Mong Palatino · January, 2011

Latest posts by Mong Palatino from January, 2011

Indonesia: The coming ASEAN community

  17 January 2011

Multibrand from Indonesia reports that government ministers attending the meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to establish and expand the ASEAN Community in 2015.

Brunei: Online bookstore

  14 January 2011

NollyBook.com is an online bookstore based in Brunei Darussalam. It sells books in both English and Bahasa Malayu languages.

Thailand: The Red Shirt protesters are back

  11 January 2011

The Red Shirt anti-government protesters in Thailand mobilized thousands of their members in central Bangkok as they continued to press their demand for more democratic reforms in government. Police estimated the crowd at 30,000 but rally organizers claimed they gathered 60,000 in the streets.

Malaysia: Critique of history syllabus

  11 January 2011

Dr Geoff Wade discusses the changing history syllabus in Malaysian schools. The author notes that ‘half of the country disappeared’ in the history syllabus focusing on Malays.

Myanmar: Lawyers’ Network to support activists

  6 January 2011

The Democratic Voice of Burma reported that a lawyers’ network was recently formed by the political opposition in Myanmar to assist dissidents and political prisoners. Despite the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, there are more than 2,000 political prisoners in Myanmar.

Vietnam's first e-market

  4 January 2011

Launched last month, Agromart is Vietnam's first e-market featuring the country's agricultural, forestry and aquatic products. More than 400 products are already listed on the website.

Vietnam: Facebook inaccessible again

  4 January 2011

Adam Bray from Phan Thiet, Vietnam notes that Facebook seems to be blocked again in many parts of Vietnam. He wonders if it is related to the forthcoming National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party.