Mong Palatino · June, 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 June, 2011

Thailand: ‘Vote No’ Campaign

  27 June 2011

Thais will troop to the polls next week and although the opposition is leading in some surveys, there is still no certainty of any group clinching a landslide victory. Unusually, the election ballot has a ‘no’ option provided to voters, and a movement has been orchestrated by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), or Yellow Shirts, to encourage citizens to 'Vote No'.

Thailand: #hiogat election hashtag

  27 June 2011

What does #hiogat means in the current Thailand election campaign? It refers to the protest placard raised during a speech of the Prime Minister which reads “He is only good at talking.” The message quickly became a key election message by the opposition.

Thailand: Election predictions

  27 June 2011

The Bangkok Pundit reviews Thailand election predictions and maintains that the opposition party still has an edge over the administration coalition

Indonesia's 24 world records

  27 June 2011

Truly Indonesia lists 24 world records held by Indonesia. For example, it has 3 of the 6 largest island in the world and it is currently the largest Muslim country in the world

Myanmar: Labour registration form

  23 June 2011

Democracy for Burma uploads a labour registration brochure in Burmese and Thai languages provided by the International Organization for Migration. There are thousands of Myanmar migrants living and working in Thailand.

Myanmar: Thousands flee home in Kachin fighting

  23 June 2011

According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, “more than 10,000 ethnic Kachin are now thought to have fled their homes as days of fighting engulfed parts of Burma’s northernmost state.” Pictures of refugee sites have been uploaded online.

Thailand: Abandoned skyscraper

  23 June 2011

dr-hank-snaffler-jr writes about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand. The building was not completed when the 1997 Asian financial crisis severely hit Thailand.

Thailand: Pub Peab and Planking Craze

  21 June 2011

First there was planking or the lying down game which became an instant hit in Thailand. But cultural authorities are not happy with it. Then the Pub Peab craze which involves sitting in a kneeling position seems to be more popular now among Thai netizens.

Vietnam: Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi

  21 June 2011

Andy Engelson blogs about a Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi, Vietnam which was held to promote the value of poetry and to support the work of the Center for Women and Development’s Peace House, the only shelter for victims of domestic violence in Hanoi.

Hackers attack Vietnam websites

  21 June 2011

More than 1,500 Vietnam websites were reportedly attacked by hackers this month. Even the www.hvaonline.net, a popular forum for “web security technicians”, was attacked.

Indonesia: Prostitution in a cemetery

  20 June 2011

EngageMedia uploads a video by Ucu Agustin who features the lives of women workers living near Mount Bolo in East Java, Indonesia. Many of them are also working as sex workers in the evening.

Thailand: Animal election posters

  20 June 2011

Election posters depicting politicians as wild beasts have sprouted in Thailand. Catherine translates the meaning of the posters. Thais will go to the polls next month.

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