CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 13 – 19 of June 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 13 – 19 of June 2017

Breaking: Rainsy travel ban lifted

The Council of Ministers issued a letter this morning to lift the travel ban on former opposition president Sam Rainsy, eight months after the government formally banned airlines from flying him into the country.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-rainsy-travel-ban-lifted?utm_content=buffere08b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffe

 

In a keynote speech at a Forum on Democratic Governance organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Bangkok, Chair of LI’s Human Rights Committee Markus Loening has spoken of the importance of civil society in a vibrant democracy.
http://www.liberal-international.org/
site/LI_HRC_Chair_Markus_Loening
_addresses_democratic_governance_
forum_in_Bangkok.html
CALD Youth Chairman, Ivanpal Grewal and Secretary General, Joy Chen, attended the IFLRY’s 40th General Assembly and Seminar between 1st and 4th June 2017.
http://cald.org/cald-youth-officials-attend-iflrys-40th-ga/
The election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday described former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as a “confused lot” after he asked the tribunal to decrypt and print the images of ballots from thousands of precincts.
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/06/15/1710297/robredo-lawyer-marcos-confused-electoral-protest
The Cambodia National Rescue Party looks set to gain two communes, one in Battambang and another Kampong Thom, after a recount of ballots at the National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-set-make-gains-during-recounts
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Month  of 13 – 19 of June 2017
BURMA
State Counsellor visits NLD’s patron at YGH

June 15 201
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/10045CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Mocks Former Opposition Party Leader as ‘Coward’
June 15 2017
http://www.rfa.org/
english/news/cambodia
/cambodias-prime-minister-mocks
-former-opposition-party-leader-as-
coward-06152017163602.html

Cambodia Annuls Sam Rainsy Travel Ban
June 14 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english
/news/cambodia/ban-06142017171821.html

PHILIPPINES
9,000 undocumented evacuees yet to receive relief goods
June 18 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/06/18/1711142/
9000-undocumented-evacuees-yet-receive-relief-goods

Robredo, Marcos poll tussle heats up
June 17 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net
/906276/robredo-marcos-poll-tussle-heats-up

Philippine Vice President sees importance of US in fighting terror
June 14 2017
http://www.ibtimes.sg
/philippine-vice-president-sees-importance-us-fighting-terror-11369

Being ‘dilawan’ in the Duterte-controlled House
June 14 2017
http://www.rappler.com/
newsbreak/in-depth/172182-liberal-party-dynamics-house

SINGAPORE
SDP: Allegations by PM Lee’s siblings raise concerns regarding present administration of Singapore
June 16 2017
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2017/06/16/sdp-allegations-by-pm-lees-siblings-raise-concerns-regarding-present-administration-of-singapore/

LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL
Promoting Tolerance Program inspires advancement of democracy and civil society
June 16 2017
http://www.liberal-international.org/
site/Promoting_Tolerance_
Program_inspires_advancement_of_
democracy_and_civil_society.html

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