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

By Simon Tay For The Straits Times 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 -...

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31 May Ending coal financing, and jump-starting sustainability

By Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi All major Singapore banks recently announced that they will stop financing new coal-fired power plants. This is significant in aligning Singapore as a financial hub with the position of many Western financial institutions. But it opens up more questions...

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16 May Why severe haze may return in 2019 and how to mitigate the risk

By Simon Tay, Wu Huijuan and Aaron Choo For TODAY A Haze Outlook developed by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has assessed that there is a real, although moderate, risk that severe haze will return in 2019. The prognosis is “amber”; on a scale of red-amber-green....

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05 Apr Thailand must take action for cleaner air in Asean

By Simon Tay and Liyana Othman For Bangkok Post When complaints are made about the haze crisis and air pollution in Southeast Asia, most usually think about fires in Indonesia's provinces, which have been a recurrent problem for over two decades. However, the situation this year has been different...

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07 Mar Sustainability is gaining traction as a business move

By Simon Tay and Wu Hui Juan For The Business Times Singapore is now one of the first countries in Asia to introduce a carbon tax to reduce fossil fuel consumption and to use market pricing to develop a low-carbon economy. The tax, in force from the start...

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04 Mar The Trump-Kim bromance: is the honeymoon over?

By Nicholas Fang and Aaron Choo For The Business Times Following the blossoming of the historic bromance between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un that took place on the idyllic resort island of Sentosa in Singapore last year, it now appears that the honeymoon period is over, and reality...

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