Seeking to improve relations with critical civil society organisations (CSOs), Parliament has agreed in principle to register an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) as part of its function, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said today.
APPG, a concept borrowed from the UK Parliament, is an informal working group of MPs and senators to tap society at the grassroots level and come up with policies addressing issues such as food security and sustainable development for the country.
Choudhry has written a letter to the APPG requesting it to invite him for a hearing to reveal the truth prevailing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Choudhry, said, "When I learnt that APPG, for a change, wanted to investigate human rights abuses on the Pakistani side of the divide, I also wrote a letter to the Chairman of the APPG and requested him to provide me an opportunity to present my case before the group.
The report from the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals APPG called for a PS2 per spin maximum to be imposed from the current PS100.
It prompted Association of British Bookmakers chief executive Malcolm George to complain to the Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson that the APPG, chaired by Labour MP Carolyn Harris, had not been transparent about who had helped fund the report.
The inquiry is in response to feedback from a recent consultation on social mobility and parenting led by the APPG for Social Mobility.
Baroness Claire Tyler, Co-Chair of the APPG for Social Mobility said: 'I am delighted that this important issue is receiving the attention it so clearly deserves.
"Given my parliamentary interests in human rights and democracy, and my Indian descent, it seemed perfectly logical to agree to join an APPG
Labour MP Ann Coffey, chair of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG
) for missing children and adults, said the issue of children who go missing from care was a "scandal".
David Hewlett, speaking on behalf of the Optical Confederation, said: "The APPG
has made excellent progress in recent years in joint working with other APPGs
on older age, learning disabilities and other disabilities.
on Kashmir is a cross-party parliamentary group of the British parliamentarians, who are currently producing a report on the situation in Kashmir.