Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) appoints MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as Vice-Chairman
Members of the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) had appointed MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as it Vice Chairman during the Centrist International Conference held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
Dr. Chua was also invited to deliver his speech at the Conference. He said that CAPDI was one of the International Non-Governmental Organizations formed by political parties. Based on it natural feature 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”.
“Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International held its first Executive Board meeting in a conference room at the Cambodian Prime Minister’s Office, and based on the Phnom Penh Declaration, CAPDI calls upon all countries in the world to ensure long-term peace, security, stability and prosperity in this in region.”
Besides that, the Phnom Penh Declaration is also in line with the United Nation Millennium Development Goals i.e. establishment of Asian Anti-Poverty Fund and 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 Jusuf Kalla (former Indonesia Golkar Party chairman), Jose de VENECIA (Speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives), Mushahid Hussain (General Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League), Konstantin Kosachev (Chairman of Committee on International Affairs United Russia Party), Sok An (Deputy Prime Minister Cambodia and Cambodian People’s Party life members), Keo Puth Rasmey (Funcinpec Party chairman), Dr. Jiang Mingjun (Chairman of International Eco-Safety Cooperative Organization (IESCO), Chung Eui Yong (Former Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee, United Democratic Party from republic of Korea)