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Haze Outlook 2021: Sustainable Resources and Opportunities in ASEAN
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Event DetailsDate: Thursday, 24 June 2021Time: 10:30am – 11:45am (SGT) / 9:30am – 10:45am (JKT)Format: Online (Zoom) Registration link: http://bit.ly/haze2021 (closes on Tuesday, 22 June 2021) Programme (SGT) 10:25am – 10:30amRegistration 10:30am – 10:35amIntroductory Remarks by –Ms. Seraphim Cheong, Director for Outreach and Special Projects, SIIA 10:35am – 10:40amOpening...

[PREMIUM]- Country Updates (27 May-9 June 2021)
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CountryShare of population fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19Total vaccine doses administeredNumber of COVID-19 casesSingapore30% (as of 31 May)4.05 million (as of 31 May)62,219Indonesia4.1% (as of 7 June)28.97 million (as of 7 June)1,869,325Malaysia3.5% (as of 7 June)3.64 million (as of 7 June)627,652          Thailand2% (as of 7...

Singapore’s COVID-19 Resurgence
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Singapore’s Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is due to end on Sunday, 13 June 2021. The new restrictions were imposed following a spike in cases due to more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus. Since the imposition of the heightened alert, unlinked Covid-19 cases fell from...

Myanmar Corporate Briefing
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As the political crisis in Myanmar deepens, estimates reveal that the death toll has exceeded 800 and more than 4000 people have been detained. On 3 June 2021, the SIIA held its monthly corporate briefing on Myanmar for the Institute’s Roundtable and Corporate members. Associate...

Malaysia’s Covid-19 Resurgence
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Malaysia has imposed a 2-week nationwide lockdown from 1 June 2021 to contain the worsening Covid-19 outbreak. Only essential businesses are allowed to operate under the lockdown, with schools and shopping malls shuttered. Covid-19 cases are on the rise, with new infections averaging over 6,000...

Haze-free chat with SIIA’s Deputy Director, Meixi Gan
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Why should we care about the transboundary haze issue, and what does the SIIA do about it? “Transboundary haze is much more than an air pollution problem – it actually affects a number of sustainable development goals. Transboundary haze is caused largely by the use of...

[PREMIUM]: Country updates (13-25 May 2021)
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Country Share of population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (Our World In Data) Total vaccine doses administered (Our World In Data)Number of COVID-19 cases (Worldometer)Singapore 24.62% (as of 17 May)3.41 million (as of 17 May) 61,860Indonesia 3.62% (as of 23 May)24.79 million (as of 23 May)1,781,127       Malaysia 2.99% (as of 23 May) 2.54 million...

Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
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Vietnam was touted as one of the few countries that successfully contained COVID-19 infections. The country avoided strict lockdown measures and its economy recorded a growth of 2.91 per cent in 2020. However, the country is currently experiencing its most severe outbreak of COVID-19. The national...