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20 Feb [Premium] Country Update: 6 – 19 February 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak   Governments Calibrating Stimulus Packages to Boost Economies (12 Feb – Ongoing) Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 in the 2020 Budget. Singapore is expected to be significantly affected by the outbreak,...

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05 Feb [Premium] Country Update: 23 January – 5 February 2020

The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak   More Governments Restrict Travellers from China As the Novel Coronavirus outbreak develops, more governments are instituting temporary travel restrictions to and from mainland China. Australia and Italy joined the United States in denying entry to non-citizens who had travelled to China. Within ASEAN...

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23 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 9 – 22 January 2020

Indonesia   Indonesia Engages Softbank, UAE and Others to Build New Capital City (10 Jan – Ongoing) Indonesia’s National Development Planning Minister Soeharso Monoarfa announced that at least five foreign investors have expressed interest in developing Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan. The relocation project, announced in...

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19 Dec [Premium] Country Update: 5 – 18 December 2019

Indonesia   PT Garuda Shaken Up Following Harley Davidson Scandal (5 – 13 Dec)  Indonesia’s flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia came under public scrutiny following revelations of a smuggling case on one of its new Airbus jets. Parts for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and two high-end Brompton folding...

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05 Dec [Premium] Country Update: 21 November – 4 December 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Pushes Back Against Constitution Amendment Proposals (2 Dec – Ongoing) President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” expressed his opposition towards proposals to amend the 1945 constitution on Monday, 2 December. The proposals were based on a Suharto-era framework called the Broad Guidelines of State Policy (GBHN), and...

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20 Nov [Premium] Country Update: 8 -20 November 2019

Indonesia   Indonesia’s 2019 Budget Deficit Expected to Exceed Earlier Estimates (18 Nov) Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told reporters that the 2019 budget deficit is now expected to reach up to 2.2% of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), up from an initial target of 1.84%. This revision...

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07 Nov [Premium] Country Update: 24 October – 7 November 2019

Indonesia   No Plans to Issue Regulation to Revoke KPK Bill: Jokowi (1 Nov)  Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” told reporters on Friday, 1 Nov that he did not intend to revoke the revised bill for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The law, which was passed in September...

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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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25 Sep [Premium] Country Update: 12 September – 25 September 2019

Indonesia   Severe Haze Disrupts Activities Across Sumatra and Kalimantan (12 Sep - Ongoing)  The aviation, shipping and education sectors in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan have been affected as a severe haze blankets the region. Singapore and Malaysia have also been badly affected by the haze,...

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