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08 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 19 December 2019 – 8 January 2020

Indonesia   KPK Developments: Supervisory Council Inaugurated While Jokowi Introduces the First of Three Regulations (20 Dec, 29 Dec) Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” inaugurated five members of the newly established Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council on 20 December. The council members, including a former Constitutional Court...

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09 Dec [Premium] ESG Update: 9 – 22 November 2019

Resources Sustainability    Indonesia to launch voluntary carbon market (13 Nov) Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, is planning to launch a voluntary carbon trading scheme that could link to other countries if successful, a senior government official said on Tuesday. The South East...

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19 Nov Next steps to finance a green economy

By Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi For The Business Times Opportunities to grow the financial sector as well as to respond to climate concerns are being boosted. Recent announcements made by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) at the Singapore FinTech Festival can help create green...

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23 Oct [Premium] Country Update: 10 – 23 October 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Inaugurated for Second Term (20 Oct)  Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, 20 October. He had won 55.5% of the vote in the April election, 11% more than his opponent, Prabowo Subianto. At the inauguration ceremony...

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10 Oct [Premium] Country Update: 26 September – 9 October 2019

Indonesia   Protests Continue as Jokowi Considers His Next Move (26 Sep – Ongoing)  Jakarta and other cities across Indonesia continued to experience violent protests as tens of thousands of students and other groups clashed with police. These rallies were the biggest of their kind since the...

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01 Oct Singapore’s balancing act in building defence ties

By Nicholas Fang For TODAY The recent renewal of a defence agreement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and United States President Donald Trump in New York has a number of ramifications. To be sure, the extension of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding United States’ Use...

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11 Sep [Premium] Country Update: 29 August – 11 September 2019

Indonesia   Proposed Changes to Criminal Code and KPK Spur Concerns (28 Aug – 11 Sep) National legislators in Indonesia are expected to vote on a new penal code on 24 September, replacing the current code inherited from its Dutch colonial rulers. If the law is approved, it...

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03 Sep Transforming climate risks into opportunities

By Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi For The Business Times The recent Singapore National Day Rally (NDR) will be remembered for its sobering call to act on climate change - a "life and death" matter according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This means that beyond...

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