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Freddy Lim invites Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan

30/12/2008

 

Earlier this month, Ma Ying-jeou said that it was not appropriate for the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan. His own words were ‘…at the current moment, the timing isn’t appropriate’. His statement disappointed and angered a lot of Taiwanese as Taiwanese, the majority considering themselves Buddhists, actually welcome and feel warm towards the Dalai Lama and former Presidents Lee and Chen both welcomed the Dalai Lama.

 

Freddy Lim, lead vocalist of the Taiwanese band ‘Chthonic’ met with His Holiness on 29th December 2008 in his office in Dharamsala to get his support on the Free Tibet Concert in Taiwan in March 2009. The Dalai Lama wished them great success and said that he hoped this event would make Taiwanese youngsters more aware of human rights elsewhere in the world.

 

Freddy took the opportunity to invite His Holiness to visit Taiwan and expressed that the Dalai Lama is always welcomed by the Taiwanese people. Freddy also visited the Tibetan Government in Exile, TVC and several NGOs during this trip.

 

Way to go, Freddy! Mr. Ma, with his support level lingering around 25%, using police violence against his own people, practically trading his presidency in for governorship, does not represent the majority view in Taiwan anymore, NOT on human rights, NOT on sovereignty nor on the Taiwanese support for Tibet and the Dalai Lama.

 

References:

http://www.taiwanguts.com/news.php?id=248

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2008/12/04/2003430223

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2008/12/30/2003432412

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 02/01/2009 20:19

    Good work. This is also one of my points in my interview to Liberty Times that Dalai Lama is always welcome in democracies.

    • Claudia Jean permalink*
      02/01/2009 20:47

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks. I did read your interview with Liberty Times and immediately added the Taiwan Corner website to one of my recommended links. It’s great to see support for Taiwan and have more people look at Taiwan from the Taiwanese point of view rather than from the Chinese point of view. Your work is much appreciated.

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