CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 9 – 15 of May 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 9 – 15 of May 2017

Countdown to Congress: here’s what awaits in Andorra

With delegates coming from every continent to network, share best practice, and adopt a liberal manifesto for the twenty-first century, Liberal International’s 70th-anniversary Congress in Andorra will send a message of strength and determination from liberals worldwide: we have a clear, common vision for our planet and for humanity.
http://www.liberal-international.org/site/Countdown_to_Congress_heres_what_awaits_in_Andorra.html

Vice President Leni Robredo has flown to Japan to attend the Global Summit on Women participated by 1,300 delegates from 62 countries across the world.
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/156473/robredo-tokyo-intl-meet-accelerate-womens-progress
It was the moment hardline Muslim detractors of Jakarta’s outgoing Chinese Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, had waited for. A south Jakarta court on Tuesday (May 9) found Purnama – also known as Ahok – guilty of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced him to two years’ jail.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/
news/asiapacific/jailing-of-ahok-emboldens-hardliners-in-and-outside-of-indonesia-8839176
LI Vice-President on the Bureau, Markus Loening, has applauded the election results achieved by the Free Democratic Party (FDP – LI full-member) in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, where the Liberals’ secured their best result in 70 years.
http://www.liberal-international.org/
site/LI_VP_Loening_hails_German
_Liberals_election_victory_as_
historic_ahead_of_general_election.html
The ranks of the Liberal Party (LP) continue to dwindle at the House with 4 of its members set to jump ship to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
http://www.rappler.com/nation/169400-liberal-party-lawmakers-jump-ship-pdp-laban
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEEK OF MAY 9 – 15 2017
CAMBODIA
Unrest to be met by military, Prime Minister says

May 11 2017
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/
national/unrest-be-met-military-prime-minister-says

HONG KONG
Democrats write to Xi Jinping to urge medical bail for jailed Hong Kong publisher Yiu Man-tin

May 12 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/
2017/05/12/democrats-write-xi-j
inping-urge-medical-bail-jailed-hong-kong-publisher-yiu-man-tin/

INDONESIA
Ahok’s jailing: Yudhoyono’s party calls on Jokowi to quell tensions

May 13 2017
http://www.straitstimes.com
/world/ahoks-jailing-yudhoyonos-party-calls-on-jokowi-to-quell-tensions

Jokowi concludes five-day working trip
May 11 2017
http://www.thejakartapost.com/
news/2017/05/11/jokowi-concludes-five-day-working-trip.html

PHILIPPINES
Leni hosts own radio program to promote advocacy

May 14 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/05/14/1699826/leni-hosts-own-radio-program-promote-advocacy

Ex-VP Binay refuses to enter plea in P2.2-B Makati carpark case
May 10 2017
http://www.philstar.com/
headlines/2017/05/10/1698623/ex-vp-binay-refuses-enter-plea-p2.2-b-makati-carpark-case

Announcements:

Regional Liberal Networks Meeting in 61st LI Congress (70th Anniversary Congress)

Theme: Role of Regional Liberal Networks in Addressing Threats to Freedom
18-21 May 2017
Andorra

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