The ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of AIPA as part of the virtual 36th ASEAN Summit on June 26 was a success particularly in terms of the government – parliament connection, said Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau on the sideline of the event.
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The 3rd meeting of the AIPA (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly) Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) was held online on June 29 with a view to helping enhance regional cooperation towards a drug-free ASEAN community.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. (H.C.) Puan Maharani attended the annual agenda of AIPA – ASEAN Leaders’ Interface.
The President also emphasized the importance of cooperation among ASEAN member states in overcoming past and present challenges.
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.
Singaporeans will go to the polls on July 10, in a general election that will see the contest for hearts and minds waged on a drastically different battleground due to the coronavirus pandemic.
BANGKOK – Thais streamed into shopping malls on Sunday, once again enjoying their air-conditioned oases as the country eased one of the restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus.
On 8 June 2020, the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen together with the EU Ambassador H.E. Mr. Giorgio Aliberti and other EU countries’ representatives attended the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly plenary meeting..
The following Bills were introduced in Parliament:
1. Second Supplementary Supply (FY 2020) Bill
2. Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill
3. COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment) Bill
Free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for vulnerable members of society is now a step closer to implementation after the House of Representatives today approved on final reading House Bill 6865 or the “Crushing COVID-19 Act”.
the Malaysian Parliament will be closed to the public from March 18, 2020 to June 9, 2020.
Chairman of the Indonesian Parliament Dr. (H.C) Puan Maharani asked the Government to listen to input from stakeholders such as educators, parents and educational organizations before reopening schools as part of the implementation of the new normal policy.
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Vietnam’s National Assembly approved an extension to land lease exemptions for farmland through 2025 to boost the nation’s agriculture industry, according to a posting on the government’s website, which cited finance minister Dinh Tien Dung.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet will address parliament on why his government needs to issue three executive decrees backing loans of 1.97 trillion baht to pay for Covid-19 relief.
SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) – There’s “not much time” left for Singapore’s government to hold its next general election as the country has to dissolve Parliament in January, months ahead of an April deadline, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday (May 20).
“Whoever fasting in Ramadan for faith and obedience to Allah, and wishes His pleasure, will be forgiven of all past sins” – History of al-Bukhari and Muslim History.
The House of Representatives today approved on Second Reading, House Bill 6732 seeking to grant ABS-CBN a provisional franchise to operate until October 31, 2020.
HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam has largely lifted a nationwide lockdown to contain the new coronavirus, but events will be drastically curtailed when the country celebrates Reunification Day on Thursday.
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.
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
During the virtual meeting of the House Defeat Covid-19 Committee (DCC) Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Economic Stimulus Package, Rep. Sharon Garin urged for the passage of legislative proposals meant to arm the government with the right tools to flatten the curve of economic recession caused by COVID-19.
We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held the Special ASEAN Summit via video conference on 14 April 2020. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, in his capacity as Chair of ASEAN.
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.