Media Statement by Teng Kok Liang in Penang on Saturday, 11th October 2008: 

Liew attends 119th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva

DAP International Secretary and Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera Liew Chin Tong departs for Geneva today to attend the 119th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva. Members of Parliament from 150 countries participate in the Assembly.

Liew is the Honorary Secretary of IPU Malaysia Group. Other members of the delegation are Tenggara MP Datuk Halimah Mohd Sidique, Serian MP Datuk Richard Riot, Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar and Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh. The delegation is headed by Deputy Finance Minister and Tambun MP Datuk Ahmad Husni MOhamad Hanadzlah.

Nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and freedom of expression are the three key themes of the current Assembly.

Opposition MPs in the delegation will present minority report on the on-going trial of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, as well as the recent ISA arrest of MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok.

The IPU Assembly is held from 13th to 15th October. Liew will attend a subsequent session on “Informing democracy: building capacity to meet parliamentarians’ information and knowledge needs” on 16th October.

During his absence, DAP Bukit Bendera Parliamentary Constituency Office can be reached at 396A, 1st Floor, Wayton Court, Jalan Burma, 10350 Pulau Pinang. Tel: 04-228-5298; fax: 04-229-4294

* Teng Kok Liang, Political Secretary to MP for Bukit Bendera