Indonesian parliamentarians are considering the ratification of the maritime border between Indonesia and Singapore following an agreement that was signed by the two countries in 2014.
Joko Widodo has appointed former Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan as Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, and former Energy and Mineral Resources Minster Archandra Tahar as Ignasius's deputy.
Entrepreneurs, investors and businesses from the United States and Southeast Asia will soon be better connected through a new initiative called the US-ASEAN Connect.
Overlapping licences from other businesses issued by other parts of the Indonesian government and other factors are making it difficult to manage land concessions.
The Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said raising the haze problem to a national disaster level will not extinguish the fires sooner.
The polls on Dec 9, which will be conducted simultaneously across the country for the first time, will see governors, district heads and mayors elected to lead 269 provinces, districts and cities.
Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said his officers had acted professionally in dealing with the petition raised by SMRT bus drivers from China in 2010, and with the illegal strike last November.
The series of blackouts at block 69 Geylang Bahru and block 71 Kallang Bahru on Wednesday morning was an isolated incident, said SP PowerGrid.
Singapore on Thursday called for a review of ASEAN's processes and institutions, in order to make them more efficient and effective.
ASEAN foreign ministers failed to issue a joint communique during its meeting in Phnom Penh because of disagreements over the South China Sea. They will meet in Bandar Seri Begawan this week to prepare for the ASEAN Summit later this month. Analysts expect some progress to be made.