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  • Food Assistance and the Social Construction of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh 

    Oh, Su-Ann (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-12-27)
    Taking food assistance as its starting point, this article examines the underlying system of ideas that the Bangladeshi government and humanitarian organizations have about the term ‘refugee’. Through a consideration of refugee coping strategies, host ...
  • Potential Economic Impact of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail 

    Hayakawa, Kazunobu; Isono, Ikumo; Kumagai, Satoru (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-07-27)
    The Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail project (HSR) is an ambitious 350km rail project aimed at connecting and reducing the travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Though the agreement to implement the project was signed in 2016, the fate ...
  • Malaysia’s Trade Policy: Time for Review 

    Maria, Rebecca Fatima Sta (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-06-28)
    Malaysia is one of the world’s most open economies. Trade is equivalent to 130% of its GDP. Its trade policy, which is fairly liberal and transparent, has contributed to its economic growth, which has averaged 5% over the past few years, in spite of ...
  • Do the Economic Ties between ASEAN and China Affect Their Strategic Partnership? 

    Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-06-21)
    Economic cooperation is a key thrust area of ASEAN-China’s vision on strategic partnership. Besides promoting two-way trade in goods and services, increasing attention is being paid to raising FDI and building infrastructure in ASEAN countries. This ...

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