CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 25 of April – 1 of May 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 25 of April – 1 of May 2017

Indonesia’s Jokowi: ASEAN must have common stand on South China Sea

The only way the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can stand up to Asian giant China is if member nations take a “common stand” on the dispute in the South China Sea.
https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/english/168215-south-china-sea-jokowi-asean

During his trip to Manila, Philippines, with regard to a bilateral meeting with State Counselor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi or Daw Suu, President of Indonesia Joko “Jokowi” Widodo encourages peace at Rakhine State.
http://www.en.netralnews.com/
news/currentnews/read/4990/
president.jokowi.meets.suu.kyi
..attempting.peace.in.rakhine.state
Thailand’s junta chief has accepted an invitation to visit the White House from President Donald Trump, his spokesman said Monday, May 1, the latest autocrat to be embraced by the US leader.
http://www.rappler.com
/world/regions/asia-pacific/168500-thai-junta-chief-accepts-trump-invite
VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo has paid the P8 million cash deposit required of her by the Supreme Court (SC) acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) for the retrieval of the ballots used in the last May 9 polls.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/02/robredo-pays-p8m-pet-539627
Cambodian authorities have intensified a crackdown on activists. Five prominent rights defenders, who have been languishing in jail since last year, are now nominated for the Martin Ennals Award. Who are they?
http://www.dw.com/en/who-are-cambodias-adhoc-5-activists/a-38628847
Andrew Wan says he was given a letter saying he was a threat to the city’s internal security; Kenneth Leung was turned away two weeks ago on same grounds.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2091865/no-threat-second-hong-kong-pan-democrat-lawmaker-barred
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEEK OF  25 OF APRIL – 1 OF MAY 2017
BURMA
State Counsellor leaves for Europe
May 1 2017
http://www.mizzima.com/
news-domestic/state-counsellor-leaves-europe

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi arrives in Manila for ASEAN Summit
April 28 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/04/28/1694778/myanmars-suu-kyi-arrives-manila-asean-summit

INDONESIA
Widodo in Davao for launch of Philippines-Indonesia Ro-Ro
April 30 2017
http://www.philstar.com
/headlines/2017/04/30/1695398/widodo-davao-launch-philippines-indonesia-ro-ro

Rohingya crisis could affect ASEAN stability: Jokowi
April 29 2017
http://www.thejakartapost.com
/news/2017/04/29/rohingya-crisis-could-affect-asean-stability-jokowi.html

PHILIPPINES
Robredo to women: Protect suffrage

May 1 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/893216/robredo-to-women-protect-suffrage

Duterte, Indonesia’s Widodo to step up joint counter-terrorism efforts
April 28 2017
http://www.rappler.com/nation/168279-duterte-joko-widodo-state-visit-counter-terrorism

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