CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 8 – 22 of August 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 8 – 22 of August 2017

‘Hold Another UN Women Conference’, Asian Women Leaders Demand

“The United Nations (UN) should consider holding the Fifth World Conference on Women – it has been long overdue.”  This was one of the calls of hundreds of women who assembled in Taipei, Taiwan on 11-12 August 2017 for an international conference with the theme “Women Empowering Women: Experiences Across Asia” organized by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), a regional network of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia.
\http://cald.org/hold-another-un-women-conference-asian-women-leaders-demand/

In a resolution passed during its recent international conference in Taiwan, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) reiterated its call to stop extra-judicial killings that tainted the Philippines’ war against illegal drugs. The call coincided with the intensified campaign of the authorities which claimed the lives of at least 60 people in the past 3 days.
http://cald.org/cald-renews-call-to-stop-extrajudicial-killings-in-the-philippines/
Several protests are scheduled to be held on Monday to condemn the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Delos Santos.
http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/08/21/Kian-Loyd-Delos-Santos-death-rally-August-21.html
Sporting his rubber slippers, his favorite footwear, Jesse Robredo would always go around Naga City as its mayor back then on a bicycle, recalled his widow Vice President Leni Robredo.
http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/08/20/vp-leni-honors-jesse-with-24-km-bike-ride-around-naga/
The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday told United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith that election monitoring coalition the “Situation Room” will have to register with the Interior Ministry if it wants to deploy observers for next year’s elections – despite there being no such requirement in the NGO Law.
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/world-news/11166
As you read this, one of us, Joshua Wong, has been locked away by the Hong Kong government. Along with two other young Umbrella Movement leaders, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, he has been sentenced to prison for leading peaceful demonstrations in 2014. This marks the height of the Hong Kong government’s persecution of young dissidents who bravely stood up against authoritarianism and is a direct hit on this generation’s ideal of a fair, democratic and just society.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
news/democracy-post/wp/2017/0
8/18/as-you-read-this-hong-kong
-has-locked-one-of-us-away/?utm
_term=.f4ab3e8d2149
In his National Day Rally last night, PM Lee Hsien Loong outlined the Government’s plan to upgrade pre-school education in Singapore.
http://yoursdp.org/news/
pm_lee_follows_sdp_39
_s_lead_on_pre_school_
education/2017-08-21-6189
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 8 – 22 of August 2017
CALD
CALD Resolution No. 3 S. 2017

CALD resolution expressing strong concern on the continuing detention of Philippine Senator Leila de Lima
http://cald.org/cald-resolution-no-3-s-2017/CALD Resolution No. 2 S. 2017
CALD resolution expressing grave concern on the escalating tensions between United States and North Korea
http://cald.org/cald-resolution-no-2-s-2017/

BURMA
Last journey of ex-NLD chair U Aung Shwe

August 18 2017
http://www.mmtimes.com
/index.php/national-news/
yangon/27320-last-journey-of-ex-nld-chair-u-aung-shwe.html

CAMBODIA
The Cambodia 2018 election: Issues and implications

August 20 2017
http://globalriskinsights.com/
2017/08/cambodia-2018-election-implications/

HONG KONG
Jailing of Hong Kong protesters will further polarise already divided society, pro-democracy lawmaker says

August 19 2017
http://www.scmp.com/
news/hong-kong/politics/article/
2107413/jailing-hong-kong-protesters-will-further-polarise-already

Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailings as criticism mounts
August 18 2017
https://www.reuters.com/
article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1AY0GV

INDONESIA
Jokowi must ensure religious tolerance holds at all levels

August 21 2017
http://www.todayonline.com/
commentary/jokowi-must-ensure-religious-tolerance-holds-all-levels

Three former presidents join Jokowi to celebrate Independence Day
August 17 2017
http://www.thejakartapost.com/
news/2017/08/17/three-former-presidents
-join-jokowi-to-celebrate-independence-day.html

PHILIPPINES
LP, Senate majority link up on drug killings

August 21 2017
http://news.mb.com.ph/
2017/08/21/lp-senate-majority-link-up-on-drug-killings/

VP Leni leads opening of ‘Museo ni Jesse Robredo’ in Naga
August 19 2017
http://news.mb.com.ph/
2017/08/19/vp-leni-leads-opening-of-museo-ni-jesse-robredo-in-naga/

SINGAPORE
PAP responsible for high levels of anxiety: Chee Soon Juan

August 20 2017
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com
/2017/08/20/pap-responsible-for-high-levels-of-anxiety-chee-soon-juan/

THAILAND
Yingluck verdict tipped to have lasting impact

August 21 2017
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/
detail/politics/30324381

LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL
LI in continuous solidarity with Hong Kong democracy activists amid prison sentence

August 17 2017
https://liberal-international.org
/news-articles/li-continuous-solidarity
-hong-kong-democracy-activists-amid-prison-sentence/

CALD Climate Change Workshop and CALD Executive Committee Meeting
Theme: Climate Finance: Promoting and Financing Green Innovation
3 – 6 November 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

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