Refugee stereotypes: Origins of a narrative

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Where do our perceptions of refugees come from, and are they based on truth?

How do these stereotypes influence refugee-related policies in Malaysia, and what steps can be taken to address negative stereotypes both in public discourse and at the policy level?

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Melati Nungsari, an associate professor of economics at the Asia School of Business and faculty director at the Asean Research Center, and Rachel Decruz, a senior research associate at the Asean Research Center, about their research on understanding refugee stereotypes.

Produced by: Astro Awani

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