Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2009

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

  30 November 2009

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be treated as a city. This remark triggered a debate in the blogosphere.

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

  22 November 2009

Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now. Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, through his blog, asks if the current government will negotiate for a better deal.

Malaysia: Democracy and governance

  20 November 2009

Reacting to a statement made by Malaysia's former Prime Minister about the “mistake of being too democratic”, Art Harun asserts that “The real danger to the State is the leaders not understanding the limits of their powers.”

Vietnam: Taxi fare refund

  20 November 2009

RantingsbyMM shares a story on how she was able to get back her money from a taxi driver who overcharged her in Vietnam.

Indonesia: Some groups want to ban ‘2012’ movie

  20 November 2009

Several regional branches of the Indonesian Ulema Council want to ban the movie ‘2012’ claiming the film's content is “unsuitable to be viewed by Muslims because only Allah knew when the world would end, not heathens like the Mayans.”

Thailand: Extravagant temple toilets

  20 November 2009

Richard Burrow from Thailand reported that temple toilets at Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai in Samut Prakan have recently built a toilet which cost as much as 5 million baht.

Thailand-Cambodia word war continues

  15 November 2009

Thailand-based bloggers react as the country’s former Prime Minister accepts a new role in neighboring Cambodia as economic adviser. Thai authorities are not amused. They accuse Cambodia of interfering on its internal affairs. A word war and a diplomatic row erupts between the two countries

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