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Singapore team digs in to help Riau village combat haze
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Volunteers from our partner NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze) helped build a canal block in Sungai Tohor, Riau, Indonesia, this month. PM.Haze collaborated with the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) to build the canal block, which is used to trap water and...

Asia’s Economic Choices in the New Global Order
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What are the prospects for economic growth in Asia? Even as major powers try to cooperate, there is a sense of competition — among the United States, China and also Japan. In collaboration with NHK World, the international service of Japanese broadcaster NHK, we held...

Why does the EU’s recent Resolution on Palm Oil matter to ASEAN?
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The European Parliament adopted the Resolution on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests on 4 April 2017, whose stated aim is to reduce the negative impacts of deforestation due to unsustainable or illegal palm oil production. The Resolution has incited a great deal of controversy...

Commentary: ASEAN – Putting a ‘human face’ to an economic community
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By Chen Chen Lee and Shangari Kiruppalini The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) held its 30th summit in Manila last week amid growing anti-globalisation sentiments in the West. As Western markets become more inward-looking, intra-Asean links will matter now, more than ever. During the summit, Prime Minister...