Latest posts by Mong Palatino from March, 2015
"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”
Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.
The World Bank has launched mapVIETNAM, an interactive map that shows various socio-economic indicators in Vietnam such as poverty rates, employment, and electricity connectivity. The photo above shows the number of households living on $2 dollars a day. Using the map, we can see that poverty rates are high in...
"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."
The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.
An open letter signed by 27 groups and 163 individuals is asking the United Nations Human Rights Council to probe the human rights abuses committed by the Vietnamese government. The signatories are also demanding the removal of Vietnam's membership in the UN human rights body. We urge member states to...
Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.
"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”
Since 1992, the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore has been organizing activities to remove garbage from the beaches and mangroves of Singapore. Every year, about 1,500 volunteers are joining the cleanup events that are able to collect 60,000 pieces of litter.
Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’
"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."
More than 200 academics from all over the world have signed a statement expressing support to historian and college professor Dr Somsak Jeamteerasakul who was recently fired by Thammasat University. The Thai scholar, who has been teaching for two decades, is critical of the junta government which grabbed power last...
"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."