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SIIA IN THE NEWS

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Pledge for more aid to Laos to clear unexploded US bombs
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in an article by Tan Hui Yee for The Straits Times on US President Barack Obama's comments regarding aid to Laos during Mr. Obama's trip to the country for the East Asia Summit. US President Barack Obama has announced increased...

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Asean, China introduce measures to dial down tensions in South China Sea
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The Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and China on Wednesday (Sept 7) agreed on confidence-building measures to reduce tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as both sides seek to get out of a rough patch arising from Beijing’s growing assertiveness in the maritime...

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Going beyond the economy in the ASEAN community
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The Centre of Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia (CSIS) held a panel on 1 Sep 2016 in conjunction with their 45th anniversary, moderated by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. CSIS is a partner think tank of the SIIA in the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and...

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ASEAN should change to stay relevant
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in an article by Tama Salim in The Jakarta Post, alongside other ASEAN experts at a seminar in Jakarta on 1 Sep 2016. The event was held in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the Centre for Strategic and...

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More hot spots in Riau detected in past week
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SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in The Straits Times in an article by Arlina Arshad on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below. Indonesian satellites detected 17 hot spots from forest and land fires in Riau province yesterday, more than double the number overnight,...

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NEA relays concerns to Jakarta as air quality worsens
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SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in TODAY on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below.  SINGAPORE — With Singaporeans waking up to a smoky, hazy gloom on Friday (Aug 26) — one that worsened over the day — the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) chief...

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Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean
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Speakers and panellists at the SIIA's 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum were quoted in an article by Lee Xin En for The Straits Times. Excerpts from the article are below. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S. Iswaran told a forum at the Ritz Carlton...

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SR Nathan put nation before self – Prof Simon Tay
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay appeared on Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Tonight on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, sharing his recollections about the late Mr SR Nathan, former President of Singapore. The episode was previously online at toggle.sg. Dawn Tan: Prof, former President SR Nathan, he spent such a great deal...

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Former President S R Nathan passes away
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs is deeply saddened at the passing of our former president Mr S R Nathan. Mr Nathan had a long illustrious career in public service; he was Singapore's longest serving President (1999-2011), and previously took on numerous key roles in...