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Philippines: Technical Working Group (TWG) to Consolidate Bills Regulating International Shipping Costs

The House Committee on Transportation chaired by Samar Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento approved Friday the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that would consolidate two bills seeking to regulate shipping costs imposed by international shipping lines and their agents. House Bill 4316 filed by Deputy Speaker Bernadette Herrera-Dy seeks to regulate the application of […]

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Malaysia: Official visit to the chairman of House of Representatives/Dewan Rakyat and Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of The Republic of France

Official visit to the chairman of House of Representatives/Dewan Rakyat, H.E. Dato’ Azhar Azizan Harun by H.E. Roland Galharague, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The Republic of France, in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Corporate Communications Division, Parliament of Malaysia. References: https://www.instagram.com/p/COKTvaCnzPi/

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Indonesia: Covid-19 pandemic seriously affects women in all sectors of life. Parliamentarians shall ensure that gender responsive recovery approach is at the heart of our national and international strategies

Puteri Anetta Komaruddin, B.Com @puterikomarudin, Parliamentary Cooperation Agency Of The House Of Representatives Of The Republic Of Indonesia (BKSAP) member from the Golkar Party faction, attended the Webinar on “EU / ASEAN gender parity: state of play and perspectives” on Thursday, April 22, 2021. . This Webinar was held in collaboration with the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary […]

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Indonesia: House Visits Turkish Parliament to Strengthen Inter-Parliamentary Ties

In a mission to reaffirm Indonesian Parliament’s commitment to strengthening its relation with the Turkish Parliament, the Indonesian House sent Indonesia-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group delegation led by Muhammad Farhan to pay a visit to Turkey in late March. Farhan said his delegation discussed specific issues with all Turkish stakeholders related to the Indonesian interests. Despite […]

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Thailand: The 1st meeting of the Advisory Committee on Substances of Drafting Resolutions of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights of the year 2021

On Monday 29th March 2021, at 14.30 hrs., at Executive Committee Meeting Room of the Thai National Group, 4th floor, Parliament building, Hon. Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Substances of Drafting Resolutions of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights, chaired the 1st meeting of the Standing Committee of the […]

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Singapore: Green Plan 2030 Highlights from Parliament 1

With the Singapore Green Plan 2030, can we expect major changes in our schools, our roads, our city within a decade? About the show: The Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a whole-of-nation movement to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. It will chart Singapore’s green targets over the next 10 years.  Divided into five […]

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Philippines: HEALTH COMMITTEE TACKLES UPDATES ON COVID-19 RESPONSE, PROBES FDA BAN ON IVERMECTIN

The House Committee on Health on Tuesday, received updates from several agencies and health institutions regarding the surge in COVID-19 cases as well as corresponding initiatives implemented to address the crisis. Committee Chairperson Rep. Angelina Tan M.D. (4th District, Quezon) lamented that numerous hospitals are reaching full occupancy, while active cases continue to rise everyday.

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Malaysia: Speaker of the House of Representatives received the COVID-19 vaccination of the first dose

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 March – H.E. Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, Speaker of the House of Representatives today received the COVID-19 vaccination of the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Kuala Lumpur Health Clinic which is one of the Vaccine Centres (PPV) for immunization programme in Malaysia. Hon. Dato’ Sri Azalina bt Othman Said, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives also received the vaccination.

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Laos: Laos parliament elects new president

ANKARA The Laos parliament on Monday elected a new president for the country, according to local media. The voting was held after the opening of the Southeast Asian nation’s ninth legislature of the Lao National Assembly in the capital Vientiane this morning. Thongloun Sisoulith, 75, having served as the prime minister of the country since […]

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Brunei: The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications announces new e-government, digital economy initiatives.

Gov’t drafts cyber security legislation YB Dato Abd Mutalib said two legal frameworks on cyber security are currently being drafted to strengthen digital transformation governance — Cyber Security Order and Personal Data Protection Order. He said the Cyber Security Order will deal with online security threats and incidents while the Personal Data Protection Order aims to […]

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Indonesia: The Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation met with delegation of the Indonesian Parliament

The meeting of members of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation headed by Chairperson of the Committee Oleksandr Merezhko with delegation of the Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the House of Representatives (lower Chamber of the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia) headed by the deputy Head of the Committee Mr. Hafisz Tohir […]

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Brunei: National Day

Happy National Day Brunei Darussalam! On 23 February 2021, the 37th celebration of #Brunei National Day. On 1 January 1984, Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom after almost two decades of being considered a UK protectorate. The Proclamation of #Independence was read by His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah at midnight on January 1. However, […]