Week of 3 – 9 of October 2017

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Week of 3 – 9 of October 2017

CALD Mourns the Passing of CALD Women’s Founding Chair

Today, our hearts mourn for the passing of CALD Women’s Caucus founding chair, Hon. Henedina R. Abad. We offer our deepest condolences to her family.
https://www.rappler.com/nation/184651-batanes-representative-dina-abad-death

Cambodian government lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday to demand the dissolution of the main opposition party, in a move that would help Prime Minister Hun Sen extend his 32-year rule when the poor Southeast Asian nation votes in an election next year.
http://www.businessinsider.com/cambodian-government-files-lawsuit-to-dissolve-main-opposition-party-2017-10
Newly Elected Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairperson, Paul Tambyah, issues an official statement on behalf of the party condemning the recent crackdowns on civil society activists, such as the arrest of Seelan Palay for his art piece outside of Parliament, and the intimidation of activists and friends for participating in a candlelight vigil for death row inmate Prabagaran Srivijayan.
https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2017/10/06/sdp-asks-why-zaqy-mohamad-is-billed-as-a-representative-in-marsiling-yew-tee/
Close to one million Rohingya from Myanmar are said to be living in Bangladesh at the moment, nearly half of them having fled since late August. The exodus is one of the world’s worst refugee crises in decades, and so far Bangladesh, already a very poor country, has borne much of the burden.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06
/opinion/rohingya-bangladesh-myanmar.html
Mu Sochua, one of Cambodia’s best-known politicians and deputy leader of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), has fled into exile after being warned she was about to be arrested on charges of treason. She spoke to BBC South-East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head in Bangkok – the exact location is being concealed for her safety.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41518527
CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of 3 – 9 of October 2017

CAMBODIA
Cambodia opposition chief ‘feared arrest’
October 7 2017
http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/
3c3a4e5f-4ae7-4a69-8190-e65f5956952a.aspx

Broadening Crackdown, Cambodia Moves to Disband Main Opposition Party
October 6 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/world/asia
/cambodia-opposition-party.html

HONG KONG
Human Rights in China Worsen as Beijing Extends Reach to Hong Kong: Report
October 6 2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/human-
rights-in-china-worsen-as-beijing-extends-
reach-to-hong-kong-report-10062017121023.html

PHILIPPINES
Robredo scandalized by ‘remorseless, shameless’ bloggers
October 6 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/935985/
robredo-scandalized-by-remorseless
-shameless-bloggers

CPP: No ‘Red-Yellow’ conspiracy
October 5 2017
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/
2017/10/05/1745824/cpp-no-red-
yellow-conspiracy

SINGAPORE
Why is Zaqy Mohamad billed as a Representative in Marsiling-Yew Tee?
October 6 2017
http://yoursdp.org/news/why_is_zaqy_mohamad_
billed_as_a_representative_in_marsiling_yew_
tee/2017-10-06-6200

TAIWAN
Taiwan’s president designates envoys to Forum 2000
October 6 2017
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201710060035.aspx

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

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