Latest posts by Mong Palatino from May, 2010
A ship collision in Singapore Strait caused the spilling of 2,000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. Singapore netizens are using the web to monitor and document the marine disaster and to call for volunteers in the cleanup drive.
Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about the impending destruction of another historical landmark in Manila – Sta Ana Racetrack.
Eating Asia blogs about Saigon's op la dish (fried eggs cooked with various sausages).
Viet Tan has published a comprehensive report about online censorship and cyberattacks in Vietnam.
The violent confrontations between the heavily armed soldiers and Red Shirt protesters in Thailand in the past week have stunned the world. What are the reactions of bloggers from neighbouring Southeast Asian nations?
Bangkok is now under full government control after government troops successfully removed the Red Shirt protest barricades in the city. Here are several blog reactions from Bangkok about the raging political crisis in the country
The anti-government Red Shirt camp in central Bangkok is already under military control but retreating protesters burned several buildings in the city. Protests also erupted in other provinces. Here are blog reports and twitter reactions from Thailand
The Red Shirts want a truce with soldiers but the government insists the protesters must first disperse before negotiations can proceed. Soldiers are already using live ammunition against protesters which the government justifies as a necessary step to restore order in the capital.
Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will not back down as he ordered the military to continue the operations against Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok. Abhisit insists the violent dispersal of protesters is justified to bring back stability in the capital.
The attempt of the Thailand military to blockade the Red Shirt protest camp in Bangkok ended in violence with 16 people dead and hundreds injured. Here are liveblog and twitter reports from Bangkok.
The May 10 Philippine election was historic because it was the first time the country implemented an automated election system. Filipinos used various social media platforms to monitor the conduct of the elections.
Cambodia has designated a Freedom Park where citizens can use to air their grievances against the government. The Freedom Park is located far from government buildings. Protesting in other areas is outlawed.
Cambodia fared poorly among Southeast Asian nations in the 2010 Environment Performance Index.
The blog of Cambodia Knits documents the activities of a social enterprise whose goal is to produce high quality and unique hand knit products while providing fair and flexible employment opportunities to poor residents of Phnom Penh.
Facebook members in Cambodia are growing, according to blogger Piseth.
For Want of a Better Title from Singapore believes blogging and the internet in general have allowed many Singaporeans to speak out about bad service or programs by companies
Rachel Zeng from Singapore is in favor of legalising active euthanasia.
Ho Chi Sam reacts to the sexuality education program of Singapore
Transgender women in Singapore have launched a campaign to end discrimination against their community.
Writing for New Mandala, Thongchai Winichakul analyzes the political and social impact of the ongoing Red Shirt protests in Thailand.
Mekong ICT shares list of scheduled “geek events” in Vietnam and in the region until the month of June.