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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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09 Dec [Premium] ESG Update: 9 – 22 November 2019

Resources Sustainability    Indonesia to launch voluntary carbon market (13 Nov) Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, is planning to launch a voluntary carbon trading scheme that could link to other countries if successful, a senior government official said on Tuesday. The South East...

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05 Dec [Premium] Country Update: 21 November – 4 December 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Pushes Back Against Constitution Amendment Proposals (2 Dec – Ongoing) President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” expressed his opposition towards proposals to amend the 1945 constitution on Monday, 2 December. The proposals were based on a Suharto-era framework called the Broad Guidelines of State Policy (GBHN), and...

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20 Nov [Premium] Country Update: 8 -20 November 2019

Indonesia   Indonesia’s 2019 Budget Deficit Expected to Exceed Earlier Estimates (18 Nov) Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told reporters that the 2019 budget deficit is now expected to reach up to 2.2% of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), up from an initial target of 1.84%. This revision...

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