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04 Jun End of centrist democracy and Asia’s unconventional systems

by Simon Tay As centrist parties falter in Western democracies, Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and India offer lessons on how political systems can bring stability   Last month, the world witnessed its two largest democratic votes - in India and across Europe - and elections have...

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26 Apr Malaysia’s Investment Climate in 2019

Nearly a year has passed since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took office in May 2018. The new government has undertaken efforts to address Malaysia’s fiscal weakness and reform its institutions. But how are investors reacting to the first year of PH’s governance, and what challenges lie...

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21 Mar 13th Japan-Singapore Symposium – Forging Closer Ties

Together with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) organised the 13th Japan-Singapore Symposium (JSS). The JSS is a platform which brings together opinion makers from the two countries to exchange views on their bilateral and other issues. This...

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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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04 Sep Singapore’s Role in ASEAN’s Sustainable Infrastructure

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is often lauded as the new growth frontier blessed with a growing young working population and massive economic opportunities. As the regional bloc moves towards economic integration, better infrastructure and connectivity is needed to facilitate greater movement of...

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