01 October 2019
A future in which the South-east Asian region is split in two, between rich elites and millions of the poor, is the biggest fear of academic Farish Ahmad-Noor.
The frightening picture he paints is of a small cluster of cosmopolitan “cafe latte-drinking, sushi-eating” elites “swimming on a sea of 600 million poor South-east Asians” who have no access to mobility.
Associate Professor Farish of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies made the point during a panel discussion on diversity and identity on the final day of the Singapore Bicentennial Conference.
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Last updated on 02/10/2019