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SIIA quoted in the Straits Times on Singapore’s new haze law
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Singapore’s new haze law will give a strong impetus to the sharing of concession maps by agroforestry firms, as the onus is now on them to prove their innocence in the event that they are accused of causing transboundary haze. Furthermore, companies that refuse to volunteer...

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7th ASEAN & Asia Forum – In the News
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2On 1 August 2014, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held the seventh installment of our annual ASEAN and Asia Forum(AAF). The conference aims to promote awareness about ASEAN and international affairs, building upon the institute’s connections to both the public and private sector to create...

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Power Play: Boom or Bane for ASEAN Businesses?
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ASEAN has to tread carefully or risk being the passive subject caught in between major powers MEDIA RELEASE 7th ASEAN and Asia Forum Singapore, 1 August 2014 – ASEAN must remain neutral as it receives unprecedented attention from its biggest neighbours, China and Japan, top officials and business leaders...

Haze Bill: Have we done enough?

Harsher penalties will give the proposed Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill more bite, said Singapore Institute of International Affairs’ (SIIA) Deputy Director and Fellow Chua Chin Wei during an interview with Channel NewsAsia (CNA) on July 7, 2014, after Singapore’s Minister for Environment and Water Resources...

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No haze yet?
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Singapore has been spared from the haze so far this year, but will this change the government's haze assessment? SIIA Executive Director and Nominated MP Nicholas Fang posed the question in Parliament: In Parliament yesterday, Nominated MP Nicholas Fang asked Minister for the Environment and Water...

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US raps China over ‘destabilising’ acts
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United States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday sharply criticised China for "destabilising, unilateral actions" in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea and warned that Washington would not look the other way when fundamental principles of international order are being challenged. In an hour-long...

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Crusade to save Yangon’s heritage
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As Myanmar sprints to catch up with its more developed South-east Asian neighbours, one man is in a different kind of race: to safeguard hundreds of precious colonial buildings in Yangon from the wrecking ball. Historian and author Thant Myint-U, 48, is up against the tide...

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$63m programme to boost Singapore’s nuclear expertise
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SINGAPORE is building up its expertise in nuclear safety, science and engineering, with a $63 million, five-year research and education programme. The move, say experts, will help the nation keep on top of developments in the field, and what to do if a disaster should strike. The...