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’

  30 November 2011

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 on civil liberties and freedom of speech. Using the hashtags #walk4freedom and #PA2011, netizens reacted to the quick passage of the bill

Clinton's Visit to Myanmar

  30 November 2011

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

  30 November 2011

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

  30 November 2011

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

Thailand: Profile of Lese Mejeste Violator

  27 November 2011

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 Royal Family.

Vietnam: Deadly Legacy of Agent Orange

  27 November 2011

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 jungles of the country.

Malaysia: Opposition to Peaceful Assembly Bill

  27 November 2011

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 right to organize in the country

Thailand: Survival and Creativity During Floods

  24 November 2011

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 but it also showed the creative and inventive ways of the people as they coped with the floods.

Cambodia: Reading Campaign

  24 November 2011

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

  24 November 2011

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 available online

Map of Cambodian Flooding

  24 November 2011

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 affected by the worst flooding in a decade.

Thailand: Twenty-Year Imprisonment for Insulting Queen

  24 November 2011

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 law. The man was accused of sending SMS which insulted the Queen

South East Asian Social Network

  23 November 2011

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, and share their thoughts about blogging in their countries.”

Singapore GovCamp 2011

  21 November 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.

Petition for ‘Support a Debt-Free Timor-Leste’

  19 November 2011

An online petition opposes the plan of the East Timor government to obtain foreign loans next year. East Timor is urged to learn from the mistakes of other developing countries whose economies were crippled by huge foreign debt.

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