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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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23 Aug Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean

Speakers and panellists at the SIIA's 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum were quoted in an article by Lee Xin En for The Straits Times. Excerpts from the article are below. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S. Iswaran told a forum at the Ritz Carlton...

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23 Aug SR Nathan put nation before self – Prof Simon Tay

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay appeared on Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Tonight on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, sharing his recollections about the late Mr SR Nathan, former President of Singapore. The episode was previously online at toggle.sg. Dawn Tan: Prof, former President SR Nathan, he spent such a great deal...

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