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06 Sep Fighting fires and haze in Indonesia

The recent return of the haze to the region underlines the fact that agribusinesses should take more responsibility in fighting peatland and forest fires in Indonesia. While some industry leaders have stepped up to implement promising methods to tackle fires, many other agribusinesses are not...

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05 Sep Going beyond the economy in the ASEAN community

The Centre of Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia (CSIS) held a panel on 1 Sep 2016 in conjunction with their 45th anniversary, moderated by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. CSIS is a partner think tank of the SIIA in the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and...

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02 Sep ASEAN should change to stay relevant

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in an article by Tama Salim in The Jakarta Post, alongside other ASEAN experts at a seminar in Jakarta on 1 Sep 2016. The event was held in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the Centre for Strategic and...

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29 Aug Southeast Asia’s fires and haze: From risks to opportunities

It’s known simply as “The Haze”: a thick, eye-watering, nose-running, cough-inducing, health and climate hazard emanating from the burning of land and forest fires in Indonesia. Nearly two decades have passed since the terrible haze of 1997-98 swept across the skies. Today the Haze is one...

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27 Aug More hot spots in Riau detected in past week

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in The Straits Times in an article by Arlina Arshad on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below. Indonesian satellites detected 17 hot spots from forest and land fires in Riau province yesterday, more than double the number overnight,...

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27 Aug NEA relays concerns to Jakarta as air quality worsens

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in TODAY on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below.  SINGAPORE — With Singaporeans waking up to a smoky, hazy gloom on Friday (Aug 26) — one that worsened over the day — the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) chief...

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23 Aug Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean

Speakers and panellists at the SIIA's 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum were quoted in an article by Lee Xin En for The Straits Times. Excerpts from the article are below. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S. Iswaran told a forum at the Ritz Carlton...

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23 Aug SR Nathan put nation before self – Prof Simon Tay

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay appeared on Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Tonight on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, sharing his recollections about the late Mr SR Nathan, former President of Singapore. The episode was previously online at toggle.sg. Dawn Tan: Prof, former President SR Nathan, he spent such a great deal...

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22 Aug Former President S R Nathan passes away

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs is deeply saddened at the passing of our former president Mr S R Nathan. Mr Nathan had a long illustrious career in public service; he was Singapore's longest serving President (1999-2011), and previously took on numerous key roles in...

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