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Mong Palatino · October, 2013

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from October, 2013

26 October 2013

Singapore Rejects Proposal to Define Poverty Line

Singapore "is known for defining everything" including "the exact number of people that constitutes an unlawful assembly." But surprisingly, the richest country in the world has not yet defined poverty

24 October 2013

Malaysia Revives ‘Detention Without Trial’ Law

The government insists a tough law is needed to defeat gangs and criminal syndicates. But critics are worried that the law would lead to grave human rights abuses.

21 October 2013

Malaysian Court Rules Catholic Paper Can’t Use ‘Allah’ to Refer to God

The court ruled that the Catholic paper would create confusion and disrupt public order if it is allowed to use the word Allah

16 October 2013

Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet

The Bridge

As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.

Saving Mothers and Babies in Laos

12 October 2013

Vietnam Bids Farewell to Legendary War Hero

The 'Red Napoleon' and great military tactician of the 20th century who led the Vietnamese army in defeating the military forces of France and the United States.

9 October 2013

Singapore’s Tuition Craze

Private tuition or tutoring centers are proliferating in Singapore as parents continue to spend more money to improve the education of their children. Is this good or bad?

6 October 2013

Should Brunei Punish its ‘Runaway’ Scholars?

The Brunei government is running after scholars who have failed to return home after completing their studies abroad. The issue has sparked a debate about the country's scholarship system.

3 October 2013

Malaysian Communist Leader Chin Peng: Hero or Terrorist?

Malaysian independence fighter and communist leader Chin Peng died in Bangkok last month but his wish for his ashes to be returned home was rejected by the Malaysian government

2 October 2013

PHOTOS: Life Inside Myanmar

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller has documented life inside Myanmar from 1987 up to the recent historic transition

1 October 2013

What Singapore Can Learn from Myanmar

Democracy icon Suu Kyi says rich Singapore can learn from Myanmar's 'relaxed way of life' and 'warmer and closer relationships'.

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