BY: “COALITION OF NGO & PROFESSIONAL COUNCILLORS” (CONPAC) LAUNCHING & PRESS CONFERENCE
NGO & Professional councilors are often seen as an informal grouping of civil society representatives & ordinary professionals. We are not bound together with any common platform or manifesto except for general assumptions that we stand for certain principles based on Democracy, Justice and Human Rights.
We do not have a cohesive system with a clear representative to act as the “coordinator” of our “NGO & Professional councilors grouping” unlike political party based councilors who have a system of “party whips” to act as a coordination, support and communications system amongst their councilors.
Today we the NGO and professional councilors from different local councils in Selangor State are establishing and launching a “Coalition of NGO & Professional Councilors” (CONPAC). This important and new initiative is to provide a support network and coordination mechanism for NGO and Professional councilors in Selangor state and hopefully and eventually in other “Pakatan Rakyat” led State governments.
We therefore invite members of the media and civil society organizations to witness the launching of the CONPAC. This is a very significant event and the first time in the political history of local governments in Malaysia.
DATE: March 25th 2010 (Thursday)
TIME: 10.30-11.30 am
VENUE: SHAH VILLAGE HOTEL,
No. 3 & 5 Lorong Sultan,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
For further inquiries:
MS CYNTHIA GABRIEL, (COUNCILOR MBPJ)
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