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Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations | Kathmandu, Nepal

  ADN and Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) participated in Samriddhi Foundations dialogue on Leveraging India and China Relations held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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[EVENT] Interview with Mu Sochua: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis and the Role of Civil Society

  Seoul, Korea – With a day left before the Round Table Discussion on the recent elections in Cambodia, Mu Sochua, the Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was interviewed by Hankyoreh, a national daily newspaper in South Korea. In the interview, Mu Sochua shared her thoughts on the current political landscape under the Hun Sen government, the role of civil society organizations and international community, as well as the

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[EVENT] Roundtable Discussion: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis

  Roundtable Discussion: Cambodia Democracy in Crisis The recent collapse of democracy in Cambodia has raised grave concern for regional trends in the Asia region. It is time for the international community to take what happened in Cambodia as a stress signal to take action. Leading up to the general election on 29 July 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen has violated fundamental rights and disregarded democratic principles to stronghold the elections

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[Statement] ASIAN YOUTH CALLS FOR UNITY AND DEMOCRACY RENEWAL IN RESPONSE TO DEMOCRACY CHALLENGES IN ASIA

ASIAN YOUTH CALLS FOR UNITY AND DEMOCRACY RENEWAL IN RESPONSE TO DEMOCRACY CHALLENGES IN ASIA   SEOUL,KOREA – June 14, 2018 Youth democracy and human rights representatives from the Asian region gathered in the Republic of Korea from May 13-24 to attend the Empowering Asia Forum 2018: Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy hosted by the Asia Democracy Network. At the forum, participants shared challenges to democracy in their respective countries

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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS 5 June 2018 Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha Government House Pitsanulok Road, Dusit Bangkok 10300, Thailand   Re: Concerns regarding arrest and prosecution of peaceful protesters   Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to you with regards to the recent arrest and charging of pro-democracy activists for their participation

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Thailand Military Junta Continues to Suppress the Civic Freedom of Association and Assembly: Restoration of Democracy Overdue in Thailand

Thailand Military Junta Continues to Suppress the Civic Freedom of Association and Assembly: Restoration of Democracy Overdue in Thailand Seoul, Korea 24 May 2018 – On the 4th anniversary of the military coup in Thailand, the Thailand Junta has failed to deliver its promises of free and fair elections and the restoration of democracy. The people of Thailand came out to the streets demanding democracy on this anniversary. However, the Junta has

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[Statement] Deteriorating Democracy in the Philippines: Rule of Law Must Be Upheld

Deteriorating Democracy in the Philippines: Rule of Law Must Be Upheld   May 11, 2018 – Democratic institutions continue to be beleaguered in the Philippines. On May 11, the Supreme Court ousted its own Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, through an archaic process called Quo Warranto. According to the country’s constitution, the Chief Justice can only be removed through an impeachment. Thus what happened was clearly a transgression of

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[Statement] DEMOCRACY PREVAILS IN MALAYSIA

  DEMOCRACY PREVAILS IN MALAYSIA    May 10, 2018 – On 9 May 2018, the people of Malaysia went to the polls and cast their sacred ballots. After a six-decade run, the ruling coalition was defeated in a stunning upset by an opposition alliance led by former Malaysian leader Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The election commission official results confirmed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) – or Alliance for Hope-- and its allies surpassed the 112 seats

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[Statement] A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER

A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER   Dakar, 9 May 2018 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses concern for the regression of democracy in the region. ADN calls for democratic unity of all democracy advocates to defend democracy in their home countries and offer solidarity to those countries in democracy crisis. Taking part in the Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

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ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal / STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA

ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal   STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA  Democracy Lounge Networking Session: Wednesday, May 9 [3:45 pm – 5:45 pm] King Fahd Palace Hotel, Room C06   The forum will be a platform gathering democracy advocates from Asia to discuss ways and strategies to establish regional cooperation to progress democratic norms and order. The session will stream the discussion

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