As Visiting Research Fellow at ISEAS

I've been just over 9 months as Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. 3 more months to go for my assignment there. My works list below.

Work done:

1. Struggle for Sustainability in the palm oil industry shows results - ISEAS Perspective. March 2013.

2. The Sabah-Sulu Crisis Threatens the Palm Oil Supply Chain - ISEAS Perspective. March 2013.

3. Malaysia-China Industrial parks briefing paper. April 2013.

4. Malaysia-China Industrial parks - ISEAS Perspective. May 2013.

5. Singapore-Johor Integration - policy and politics. Prelim review July 2013 (for Sijori Book).

6. Malaysia's Fiscal Titanic - for upcoming ISEAS Perspective. Draft dated Sept 2013 under review edit by ISEAS at present.

Work in progress:

1. Power and Politics of Palm Oil. Draft targeted end Nov 2013 (for ISEAS consideration)

2. Singapore-Johor integration policy and politics. Draft due Nov 2013 (for Sijori Book).

3. Palm Oil: developing the East Kalimantan frontier (due date, to be confirmed).

I also had a few media interviews resulting from the ISEAS position:
1. Don't expect problem to go away in next few months: Experts, The Straits Times, 27 April 2013
2. Oil palm a lucrative crop for Indonesia, Malaysia, The Straits Times, 26 June 2013
3. Infographic: From plantation to product, Palm oil companies are being blamed for the haze from land being cleared by burning
4. Hard work finding eco-palm oil goods, The Straits Times, 16 July 2013

5. Live interview for BBC News
(and missed a few spots with Channel News Asia)