CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 15 – 21 of October 2016

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 15 – 21 of October 2016

Democratic Progressive Party Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Strongly condemning the lack of international unity in ending the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, EU liberal Guy Verhofstadt told DW’s Conflict Zone that Europe needs an army of its own.
http://www.dw.com/en/guy-verhofstadt-on-syria-we-need-a-european-army/a-36091333

The crime of lese majeste — insulting the royal family — is a law enforced by monarchies around the globe. But few are stricter than Thailand.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/20/asia/thailand-lese-majeste-explainer/

Sam Rainsy, the leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said he is willing to go to prison if the government releases the dozens of CNRP members, activists, environmentalists, land protesters and human rights officials who are now behind bars.
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30919/rainsy–jail-me–release-activists/

Economic freedom is the ability and privilege of people to engage in various social and economic activities without unnecessary restrictions and prohibitions. Such freedom is guided by voluntary exchange, open markets, personal choice and accountability, and clearly defined private property rights.
http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=economic-freedom-and-human-rights&id=135028

Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo got an approval rating of 66% and a trust rating of 65% in the latest survey of Pulse Asia released on Friday, October 21.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/149843-robredo-pulse-asia-performance-trust

A court hearing over claims that opposition leader Sam Rainsy defamed the CPP’s website administrator by accusing him of buying fake Facebook “likes” for Prime Minister Hun Sen, among other alleged social media foul play, was postponed yesterday at the request of the complainant’s lawyer.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsys-facebook-slander-case-postponed

CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Month of 15 – 21 of October 2015
BURMA
Aung San Suu Kyi discusses Indo-Myanmar ties with Sonia Gandhi
October 17 2016
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-aung-san-
suu-kyi-discusses-indo-myanmar-ties
-with-sonia-gandhi-2265134

CAMBODIA
CNRP Blocked From Holding Anniversary
October 20 2016
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/
31042/cnrp-blocked-from-holding-anniversary/

INDONESIA
Assessing first two years of Jokowi’s rule
October 20 2016
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/20
/assessing-first-two-years-of-jokowis-rule.html

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo defends chemical castration for paedophiles
October 19 2016
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesias-
president-joko-widodo-defends-chemical-castration-for-paedophiles

Climate Change Greatest Threat to Development: Rachmat Witoelar
October 17 2016
http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/climate-change-greatest-threat-development-rachmat-witoelar/

PHILIPPINES
Duterte’s comment on Bongbong Marcos ‘troubling’ – Bam Aquino

October 20 2016
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/828352/dutertes-comment-on-bongbong-marcos-troubling-bam-aquino

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