CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 1 – 13 of June 2017

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Week of 1 – 13 of June 2017

CALD Holds Communication Workshop

On 1-5 June 2017, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) held the 9th Communications Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The workshop coincided with the 4 June Cambodian commune elections, so the members of the CALD delegation also took the opportunity to learn about the local elections in the mainland Southeast Asian state.


Welcome Dinner:

Forum on Cambodian Elections / Campaign Observation:

DAY 1 – 9th CALD Political Communications Workshop:

DAY 2 – 9th CALD Political Communications Workshop:

“Democratic reforms could not be easily achieved.  To get to where we are now, we had to struggle for more than 20 years.  For the democratic transition to go smoothly, we need the support of our citizens and other like-minded entities.  It is in this light that we welcome friendly relations with CALD, with which we share similar liberal and democratic values.”
Cambodians have taken to the polls to select 11,572 councillors for 1,646 commune councils.

Twelve political parties are participating, but only the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have candidates in every commune.

An Australian man stands accused of espionage after flying a drone over an opposition political rally in Cambodia and could face up to a decade in jail.

Filmmaker James Ricketson was arrested, detained for six days and then charged with the offence of “endangering national defence,” the day after he flew a drone above a campaign rally for the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

No one seems to know for sure when Thailand will hold its next election, not even the prime minister as he usually ducks that question from reporters.

But the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation (PDRF), known to be pro-junta, have said that while they still support the Democrat Party leader, who has been critical of the junta, they would be open to considering “other options”.

If you’re struggling to understand why 10 MPs from Northern Ireland appear to be keeping Theresa May as prime minister of the entire United Kingdom, you’re not alone.
Vice President Leni Robredo led the 119th Independence Day celebrations on Monday as President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the event.
This paper offers a comparative analysis of gender policies proposed by liberal, conservative and social democratic parties. Parties in Ireland, South Africa, Canada, and Sweden have been selected.
WEEK OF JUNE 1 – 13 of JUNE 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Sweden
June 12 2017
Suu Kyi studies Canadian federalism
June 10 2017

National Election Body to Start Vote Recount Today
June 12 2017

Dissecting the Cambodian Election
June 10 2017

Cambodia charges Aussie with spying
June 9 2017

Cambodia’s local elections offer positive results for both major parties
June 5 2017

Cambodian PM Hun Sen says local election worth sacrificing 200 lives
June 4 2017

Amid fighting, PH flag hoisted in Marawi on Independence Day
June 12 2017

Marines honor fallen comrades in Marawi battle
June 12 2017

VP Leni to Filipinos: Do not forget the nation’s present, past heroes
June 11 2017

President pushes for infrastructure bill despite criticism
June 12 2017

Tainan leads push to boost English in Taiwan
June 10 2017

LI HRC Slams President Duterte at UNHRC over extra-judicial war on drugs
June 7 2017

UK election result ‘may delay Brexit talks’
June 12 2017

EU president says member states need to up defence spending
June 6 2017


CALD Women’s Caucus Conference

Theme: Women Empowering Women: Experiences Across Asia
10-14 August 2017
Taipei, Taiwan

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