Week of 26 of September – 2 of October 2017

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CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of 26 of September – 2 of October 2017

Protesters in Hong Kong demand full democracy on ‘Occupy’ anniversary

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday demanded full democracy outside government headquarters, speaking out against China’s suppression of civil liberties on the third anniversary of a major pro-democracy movement.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics/protesters-in-hong-kong-demand-full-democracy-on-occupy-anniversary-idUSKCN1C322Q

Half of Cambodia’s opposition members of parliament have fled the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government after allegations of a US-backed coup attempt.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09
/cambodian-opposition-mps-flee-crackdown-170930063024925.html
The UN Sustainable Development Goals Advisory Council of Parliament was yesterday established under the Legislative Yuan, with lawmakers vowing to push the government toward achieving the goals.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/
archives/2017/09/27/2003679231
Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong has pledged to step down from his party post should he loses his parliamentary seat in Teluk Intan.
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/
aarticle/gerakans-mah-says-will-quit-post-if-teluk-intan-lost-in-ge14#WQ6HQl6RUCqEtRXU.97
Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam denies that his party engaged in gutter politics during the Bukit Batok (BB) by-election and defended the mainstream media that his party controls.
http://www.cheesoonjuan.com/home/
mr-tharman-please-dont-lecture-us-about-character-and-integrity
Thailand’s political landscape saw a dramatic change on Wednesday when the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions handed down its verdict to imprison former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for five years for negligence of her duty as premier.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/
opinion/1334331/hypocrisy-of-double-standards
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of September 26 to 2 of October 2017

CAMBODIA
Fear driving Cambodian opposition MPs abroad, party says

September 30 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia
-politics/fear-driving-cambodian-opposition-mps-abroad-party-says-idUSKCN1C5050?il=0

After Attack on Westerners, Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Softens Tone
September 30 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/after-attack
-westerner-cambodia-foreign-minister-softens-tone/4051180.html

HONG KONG
Tens of thousands march to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law against China

October 21 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-anniversary-
hongkong/tens-of-thousands-march-to-defend-hong
-kongs-rule-of-law-against-china-idUSKCN1C6196

INDONESIA
Fear of communist revival grips Indonesia

September 29 2017
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/
Policy-Politics/Fear-of-communist-revival-
grips-Indonesia

PHILIPPINES
Human rights should be a concern for all Filipinos — Gascon

October 2 2017
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/
10/02/1744800/human-rights-should-
be-concern-all-filipinos-gascon

Leni clarifies: I’m not part of ‘sign or resign’ movement
September 29 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/934184/
leni-clarifies-im-not-part-of-sign-
or-resign-movement

Taiwan grants visa-free entry to Filipino travellers
September 28 2017
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1333051/
taiwan-grants-visa-free-entry-to-filipino-travellers

SINGAPORE
Paul Tambyah Elected New Chairman of SDP

September 26 2017
http://yoursdp.org/news/paul_tambyah_
elected_new_chairman_of_
sdp/2017-09-26-6198

TAIWAN
DPP 31st anniversary reception

September 28 2017
http://focustaiwan.tw/photos/
20170928/enp0004m.aspx

THAILAND
Regime under fire over Yingluck hunt 

September 30 2017
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/
politics/1333751/regime-under-
fire-over-yingluck-hunt

INTERNATIONAL
EU’s Verhofstadt pokes fun at British PM May but says a Brexit deal can be done

September 29 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-verhofstadt/eus-verhofstadtpokes-fun-at-british-pm-may-but-says-a-brexit-deal-can-be-done-idUSKCN1C32SG

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Bangkok, Thailand

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