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Draft Program Conference, 30 – 31 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Social Cohesion and Progress”

30 – 31 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


29 August 2019

13.30 – 17.00 hrs

Please note: 

SocDem Asia Conference on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Network for Social Democracy in Asia, “Breaking Through: A Decade of Social

Democratic Struggles and Victories”

Please confirm your participation to before 29 July. Please see separate program.

Venue: Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 50000 Kuala Lumpur


30 August 2019

08.00 hrs        Registration

09.00 hrs          Meeting of the Steering Committee (not open to the press)

All parties and associated organisations of the Progressive Alliance are entitled to send delegates to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee prepares the conference, discusses resolutions and the upcoming activities of the Progressive Alliance.

Chaired by Konstantin Woinoff, Coordinator, Progressive Alliance


Teo Nie Ching, International Secretary, Democratic

Action Party (DAP), Malaysia

Machris Cabreros, Coordinator, Network of Social Democracy in Asia


Discussions of Resolutions

10.00 hrs         Coffee Break

 10.15 hrs         Recent Developments in Asian Continents (not open to the press)

N.N., Democratic Action Party Malaysia

N.N., Future Forward Party Thailand

N.N., Nepali Congress Party

N.N., Partai Nasdem Indonesia

Moderator: Syerleena Rashid Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia

11.15 hrs         Working Group on Gender (not open to the press)

Chaired by Bahia Amra, Palestinian National Initiative.

Among others:

Combatting Women Income Inequality in Malaysia

Chong Eng, Chairwomen of DAP Women’s Wing Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia

Safe Spaces for Women and Girls in the Philippines

Rafaela David, International Secretary, Akbayan

Citizens’ Action Party (Akbayan), Philippines

The Continuing Fight for Gender Justice

N.N., National Dalit Women Federation, India

12.15 hrs         Lunch

14.00 hrs         Plenary Session (open to the press)

 Opening and Welcome

Lim Guan Eng, 

Secretary General and Finance Minister, Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia

14.35 hrs        Introductions into the topic “Progress and Social Cohesion”


Among others:

Maria João Rodrigues, President, European Foundation of Progressive Studies (FEPS)

15.10 hrs Leaders’ Debate: “Progress and Social Cohesion” Among others:

Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister for Education

Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia 

Moderator: Rajiv Rishyakaran, State Assemblyman

Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia

16.15 hrs         Family Photo

16.30 hrs         Introduction into the second topic Decent Work, Growth and Human Development Among others:

Speech: Liew Chin Tong, Deputy Minister for Defense,

Democratic Action Party (DAP), Malaysia 

hKey Debate

18.00 hrs         Closure

19.30 hrs         Reception

Precious Old China

Central Market


31 August 2019

10.00 hrs          Participation on the Celebrations of the Independence Day „Hari Merdeka” (open to the press)

13.00 hrs         End of the day

Draft Program Kuala Lumpur