Mong Palatino · September, 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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Laos According to WikiLeaks

  30 September 2011

WikiLeaks has released a set of Laos files that confirmed the country’s underdevelopment, endemic corruption in the bureaucracy, and the fragile state of its environment. Here are some online reactions and excerpts of the Laos cables.

Wikileaks Cables on Laos

  29 September 2011

Wikileaks has released a set of cables that involve Laos. Blogger Lao Bumpkin identifies the relevant topics in the uploaded files.

East Timor: Tasi Mane Petroleum Infrastructure Project

  28 September 2011

A local Non-Government Organization, La'o Hamutuk, has set-up a special website page to gather information, monitor project updates, and document the resistance of a community to East Timor’s Tasi Mane Petroleum Infrastructure Project.

Timor-Leste eProcurement Portal

  23 September 2011

The East Timor government says it established the Timor-Leste eProcurement Portal to enhance transparency and accountability. The website “allows citizens, donors, NGOs and the press to analyze and search information related with the goods, services or works that (the government) is procuring.”

Thailand: Commemoration of 2006 Coup

  23 September 2011

Lillian Suwanrumpha posts pictures of the assembly of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship or popularly known as Red Shirts as the group commemorated the five-year anniversary of the military coup that ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Protecting the Beaches of Brunei

  21 September 2011

The Beach Bunch Association was established to protect the beaches of Brunei from pollution. It taps the power of social media to gather more support from the public. One of its projects include a mapping of Brunei beaches to identify the location, services offered and situation of the beaches in the country.

Southeast Asia: Press Freedom Heroes

  19 September 2011

Three Southeast Asian journalists (Cambodia's Hang Chakra, Malaysia's Zulkiflee Anwar Ul Haque, and Thailand's Chiranuch Premchaiporn) were recognized by the Human Rights Watch for their promotion of press freedom in the region

Indonesia: Protest of Mining Workers

  13 September 2011

Multibrand writes about the planned strike of Indonesian workers of PT Freeport, a mining company that produces the world's largest supply of Gold and Copper. The workers are demanding the compliance of the management's pledge to adjust wages.

Thailand: Voluntary Minimum Wage Increase?

  13 September 2011

According to several online reports cited by Bangkok Pundit, the Thailand government can't force private companies to implement a minimum wage increase. The wage hike is one of the election campaign promises of the new government

Philippines: Lolong, World’s Largest Crocodile

  10 September 2011

A 21-foot saltwater crocodile is now under captivity in the Philippines and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. Animal rights activists are urging the government to release it into the wilderness. Some netizens are comparing the crocodile to corrupt politicians

WikiLeaks Cables on Malaysia

  10 September 2011

uppercaise reports that the 994 cables from the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in the WikiLeaks database is now online. There are 462 unclassified cables, 438 classified as confidential, and 94 classified as secret

Cambodia: State of Human Rights

  8 September 2011

The latest report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia is now online. The report expressed concern about the violations on the “freedom of expression and land and housing rights” in Cambodia

East Timor urged not to borrow

  8 September 2011

Debt-free East Timor must resist the urge to borrow and avoid the curse of other developing nations whose huge foreign loans have stunted progress. This was the message of 117 organizations based in 28 countries and 20 groups in East Timor who signed a statement addressed to the government.

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