CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 1 – 7 of August 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 25 – 31 of July 2017

Taiwan to host CALD Women’s Caucus Conference for the first time

An international summit on women’s empowerment in politics will be held for the first time in Taiwan next week, an official with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Friday.
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201708040029.aspx

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday passed the organic bill regulating political parties after it was revised by a joint law review committee, particularly the newly introduced primary voting system.
http://news.thaivisa.com/article/7398/organic-bill-on-political-parties-passes-after-revisions
The legislature has recently passed the new general election bill despite dissenting opinion from the opposition parties. The new bill is a watershed moment for democracy in Indonesia – it guarantees political stability and upholds democratic legitimacy, while keeping election costs down.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/
academia/2017/08/04/new-election-bill-new-hope-for-democracy.html
In response to the recent statement made by the Attorney-General’s Chamber on Mr Li Sheng Wu’s private Facebook post, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) calls on the AGC to show even-handedness in the matter by also looking into the allegations made against PM Lee.
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2017/07/17/sdp-highlights-double-standard-by-agc-in-its-action-with-li-shengwu-and-lee-hsien-loong/
The Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday completed its task of removing pictures of its leadership from its billboards across the country in response to the passage of widely criticised legal amendments that effectively outlawed their former president’s association with the party.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/
national/opposition-completes-removal-rainsy-signs
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 1 – 7 of August 2017
BURMA
Is the NLD government acquiescing to the Tatmadaw?
August 7 2017
http://www.frontiermyanmar.net
/en/is-the-nld-government-acquiescing-to-the-tatmadaw
NGOs send letter to Aung San Suu Kyi ensure the rights of Muslims
August 5 2017
http://www.mizzima.com
/news-domestic/ngos-send-letter-aung-san-suu-kyi-ensure-rights-muslims

At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence
August 4 2017
https://www.reuters.com
/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-idUSKBN1AK0IM

PHILIPPINES
VP Robredo reaches out to Leyte quake vicitms
August 5 2017
http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/08/05/vp-robredo-reaches-out-to-leyte-quake-vicitms/

TAIWAN
DPP launches democracy camp for foreign students
August 4 2017
http://www.taipeitimes.com/
News/taiwan/archives/2017/08/04/2003675893

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