professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn fled to the United Kingdom to avoid prosecution. FACT writes that “Thailand seems intent on sending its best and brightest into exile. If no free-thinker stays to fight lese majeste repression in Thailand, only tyranny remains.”