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23 Jan SIIA Chairman appointed as Singapore’s Ambassador to Greece

Singapore, Thursday, 23 January 2020 – Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), has been appointed Ambassador for Singapore. He will be accredited to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) on a non-residential basis. He will continue as SIIA chairman and in...

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23 Jan Risks and Reward: The Outlook for ASEAN in 2020

ASEAN has a lot to look forward to in 2020, but there are also numerous risks. Even as trade volumes pick up, issues such as the US-China confrontation, a potential China slowdown and erratic US policies could jeopardise the region’s prospects. These topics and more came...

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23 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 9 – 22 January 2020

Indonesia   Indonesia Engages Softbank, UAE and Others to Build New Capital City (10 Jan – Ongoing) Indonesia’s National Development Planning Minister Soeharso Monoarfa announced that at least five foreign investors have expressed interest in developing Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan. The relocation project, announced in...

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22 Jan Risk and Reward: The Outlook for ASEAN in 2020

For ASEAN, 2020 is shaping up to be just as eventful as it has been for 2019. On the one hand, the Indonesian and Thai elections progressed relatively smoothly, while Singapore and Myanmar can look forward to polls of their own within the year. Even...

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08 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 19 December 2019 – 8 January 2020

Indonesia   KPK Developments: Supervisory Council Inaugurated While Jokowi Introduces the First of Three Regulations (20 Dec, 29 Dec) Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” inaugurated five members of the newly established Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council on 20 December. The council members, including a former Constitutional Court...

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08 Jan

Annual Dinner E-Booklet (PNG) - sliced Programme
1845-1930 Registration & Cocktails
1930-1940 Welcome Remarks Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
1940-2045 Dinner Commences
2045-2115 Investing Sustainabily Across ASEAN and Asia: Capital and Purpose In-Conversation with Mr. Dilhan Pillay, Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International and Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Economic Development Board Moderator: Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
2115-2120 Toast by the SIIA
2120-2145 Dinner Resumes
2200 END
  Chairman's Note SIIA Dinner | Chairman’s Message
  Welcome to the January 2020 Dinner for Singapore institute of International Affairs (SIIA). Held annually, the SIIA Dinner is a fund raiser where we bring together donors and friends to support the work that the Institute does.
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20 Dec [Premium] Infographic: Timeline of the PKR Feud (Nov-Dec 2019)

Malaysia's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is the biggest constituent party in the ruling Pakatan Harapan government, but also the most unstable. A virtual civil war has broken out between factions backing party President Anwar Ibrahim and Deputy President Azmin Ali, and recently came to the...

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19 Dec [Premium] Country Update: 5 – 18 December 2019

Indonesia   PT Garuda Shaken Up Following Harley Davidson Scandal (5 – 13 Dec)  Indonesia’s flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia came under public scrutiny following revelations of a smuggling case on one of its new Airbus jets. Parts for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and two high-end Brompton folding...

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