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September 2020

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30 Sep Infographic: Sabah State Election

Datuk Hajiji Noor from the Bersatu party was sworn in as Sabah’s chief minister following the fiercely contested Sabah election, which was seen by many experts as a bellwether for the country’s politics. A record 447 candidates contested for the 73 assembly seats. Prime Minister...

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24 Sep New Horizons: Vietnam

The SIIA’s New Horizons series roundtable discussion focused on trends and concerns emerging from Vietnam. Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman and President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Dr. Can Van Luc, Chief Economist, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) shared...

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14 Sep Infographic: Green Lanes Between Singapore and ASEAN +6

In the SIIA’s Special Report on “Renewed Concerns in Key ASEAN Economies: Politics and Growth Prospects After the First COVID-19 Wave”, we stressed the importance for Singapore to work on “bubble” arrangements for travel. Such cooperation would help each country and ASEAN as a whole...

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10 Sep New Horizons: Indonesia

This week’s high-level roundtable discussion in the SIIA’s New Horizons series zoomed in on trends and concerns emerging from Indonesia, as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chatib Basri, Co-founder and Senior Partner, Creco Consulting; and Former Minister of Finance of the...

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07 Sep Infographic: Rising Global Protectionism and Populism

Populism poses significant challenges in maintaining solidarity and promoting ASEAN Centrality in the global economy. Unlike Europe and the US, populism in Southeast Asia is less about immigration, economic decline, and trade, and more on religious and ethnic divides, and countering drug trafficking. However, populism...

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01 Sep Haze Outlook: “Sustainability efforts must continue”

In August 2016, following the 2015 haze crisis, ASEAN set the goal of achieving a haze-free region by 2020. In our recent Haze Outlook report, the SIIA warns that a severe transboundary haze remains a risk this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of...

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