22 Jun '11, 3am

[TOC] Economic growth and human rights not mutually exclusive – Dr Wijeyasingha

[TOC] Economic growth and human rights not mutually exclusive – Dr Wijeyasingha

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha was to speak at the Liberal International’s 57th Congress held in Manila, Philippines, last week. The theme of the Congress was Human Rights and Trade. He was scheduled to speak in a panel “Economic growth and human tights – mutually exclusive?” chaired by the Secretary-General of European Financial Stability Facility, Mr Kalin Anev. Dr Wijeysingha was, however, not allowed to travel because he was informed by officials at the airport that his passport was due to expire within six months. The following is an excerpt of the text of his speech which is first reproduced on Singapore Democrats. —————– Ladies and gentlemen, comrades: I am sorry I have not been able to attend this Congress and to meet colleagues in fraternal parties. But my own party colleague, Jaslyn Go, is here and, I have no doubt, she is more than capable of making full use of our part...

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