CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 5 – 11 of September 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 5 – 11 of September 2017

Cambodia Says Opposition Party could be Barred from Election

Cambodia’s government has raised the possibility that the main opposition party could be ruled out of elections if it does not replace its leader, Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/exclusive-cambodia-says-opposition-party-could-be-barred-from-election-idUSKCN1BG2LT

After over 50 years of military rule, Myanmar is finally making the long-awaited transition to elected government. Its second liberation is brought about by Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and the daughter of Aung San, the man who is known for engineering Myanmar’s first liberation from the British. Yet, as foreign media converges on the nation, coverage in recent months has been focused on one issue: the Rohingya.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-truth-about-myanmars-rohingya-issue/
President Rodrigo Duterte knows what he and his men have done, Senator Leila De Lima said on Tuesday after the former  questioned  calls for her release.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928037/news-leila-de-lima-rodrigo-duterte-new-bilibid-prisons
The government must cancel the passports of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra immediately or risk being accused of complicity in her vanishing act, according to Wirat Kalayasiri, chief of the Democrat Party’s Legal Team.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/
1317807/democrats-blast-regime-for-ex-pms-passport-delay
The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the integrity of the automated election system, which former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr questioned in his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
https://www.rappler.com/nation/181182-sc-upholds-integrity-automated-election-system-2016
The SDP has been mentioned in the WP’s Defence in the suit brought by the Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC). We wish to set the record straight over the statement made by Mr Low Thia Kiang who is also the 2nd Defendant in the proceedings.
http://yoursdp.org/news/sdp_39
_s_town_councils_not_poorly_
managed_party_does_not_wish_to_be_
dragged_into_the_ahtc_dispute/2017-09-06-6191
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of  5 – 11 of September 2017
BURMA
A Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Shame

September 9 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/
opinion/kristof-nobel-prize-aung-san-suu-kyi-shame.html

The Rohingya crisis: Why won’t Aung San Suu Kyi act?
September 8 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41187517

CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s Hun Sen crosses red line on road to ‘outright dictatorship’
September 10 2017

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/world/
cambodias-hun-sen-crosses-red-line-on-road-to-
outright-dictatorship-20170907-gycjho.html

Son Chhay request on Sesan dam passed on
September 8 2017
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/son-
chhay-request-sesan-dam-passed

INDONESIA
Biak PDI-P Waits for Megawati Instruction for Coalition in 2018 Pilkada

September 9 2017
http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/currentnews/
read/10910/biak.pdi.p.waits.for.megawati.instruction
.for.coalition.in.2018.pilkada

PHILIPPINES
LP calls out member for endorsing Sereno impeachment

September 8 2017
http://www.canadianinquirer.net/2017/09/08/lp-calls-
out-member-for-endorsing-sereno-impeachment/

Robredo echoes calls to stop ‘drug war’ killings
September 7 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928710
/leni-robredo-vice-president-war-on-drugs-
kian-delos-santos-carl-angelo-arnaiz-
reynaldo-de-guzman-deaths-killings

Robredo: PNP has “obligation” to prove it’s not state policy to kill drug suspects
September 6 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928386/robredo-
pnp-has-obligation-to-prove-its-not-state-
policy-to-kill-drug-suspects

Duterte knows why I should be released — De Lima
September 5 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928037/
news-leila-de-lima-rodrigo-duterte-new-bilibid-prisons

LP tells PNP: Show determination in chasing lawbreaking cops
September 5 2017
https://www.rappler.com/nation/
181091-liberal-party-carl-arnaiz-pnp-drug-war

SINGAPORE
SDP takes issue with claims by WP chief Low Thia Khiang over AHTC lawsuit

September 6 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/sdp-
takes-issue-with-claims-by-wp-chief-low-
thia-khiang-over-ahtc-lawsuit

THAILAND
Yingluck’s escape will likely hurt Pheu Thai, says survey 

September 10 2017
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/
detail/politics/30326259

 

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