This article was published by TODAY on 15 August 2017.
Dr Tang Siew Mun is Senior Fellow and Head ASEAN Studies Centre, while Mr Jason Salim is Research Officer ASEAN Studies Centre, at Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.
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