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10 Nov SIIA Dinner: Bright spots in a dark world

On 10 Nov 2016, we held our SIIA Dinner 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Our guest of honour was Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence. The theme for the evening was "Bright Spots in a Dark World",...

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10 Nov Asia takes in Trump’s ascent

SIIA Council Member Manu Bhaskaran, and SIIA Honorary Member Tommy Koh and SIIA Chairman Simon Tay were quoted in the Nikkei Asian Review on Donald Trump's victory in the US Presidential Election and the implications of a Trump Presidency for Asia. As Donald Trump spoke to...

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25 Oct What good can money do?

As part of our Global Citizens Singapore programme, we held a dialogue on "What Good Can Money Do?" on Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. In 50 years, the nation has become one of the wealthiest countries in the region in per-capita...

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21 Oct Diesel incentives for passenger cars must go

We thank Mr Danny Lim and Mr Paul Chan for their responses (“Diesel moves must target commercial vehicles first”; Oct 14 and “Don’t drop diesel just yet”; Oct 18) to our commentary “Driving a future without diesel” (Oct 12). It is encouraging to see engaged citizens...

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12 Oct Driving a future without diesel

Government leaders from more than 60 countries have turned up the heat to combat climate change. The Paris agreement on climate change was concluded last year but will now come into force on Nov 4, making progress more quickly than sceptics thought and environmentalists feared. Singapore...

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08 Oct Struggle to Reassure US and the World

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay spoke to The Straits Times in October on the US Presidential race. His comments and a video clip of the interview were published as an individual feature, and also as part of an article collecting various perspectives from commentators in Singapore....

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30 Sep Does Singapore need Global Citizens?

In 1972, Singapore’s then-Minister of Foreign Affairs S.Rajaratnam argued that Singapore should become a Global City. In the years since, Singapore has arguably achieved this vision. But if Singapore is a Global City, are its people now Global Citizens? We held an evening dialogue on the...

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27 Aug NEA relays concerns to Jakarta as air quality worsens

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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