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[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...

Palm oil: Import bans pressure sustainability standards

By Khor Yu Leng, Nadirah Sharif and Siti BazilahFor Eco-Business In the past year, the United States has banned the imports of palm oil and rubber-based products from three Malaysian companies following allegations of labour abuse. Environmental issues have tended to dominate the attention on these...

ASEAN & Asia Focus Panel 2

The pandemic has created another hurdle for ASEAN to meet its infrastructure needs. The sector is also increasingly vulnerable to the long-term effects of climate change such as natural catastrophes. Sustainable infrastructure is therefore imperative in helping contribute to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable...

[PREMIUM] Country Update: 4-17 March 2021

Myanmar ‘Nothing is moving’: CDM freezes foreign trade, raising fears of shortages (12 March)The military’s takeover on 1 February has brought Myanmar’s international trade to a standstill, with export volumes through Yangon’s ports estimated to be down as much as 90% since the takeover and imports...

ASEAN & ASIA FOCUS 2021: Partnerships in Economic Recovery and Sustainable Infrastructure

Event Details Date: Wednesday 31 March Time: 9.30am - 12pm (Singapore Time) Venue: Zoom Programme 09:30am Introductory Remarks Ms. Seraphim Cheong, Director of Operations, Singapore Institute of International Affairs 09:33am Welcome Remarks Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs 09:40am Opening Keynote Address – ASEAN and Asia: Shared Challenges, Common Interests, and Opportunities The Association...