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Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats

The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) is a regional organization of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia. The Council was created on October 15, 1993, in a meeting in Taipei.[1] There are nine member parties, an associate member, and one party with observer status. Currently, many democrats in Asia have a relationship with CALD. CALD has also opened its membership to like-minded individuals, and regularly engages with non-member political parties from Japan and South Korea with which it shares the same democratic values. The Democratic Party of Japan is one of the examples. On the other hand, for the convenience of particular members, they also accept individual members like the situation in Hong Kong. The Democratic Party of Hong Kong is represented in CALD by Martin Lee and Sin Chung Kai. The third individual member of the CALD is Indonesia's ex-President Abdurrahman Wahid. Aung San Suu Kyi is honorary member of CALD.

Full members

Country Name Government Notes
23x15px Cambodia Cambodia National Rescue Party in coalition government
Template:Country data Indonesia Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle in government
23x15px Malaysia Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia junior party in government coalition
23x15px Mongolia Civil Will-Green Party junior party in government coalition
23x15px Philippines Liberal Party in government
23x15px Singapore Singapore Democratic Party in opposition
23x15px Sri Lanka Liberal Party of Sri Lanka junior party in government coalition
23x15px Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party in opposition
23x15px Thailand Democrat Party in opposition

Associate members and observer parties

Country Name Government Notes
23x15px Pakistan Liberal Forum Pakistan N/A associate
23x15px Burma National League for Democracy in opposition observer


  1. History, About CALD, section Turning and idea into reality, CALD official website

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