Latest posts by Mong Palatino from April, 2015
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
Licadho, a Cambodian human rights group, has released its dataset of land concessions approved by the government in the past years. The group is now urging the government to release all records related to the land contracts it awarded to domestic and foreign companies. According to activists, many of these...
"Apart from the problems of using handcuffs on minors, is this really a proportional response to a YouTube video?"
"Thanks to social media it has become possible and even trendsetting to publicly question the Communist Party’s legitimacy."
"I will not keep quiet. How can I be neutral, even my pen has a stand!"
"We believe that Mary Jane was a victim of large drug syndicates who take advantage of the unawareness, vulnerability and desperation of our people."
There are thousands of amateur Filipino boxers who wanted to be like world champion Manny Pacquiao but many of them remain poor and lack proper training.
"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."
Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.
"The camera gave me a chance to see what my eye would have missed – a collective portrait of Singapore, always in transit."