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Soi Lek appointed vice-chairman of international NGO

The Malaysian delegation: Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek with
Malaysian representatives at the 6th Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats
International (CAPDI) conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Tuesday 7 December 2010: The Centrist
Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) has appointed MCA
president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as its vice-chairman during its
just concluded 6th international conference held in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia,
Chua was also invited to deliver a speech at the conference. He said
that the CAPDI was one of the international non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) formed by political parties. Based on its status
as an international NGO, all the different ideologies and political
parties in the organization can conduct a cross-border exchange of
ideals and opinions through dialogues.
“We firmly oppose any form of racial extremism, which is very
important to ensure that multiracial Asian countries are able to
maintain peace and stability,” Chua said.
“The CAPDI held its first executive board meeting in a conference
room at the Cambodian Prime Minister’s Office, and based on the Phnom
Penh Declaration, the CAPDI calls upon all countries in the world to
ensure long-term peace, security, stability and prosperity in this in
region,” he said.
Besides that, the Phnom Penh Declaration is also in line with the
United Nation Millennium Development Goals i.e. establishment of the
Asian Anti-Poverty Fund and the Asian Micro-Financing Fund , fostering
debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, environment
protection and expression of views such as ideas on the new economy.
It also hoped that regional cooperation and dialogue between
centrist political parties such as the International Conference of
Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Asean People’s Assembly (APA) and
other regional political parties will broaden the representation of
Asian political parties.
In dealing with international matters, the declaration also calls
upon countries to take a non-aggressive and interventionist approach to
resolve the territorial disputes by peaceful methods, and to comply
with international treaties and international laws.
Other representatives included former Indonesia Golkar Party
chairman Jusuf Kalla, Philippines House of Representatives Speaker Jose
de Venecia, Pakistan Muslim League general secretary Mushahid Hussain,
United Russia Party international affairs chairman Konstantin Kosachev,
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Cambodian People’s Party life
member Sok An, Funcinpec Party chairman Keo Puth Rasmey, International
Eco-Safety Cooperative Organization (IESCO) chairman Dr Jiang Mingjunf,
and South Korean United Democratic Party foreign relations committee’s
former chairman Chung Eui Yong.
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