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Mong Palatino · December, 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 December, 2010

Wikileaks, Thaileaks, Indoleaks, Pinoyleaks

There are Wikileaks clones in Southeast Asia: Thaileaks from Thailand, Indoleaks from Indonesia and Pinoyleaks from the Philippines. These websites were established/revived this month to support the work started by...

Cambodia: Top 10 events of 2010

Natasha Robertson lists the Top 10 events of 2010 in Cambodia. At the top of the list is the tragedy during the Water Festival.

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Postal Codes

Kounila Keo from Cambodia publishes the postal codes in Phnom Penh City.

Cambodia: Jailed for printing an article from the internet

vutha doubts if there is freedom of expression in Cambodia after a UN staff member was sentenced to 6 months in prison for printing an article from a website and...

Cambodia: Review of 2010

Tharum Bun from Cambodia reviews the major news events in the year 2010.

Singapore: Treat toilet cleaners fairly

Cloudywind writes about the need to improve the working conditions and benefits of toilet cleaners in Singapore

Malaysia: Non-nuclear energy options

A blogger suggests that before going nuclear, Malaysia should first explore whether it can better manage its varied energy resources more efficiently and effectively.

Singapore: Blueprint for ageing population

Noting that Singapore is one of the fastest ageing nations in the world, blogger guanyinmiao proposes the drafting of a blueprint for Singapore’s ageing population

Singapore: Weaknesses of the media

Caroline Ng proposes the liberalization of the media landscape in Singapore to foster democracy and free access to information.

Malaysia, Singapore: Open letter to Lee Kuan Yew

Malaysian blogger Art Harun writes an open letter to Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew in response to the Wikileaks expose about the unflattering remarks made by Singapore's senior diplomats against...

Singapore: Sleeping room of maids

Observing that housing flats are getting smaller in Singapore, Blinkymummy is curious to know the sleeping room of house maids/helpers.

Indonesia: Football and nationalism

Multibrand blogs about the role of football in reviving nationalism in Indonesia.

Cyber Scout: Thailand’s internet police?

The government of Thailand is recruiting young people to join the ‘cyber scout’ program which is tasked to defend the royal institution in the internet. Is it an initiative to...

Philippines: ‘Unliking’ the Facebook page of the President

The Four-eyed Journal from the Philippines explains why he ‘unliked’ the Facebook page of President Noynoy Aquino.

Laos: New banknotes

Lao has introduced a new 100,000-kip (US$12.45) banknote and several coins to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the capital, Vientiane. Oliver Tappe, writing for New Mandala, analyzes the design of...

Laos: Center of tiger trading

Lao Bumpkin writes about a village he visited in Laos which he described as the “center of the international trade in tigers, leopards and other endangered species.”

Laos: New Prime Minister

After accepting the resignation of Bouasone Bouphavanh, the National Assembly of Laos unanimously voted Thongsing Thammavong as the country's new Prime Minister

Myanmar's person of the year

Kyaw Zwa Moe of The Irrawaddy names Snr-Gen Than Shwe as Myanmar's person of the year. Than Shwe is the junta leader of Myanmar.

Thailand: ‘Cyber Scout’ training

Saksith Saiyasombut reviews Thailand's ‘Cyber Scout’ training programme which aims to form a network of volunteers to monitor any “threat to national security” in the internet and “to defend and...

Vietnam: BarCamp and EduCamp Saigon 2010

Around 500 participants attended Barcamp Saigon 2010 this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Saigon Educamp was also held where participants discussed technology as well as teaching and learning....

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