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Migration: Policies and Laws: Southeast Asia
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Migration among peoples of Southeast Asia is not a recent phenomenon. Early history records a tremendous amount of trading activity in the region of the Malay Peninsula (what is now West Malaysia). The strategic position of the Peninsula in close proximity to China and India and flanked by waterways, the Straits of Malacca along its western coast, and the Sout…

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Ahmad, Sharifah Suhanah Syed, “Migration: Policies and Laws: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0268e>
First published online: 2009

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