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Myanmar pledges to hold vote in 2 years (China Daily)
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It has been over six months since the military coup in Myanmar and ASEAN leaders met yesterday to discuss the appointment of the ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar. On 1 August 2021, Myanmar’s military ruler said it is “ready to work on ASEAN cooperation within...

Webinar: Crisis in Malaysia: Politicking amid the Pandemic
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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government is facing increasing pressure as a vote of no-confidence motion had been filed at the parliament, while there are increasing calls for Mr. Muhyiddin to resign. As COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Malaysia, the government's handling of the pandemic...

SIIA-NYC Webinar: Singapore Free Trade Agreements- Yay or Nay
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The benefits of free trade agreements (FTAs) have come into question in recent months as anti-globalisation and protectionism sentiments is on the rise. On 24 July 2021, the SIIA, in partnership with the National Youth Council Singapore (NYC), organised the webinar, ”Singapore Free Trade Agreements-...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (8-21 July 2021)
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ASEAN Country Updates ASEAN Key Economies COVID-19 status Country Share of population fully vaccinated Share of population partially vaccinated Total vaccine doses administered Number of Covid-19 cases Singapore 47.73% (as of 19 July) 23.46% (as of 19 July) 6.84 million (as of 19 July) 63,440 Indonesia 6.00% (as of 19 July) 9.39% (as of 19...

Capping Carbon (Bangkok Post)
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"Climate change risk… is no longer a question of if. It's really a question of how much," Ms. Grace Fu, Singapore's Minister for Sustainability and the Environment said at the SIIA's 8th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR). Read this article by the Bangkok...