Week of 10 – 16 of October 2017

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Week of 10 – 16 of October 2017

As Cambodia Heads to Being a One-Party State, a Democratic Crisis Is Brewing

Imagine a “democratic” election with only one main party? Most countries purporting to be democracies have two or three large parties which contest elections. Power may rotate between them or be held by coalitions. There is a choice for voters, despite potential debate over the attractiveness of that choice.
https://thewire.in/187228/cambodia-democracy-hun-sen/

CALD will be live on Facebook for a lecture by H.E Abhisit Vejjajiva focusing on  Liberal Democracy in the Time of Post-Truth Politics on October 18, 2017 at 14:00 PHT.
A court in Hong Kong has found 20 democracy activists guilty of contempt of court after they ignored a court injunction to leave a protest area during the 2014 Occupy Central, or Umbrella movement, with some expecting to be sent to jail “in the near future.”
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-activists-10132017131008.html
 The rise in the satisfaction ratings of Vice President Leni Robredo is because of hard work, according to Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, her campaign manager in last year’s national election.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/10/13/
1748419/bam-robredos-rise-ratings-due-hard-work
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday stressed the importance of think tanks in the formation of government policy and said she hopes that such organizations could help the nation find its place in the new world order.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/
taiwan/archives/2017/10/15/2003680382
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of  10 – 16 of October 2017

BURMA
Aung San Suu Kyi unveils relief plans for Rohingya Muslims

October 13 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/13/
aung-san-suu-kyi-unveils-relief-plans-for-
rohingya-muslims-myanmar

INDONESIA
Indonesia Set for Trillion-Dollar Economy in Bittersweet Triumph

October 16 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-15/indonesia-
set-for-trillion-dollar-economy-in-bittersweet-triumph

PDI-P Eye Two Women for West Java Gubernatorial Election Race
October 15 2017
http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/currentnews
/read/13110/pdi.p.eye.two.women.for.west.
java.gubernatorial.election.race

MALAYSIA
Mah: Gerakan will be a formidable force in GE14

October 15 2017
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/
article/mah-gerakan-will-be-a-formidable-force
-in-ge14#8sJtOfwzhuUOpzGP.97

PHILIPPINES
‘Paranoid, insecure’ Duterte blasted for threatening to declare revolutionary gov’t

October 14 2017
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/10/14/17
48764/paranoid-insecure-duterte-blasted-
threatening-declare-revolutionary

THAILAND
Abhisit: Politics after royal cremation 

October 13 2017
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics
/1341487/abhisit-politics-after-royal-cremation

INTERNATIONAL
Political realignment leaves voters on shaky ground

October 16 2017
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2017/10/13
/commentary/japan-commentary/political-realignment-
leaves-voters-shaky-ground/#.WeRBFhOCy9Y

CALD Climate Change Workshop, CALD Assessment Meeting and CALD Executive Committee Meeting
3 – 6 November 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

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