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Myanmar corporate briefing: April update

In the third instalment of the SIIA’s corporate briefings on Myanmar, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, presented an update to our corporate members on the situation in Myanmar.  Mr. Argus Ang, CEO of The RVi Group in Myanmar, shared his views on...

A time for Japan to blossom (The Straits Times)

By Simon Tay For The Straits Times Winter has not been easy for Japan. In these past months, pandemic numbers have been rising. The Tokyo Olympics have been a particular source of angst, even with the compromise of going ahead without an international audience. Last month,...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates- 18-31 March 2021

CountryNumber of COVID-19 casesTotal vaccine doses administeredVaccine doses administered per hundred peopleIndonesia1,505,77510.77 million (as of 28 March according to Our World in Data)3.94 (as of 28 March according to Our World in Data)Malaysia344,018580,765 (as of 28 March according to Our World in Data)1.79(as of 28...

Partnerships with Countries Such As Japan Crucial for ASEAN for Post-Pandemic Recovery

Media Release                                                                             For Immediate Release Partnerships with Countries Such As Japan Crucialfor ASEAN for Post-pandemic Recovery  Singapore, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 - Partnerships between ASEAN countries and other powers such as Japan are critical for the region’s post-pandemic recovery. This was one of the key observations made...

S’pore has drawn a line on Myanmar (Mothership)

COMMENT: While international partners can try to foster dialogue between the domestic players in Myanmar, the complex situation ultimately needs to be resolved domestically. Simon Tay, Chairman at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, thinks that a complete dissolution of the military in Myanmar may not...

Simon Tay: S’pore has drawn a line on Myanmar (Mothership)

Protestors in Myanmar continue to press their demands for a return to democracy, despite the increase in violence and bloodshed over the last few days. In a commentary for Mothership, Associate Professor Simon Tay said “International partners can and should foster dialogue and mediate but...

Experts Explain: Understanding Singapore’s stance on the…(Mothership)

Since the military intervention on 1 February 2021, the situation in Myanmar has grown increasingly tense, with the military taking aggressive steps to consolidate its power. Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA spoke to Mothership on 10 March 2021 about Singapore and ASEAN’s...