The Straits Times
Department of Southeast Asian Studies Associate Professor John Miksic and Mr Lim Chen Sian from the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies hope that more funding support will be made available for the discipline’s activities and staff over the next 50 years.
In the article, Assoc Prof Miksic mentioned that they have been dogged for years by the lack of interest in the field and scant resources.
He shared that he wants Singapore to be a regional hub for the field and added that they have developed a system of analysis over 30 years. This allows for collaborations in building a picture of South-east Asia together.
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