CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 18 – 24 of April 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 18 – 24 of April 2017

Cambodian Opposition Party to Hold Congress to Select Vice Presidents

Cambodia’s main opposition party will hold a party congress next week to amend a crucial bylaw that allows the selection of three vice presidents in another bid to placate the country’s Ministry of Interior which rejected the party’s previous method of naming party leaders, a party official said Tuesday.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodian-opposition-party-to-hold-congress-to-select-vice-presidents-04182017154427.html

Mike Rowse says Wu Chi-wai’s call to move on from Occupy was less than practical, but it captured a strong desire in the community for reconciliation and for the incoming administration to address the issues that divided the city
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2089539/carrie-lam-must-read-hidden-message-occupy-amnesty-call
A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia’s reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.
http://www.reuters.com/article/indonesia-election-int-idUSKBN17K2I2
Thailand’s next government will be tightly scrutinised for its adherence to a 20-year “national strategy” on social and economic development being drawn up under the current military government.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/concerns-over-thailands-20-year-plan
Fifteen members of the Liberal Party (LP) allied with the super majority coalition in the House of Representatives have decided to steer clear of the impeachment complaints filed against President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo.
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/04/22/1692746/leni-lp-wont-support-duterte-impeach-raps
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi will pay official visits to four European countries at the end of April, followed by a trip to China in May, according to Zaw Htay, the deputy director general of the Office of the State Counsellor.
http://www.dvb.no/news/suu-kyi-plans-visit-europe-china/75169
It’s a quiet Sunday for Vice President Leni Robredo as she spent her first birthday as the country’s second top official by just staying at home.
http://www.rappler.com/
newsbreak/inside-track/167728-vice-president-leni-robredo-52nd-birthday-celebration
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEEK OF 18 – 24 OF APRIL 2017
BURMA
New Wa-led committee pledges to overcome deadlock in peace process

April 21 2017
http://www.mmtimes.com
/index.php/national-news/25696-new-wa-led-committee-pledges-to-overcome-deadlock-in-peace-process.html

INDONESIA
After Christian Governor Ahok’s Defeat, Indonesia’s Muslim Hardliners Eye 2019 Presidential Election

April 22 2017
http://www.gospelherald.com/
articles/70203/20170422/after-ahok-s-defeat-muslim-hardliners-eye-2019-presidential-election.htm#closepopup

Megawati says surveys do not determine elections
April 19 2017
http://www.thejakartapost.com
/news/2017/04/19/megawati-says-surveys-do-not-determine-elections.html

PHILIPPINES
Why not decriminalize drug use? VP urges gov’t to study Portugal move

April 23 2017
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net
/891152/why-not-decriminalize-drug-use-vp-urges-govt-to-study-portugal-move

Robredo tells youth: Be ambassadors against online hate
April 21 2017
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/21/17/robredo-tells-youth-be-ambassadors-against-online-hate

US: Trump going to Philippines
April 21 2017
http://www.philstar.com
/headlines/2017/04/21/1692427/us-trump-going-philippines

Robredo receives honorary degree from Camarines Sur university
April 21 2017
http://www.rappler.com
/newsbreak/inside-track/167390-robredo-honorary-degree-university-saint-anthony-camarines-sur

THAILAND
Abhisit urges agencies to take action on missing historical plaque

April 20 2017
http://news.thaivisa.com/
article/1548/abhisit-urges-agencies-to-take-action-on-missing-historical-plaque

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

Theme: Role of Regional Liberal Networks in Addressing Threats to Freedom
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