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11 Apr Making sustainable consumption of palm oil the norm in Asia

By Chen Chen Lee and Lau Xin Yi For The Jakarta Post Relations between the European Union and Malaysia and Indonesia hit an obstacle when Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesia’s Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan recently threatened to boycott EU’s products if the bloc...

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05 Apr Thailand must take action for cleaner air in Asean

By Simon Tay and Liyana Othman For Bangkok Post When complaints are made about the haze crisis and air pollution in Southeast Asia, most usually think about fires in Indonesia's provinces, which have been a recurrent problem for over two decades. However, the situation this year has been different...

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27 Mar Myanmar — investors should be cautious but take the risk

By Simon Tay For Nikkei Asian Review A humanitarian crisis that has been brewing at the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since 2016 is reaching a critical point. At Cox's Bazar, just inside Bangladesh, an estimated 740,000 displaced Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine State are encamped in...

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21 Mar Bringing Human Rights to Life for Businesses

Just a decade ago, the intersection between human rights and businesses was a nascent concept at best. Today however, the cause has gained much traction. Laws of various jurisdictions – mostly Western – now call upon businesses to implement human rights due diligence and reporting...

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14 Mar Big Tech’s challenges for Asean

By Chen Chen Lee and Erin Low For The Straits Times For Big Tech, the year 2018 marks the beginning of "techlash", as it is forced to confront a public awakened to and repulsed by its multiple failures in protecting user privacy, providing value for customers and...

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12 Mar Handling Big Tech in ASEAN

By Chen Chen Lee and Erin Low For Nikkei Asian Review Headlines about data breaches, anti-competitive practices and fake news have turned public goodwill toward tech companies into suspicion. This applies particularly in Asia. From the spreading of religion-based hate messages in Sri Lanka, and the role...

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