CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 21 – 27 of March 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 21 – 27 of March 2017

HONG KONG’S DEMOCRATS HOST GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERS

“How can we say to any country in the world that it is not ready for democracy?  Who are we to say that? How can we say that we are entitled to democracy and not you? Let the people of every country decide for themselves”, said Martin Lee, Founding Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong (DPHK) and Individual Member of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD).  CALD’s youth arm, the CALD Youth, convened in Hong Kong on 23-27 March 2017 for its inaugural CALD Youth Political Academy (CYPA) with the theme, “The 3Is of Leadership: Imagine, Inspire, Innovate.”
http://cald.org/hong-kongs-democrats-host-global-youth-leaders/

A small group of pro-democracy lawmakers has sought acceptance from critics who disagree with their decision to cast blank protest votes during Sunday’s chief executive election.
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/pro-democracy-camp-minority-seeks-acceptance-amid-outrage-protest-votes-leadership-race/
CALD Youth Political Academy Photos:
CALD Youth Political Academy – Day 1: “IMAGINE”
https://www.facebook.com/pg/asianliberals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1348846995162243

CALD Youth Political Academy – Day 2: “INSPIRE”
https://www.facebook.com/pg/asianliberals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1349908198389456

CALD Youth Political Academy: Day 3: “INNOVATE”
https://www.facebook.com/pg/asianliberals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1350987351614874

On March 26, Hong Kong will elect its next leader, known as the chief executive, for the first time since widespread protests over democratisation
https://www.theguardian.com/
world/2017/mar/22/hong-kong-chief-executive-election-what-you-need-to-know
Feeling she was being persecuted, Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said people continued to spread lies about her and her family through the mainstream and social media.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/883850/robredo-says-people-still-spreading-lies-about-her
Ministry of Interior officials will meet with representatives of the Cambodia National Rescue Party on Wednesday to discuss the ministry’s ruling that an extraordinary congress held to elect a new president last month violated the party’s bylaws.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meeting-set-over-cnrp-presidency
The United Nations’ top human rights body decided on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate atrocities that the country’s army is said to have committed against Rohingya Muslims, ratcheting up pressure on the country’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to curb the conduct of the powerful military.
https://www.nytimes.com/
2017/03/24/world/asia/myanmar-rakhine-rohingya-un-rights-council.html?_r=0
CALD News You Can Use
Week of 21 to 27 of March 2017

CAMBODIA
CNRP, ministry to meet over congress

March 24 2017
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/
news/36860/cnrp–ministry-to-meet-over-congress/

Cambodia Court Sentences Former Soldier to Life for Murder of Analyst Kem Ley
March 23 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english
/news/cambodia/sentence-03232017165725.html

PHILIPPINES
Leni mum on dinner, tones down criticism

March 26 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/03/26/1684636/leni-mum-dinner-tones-down-criticism

No betrayal of public trust in Robredo message, law dean says
March 22 2017
http://www.philstar.com
/headlines/2017/03/22/1683572/no-betrayal-public-trust-robredo-message-law-dean-says

TAIWAN
DPP to send delegation to observe South Korean presidential election

March 22 2017
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201703220017.aspx\

INTERNATIONAL
Guy Verhofstadt for EWB: European integration the best way to stabilize Western Balkans

March 23 2017
https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2017/03/23/guy-verhofstadt-for-ewb-european-integration-best-way-to-stabilize-western-balkans/

Announcements:

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

Theme: Role of Regional Liberal Networks in Addressing Threats to Freedom
18-21 May 2017
Andorra

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