CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 14 – 23 January 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 14 – 23 January 2017

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Sues Rival Sam Rainsy, Again

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy welcomed the $1 million lawsuit Prime Minister Hun Sen filed against the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president on Wednesday, telling RFA it will give the country another shot at seeing the truth about the regime.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodias-hun-sen-sues-rival-01182017154043.html

Toward a clear path to the future, the party and its leadership need to look back to its past, writes Senator Francis Pangilinan
http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/158720-redefining-liberal-party-philippines
Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, won the presidential election of Indonesia in 2014 by vowing to boost growth, attract investments and improve infrastructure, making him the first president outside of the political and military elite.
http://globalriskinsights.com/2017/01/president-jokowi-reform-minded-leader/
Experts have shared their solutions to some of the challenges governments around the world face in countering radicalisation and extremism and advancing liberty, with the release this week of the 7th Liberal International Human Rights Bulletin. The Bulletin focuses on one the LI Human Rights Committee’s core priorities of securing and promoting equal rights both for the religious and non-religious peoples.
http://www.liberal-international.org/site
/Lessons_on_counteringradicalisation
_7th_Human_Rights_Bulletin_released.html
On the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.
https://www.genevasummit.org/
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEEK OF 14 – 23 OF JANUARY 2017
BURMA
NLD Form Performance Assessment Group
January 19 2017
http://www.irrawaddy.com/news/nld-forms-performance-assessment-group.htmlCAMBODIA
Election Monitoring Group Says Voter Registration Did Not Go Far Enough
January 21 2017
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/election-monitoring-group-says-voter-registration-did-not-go-far-enough-/3685047.html

Opposition Prepares to Nominate 23,000 Candidates for Local Elections
January 19 2017
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/opposition-prepares-to-nominate-23000-candidates-for-local-elections/3681444.html

PHILIPPINES
Pangilinan seeks penalty vs social media for spread of fake news
January 19 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/863507/pangilinan-seeks-possible-penalty-vs-social-media-for-spread-of-fake-news

CHR tells gov’t: Take human rights seriously
January 15 2017
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017
/01/15/1662730/chr-tells-govt-take-human-rights-seriously

THAILAND
Democrats slightly more popular than Pheu Thai: Poll 
January 22 2017
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1184700
/democrat-party-slightly-more-popular-than-pheu-thai-poll

 

 

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