CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 25 – 31 of July 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 25 – 31 of July 2017

Pro-democracy veteran Martin Lee warns joint checkpoint deal sets precedent for crushing protests

Pro-democracy veteran Martin Lee has warned that China could lease more land from Hong Kong in order to crush protests in the city, following the precedent set by the joint checkpoint arrangement for the Express Rail Link terminus.
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/27/pro-democracy-veteran-martin-lee-warns-joint-checkpoint-deal-sets-precedent-crushing-protests/

Despite suggestions that he resign, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon refuses to throw in the towel and vows to continue performing duties mandated by the Constitution.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/918541/chr-chief-wont-quit
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has again slammed the impending “anti-Rainsy” changes to the Political Parties law, telling supporters in France that Prime Minister Hun Sen was using them to foster a “culture of war” to frighten members of his own party.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-again-bashes-parties-law-changes
A panel of judges in Taiwan electrified much of Asia in May by declaring that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The judges told lawmakers to scrap the ban that’s in effect now for lack of laws saying same-sex marriage is legal. People in the vibrant Taiwanese LGBT community cheered that ruling because same-sex marriages would give them the rights as equal to male-female couples to make parenting decisions, share insurance benefits and just tell the world hey, we’re hitched.
https://www.forbes.com
/sites/ralphjennings/2017/07/28/asias-first-same-sex-marriage-law-faces-a-new-obstacle-in-taiwan/#eb81bb27602e
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 25 – 31 of July 2017
CAMBODIA
Cambodia Signs Controversial Amendment Into Law

July 28 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/law-07282017165222.html

HONG KONG
Albert Ho said to be recovering after lung cancer surgery
July 29 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170728-albert-ho-said-to-be-recovering-after-lung-cancer-surgery/

PHILIPPINES
Robredo against CHR abolition
July 28 2017
http://www.rappler.com/nation/177031-leni-robredo-against-chr-abolition

LP expresses victory over exclusion of death penalty in Congress priority list
July 28 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/918402/lp-expresses-victory-over-exclusion-of-death-penalty-in-congress-priority-list

SINGAPORE
SDP again claims PAP stole their idea, this time
July 28 2017
http://www.theindependent.sg/sdp-again-claims-pap-stole-their-idea-this-time/

 

 

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