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ISEAS in the News: “Two historic shipwrecks discovered in Singapore territorial waters, Maritime archaeological research ongoing”


16 June 2021 – National Heritage Board and ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute announced the discovery of two historic shipwrecks within Singapore Territorial Waters around Pedra Branca.



“The Myanmar challenge to Asean” – Op-Ed by Choi Shing Kwok in ST


This article was first published by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute as a Fulcrum commentary and republished by Straits Times on 14 June 2021.



“Commanding Right And Forbidding Wrong: Rising Influence Of Muslim Mainstream Groups” – Op-Ed by Syafiq Hasyim in Eurasia Review


This article was first published as ISEAS Perspective 2021/78 “Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong: The Rising Influence of Muslim Mainstream Groups” and republished by Eurasia Review on 13 June 2021.



Webinar on “A Tale of Two Cities: Banzu and Temasek”


In this webinar, Dr Tai Yew Seng examined the historical roots of Banzu and Temasek cities mentioned in the records of Wang Dayuan, the first ancient Chinese trader who wrote about Southeast Asia in his travels. By cross-examining with other archaeological and historical records, Dr Tai identified Banzu as located in the present-day Rochor area, and Temasek at city area between Singapore River and Stamford Road. Dr Tai also offered new insight into the historical significance of Rochor underexplored in contemporary accounts.



Ha Hoang Hop quoted by Nikkei Asia: “Vietnam expands maritime militia off southern coast”


This article was published on 12 June 2021.



Kevin Tan quoted by ST: “South-east Asia’s race to vaccinate more than 650 million people”


This article was published on 12 June 2021.



Southeast Asia Climate Outlook Survey 2021




Le Hong Hiep quoted by Vietnam Plus: “Vietnam accelerates efforts to secure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supplies: Scholar”


This article was published on 9 June 2021 and referred to Fulcrum Commentary, Challenges Facing Vietnam’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive.



Le Hong Hiep quoted by The Diplomat: “Vietnam Approves Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine, Reluctantly”


This article was published on 9 June 2021.