56th CPA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya: Updates from the conference IT centre

Friday, 17 September 2010 (morning session)

Workshop on Parliament, Accountability and the Role of Internet Governance in Strengthening Oversight

This morning I took part in the above “Workshop D” discussion where each participant was given only about 3 minutes to speak. Understandably, not much could be canvassed therefore. Below is an excerpt of my speech. Continue reading “56th CPA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya: Updates from the conference IT centre”

56th CPA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya: The Opening

Accompanying Notes:

* Tuesday, 14 September at 10:00 a.m., Nairobi, Kenya

* The Theme for the 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference is — Parliament and Development in the 21st Century: Thus Far and Beyond

* The conference is held in Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya

* Opening address by: Hon Kenneth Merende, YB Dato Seri’ Mohd Safie Apdal (Minister of Rural and Regional Development), President of CPA and the President of Kenya, H E Hon Mwai Kibaki and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya

* 654 delegates addressed by H E Hon Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya

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Attending the 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

A  brief update of my trip to attend the above conference …

Arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, at about 6:00 a.m. this morning, Monday, 13 September 2010. Suffering from jet lag and went on a group tour around Nairobi with YB Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia (Speaker of Dewan Rakyat) and spouse, Datuk Devamani (Deputy Minister in EPU), YB Fong Kui Loon (MP for Bukit Bintang). We visited the Great Rift Valley and were treated to an impressive view overlooking the vast Safari land and Animal Orphanage.

In the evening, the whole Malaysian entourage led by YB Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and YB Dato’ Seri Safie Apdal (Minister of Rural and Regional Development) attended a dinner hosted by Datuk Zainol Rahim Zainuddin, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Republic of Kenya, at his residence. It was a pleasant evening and we were all pampered with a spread of sumptuous Malaysian cuisine.

Tomorrow on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, will be the Opening Day of the Conference and YB Dato’ Seri Safie Apdal, the first Malaysian President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, will deliver his opening speech. Continue reading “Attending the 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Nairobi, Kenya”