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From Crisis to Endemic: Stumbling or Pressing Ahead? – Thailand

Like many of its ASEAN neighbours, Thailand will now focus on containing infections to a level its public-health system is able to cope. In the last of the series, we examine Thailand – diving into the handling of the pandemic, what were the key issues...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (11-24 Nov)

Myanmar China-ASEAN summit held without a Myanmar representative; ASEAN invites Minister from Myanmar’s civilian government to climate conference (22 Nov - ongoing) Following Myanmar’s absence at the ASEAN summit in October the virtual ASEAN-China summit also began on Monday, 22 November, without a representative from Myanmar. Reportedly,...

Covid-19: ready or not, Asean nations must reopen, reconnect and reform

By Simon Tay and Sarah Loh For SCMP  With government finances stretched, there is an increasing recognition that the region can no longer afford economy-crippling restrictions and must return to trajectories that stimulate growth While the region’s pre-pandemic potential remains, reforms are needed to boost efforts...

How Malaysia has been coping with the pandemic?

Want a quick summary of how Malaysia has been coping with the pandemic? This week we zoom in to Malaysia’s plans to re-open and its political outlook. Follow this set of graphics for insights taken from the SIIA’s “From Crisis to Endemic: Stumbling or Pressing Ahead?”...

We need to do more collectively on climate: Associate Professor Simon Tay

Media Note on Post COP26 We need to do more collectively on climate: Associate Professor Simon Tay Singapore, Day, 18 November 2021: “COP26 emphasises that we need to do more collectively on climate. Each country should decarbonise domestically, but should also capitalise on its unique strengths and work...