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May 2020

28 May Webinar | Derailed? COVID-19’s Implications for Jokowi’s Ambitions

Sypnopsis Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” began his second term in office with lofty ambitions. Adding human capital development to his previous focus on infrastructure, Jokowi also pushed for the passage of numerous omnibus laws to make Indonesia more attractive to investors. However, the COVID-19 pandemic...

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28 May Infographic: Singapore Budget Stimulus Packages

As Singapore prepares for Phase 1 of the country’s reopening next week, the Government has announced a 4th stimulus package. Called the Fortitude Budget, the packages focus on supporting businesses and saving jobs. Here is a recap on the four stimulus packages announced by the...

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26 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (26 May 2020)

As public health efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic continue around the world, so too have economic efforts such as stimulus packages. Governments across ASEAN have announced numerous such budgets to support businesses and citizens, including Singapore’s recent announcement of the Fortitude Budget, and more...

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22 May Infographic: SIIA Haze Outlook report (2019)

In May last year, the SIIA launched the SIIA Haze Outlook report to understand the probability of severe transboundary haze in the region. It presented an initial risk assessment framework based on meteorological data, efforts by government, NGO, and private sector to mitigate the drivers...

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20 May Infographic: Recent Developments in Malaysian Politics

In the three weeks since the start of May, tremors in the Malaysian political landscape have intensified. Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was accepted, and he teamed up with Anwar Ibrahim to criticise the Perikatan Nasional government....

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18 May Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (18 May 2020)

As countries continue to address the challenges posed by COVID-19, the past week has seen a variety of developments. Countries such as Thailand have further eased their movement restrictions, while Indonesia is poised to undertake a US$8.6 billion bailout of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The emergence...

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