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March 2020

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31 Mar Commentary: Risk of cross-infection calls for cooperation

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For China Daily Policies of governments around the world have been changing quickly to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epicenter of the outbreak has moved to Europe and the United States, there is a greater need for positive cooperation. Responses...

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31 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Malaysia’s Revamped Stimulus

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a reworked stimulus package on Friday, 27 March 2020. The US$57.7 billion injection (which includes an earlier US$4.8 billion announced under the Pakatan Harapan government) accounts for roughly 17 percent of Malaysia’s GDP, and is the biggest stimulus in...

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30 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (30 March 2020)

It has been another eventful week in the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid rising infection numbers across the globe, Singapore and Malaysia announced new stimulus packages to counter the economic fallout of the virus. ASEAN countries have also implemented new movement restrictions to combat its spread. Here’s...

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27 Mar Infographic: Singapore’s Supplementary Budget

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled a much-awaited supplementary budget on Thursday, 26 March. While the first stimulus amounted to a sizable S$6.4 billion in February, the S$48 billion allocated under this sequel package was unprecedented. Here’s a comparison of...

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20 Mar [Premium] Country Update: 5 – 19 March 2020

COVID-19 Policy Responses   Malaysia Imposes Domestic Movement and Foreign Travel Restrictions as Multinational Cluster Causes Surge in Cases (11 Mar – Ongoing) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced country-wide movement restrictions on Monday, 16 March, as the country grappled with a surge in new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases....

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20 Mar Infographic: COVID-19 – Stimulus Packages Across ASEAN

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, ASEAN countries are implementing a variety of measures to boost their economies and “flatten the curve” of new infections. From stimulus packages to movement restrictions and travel bans, there are a lot of developments to keep track of....

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12 Mar Infographic: Muhyiddin’s Cabinet – An Overview

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently announced the composition of his Cabinet. With Malaysia’s facing both economic and political uncertainty, the announcement was warmly welcomed. Observers have also been busy in the ensuing days offering their interpretations of the Cabinet. For context, however, it would...

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