(TibetanReview.net, Dec19, 2014) – A delegation of exile Tibetan MPs from Dharamshala, India, led by Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile has on Dec 17 concluded a week-long lobbying visit to Thailand. The delegation met with civil society activists and intellectual figures as well as prominent religious leaders to speak about the issue of Tibet, including the situation in Tibet, and the Dalai Lama’s position on these and wider global issues.
The meetings included those with social activists, writers, democracy activists and long time Tibet supporters including Mr Arjan Sulak Sivaraksa, said the exile Tibetan administration on its Tibet.net website Dec 18.
It said the delegation also met with Ven. Win Mektropop, an influential Buddhist monk, and Ven. Phra Sangkom, a leading Buddhist teacher in Thailand.
The Tibet.net statement also said that on Dec 16, the delegation participated in an informal meeting to discuss the Tibet situation with local Chinese residents of Bangkok. It added that over 20 Chinese, including professors, former judges, former journalists, businessmen, Christian priests, took part in the meeting, which was presided over by exile Tibetan MP Mr Bawa Kelsang Gyaltsen and Mr Cheng Weimin.
Tibet.net said the Chinese participants conveyed their strong support for the exile Tibetan administration’s Middle Way Approach for resolving the Tibet issue and expressed solidarity with the Tibetan people.
The other members of the delegation were Mr Gyari Bhutuk, Mr Karma Yeshi, and Ven. Mogru Tenpa.
The delegation’s Thailand visit took place after their lobbying tour of Taiwan.