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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

19 August 2009

National Council of Bhutan (NCB)


19 Aug 2009

The Parliament of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan

Supplied note:
"The National Council (upper house of Bhutan's Parliament) has its own website, [at the URL below], where viewers can download the texts of various acts, bills and resolutions, as well as the NCs views on pending legislation (eg the Civil Service Bill, the Local Government Bill) as well as NC's reservations on eg 'constituency development grants' concept, and on modalities for passing the annual Budget (http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/mainpage.php?code=4). Summary Resolutions of the 2nd session of the NC (Dec 2008-January 2009) are downloadable from [the Business pages at] http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/subpage.php?pagecode=3&code=107 by clicking on 'Synopsis' and further linking on the link that comes up. - bcs."

"The Parliament of Bhutan is the highest legislative body in the country. It consists of the Druk Gyalpo, the National Council and the National Assembly. The National Council has both legislative and review functions and is also referred to as the House of Review. Establishment: -Established in 2008 under Article 11 of the Constitution of Bhutan. -The first joint sitting of Parliament was held from May 8-30, 2008. -The first session of the National Council was held in the Banquet Hall at Langjophakha from June 17 to July 24, 2008. [...]."

Site contents:
* Members (Vision & Mission, Chairperson, Committees, Visit to NC);
* Secretariat (Who is who, NC Organogram);
* News;
* Forum;
* Feedback;
* Downloads (Acts Bills, Resolutions, Others, Forms);
* Business (Agenda, Business Order, Synopsis, Question Time);
* Site Map;
* WebMail;
* FAQ;
* Photo Gallery [at http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/index11.php - ed.]

URL http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/

Internet Archive (www.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Brian C. Shaw (bcjshaw--at--hkucc.hku.hk)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info./Documents
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 1,000

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