CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 14 – 24 of November 2016

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 14 – 24 of November 2016

DP Thailand takes helm of Asian Liberals, CALD

With the participation of LI President Dr. Juli Minoves, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD – LI cooperating organisation), convened its 11th General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, where the Democrat Party (LI full member) took responsibility for chairing the direction of Asia’s liberal regional organisation for the coming period.
http://www.liberal-international.org/site/DP_Thailand_takes_helm_of_Asian_Liberals_CALD.html

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in partnership with the Economic Freedom Network Asia has recently concluded their EFN Asia Conference in Manila, Philippines.

Members of the Liberal Party (LP) reacted negatively to the hero’s burial for late President Ferdinand Marcos held on Friday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/11/
18/1645050/quotes-lp-members-react-heros-burial-marcos

“Liberal Democratic Party (LDP, LI full member) is important for our liberal family, an important party in the region and the regional liberal organization LIBSEEN, an important partner of the ALDE Party and an important element of global liberalism”, said Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, Vice president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party) and member of LI Human Rights Committee at the meeting with the LDP leadership in Skopje.
http://www.liberal-international.org/
site/ALDE_Party_and_LI_back_Macedonian
_LDP_ahead_of_elections.html

Disrespectful oath-taking gave mainland officials a good excuse to rewrite the Basic Law, thereby ‘destroying’ city’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2047036/hong-kong-localist-radicals-played-beijings-hands-democracy

Embattled senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday said she expects alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa to implicate her in the illegal drug trade in Wednesday’s Senate investigation.
http://cnnphilippines.com/incoming/2016/11/22/leila-de-lima-kerwin-espinosa-face-off-illegal-drugs.html

Thousands of people wearing yellow T-shirts flooded the streets of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday to call for the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/19/asia/malaysia-protests-bersih-five/

CALD News You Can Use
November 14 – 21 2016

BURMA
Myanmar Urged by U.N. Expert to Let Aid Flow to Mainly Muslim State
November 18 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/
myanmar-rakhine-rohingya-muslim.html?_r=0

CAMBODIA
Rainsy’s symbolic offer
November 17 2016
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/
national/rainsys-symbolic-offer

PHILIPPINES
Noynoy Aquino: Never forget Martial Law victims – spox
November 18 2016
http://www.rappler.com/nation
/152864-noynoy-aquino-martial-law-victims-
never-forget-marcos-burial

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