The First Meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs is currently taking place in the Republic of Singapore. The four day meeting discusses and has approved two main topics, namely the Resolution to Tackle a Drug Free ASEAN Community for the Future Generation and the Resolution on the term as AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs.

The Brunei Darussalam delegation is led by Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadi; and Yang Berhormat Awang Ong Tiong Oh, members of the Legislative Council; as well as Dayang Rose Aminah binti Haji Ismail, Deputy Clerk for the Legislative Council.

The meeting ended with the signing of the Meeting Report by all heads of delegation of the AIPA member nations. Brunei Darussalam is represented by Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi. In tackling problems of drug abuse, united cooperation at the regional and international levels is needed as it is the responsibility of all members of parliament in the ASEAN region. Cooperation is not limited to enforcement agencies but is also a joint responsibility in the government and non-government sectors, especially in providing awareness and knowledge to the public on drug abuse.

Source: Radio Television Brunei