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Mong Palatino · June, 2010

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 June, 2010

Laos: Vientiane's second radio station

Sabydee Lao blogs about the opening of a radio station in Vientiane, Laos. It’s newsworthy because it is only the second radio station in the nation's capital.

Malaysia: Migrant worker fired for lodging complaint with government

jelas.info from Malaysia uploads a letter from labor groups highlighting the case of a migrant worker who was fired by an employer after lodging a complaint with the labor department.

Club of Cambodian Journalists

The website of the Club of Cambodian Journalists seeks to provide information to promote press freedom and media rights in Cambodia.

2010 Asia Declaration on Internet Governance

The 2010 Asia Declaration on Internet Governance tackled issues on internet governance, security, and access of information. The manifesto was signed by delegates from many Southeast Asian nations.

Singapore: No to caning

Spotlight on Singapore is against the punishment of caning. Recently, a foreigner who was found guilty of vandalizing a train in Singapore was sentenced to 5 months in jail and...

Thailand: Bangkok back to normal?

Don Gilliland observes that “the comforting rhythm of daily life in Bangkok has returned to normal this month.” Protesters were able to paralyze many parts of the city for two...

Lao44 website

Lao44 or Coalition for Lao Information, Communication and Knowledge is the largest repository of documents in Lao language. The number 44 in Lao44 refers to Article 44 in the Constitution...

Thailand: Red Shirt leader to run for parliamentary seat

Korkaew Pikulthong, detained Red Shirt leader in Thailand, is running for a parliamentary seat. The Red Shirts are anti-government protesters who paralyzed several parts of Bangkok for two months this...

Thailand: First country to block 100,000 websites

Twitter user leosia congratulates Thailand for being the first country in history to block more than 100,000 websites.

Malaysia: Historic jail demolished

Despite the protest of concerned citizens, artists, and historians, the Malaysian government has decided to demolish the 115 year old Pudu Jail, a historical landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Bloggers react

Philippines: Cebu Blog Camp

Tonyo Cruz uploads his lecture on citizen journalism during the 2010 Cebu Blog Camp. Cebu is a major province in the central part of the Philippines.

Myanmar: Decrease in opium production

Words of Life quotes from a report that opium production in the Shan State of Myanmar went down this year because of the El Nino phenomenon

Myanmar: Food ration cutback in refugee center

The Democratic Voice of Burma reported that food ration for refugees in the Thailand-Myanmar will be reduced because of budget shortfall. There are more than 140,000 refugees in the border.

Myanmar: Singapore to Yangon flight

Htoo Tay Zar uploads a video of his flight from Singapore to Yangon in Myanmar. The video provides brief snapshots of rural Myanmar and the Yangon airport

Myanmar: Soldiers steal buffaloes for TV

The Shan Herald reported that Myanmar soldiers near the Thailand-Myanmar border stole buffaloes in order to acquire a TV and satellite broadcast of the World Cup games.

Myanmar: Sports magazines enjoying higher sales

The Irrawaddy reports that sports magazines are enjoying higher sales in Myanmar because of the World Cup 2010

East Timor military record of Indonesian President

Timor Archives summarizes the study made by an Australian researcher about the military stint of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in East Timor. Indonesia occupied East Timor from 1975 to...

Guide to Vietnamese Restaurant Menu

Viet World Kitchen provides a useful guide to understand Vietnamese restaurant menus

Illegal bird trades in Indonesia and the Philippines

EngageMedia uploads an investigative video report on the illegal bird trades in Indonesia and the Philippines

Indonesia: Video on protest against mangrove forest conversion

EngageMedia uploads a video of a protest action demanding the Aceh Governor in Indonesia to stop the conversion of mangrove forest to palm oil plantation.

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