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15 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 16 – 29 February 2020

Resources Sustainability   Palm oil-based green fuel program unlikely to empower palm oil farmers (17 Feb) Oil palm farmers have raised doubts that the palm oil-based “green fuel” scheme laid out in the government's recent five-year plan will benefit them, taking past biodiesel developments as cautionary tales. Palm...

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02 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 20 March – 1 April 2020

COVID-19   Country No. of Confirmed Cases No. of New Cases Since 19 Mar No. of Deaths Testing Rate Per Million Pop (Est) Malaysia 2,766 +1,866 (900) 43 1,250 Philippines 2,084 +1,867 (217) 88 35 Thailand 1,651 +1,379 (272) 10 288 Indonesia 1,528 +1,220 (308) 136 25 Singapore 926 +619 (345) 3 6,800 Vietnam 212 +127 (85) 0 368 Brunei 129 +56 (73) 1 - Cambodia 109 +62 (47) 0 - Myanmar 15 +15 (0) 1 - Laos 9 +9 (0) 0 -   Singapore: Additional Stimulus and Movement Restrictions (26, 28 Mar) Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced...

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31 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Malaysia’s Revamped Stimulus

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a reworked stimulus package on Friday, 27 March 2020. The US$57.7 billion injection (which includes an earlier US$4.8 billion announced under the Pakatan Harapan government) accounts for roughly 17 percent of Malaysia’s GDP, and is the biggest stimulus in...

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20 Mar [Premium] Country Update: 5 – 19 March 2020

COVID-19 Policy Responses   Malaysia Imposes Domestic Movement and Foreign Travel Restrictions as Multinational Cluster Causes Surge in Cases (11 Mar – Ongoing) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced country-wide movement restrictions on Monday, 16 March, as the country grappled with a surge in new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases....

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20 Mar Infographic: COVID-19 – Stimulus Packages Across ASEAN

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, ASEAN countries are implementing a variety of measures to boost their economies and “flatten the curve” of new infections. From stimulus packages to movement restrictions and travel bans, there are a lot of developments to keep track of....

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12 Mar Infographic: Muhyiddin’s Cabinet – An Overview

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently announced the composition of his Cabinet. With Malaysia’s facing both economic and political uncertainty, the announcement was warmly welcomed. Observers have also been busy in the ensuing days offering their interpretations of the Cabinet. For context, however, it would...

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05 Mar Infographic: Rise of PN – The New Alliances in Malaysia

As the dust settles on Malaysia’s new political alignment, it is helpful to take stock of the changes that have occurred. Perikatan Nasional (PN) assumed power following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, and absorbed over a quarter of its MPs. With their...

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05 Mar [Premium] Country Update: 20 February – 4 March 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak   More Stimulus Packages Announced (25, 28 Feb) The government of Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” released the details of a US$742.6 million COVID-19 stimulus package on 25 February. To boost tourism, the budget included measures such as providing airlines and travel agencies with financial...

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