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SIIA’s Tay on Kamala Harris’ Trip in Asia (Bloomberg)

US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Vietnam for a second leg of her ASEAN trip. Speaking to Bloomberg, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said “Vietnam used to be their enemy, that America withdrew from, but now a very good friend in...

Myanmar: What ASEAN Can and Should Do

Media Release For Immediate Release   Myanmar: What ASEAN Can and Should Do SIIA convenes confidential dialogues with the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar to respond to the situation in Myanmar  Singapore, 24 August 2021 – The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is convening a series of confidential...

Singapore as a global hub needs both U.S. and China, says think tank

US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore on her maiden visit to the region under the Biden administration. In an interview with CNBC, Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said, “We’ve understood from America and the Biden Administration, they don’t want us...

A warming Earth: What does it mean for life in the Lion City?

Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report added urgency to the call for more climate action. Read more here on how climate change will impact Singapore and what actions are needed. ...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (5-18 Aug 2021)

  ASEAN Key Economies COVID-19 status as of 16 Aug Country Share of population fully vaccinated Share of population partially vaccinated Total vaccine doses administered Number of Covid-19 cases*  Singapore 76% 6% 8.55 million 66,281 Indonesia 10.43% 9.45% 82.91 million 3,892,479 Malaysia 34.17% 19.13% 28.31 million 1,444,270 Thailand 7.49% 18.83% 24.1 million 948,442 Vietnam 1.44% 12.81% 15.27 million 293,301 Myanmar NA NA NA 360,291 Sources: Our World in Data, Worldometer, Singapore’s Ministry of Health. *as of 17 Aug...

Crisis in Malaysia: Politicking amid the Pandemic

On 12 August 2021, the SIIA held the webinar, “Crisis in Malaysia: Politicking amid the Pandemic”, Dr Ei Sun OH, Senior Fellow at the SIIA provided insights to the political turmoil currently beleaguering Malaysia and how it adversely affects the government’s overall management of the...

Crisis in Malaysia: Politicking amid the Pandemic

The COVID-19 situation in Malaysia rages on with infection rates crossing 20,000 every day and death tolls averaging between 200 and 300 daily. Despite Malaysia having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with over half a million people vaccinated daily, the worsening...