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Practical answers to peace needed

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Mr. Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, addressing the participants. Supplied

Approximately 1000 social representatives including youth and women from ASEAN member states, religious leaders, and NGOs participated in the “2019 Southeast Asia Peace Forum” in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss practical approaches to peace building in the region.

With the theme of “Cooperation and Leap for Realization of Peace”, the event discussed a global l partnership for mutual development of peacebuilding measures while considering the achievements of the Southeast Asian version of peacebuilding efforts for the last decades to tackle violent extremism including terrorism and internal conflicts.

Mr. Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, urged the joint efforts for the enactment of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), “Now we have the answer within the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW to achieve peace and end the war. There is no one who doesn’t want peace. The leaders of the nations should do what their people want them to do.

“This is the true politics that lead us from death to life. There shouldn’t be anyone who disturbs this work of peace. We all have to put our efforts together. When we work together for peace, it will be the light that shines all over the world, ” he said.

The peace gathering and conference was organised by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the goal of achieving world peace

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