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Mong Palatino · June, 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 June, 2012

Malaysia Indie Music

The Wknd website features Malaysian indie music and other indie artists in Southeast Asia

Singapore Versus Hong Kong

Singapore Armchair Critic compares the economic, financial, governance, and press freedom indicators of Hong Kong and Singapore. The two cities are the major financial centers of East Asia

Malaysia Plans To Expand Cash Transfer Program

Khoo Kay Peng advises the Malaysian government to review its plan to further expand the cash transfer program known as Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M). The author insists the money...

Thailand: Google Asked To Remove 374 YouTube Videos in 2011

According to Google's Transparency Report, the Thai Ministry of Information requested Google to take down 374 YouTube videos in 2011 for allegedly insulting the monarchy in violation of Thailand’s lèse-majesté...

Myanmar: Burmese Proverbs

Fifty Viss created a Tumblr account called Zagabon, to collect and publish Burmese proverbs and sayings, along with English translations and context if necessary

Thailand: Prospects of Judicial Coup

Bangkok Pundit discusses the prospect of a judicial coup in Thailand

Thailand: Reconciliation Bills

Aim Sinpeng links to an unofficial translation of the four versions of the important articles of the proposed reconciliation bills which are being tackled now in the Thailand parliament.

Twitterjaya: Aiming to be Malaysia's Twitter Account

The @twt_malaysia twitter account was set-up to curate tweets about Malaysia. A new curator is chosen every Monday

Singapore: Alternatives to Minimum Wage

Kumaran Pillai, editor of The Online Citizen, identifies alternatives to the proposed minimum wage system in Singapore

Understanding the Violence in Western Myanmar

Dozens dead, more than two thousand houses burned down, and thirty thousand residents have been displaced by the communal violence in Rakhine State, west of Myanmar. Who are responsible for...

Development Model for Myanmar

Myat Thu Pan discusses the possible development model for Myanmar by studying the development histories of Singapore and Thailand. The author advises Myanmar to learn from the mistakes of its...

Philippines: E-Governance Programs

Clarice Africa discusses several e-governance initiatives of the Philippine government which are planned to promote transparency and more efficient delivery of services.

Indonesia: Sumatra Deforestation Mapping Tool

There is a new mapping tool that documents the disturbing loss of forest cover in Sumatra Island in Indonesia. Sumatra, one of the largest islands in the world, is known...

Myanmar: Who Started the Tension in Arakan State?

Writing for the New Mandala, Sai Latt analyzes the situation in Arakan State in Myanmar where riots have spread in several villages. The author writes about the racist campaign against...

Vietnam: Mysterious Disease Caused by Mining?

Adam Bray visits the Ba To District, Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam to investigate a mysterious disease which has spread in the area. The author asks if the disease...

Vietnam: Vanishing Green Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Backwater Views writes about the “severe lack of green space” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The author cites a report that the city lost 50 percent of its green...

Myanmar: Department of Historical Research Website

Myanmar's Department of Historical Research has a new website which provides access to documents and studies about the history of the country

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Thailand

Ronald Reagan was still president of the United States the last time Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar. That was 24 years ago. This week she...

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