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The Legislative Council (LegCo) hosted a virtual Ad-hoc Working Group ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) chaired by LegCo member Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Ghani bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Rahim yesterday.
The virtual meeting was held at the International Convention Centre, Berakas.
The Ad-hoc Working Group was attended by parliamentarians from ASEAN member nations and AIPA Secretariat. LegCo member Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid @ Sabli bin Haji Arsad led the Brunei delegation.
Secretary to the Cabinet Ministers Council and Clerk to the LegCo Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Jaya Dato Paduka Haji Judin bin Haji Asar was also present.
The meeting discussed two draft resolutions: Draft Resolution on the Amendment of the AIPA Statute and Draft Resolution on the Guiding Rules and Procedures for hosting the AIPA General Assembly.
The resolutions were discussed and presented for the purpose of updating, codifying and arranging some provisions in the AIPA Law related to the organisation of the AIPA General Assembly so that it can be systematic and uniform while also establishing a standard procedure to be implemented by the host nation to the AIPA General Assembly each year.
The draft resolutions were then agreed to be fully approved at the AIPA General Assembly to be held in August this year in Brunei for approval later during the General Assembly unanimously.
Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid @ Sabli bin Haji Arsad leads the Brunei delegation
(News Source: Borneo Bulletin)