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Indonesia: The Opening of Session Period IV of 2019-2020

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Chairman of the Indonesian Parliament Dr. (H.C.) Puan Maharani said that the Opening of Session Period IV of the 2019-2020 Session Year coincided with the New Normal stage prepared by the Government in the context of handling Covid-19. For this reason, the Indonesian Parliament has a high commitment to join together with the Government and all components of the community in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thailand: Chuan says House can meet in May

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai on Tuesday said a session can be convened on May 22 as scheduled, despite the state of emergency, to work on laws.

Mr Chuan said the government would come up with “a special justification” to ease restrictions under the emergency decree so members can hold an ordinary session that day.

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Indonesia: The Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia will hold Web Seminar (Webinar) with theme “The Role of Parliament for International Cooperation to Defeat Covid-19” on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10.00 – 12.00 (G+7) by Zoom Meeting.

The Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia will hold Web Seminar (Webinar) with theme “The Role of Parliament for International Cooperation to Defeat Covid-19” on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10.00 – 12.00 (G+7) by Zoom Meeting. Please kindly register to http://bit.ly/3afuzdf

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ASEAN Prize 2020 calls for nominations

JAKARTA, 1 April 2020 – ASEAN today launched the call for nominations for ASEAN Prize 2020.
Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN said “At a time when the world is facing an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19, we see the best of humanity through the sacrificial efforts of frontline medical and health workers, and those who keep essential public services running at great risks to their lives. Their examples remind us that there are many heroes out there and we should shine a light in their work.” He emphasized that “ASEAN Prize is one way that ASEAN honours their outstanding contributions to our community.