Dr Chee Soon Juan will leave on 24 September 2003 for a 10-day visit to Europe. His first stop will be at the Gothenburg Bookfair in Sweden where he has been invited to speak and to promote his book To Be Free.
The SDP secretary-general will also be giving lectures at the Foreign Policy Society at Lund University as well as the Stockholm School of Economics.
He will also visit the Swedish Riksdag (Parliament) during which he will give a presentation on the abuse of human rights in Singapore as well as discuss the program of the Sweden-Singapore Initiative for Democracy which was recently established during the International Youth Conference in Singapore.
Following his visit to Sweden Dr Chee will travel south to Rome, Italy where he will hold discussions with youth leaders at the EU summit on how to promote democracy in Singapore.
Dr Chee has just returned from Washington DC, USA where he was given the Defender of Democracy Award 2003 by the Parliamentarians for Global Action.