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Mong Palatino · February, 2011

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 February, 2011

Philippines: Laptop registration proposal

Tonyo Cruz from the Philippines gathers online reactions to the proposal of a government agency to require the registration of laptops to prevent cybercrimes.

Singapore: Doctor charges patient with $24.8 million bill

Anonymous_X gathers news reports about a doctor in Singapore who charged her patient from Brunei with a $24.8 million bill

Singapore: Runaway maids

Flying Low reacts to the news about the increasing number of runaway maids in Singapore.

Singapore: “Flawed” immigration policy

Sgpolitics.net comments about the ‘flawed’ immigration policy of the Singapore government which favors the hiring of more foreign workers at the expense of its local workforce.

Singapore: Human rights record

Spotlight on Singapore compares the human rights record of Singapore with Hong Kong and comments that Singapore is trailing in the area of political freedom.

Malaysia: Rally against ‘racist’ book

A rally was held by Malaysian Indians in Kuala Lumpur to protest the continuing use of Interlok novel in schools. The controversial book, according to protesters, discriminates against the Indian...

Cambodia: Who Ordered the Blocking of Opposition Websites?

Since January, certain anti-government websites have been inaccessible in Cambodia. Service providers blame it on technical issues while the government claims it does not promote censorship. But media groups leaked...

Cambodia: Cambofest Film Festival

Cambofest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia will take place on the first week of March.

Malaysia: ‘Guidelines for Celebrating Religious Festivals of Non-Muslims’

The Malaysian Department of Islamic Development has posted on its website the ‘Guidelines for Muslims Celebrating Religious Festivals of Non-Muslims,’ issued by the National Fatwa Committee for Islamic Religious Affairs.

Laos: School building project in Champasaak Province

Sao Darly gives an update on the Lao School building project in Champasaak Province.

Singapore: Festivals this month of March

Preetam links to several community festivals that will take place in Singapore next month: unEconomics2011, MusicCampSG, WorkCamp, SG Twestival 2011 and FilmCampSG

Philippines: Protest against railway fare hikes

The Riles Network website was set-up by commuters who are opposed to the planned railway fare hikes in the Philippines

East Timor: Recruitment of soldiers

East Timor officials claim that young people who want to join the Defense force are on the rise.

East Timor: First football training center

East Timor will inaugurate its first football training center next month, according to Tempo Semanal.

Myanmar: Prepaid phone cards now available

The Myanmar government has finally allowed the use of prepaid phone cards in the country, according to The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2011

More than 4,000 participants attended Barcamp Yangon 2011 in Myanmar which made it one of the biggest Barcamps in the region. The Xanga website was banned after a speaker (whose...

Cambodia: Letter to UN to intervene in border row

Sambath Meas writes an open letter to the United Nations asking it to intervene in the ongoing border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia.

Indonesia: Accountability and religious violence

Blogger Unspun blames the lack of accountability for the rise of religious violence in Indonesia.

Indonesia: Solidarity for religious freedom

Indonesian citizens and netizens have formed a solidarity group to promote religious freedom in the country following the spate of attacks on religious minorities in the past weeks

Foursquare usage in Southeast Asia

Indonesia leads the countries in Southeast Asia with the most number of Foursquare users.

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