A couple of our Youth Wing members, Chae Yew Chuen and Wilson Foo, attended the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) from 19th to 21st September 2014 together with Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Mr Yee Jenn Jong and Mrs Yee. Let’s hear from our Youth Wing members on their experience as conference delegates.
Launched in 2000, the ICAPP is a forum that aims to promote exchange between the various political parties in the Asia and Oceania regions. This year, the 8th General Assembly of the ICAPP was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme for the conference was ‘Building an Asia Community’.
The Workers’ Party (WP) sent three delegates to the conference, Jenn Jong, Wilson and myself.
The two-day conference was opened on the 19th September by the ICAPP Secretariat. The Secretariat shared with the delegates that ICAPP is applying for Observer Status at the United Nations.
One of the key highlights of the conference was the Youth Meeting. The theme of the Youth Meeting was ‘Young Politicians’ Role in Building an Asian Community’. Wilson was one of the speakers to present at the Youth Meeting. In his speech, he shared on WP’s ideology and WP Youth Wing activities, such as YouthQuake and Night Hammer.
On the whole, the ICAPP gave Wilson and me the opportunity to meet with politicians from other country and to learn more about the political climate in their respective countries. It has also given us an insight into Singapore’s position within the international political community.
And on a lighter note, here’s a picture of the WP delegates relaxing and bonding over … Sri Lankan crabs!