Ethinic Yemenis and supporters in New York protest against US President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Photo: AFP

Trump’s executive disorder: how ‘Muslim ban’ undermines the US in Asia

US president’s block on travellers from seven Muslim countries including Syria and Iraq hands a propaganda coup to Islamic State – and deals a blow to American soft power

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Ethinic Yemenis and supporters in New York protest against US President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.