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Mong Palatino · April, 2012

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 April, 2012

Indonesia: New General Election Law

Colson discusses the possible political impact of Indonesia's new General Election law.

Malaysia: Occupy Dataran Merdeka and Education Protests

The April 28 Bersih 3.0 sit-down protest is expected to be the major political event of the month in Malaysia but students and Occupy activists have already put forward their...

Malaysia Prepares for Bersih 3.0 Sit-Down Protest

The Malaysia election reform movement Bersih (Clean) has organized a Bersih 3.0 Duduk Bantah (sit-in protest) on April 28 at Dataran Merdeka. It's the same group which gathered more than...

Vietnam: Agent Orange Victim and his Music

Meet Thanh Tung, a talented player of dan bau which is a traditional monochord instrument in Vietnam. Tung is also an Agent Orange victim who lost his eyesight at the...

Malaysia: Religion, Academe, and Freedom

Hwa Yue-Yi tackles the issue of academic freedom and religious freedom in a Muslim-dominated society like Malaysia

Overhyped Elections in Myanmar?

The world rejoiced after Myanmar election officials announced the victory of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in the recent by-elections in the country. But according to some netizens and...

Business Prospects in Myanmar

Aim Sinpeng writes about the booming business prospects in Myanmar. Foreign investments have risen especially after the government has pledged to implement some key political and economic reforms

Thailand: Free Apps for Tourists

Thailand's tourism authority has launched a website where visitors can download apps for a wide range of smartphones to help them plan their stay in the country

Tracking the Location of Singaporeans in the World

Where Are We SG is a website which maps the location of Singaporeans around the world.

Myanmar: Sex Tourism Industry

Fifty Viss writes about Myanmar's sex tourism industry. The author also reviews past proposals on how to regulate prostitution

Myanmar: Transparency in Development Aid

Community Based Organizations issued a statement urging international donors to ensure that development aid would target Myanmar's marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Hashtags to Monitor Indonesia quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 hit Indonesia on April 11. The tremors were also felt in Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar. A tsunami alert was issued in several countries...

Myanmar: Suspended Dam Project May Reopen Again

The Democratic Voice of Burma reports about a leaked government document which suggests the reopening of a suspended dam project in Myanmar. The dam construction was suspended after it was...

Indonesia: Promoting Sexual Rights

Irin tackles the difficulty of promoting gender and women rights in Indonesia. In particular, sexual violence victims are unable to seek redress because of ‘archaic’ laws and traditions in the...

Philippines: Netizens Unite to Save Pine Trees

Filipino netizens are using the hashtag #savebaguiopinetrees to protest the plan of a mall owned by the country's richest man to cut 182 pine trees in order to construct a...

Myanmar: Continuing Press Freedom Violations

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange lists five concerns that highlight the continuing press freedom violations in Myanmar

Overview of Buddhism in Vietnam

tomosaigon provides a brief introduction of the various Buddhist sects in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Videos About Hanoi

Travelfish recommends several YouTube videos about Hanoi, Vietnam. The list includes videos about Hanoi tourism, music, and food

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