CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 4 – 10 of April 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 4 – 10 of April 2017

Veteran Democrat Martin Lee sets next Hong Kong leader two conditions to get party on board

Party founder says chief executive-elect must restart electoral reform process and pick cabinet without Beijing’s interference.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2085848/veteran-democrat-martin-lee-sets-next-hong-kong-leader-two

Thailand’s king signed a military-backed constitution into law on Thursday, an essential step toward an election the junta has promised will restore democracy after the 12th successful coup in little over 80 years.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-king-constitution-idUSKBN1780VB
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday he was still concerned about the current limitations on party activities after the constitution was promulgated, but added that he believed that the junta would gradually loosen its grip.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com
/news/national/30311516
The scene would have been unlikely a year ago. Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets to protest a decision by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to name a new bridge for her father.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/
04/08/world/asia/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-first-year.html?_r=0
Vice President Leni Robredo has called for the need to educate women worldwide on their rights against abuse, “especially emerging ones like second-generational bias and harassment on social media.”
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/887275/robredo-educating-women-a-defense-vs-abuse-bias
The Interior Ministry said on Wednesday it would recognize Kem Sokha as CNRP president, but not the party’s three newly selected vice presidents, in the latest in a series of tussles over the opposition’s internal rules that critics say is designed to derail the party’s commune election push.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com
/news/government-recognizes-sokha-but-not-deputies-127615/
WEEK OF  4 – 10 of APRIL 2017
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
CALD
CALD Consultative Meeting on the Liberal Manifesto 2017 Summary Video:

https://youtu.be/Rh4i57Jf1GoBURMA
Suu Kyi to visit China and Europe 

April 9 2017
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/
news/aec/30311801

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi exclusive interview – BBC News
April 5 2017
https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=MFEEmdKbqBE&feature=youtu.be

Suu Kyi’s party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar’s minorities
April 2 2017
http://www.rappler.com/
world/regions/asia-pacific/165903-myanmar-by-elections-suu-kyi-party-nld

Aung San Suu Kyi is letting her own revolution down
March 30 2017
http://www.economist.com/
news/leaders/21719800-myanmars-revered-leader-needs-learn-how-delegate-aung-san-suu-kyi-letting-her-own

PHILIPPINES
Leni adviser hits back at Bongbong over ‘unpatriotic’ tag

April 5 2017
http://www.gmanetwork.com/
news/story/606006/news/nation/leni-adviser-hits-back-at-bongbong-over-unpatriotic-tag

VP tells graduates to ‘strive for real change’
April 8 2016
http://news.mb.com.ph
/2017/04/08/vp-tells-graduates-to-strive-for-real-change/

THAILAND
Regime urged to respect new charter 
April 7 2017
http://www.bangkokpost.com
/news/politics/1228292/regime-urged-to-respect-new-charter

INTERNATIONAL
IPU pushes for increased access to investigate human rights violations of MPs
April 5 2017
https://beta.ipu.org/news/press-releases/2017-04/ipu-pushes-increased-access-investigate-human-rights-violations-mps

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