Latest posts by Mong Palatino from April, 2014
Balik Cina is a new website which compiles some of the hilarious and notorious quotes made by Malaysian politicians.
Writing for Southeast Asia Globe, Denise Hruby reported how the mentally ill in many rural areas of Cambodia are being treated: …the mentally ill are still treated by traditional healers, who aim to drive out bad spirits by burning the skin, or by the untrained staff of one-room health clinics...
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wanted Boeing to take responsibility for the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370. He wrote in his blog: Boeing built this aircraft. Boeing must explain how all these means of tracking the plane can be disabled, can fail. Either Boeing technology is poor...
Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.
The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.
The winning parties of the recently concluded legislative polls in Indonesia will participate in the July presidential election.
Hallam Goad analyzed the problems and issues that plagued Cambodia's urban development in the past two decades: Phnom Penh has followed the clichéd patterns of newly emerging nations almost to the letter with the urban poor shouldering many of the downsides. What few people recognise is that most of it...
Doan Trang observed that a growing number of Vietnamese bloggers have been tackling human rights and other political issues by writing commentaries and analyses, even finding supplementary facts. Despite the emotional style which may sometimes reveal their non-professionalism, they filled the vacuum left by the mainstream media which in most...
Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year but it is also the period when road accidents shoot up across the country.
Myanmar's Ministry of Education and the Open Society Foundation have teamed up to establish the country's first digital library. Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Manager at the Open Society Foundations’ Higher Education Support Programme, explained the importance of the project: It will also mean including their students and scholars (of the University...
Poor working conditions probably led to another mass fainting case involving 200 workers in a garment factory in Cambodia.
We can now explore the ancient city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia through Google Street View. This video highlights some of the stunning temples of Angkor Wat.
Mother Jones uploaded a video which simulates the 600 bombing missions conducted by the United States in Laos between 1965 to 1973 during the Vietnam War era.
Can a motorcycle carry 10 passengers? Yes if you're in the Philippines where a modified bike is used as a public transport in rural villages
A Singapore poster campaign in a busy train station wants the public to think twice about meat consumption.
The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.
Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.