CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 24 of October – 11 of November 2016

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 24 of October – 11 of November 2016

“Reinvigorate, Relate, Reclaim” – Abhisit Tells Liberals

“The path to liberal democracy is not irreversible…  The struggle, the fight, must continue….  We have to assess both the successes and failures of the past as we try to move forward… We must reinvigorate, relate and reclaim.”
http://cald.org/reinvigorate-relate-reclaim-abhisit-tells-liberals/

The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), which recently convened in Bangkok, Thailand for its 11th General Assembly and 34th Executive Committee Meeting, made use of the opportunity to collectively express its sympathy to the Thai people on the demise of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016).
http://cald.org/cald-expresses-its-condolences-to-the-thai-people/

Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa (PKB) or Nation Awakening Party of Indonesia is the newest full member-party of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD).  In the 34th CALD Executive Committee Meeting held on 5 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, the members of CALD’s governing council unanimously approved the application of PKB for full membership.
http://cald.org/pkb-becomes-full-cald-member/

Hillary Clinton formally and publicly conceded to Donald Trump this morning after an upset defeat in the presidential election.
“Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,” she said this morning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khK9fIgoNjQ

Hong Kong’s legal sector is staging a rare “silent protest” against interference from Beijing after China handed down an interpretation of the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, on Monday.
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/11/08/live-hong-kongs-legal-sector-stages-rare-silent-protest-interference-beijing/

Read the Supreme Court’s 58-page decision allowing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/152005-full-text-supreme-court-decision-marcos-burial

CALD News You Can Use
October 24 – November 11 2016

CAMBODIA
Cambodian Court Finds Opposition Leader Guilty of Defamation
November 08 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodian-court-finds-opposition-leader-guilty-of-defamation-11082016145923.html

Cambodia opposition leader fined for fake Facebook ‘likes’ jibe
November 8 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics-idUSKBN13313Z?il=0
MALAYSIA
Indonesian President cancels Australia trip after violent protest
November 5 2016
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/03/asia/jakarta-islamist-governor-protest/

PHILIPPINES
Horrible Day for Democracy, PH a Laughingstock, says LP Leader
November 8 2016
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/08/16/horrible-day-for-democracy-ph-a-laughingstock-says-lp-leader

TAIWAN
Taiwan’s ruling party urges Beijing to respect Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations
November 9 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2044347/taiwans-ruling-party-urges-beijing-respect-hong-kongs

 

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