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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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05 Mar Infographic: Rise of PN – The New Alliances in Malaysia

As the dust settles on Malaysia’s new political alignment, it is helpful to take stock of the changes that have occurred. Perikatan Nasional (PN) assumed power following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, and absorbed over a quarter of its MPs. With their...

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05 Mar [Premium] Country Update: 20 February – 4 March 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak   More Stimulus Packages Announced (25, 28 Feb) The government of Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” released the details of a US$742.6 million COVID-19 stimulus package on 25 February. To boost tourism, the budget included measures such as providing airlines and travel agencies with financial...

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