CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 29 of August – 4 of September 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 29 of August – 4 of September 2017

CALD Women’s Caucus Statement

Cambodia’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested and accused of treason on Sunday and a leading independent paper said it was being forced to shut down as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government intensified a crackdown on his critics.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/main-cambodian-opposition-leader-arrested-paper-shuts-as-crackdown-grows-idUSKCN1BD0Q2
Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for ordering a deadly crackdown on demonstrators protesting against his government in 2010.
https://www.usnews.com/news/world
/articles/2017-08-31/thai-court-dismisses-case-against-former-pm-over-bloody-2010-crackdown
They stumble down muddy ravines and flooded creeks through miles of hills and jungle in Bangladesh, and thousands more come each day, in a line stretching to the monsoon-darkened horizon.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/
world/asia/rohingya-myanmar-bangladesh-refugees-massacre.html
Senator Leila de Lima on Friday said she is thankful for the continued support she gets from those who are vouching for her integrity despite the Duterte administration’s relentless attacks and outright lies thrown her way.
http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/09/01/
de-lima-thankful-for-continued-support-those-vouching-for-her-integrity/
Government mouthpiece Fresh News has yet again published the purported details of an unsubstantiated conspiracy involving the Cambodian opposition, claiming the party received training from a Taiwanese “extremist group” in late 2013 in orchestrating regime change – training it then used to orchestrate postelection protests that the government violently quelled in January 2014.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fresh-news-plot-thickens-site-publishes-allegations-taiwanese-extremist-group-trained-cnrp
The power to tax is the power to destroy. And after 24 years and 15 days, the Cambodian government has destroyed The Cambodia Daily, a special and singular part of Cambodia’s free press.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/cambodia-daily-close-24-years/ 
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 29 of August – 4 of September 2017
BURMA
Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis

September 3 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/
2017/sep/04/myanmar-blocks-all-un-aid-to-civilians-at-heart-of-rohingya-crisis

CAMBODIA
The ‘Cambodia Daily’ Is Dying in Darkness

September 2 2017
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017
/09/02/the-cambodia-daily-is-dying-in-darkness/

Probe Into CNRP Widens Amid Claims of Taiwan Conspiracy
September 1 2017
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/
probe-into-cnrp-widens-amid-claims-of
-taiwan-conspiracy-134216/

Cambodia’s dream of democracy is dying
August 31 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/opinions
/cambodia-press-attack-opinion-thompson/index.html

HONG KONG
Rappler Talk: Emily Lau on the democratic situation in the Asia-Pacific region
August 31 2017
https://www.rappler.com/world/180691-
rappler-talk-emily-lau-democratic-situation-asia-pacific

Hong Kong politician calls on Rodrigo Duterte to end ‘political persecution’ of his arch-enemy
August 31 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/
law-crime/article/2109206/hong-kong-
politician-calls-rodrigo-duterte-end-political

INDONESIA
Indonesian envoy to urge Myanmar to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims
September 3 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar
-rohingya-indonesia/indonesian-envoy-to-urge-
myanmar-to-halt-violence-against-rohingya-muslims
-idUSKCN1BE0HS?il=0

PDIP condemns Rohingya oppression
September 2 2017
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/
112471/pdip-condemns-rohingya-oppression

PHILIPPINES
CHR’s Gascon held at Malaysian airport for 6 hours
September 2 2017
https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak
/inside-track/180952-chr-chito-gascon-held-malaysia-airport

Democracy ‘deteriorating’ in PH, say rights groups
September 2 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/927436
/democracy-deteriorating-in-ph-say-rights-groups

Asian political parties keeping eye on Duterte’s ‘growing authoritarian rule,’ says De Lima
September 1 2017
http://www.interaksyon.com/asian-
political-parties-keeping-eye-on-dutertes
-growing-authoritarian-rule-says-de-lima/

Asian women leaders demand release of detained Philippine senator
September 1 2017
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/
detail/aec/30325473

Women lawmakers visit Leila, seek her release
September 1 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/927164/
women-lawmakers-visit-leila-seek-her-release

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo
August 31 2017
https://www.rappler.com/nation/180783-hatred-divisiveness-not-ethos-our-time-robredo

 

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