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Media Coverage – Haze: Know it. Stop it.
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our Haze: Know it. Stop it. Exhibition on Oct 16-18 at nex @ Serangoon Central, with presentations from the SIIA, PM.Haze, Singapore Environment Council, Relief.sg, and Haze Elimination Action Team (HEAT) on their respective anti-haze efforts.   Efforts to...

Seeing Indonesia through the haze
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There are reasons to be frustrated and angry about the haze pollution, caused by fires in Indonesian provinces. There are also reasons to question whether real action will be taken and can be effective. The problem is driven not by natural causes, but by man-made deforestation...

Bank body to issue guidelines on responsible financing
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SIIA Assistant Director Cheong Poh Kwan was quoted by TODAY in a report on the move by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to release guidelines on responsible financing. The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) had told TODAY that it has reached out to...

Turn the Little Red Dot green
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By Audrey Tan The joint campaign on "We Breathe What We Buy" or #XTheHaze by WWF Singapore, PM.Haze and supported by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs was featured in the Straits Times on 1 Oct 2015. An excerpt from the article is below. Activists say the...

US ambassador: Seeing positive progress in ASEAN
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CNBC interviewed US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian on the sidelines of the 8th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF), organised by the SIIA on 1 Oct 2015. The video is available on cnbc.com TRANSCRIPT Amb. Hachigian: I've seen actually some very positive progress on those sorts of issues...

CABA: SEA businesses hope TPP, RCEP can co-exist
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CNBC interviewed SIIA fellow Pushpanathan Sundram on the sidelines of the 8th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF), organised by the SIIA on 1 Oct 2015. Mr. Sundram is Executive Chairman of the China-ASEAN Business Association and a former Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN. The video is...

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen speaks to Phoenix News on the Haze
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SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was interviewed by Hong Kong's Phoenix News (Mandarin) on the haze situation. "If the haze continues at the unhealthy or hazardous levels in the next few months, there will be significant socio-economic costs for Singapore, and I think in this regard...

Singapore reiterates offer of assistance to Indonesia to fight forest fires
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted by Channel NewsAsia on the current transboundary haze. The article was published on 14 Sep 2015 and the full text is available on Channel NewsAsia. Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Associate Professor Simon Tay said being a "tough...

Indonesia Forest Fires Causing Southeast Asia Haze
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Singapore Institute of International Affairs Chairman Simon Tay discusses the haze affecting parts of Southeast Asia, its cause and what's being done about it. He speaks to Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin on "First Up" on 16 September 2015. Q. It's not a new problem, it's been going on for...