The first meeting of the National Steering Committee and the Organizing Committee for the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) took place on Tuesday under the chair of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
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Thailand’s parliament approved the annual budget after a months-long delay, providing a fillip for the country’s struggling economy.
CANBERRA — Multilateral parliamentary diplomacy plays an important role amidst rapid and complex developments in regional and global situations, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Tòng Thị Phóng has said.
YANGON—The committee in Myanmar’s Parliament tasked with fixing the country’s undemocratic Constitution has finalized its proposals for charter amendments and will submit them to Parliament in two bills later this month.
National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday in Canberra said the Kingdom is committed to promoting international cooperation, notably in building peaceful and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
A new law to better regulate healthcare services in an evolving landscape was approved by Parliament on Monday (Jan 6/20).
Delegates will be aware of the unprecedented bushfire situation in south eastern Australia. This message is to alert you to the potential impact of the fires so that you can consider your plans to attend the 28th annual meeting of the APPF in light of the situation.
Senate President Tito Sotto suspends work in the Senate on Monday
LETTERS: EVEN those who are not avid followers of Malaysian politics would have come across news articles criticising Members of Parliament for skipping parliamentary sittings.
BANGKOK — Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pamudwinai was grilled in Parliament on Thursday by opposition MPs for having falsely claimed Thailand was informed in advance before the US assassinated a top Iranian general in Iraq.
“I feel deep sorrow and condolences for the death toll in this flood disaster. Hopefully the victims’ families are given fortitude,” Speaker of the Republic of Indonesia Puan Maharani.
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee has made remarkable efforts and successfully implemented programmes and plans set in 2019, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said at the closing ceremony of the committee’s 40th session in Hanoi on December 18.
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver Singapore’s 2020 Budget Statement in Parliament on Feb 18, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said.
Only the political parties favoured by locals will suffer losses if the election cannot be held in northern Rakhine State. The NLD’s defeat in those regions is a tradition, said Dr. Myo Nyunt, Spokesperson of the Ruling National League for Democracy, after a ceremony to mark the 72nd Independence Day at the NLD (headquarters) in Yangon on January 4.
The National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia has endorsed 20 draft laws proposed by the Royal Government during its third session of sixth legislature.
YANGON—The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Myanmar’s main opposition party, has quit the Parliament’s Charter Amendment Committee in a show of disapproval at its process for drafting a bill to amend the Constitution.
House of Representatives Speaker, Bambang Soesatyo, urged reform in the United Nations, particularly the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying the world body should play a more effective role in security and peace across the globe.
KUALA LUMPUR,. The Dewan Negara yesterday approved the Supply Bill (Budget) 2020, which has allocated RM297 billion for the year’s expenditure.
Deputy president of the senate Datuk Halim Abdul Samad announced the decision at 10.10pm.
The House secretariat has extended for the fourth time the deadline for Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Plc (Stecon) to finish building the new parliament complex, for another 382 days from Dec 15 to Dec 31 next year.
Malaysia’s parliament approved the new government’s first defense-policy paper on Monday, as Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu slammed the intrusion of foreign ships in the nation’s territorial waters as an infringement on sovereign rights.
MANILA—House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he wants to put together a bid for the Philippines to host the 2030 Asian Games.
Cayetano, also the chairman of the Southeast Asian Games organizing committee (PHISGOC), said he will consult President Rodrigo Duterte before proceeding.
KUALA LUMPUR: Any Member of Parliament who has been found to be verbally abusive will be subjected to stern action, including being suspended from attending a sitting at the Dewan Rakyat for a period of time.
Hanoi, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam National Assembly today approved the economic and social development program for next year, with forecast GDP growth of 6.8%.
The National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia continues its third session of sixth legislature at the NA Palace this morning, under the chairmanship of its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin.