CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 23 – 29 of August 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 23 – 29 of August 2017

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister says

Thailand’s defense minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-politics-yingluck-idUSKCN1B80BN

Intensifying clashes between security forces and insurgents in western Myanmar sent terrified civilians scrambling toward the Bangladesh border on Sunday in a desperate search for refuge.
https://www.nytimes.com/
2017/08/27/world/asia/myanmar-rohingya-bangladesh.html
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) expresses deep disappointment in the decision by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to shut down the Institute’s office in Cambodia.
https://www.ndi.org/publications/
statement-cambodian-government%E2%80%
99s-decision-shut-down-ndis-office-cambodia#Cambodia
Amid one of the bloodiest weeks in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s year-long war on drugs, one name has continued to resonate with Filipinos: Kian Delos Santos.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/24/asia/kian-delos-santos-duterte-war-on-drugs/index.html 
Cambodian Ministry of Information on Thursday claimed its shuttering of 15 radio stations across the country was not targeted at independent broadcasters, and took aim at the Cambodia Daily for failing to pay a huge tax bill, hours after the US State Department labelled the tax measure exorbitant and biased.
http://www.thedailystar.net/politics/cambodia-government-closes-15-radio-stations-tax-measure-us-state-department-1454377
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 23 – 29 of August 2017
BURMA
Kofi Annan and Aung San Suu Kyi condemn Rhakine violence
August 27 2017
https://www.phuketgazette.net/
news/kofi-annan-aung-san-suu-kyi-condemn-rhakine-violence

Almost 100 dead and thousands evacuated as violence flares in Myanmar
August 27 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/
world/2017/aug/27/thousands-
evacuated-as-violence-flares-in-myanmar-rohingya-bangladesh

NLD saved country from possible ‘bankruptcy’, says adviser
August 24 2017
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/nld-saved-country-from-possible-bankruptcy-says-adviser

CAMBODIA
International groups slam NGO and media closures
August 28 2017
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/
national/international-groups-slam-ngo-and-media-closures

Cambodian govt closes 15 radio stations
August 26 2017
http://www.thedailystar.net/
politics/cambodia-government-
closes-15-radio-stations-tax-measure-us-state-department-1454377

INDONESIA
Jokowi Comments on Transportation Ministry Bribery Case
August 28 2017
https://en.tempo.co
/read/news/2017/08/28/055903720/J
okowi-Comments-on-Transportation-Ministry-Bribery-Case

PHILIPPINES
Legarda praises Robredo’s nutrition program
August 26 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.ne
t/925828/loren-legarda-leni-robredo-nutrition-program

SINGAPORE
SDP Awards Bursary to Needy Families
August 28 2017
http://yoursdp.org/news
/sdp_awards_bursary_to_
needy_families/2017-08-28-6190

TAIWAN
DPP lawmaker pushes for geothermal power
August 23 2017
http://www.taipeitimes.com/
News/taiwan/archives/2017/08/23/2003677019

THAILAND
Thailand’s Future Uncertain In Wake Of Populist Ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s Stalled Trial
August 25 2017
https://www.forbes.com/sites
/ralphjennings/2017/08/25/thailand-
risks-fresh-political-unrest-after-trial-of-populist-ex-pm/#28f28ad8797a

CALD Climate Change Workshop and CALD Executive Committee Meeting
Theme: Climate Finance: Promoting and Financing Green Innovation
3 – 6 November 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

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