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Author: SIIA

sabah-malaysia

18 Mar Does Sabah merit ASEAN’s attention?

The ongoing conflict in Sabah at first seemed something of a farce when followers of the Sultan of Sulu landed with claims to the territory. But the situation has quickly developed into tragedy. The death toll has passed 60, with losses on both sides. Kuala Lumpur’s...

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singapore-merlion

25 Feb The False Divide

The projections in the Government’s White Paper have raised concerns among Singaporeans, in particular the estimates that say the country’s population could hit 6.9 million in 2030, with almost half of these foreigners. There have been calls for more efforts to ensure that Singaporeans are not...

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gcs-5

21 Feb Reframe the Great Population Conversation

Controversy followed the Government’s White Paper on Population, from its introduction to the last day of Parliamentary debate, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed Parliament. Even after the clear Parliamentary majority in favour, that public debate continues, a fact Mr Lee welcomed. But from...

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obama-abe

14 Feb What Asians hope Abe will say to Obama

Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first overseas visit to South-east Asian countries. Very soon he will make the more usual pilgrimage from Tokyo to Washington DC, to meet the American President. What should he say to President Barack Obama as both begin...

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07 Feb ASEAN Economic Community Mid Term Report discussion

The 41st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM) held in Bangkok in 2009 requested to the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to undertake the Comprehensive Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint and in providing policy analyses/recommendations to the...

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island-south-china-sea

28 Jan Legal process, political mess?

The legal process begun by the Philippines to challenge claims by China to the South China Sea surprised the region. International arbitration is allowed under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), but the move adds urgency and new elements to...

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24 Jan SIIA New Year’s Party

The SIIA held our New Year’s Party at IndoChine Club Street on 24th January 2013. We were honoured to have Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Tay, Executive Director, Russia-Singapore Business Forum and Janice Koh,  Nominated Member of the Parliament to join us...

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scmp-right-balance

23 Jan The right balance

Everyone’s pivoting to Asia, even Asians. After the Barack Obama administration’s rebalancing and Australia’s white-paper pledge to give more emphasis to the region, here comes Japan. The recent visit to Southeast Asia by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underscores this. Rather than heading to Washington, his...

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