One hundred and ten delegates from eight countries are attending a five-day conference of the Asia-Pacific Socialist Bureau in Singapore.
GV EXT. Hotel with sign outside
SV Delegates arrive
SV Australian Labour Party delegate seated
SV United Socialist Party of Korea
SV Socialist Party of Japan
SV PAN People's Action Party of Singapore
GV & CU Mr Kirk speaking(2 shots)
SV New Zealand Labour Party
CU Israel Labour Party delegate
SCU Australian delegates
LV & CU Delegates applaud as Lee Kuan Yew speaks (3 shots)
Conference building; delegates arriving; New Zealand's Labour Party leader Mr Norman Kirk speaking; Singapore's Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew speaking.
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Background: One hundred and ten delegates from eight countries are attending a five-day conference of the Asia-Pacific Socialist Bureau in Singapore.
The conference - under the chairmanship of New Zealand's opposition Labour Party leader, Mr Norman Kirk - was opened on Sunday (28 May) by Singapore's Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
These organisations represented at the conference are the New Zealand labour Party, the Australian Labour Party, the Democratic Action Party of Malaysia, the Japan Democratic Socialist Party, the Socialist Party of Japan, the United Socialist Party of South Korea, the Israel Labour Party, the Socialist Party of India and the Singapore People's Action Party.
Among topics to be discussed at the conference are the Vietnam war, the possible admission of Bangladesh's Awami Leagus into the Buresu's parent body (Socialist International) and Mr Kirk's call for a nuclear-free zone in the Pacific region.
The conference ends on June 1st.