Mong Palatino · August, 2009

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, 2009

East Timor: Tour de Timor

  31 August 2009

Tour de Timor has 300 registered competitors, 50 International volunteers and thousands of Timorese volunteers. The race was organized to promote peace.

Vietnam: Blogger fired by newspaper

  31 August 2009

Blogger Huy Duc, who writes under the pen name “Osin,” was fired from his job in a Saigon newspaper after Communist authorities in Vietnam complained about his writings

Myanmar: Cooking oil ban removed

  31 August 2009

According to The Irrawaddy News, seven brands of cooking oil that had been banned for health reasons in Myanmar are now on sale again in Yangon after government authorities recommended their sale in the market.

Malaysia: Muslims can’t watch “immoral” concerts

  31 August 2009

The political party which banned the concerts of Beyonce, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in Malaysia is now proposing to ban the "sinful" Michael Learns to Rock concert. Malaysian Muslims can't also watch a Black Eyed Peas concert because the show is sponsored by an alcohol company.

Laos: Expensive face masks

  26 August 2009

As A(H1N1) panic continues to grip the world, the cost of face masks continues to rise as well. Laos citizens are complaining.

Laos: Patuxay Monument

  26 August 2009

Patuxay Monument in Vientiane is the most famous symbol of Laos nationhood. It is always compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Cambodia: Traffic protest

  26 August 2009

Motorists and tuk tuk drivers in Cambodia staged a protest against the traffic police for confiscating the motorbikes of those who violate traffic laws.

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity

  26 August 2009

The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity is an organization in Cambodia working with survivors of acid attacks. Many victims of acid attacks in Cambodia are women.

Indonesia's 64th Independence Day anniversary

  20 August 2009

Last August 17, Indonesians celebrated the 64th anniversary of their Independence Day. To mark the occasion, almost 2,500 scuba divers attempted to break the world record of “Most People Scuba Diving Simultaneously”.

Malaysia: Alcohol ban

  20 August 2009

Mental Jog from Malaysia opposes the proposal to ban the selling of alcohol in some areas of the country.

Cambodia’s AIDS colony

  18 August 2009

Various human rights groups have accused the Cambodian government of setting up a de facto AIDS colony when it resettled 40 families with HIV and AIDS to a village 25 kilometers outside Phnom Penh City

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