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Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2011

Malaysia: Netizens React to ‘Peaceful Assembly Bill’

The Malaysian Parliament has approved the Peaceful Assembly Bill which gives police broad powers to control and even ban street assemblies and protests. Activists described the measure as an attack...

Myanmar: Meeting Aung San Suu Kyi

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar narrates her memorable meeting with global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Clinton's Visit to Myanmar

US Campaign 4 Burma gathers news stories and other online reports on the historic visit US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Myanmar.

Myanmar, Thailand: Mong Kok Coal Project

A special report was published by Shanland about the devastating impact of a coal mining project in Mong Kok. The project will affect several communities in Thailand and Myanmar.

Indonesia: Social Media Situation

Indonesian netizen @donnybu posts on Slideshare a presentation about the social media situation in Indonesia, including the challenges faced by internet users as they campaign for greater internet freedom

Cambodia: Law on Prison Labor

Human Rights Watch is opposed to the proposed law in Cambodia that would permit prison labor to be used by private companies.

Thailand: Profile of Lese Mejeste Violator

May Adadol Ingawanij links to a Thai article which provides a profile of Mr. Amphon, a 61-year-old Bangkok resident who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for insulting the...

Vietnam: Deadly Legacy of Agent Orange

De Tran writes about the deadly legacy of agent orange in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, more than 20 million gallons of herbicide were sprayed over the rural communities and...

Vietnam: Questions on the ‘New Seven Wonders’ Contest

Tim of Come and Go Vietnam questions the credibility of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ contest. Vietnam's Halong Bay was included in the initial list of winners.

Philippines: City Launches Online Codification of Ordinances

The General Santos City Council has launched a website which features a project to codify ordinances from 1948 to the present. General Santos is located in southern Philippines

Malaysia: Opposition to Peaceful Assembly Bill

An online campaign was launched to pressure members of Parliament of Malaysia to reject the proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill which activists believe will curtail freedom of expression and the people's...

Thailand: Survival and Creativity During Floods

The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll is now more than 600. The flood disaster is the worst in the past five decades...

Cambodia: Reading Campaign

Students of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia have launched a campaign to promote reading in Cambodian schools. The country's literacy rate is one of the lowest in the region

Patrolling Cambodia's Forest

Some 300 activists visited the Prey Lang Forest to to prevent further illegal logging of the area. A slideshow of the journey which took several days on foot is now...

Map of Cambodian Flooding

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has uploaded a map showing the extent of flooding in Cambodia this year. 18 of the country's 24 provinces are...

Thailand: Twenty-Year Imprisonment for Insulting Queen

A 61-year-old man in Thailand was given a sentence of 20 years imprisonment after a criminal court has found him guilty of violating the country's Lese Majeste and Computer Crimes...

South East Asian Social Network

South East Asian Social Network or SEASONed Bloggers is a newly created Facebook group whose goal is to connect bloggers in Southeast Asia and encourage them to “share their blogs,...

Singapore: Proposed Youth Parliament

Bloggers Majulah and angmohlian share their thoughts on the proposal to create a youth parliament in Singapore

Singapore GovCamp 2011

Themed “Connecting People, Data and Ideas”, the second GovCamp of the year in Singapore was held on November 18. Using the hashtag #govcampsg, here are reactions of the conference participants.

Singapore: Government Social Media Directory

Government Social Media Directory allows the public to search for social media initiatives by Singapore government agencies.

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