Mong Palatino · May, 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 May, 2011

Twitter monitor of Thailand election

  31 May 2011

The twitter account @ThaiElection11 provides English news updates about the July 3 general election in Thailand. The news source is from The Nation, a leading broadsheet in Bangkok.

Thailand: 9 Film Festival

  31 May 2011

Wise Kwai reviews the 9 Film Festival in Thailand. The event features “nine short films, each nine minutes long and incorporating something about the No 9 in them.”

Thailand: Tourism woes

  31 May 2011

Khon Kaen advises the Tourism Authority of Thailand to learn from the aggressive tourism campaign of Laos to revitalize the country's tourism industry

Vietnam: Ben Tre activists convicted

  30 May 2011

Seven land rights and non-violent democracy activists were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government of Vietnam. The closed-door trial was held in Ben Tre, Vietnam. Supporters of the activists held a vigil in Saigon before the trial.

Indonesia: Tweeting a trial on religious violence

  29 May 2011

The twitter account @cikeusiktrial was created to monitor the trial of a mob attack against an Ahmadi congregation in Cikeusik Sub District in Indonesia. The attack was witnessed by 30 police officers who did nothing to prevent the religious violence.

Thailand’s First Female Prime Minister?

  25 May 2011

Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the sister of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, has emerged in the past week as a popular candidate in the coming July election in Thailand. She could be Thailand’s first female Prime Minister.

Archive of Southeast Asian Music

  24 May 2011

The Archive of Southeast Asian Music provides plenty and rich materials about the music of Southeast Asian nations especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Myanmar: Assessing the new government

  24 May 2011

S.H.A.N. assesses the 50-day old Thein Sein government in Myanmar. S.H.A.N. notes that military rule has strengthened in Myanmar despite the election of civilian leaders last year.

Myanmar: Political prisoners hold hunger strike

  24 May 2011

Ba Kaung reports that political prisoners in Insein Prison in Myanmar have gone on hunger strike after the government released only 47 political detainees. There are more than 2,000 political prisoners in the country.

Myanmar: Farmers receive lengthy prison sentence

  23 May 2011

Aye Nai reports that farmers involved in a land dispute in Myanmar were given 8 to 12 years of prison convictions by a court. The land is owned by the military. The farmers are accused of stoning, cursing, damaging property, trespassing and violation of export/import law.

Malaysia: Tweets on the Orphanage Landslide

  21 May 2011

While the world was busy discussing the ‘end of the world,’ Malaysians mourned the death of innocent children who were buried in a landslide in an orphanage motivational camp near Kuala Lumpur

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