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13 Sep [Premium] ESG Update: 1 – 13 September 2019

Resource Sector Indonesia forest fires surge and Singapore's air quality may enter 'unhealthy' range (12 Sept) The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed on Thursday (Sept 12), spreading haze across South-east Asia. Indonesia's forest fires are an annual problem but have...

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11 Sep [Premium] Country Update: 29 August – 11 September 2019

Indonesia   Proposed Changes to Criminal Code and KPK Spur Concerns (28 Aug – 11 Sep) National legislators in Indonesia are expected to vote on a new penal code on 24 September, replacing the current code inherited from its Dutch colonial rulers. If the law is approved, it...

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03 Sep Transforming climate risks into opportunities

By Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi For The Business Times The recent Singapore National Day Rally (NDR) will be remembered for its sobering call to act on climate change - a "life and death" matter according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This means that beyond...

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29 Aug ASEAN Centrality Key to Weather Sino-American Tensions

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Download PDF here] Singapore, Thursday, 29 August 2019 – ASEAN centrality is key to weathering the Sino-American conflict, according to a report launched today at the 12th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore’s oldest independent...

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29 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 15 – 28 August 2019

Indonesia   NasDem Demurs as Jokowi Finalises Selection of His New Cabinet (14-17 Aug)  President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” announced on Wednesday, 14 August that he had finalised the selection of his new cabinet. While the full list of ministers would only be announced after the start of his...

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23 Aug Sino-US tensions – the silver lining for Asean and Singapore

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For The Straits Times Many anticipate a Sino-American "war" and, while the proximate issues are in trade, there is a broader range of contention on issues relating to technology, unfair competition, democracy and the regional and global order. The effects will...

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