Latest posts by Mong Palatino from March, 2011
A 6.8 earthquake hit northeast Myanmar on the evening of Thursday 24 March, 2011, which was felt in nearby Thailand and as far away as Vietnam and China. The quake killed at least 70 people and destroyed more than 240 buildings in Myanmar alone but casualties could be higher. In Tachilek town, coffins were sold out hours after the quake.
Indonesia’s plan to build its first nuclear plant in the next decade has been shelved indefinitely because of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Bloggers are joining the debate on whether Indonesia should pursue its nuclear dreams.
At least three public sector doctors may stand as local candidates of the ruling party in the coming elections in Singapore.
Proceeds from the Manila Twestival which will take place today will go to JeepneED. The group aims to provide mobile science and tech materials for rural schools in the Philippines.
shwedarling uploads a letter from the Myanmar government banning VoIP services in the country like Gtalk, Vzo, Skype and Pfingo.
The Mirror is a bit worried that many Cambodian internet surfers are using Romanized Khmer instead of Khmer Unicode.
BudiPutra features three expense tracker websites developed by Indonesian developers.
Jakarta Casual reports that four football foreign coaches were temporarily banned in Indonesia.
Blogger donnyputranto urges Indonesian authorities to stop treating torture as a regular crime since it's a serious human rights violation.
Blogger Multibrand hopes that Indonesia would maximize its geothermal power potential since it has 40 percent of the world's geothermal reserves.
The Bangkok International Book Fair 2011 in Thailand opens this week at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Jan Shim blogs about the Islamic Tourism program of Brunei
Twestival Brunei (or Twitter Festival) will take place on 24 March in support of the Child Development Centre. The beneficiary is an active NGO which provides assistance to special children.
Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was named best picture of the year in the 5th Asian Film Award in Hong Kong.
The Irrawaddy reports that the Myanmar government has ordered internet cafe operators to stop VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls since they allegedly affect state revenues.
In this post, read the first hand account of Singapore students during the earthquake in Japan. Find out why a media giant in Singapore apologized for sending a marketing email about the quake. And bloggers react to the statement of the Senior Minister who compared the ‘noisy’ Singaporeans with the ‘stoic’ Japanese in times of disasters.
Isnayp, a communist media group in the Philippines, releases a video showing torture inside the military camps of the government in Bicol region.
Anil Netto analyzes the causes of rising household debt in Malaysia. Housing loans, car loans and credit card payments make up most of household debt in the country.
Ipoh Echo writes about the 43-metre ‘People’s Solidarity Suspension Bridge’ which was built in a remote Malaysian town without government funding.
uppercaise reported that popular blogger Mohd Nur Hanief Abdul Jalil from Malaysia was arrested and questioned under the Sedition Act. The blogger recently wrote about a sex scandal involving the Sultan of Selangor and a celebrity model
Aerie Rahman, writing for LoyarBurok, describes the dilemmas experienced by Malaysian students in local universities