CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 2 – 12 of January 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 2 – 12 of January 2017

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Myanmar has detained several police over a video that appears to show officers beating members of the Muslim Rohingya minority during a security operation.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38487067

Megawati Soekarnoputri, the chairwoman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has sent a warning to groups that threaten President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration. She has declared that party cadres are fully prepared to protect Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/10/pdi-p-on-guard-to-protect-jokowi-megawati.html

Six legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP), and New Power Party (NPP) will accompany President Tsai Ing-wen on her upcoming state visit to the four Latin American nations later this week, according to the Presidential Office announcement.
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3063720

She would rather focus on her job than dignify allegations regarding her alleged involvement in a plot to unseat President Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017
/01/10/1661300/vp-ignores-lenileaks

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said that Prime Minister Hun Sen is “dreaming” if he believes he can split the leadership of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, describing deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha as his “life-long partner in the rescue of the nation”.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pms-attempt-split-cnrp-will-fail-rainsy

CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of  2 – 12 of January 2017

BURMA
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sends envoy to Bangladesh as Rohingya crisis deepens
January 12 2017
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-myanmar-s-aung-san-suu-kyi-sends-envoy-to-bangladesh-as-rohingya-crisis-deepens-2291723

Myanmar: Video prompts investigation into police brutality against Rohingya
January 2 2017
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/02/world/myanmar-investigates-brutality-against-rohingya-muslims/

Youth Representatives Dissatisfied with Peace Talk with State Counsellor
January 2 2017
http://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/youth-
representatives-dissatisfied-with-peace-
talk-with-state-counselor.html

CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s Political Prisoners Urge The Opposition to Stay Strong

January 11 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambdoias-political-prisoners-urge-01112017145343.html

HONG KONG
A rocky visit to Taiwan for Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong

January 11 2017
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-taiwan-joshua-wong-20170109-story.html

INDONESIA
PDI-P on guard to protect Jokowi: Megawati

January 10 2016
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/10/pdi-p-on-guard-to-protect-jokowi-megawati.html

TAIWAN
Junior Chamber members join DPP as numbers rise
January 6 2017
http://www.taipeitimes.com/
News/taiwan/archives/2017/01/05/2003662550

LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL
LI Secretariat closes for festive break – a recap of 2016
January 2 2017
http://www.liberal-international.org/site/
LI_Secretariat_closes_for_festive_break__
a_recap_of_2016.html

INTERNATIONAL
Verhofstadt to support Pittella if he fails to make it to the second round

January 11 2017
https://www.neweurope.eu/article/verhofstadt-support-pittella-fails-make-second-round/

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