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The Fate of Indonesia’s Forests (CNA Insight)
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Indonesia, home to one of the greatest biodiversity in the world, has lost at least a quarter of its forest in the last 25 years due to deforestation. Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, said in a recent documentary by Channel NewsAsia, “Besides...

One Year On: Vaccines, New Variants and Economic Prospects
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It has now been over a year since COVID-19 was first recognised as a global pandemic. While vaccination programmes are now beginning, there has been much debate about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, especially with new variants of the virus emerging, and it is not...

Infographic- ASEAN’s Race to Vaccinate (Thailand)
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The first shipment of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Bangkok from Beijing today as Thailand ramps up its efforts to vaccinate its population. Thailand is among the last few countries in ASEAN to receive shipments of the vaccine and is the only Southeast Asian...

Webinar | One Year On – Vaccines, New Variants & Economic Prospects
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Synopsis It has now been a year since COVID-19 was first recognised as a pandemic, and the crisis is far from over. More infectious variants of the virus are continuing to emerge, with fresh waves of infections forcing new lockdowns across the world. Many are optimistic...

Corporate Briefing: Myanmar’s Moving Political Situation
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Myanmar has captured the world’s attention, following the declaration of a state of emergency by the military and detention of key political leaders from the NLD government. Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, held a briefing yesterday for the Institute’s corporate members on...

Countries should maximise cooperation on climate action
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By Simon Tay and Aaron Choo For The Business Times Despite the pandemic and economic downturn, many governments and larger companies across the world are still moving ahead with action against climate change. The European Union (EU) redoubled its commitment to green recovery from the pandemic with a...