SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer is leading a delegation of 13 Members of Parliament (MPs) to the 33rd ASEAN Inter—Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Lombok, Indonesia.
At the meeting, which is being held from 16 to 22 September, delegates will discuss political, economic, social and gender issues affecting the region.
The Office of the Clerk of Parliament said on Monday that these include enhancing public awareness and promoting participation of civil society in ASEAN community building.
They will also focus on fighting poverty, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and emergency response, as well as the role of women parliamentarians in enhancing pro—women policies in economics, health and education.
The delegates will also hold dialogue meetings with parliamentarians from observer countries —— Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, the European Parliament, India, Japan, South Korea and the Russian Federation.
They will discuss efforts to address climate change, increase parliamentary cooperation and hold multi—lateral dialogue on related issues in the South China Sea.
The MPs in the Singapore delegation are:
Deputy Speaker Mr Charles Chong, MP for Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency (SMC)
Mayor of North West District Dr Teo Ho Pin, MP for Bukit Panjang SMC
Mr Zainudin Nordin, MP for Bishan—Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC)
Mr Lim Biow Chuan, MP for Mountbatten SMC
Ms Ellen Lee, MP for Sembawang GRC
Dr Lim Wee Kiak, MP for Nee Soon GRC
Ms Sylvia Lim, MP for Aljunied GRC
Dr Chia Shi—Lu, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Mr Ang Wei Neng, MP for Jurong GRC
Ms Foo Mee Har, MP for West Coast GRC
Mr Gan Thiam Poh, MP for Pasir Ris—Punggol GRC
Mr David Ong, MP for Jurong GRC
Mr Zainal Sapari, MP for Pasir Ris—Punggol GRC
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