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ASEAN, Canada Renew Commitment to Forge Closer Ties

ASEAN and Canada reaffirmed their commitment to further advance partnership for mutual benefit at the 18th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue held on 13 July 2021..Co-chaired by the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to ASEAN Aung Myo Myint and Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific of Canadian Global Affairs Paul Thoppil, this meeting was also attended by senior officials […]

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Thailand: Hon. Mr. Natchanon Srikokuea, Member of the House of Representatives, Bhumjaithai Party, made a statement on the “Disposable Face Masks for Eggs Campaign”

On Tuesday 13th July 2021, at 12.20 hrs., at press conference room, 1st floor, Parliament Building, Hon. Mr. Natchanon Srikokuea, Member of the House of Representatives, Bhumjaithai Party, expressed his statement on the “Disposable Face Masks for Eggs Campaign”. Due to the fact that Songkhla Province was classified as dark red zone and many face […]

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Singapore: Parliament will See PSP Raising Questions on Composition of the Singapore Core, and Percentage of Jobs Taken up by Foreigners

During the Parliamentary sitting on Jul 6, PSP NCMPs Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa are to raise pertinent questions regarding jobs and job opportunities. In a Facebook post on Sunday (Jul 4), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Kumaran Pillai outlined the questions that the two NCMPs will be asking in Parliament. […]

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Philippines: Bills on Gender Responsive Protocols, Responses and Approaches During Pandemic, Public Emergencies and Disasters Approved

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Bukidnon Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba approved in principle two legislative proposals on gender responsive protocols, responses and approaches during pandemic, public emergencies, as well as other disasters. Approved were House Bill 9059 authored by Acosta-Alba and HB 9465 by Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte […]

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ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations

On June 7, 2021, the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in Chongqing in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations. . State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Teodoro Locsin, Foreign Secretary of the Philippines that serves as the current country coordinator for ASEAN-China relations, co-chaired the meeting. In addition, other […]

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ASEAN Envoys Hold Talks in Myanmar with Junta Chief

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the chief of Myanmar’s military, met Friday with Brunei’s Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Erywan bin Pehin Yusof, and Mr. Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw..This meeting was a follow-up to the “Five-Point Consensus” for a peaceful solution to the […]

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NA Chairman holds online talks with Cambodian counterpart

Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ waves to greet his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Heng Samrin.  — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Vương Đình Huệ held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Heng Samrin via video teleconference on Thursday morning. Huệ said he wants to closely co-operate with […]

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Thailand: President of the National Assembly as the Head of the Thai Delegation to the 142nd Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and the group of parliamentarians rehearsed the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) meeting via electronic media

On Thursday 6 th May 2021, at 11.00 hrs., at meeting room of the Thai National Group Executive Committee, 4th floor, Parliament Building, H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, President of the National Assembly as the Head of the Thai Delegation to the 142nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and the group of parliamentarians rehearsed the Asia-Pacific Group […]

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Singapore: From economy and trade to defence and education; from science and innovation to digital economy and supply chain management initiatives – relations and cooperation between Singapore and Australia

From economy and trade to defence and education; from science and innovation to digital economy and supply chain management initiatives – relations and cooperation between Singapore and Australia are longstanding and comprehensive, and cover these areas and more. Developments in the bilateral work on some of these areas were amongst topics that Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and Australian […]

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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.