CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 11 – 17 of April 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 11 – 17 of April 2017

Democrat leader sees change in political atmosphere

Almost three years after the 2014 coup, Thailand’s constitution was finally promulgated last week. While the charter spells out a timeframe for legislation to pave the way for elections, the exact date of the poll has not been decided by the ruling junta government.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30312247

In celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, Vice President Leni Robredo on Easter Sunday called on Filipinos to be “agents of joy and peace” instead of cultivating hate and division.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/889435/robredos-easter-message-be-agents-of-joy-and-peace-not-hate
Hasto Kristiyanto, the secretary general of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, said Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat’s programs, presented at the televised gubernatorial debate on Wednesday evening (12/04), were “down to earth but visionary.”
http://jakartaglobe.id/news/ahok-djarots-programs-earth-visionary-pdip-politician/
CNRP President Kem Sokha courted supporters at events in Melbourne on Thursday, continuing a tour of Australia and New Zealand that marks his first fundraising trip as party president in a role previously filled by former party President Sam Rainsy.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/taking-reins-from-rainsy-kem-sokha-canvases-australia-128027/
On April 1, the National League for Democracy government marked its first year in office. Although there were worries in the immediate aftermath of the November 2015 election about whether the NLD would really become the government, it has been running the country for a year. As there is no guarantee that Myanmar will not revert to military rule, senior NLD leader U Win Htein says the fact that the NLD government has survived for a year can be regarded as a great success.
http://frontiermyanmar.net/en/successes-and-setbacks-looking-back-on-the-nlds-first-year-in-government
At this year’s historic 70th Anniversary LI Congress, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD, LI cooperating organisation) is set to organize an interactive workshop on liberalism in times of post-truth politics and populism.
http://www.liberal-international.org/
site/LI_70th_Anniversary_Congres
s_to_feature_CALD_Workshop_o
n_threats_to_liberalism.html
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEEK OF 11 – 17 OF APRIL 2017

CALD YOUTH POLITICAL ACADEMY
CALD Youth held its first ever CALD Youth Political Academy in Hong Kong. These are the articles that some of our participants made:IFLRY President Update
http://libel.iflry.com/2017/04/1245/

We Must Persist
http://yoursdp.org/publ/
perspectives/the_way_
forward_insights_from_cald_youth_political_
academy_in_hong_kong/2-1-0-1608

How the Determination of Asian Liberals Inspired Me
http://libel.iflry.com/
2017/04/how-the-determination-of-asian-liberals-inspired-me/

A Lesson From Hong Kong – CALD Youth Political Academy
https://www.facebook.com
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Anđa Petković, CEAS Project Manager at the CALD Youth Political Academy 2017
https://www.ceas-serbia.org
/en/news/ceas-news/5962-march-23-27-anda-petkovic-ceas-project-manager-at-the-cald-youth-political-academy-2017

PHILIPPINES
VP Leni’s ‘Angat Buhay’ sends relief goods to Bohol

April 13 2017
http://news.mb.com.ph/
2017/04/13/vp-lenis-angat-buhay-sends-relief-goods-to-bohol/

VP’s Lenten message: Look beyond self
April 13 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/04/13/1690431/vps-lenten-message-look-beyond-self

VP poll protest: SC orders Marcos to pay P66.2M; Robredo, P15.7M
April 12 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/
888691/vp-poll-protest-sc-orders-marcos-to-pay-p66-2m-robredo-p15-7m

SINGAPORE
Dr Chee Soon Juan: Goh Chok Tong’s ultimate folly

April 11 2017
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/
2017/04/11/dr-chee-soon-juan-goh-chok-tongs-ultimate-folly/

THAILAND
Thai political restrictions will not end quickly

April 11 2017
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/
news/asiapacific/thai-political-restrictions-will-not-end-quickly/3670122.html

Announcements:

Regional Liberal Networks Meeting in 61st LI Congress (70th Anniversary Congress)

Theme: Role of Regional Liberal Networks in Addressing Threats to Freedom
18-21 May 2017
Andorra

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