The A to Z of Malaysia

The A to Z of Malaysia Author Keat Gin Ooi
ISBN-10 9780810876415
Year 2010
Pages 419
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The A to Z of Malaysia encapsulates the development of Malaysia from prehistory to the early years of the 21st century. It covers not only Malaysia's history but also its politics, economy, multiethnic society, multiculturalism, scientific and technological developments, and the state of its environment. A host of contemporary issues and challenges are featured, including ethnic polarization, economic equity, and polygamy; concepts like Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Dominance), "Malaysian Malaysia," "Malay," and Islam Hadhari (Civilizational Islam); and terms like "Ali Baba" business, kiasi, bejalai, and "Twenty Points." Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries are contained in this reference, covering everything from ethno-historical entries to those on culinary favorites and personalities. A chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography complement the dictionary entries, enhancing the authoritative and up-to-date information provided.

A History of Malaysia

A History of Malaysia Author Barbara Watson Andaya
ISBN-10 9781137605153
Year 2016-11-11
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher
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This brand new edition of A History of Malaysia brings the story of this fascinating country up to date, incorporating the latest scholarship on every period of Malaysian history. Fresh analysis of Islam's historical role in the Malay world and how it links with the growing Islamization of Malaysia today make for a timely study.

Malaysia

Malaysia Author Cheah Boon Kheng
ISBN-10 9812301755
Year 2002
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Focuses on Malaysia's four Prime Ministers as nation-builders, observing that each one of them when he became Prime Minister was transformed from being the head of the Malay party, UMNO, to that of the leader of a multi-ethnic nation. Each began his political career as an exclusivist Malay nationalist but became an inclusivist.

Government and Society in Malaysia

Government and Society in Malaysia Author Harold A. Crouch
ISBN-10 0801432189
Year 1996
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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The Malaysian political system incorporates a mix of democratic and authoritarian characteristics. In this comprehensive account, Harold Crouch argues that, while they may appear contradictory, the responsive and the repressive features of the system combine in an integrated and coherent whole. Consistently dominated by the Malay party UMNO, which represents the largest ethnic group, the Malaysian government requires the support of its Chinese, Indian, and East Malaysian minorities to retain control. The need to appeal to a politically and ethnically divided electorate restrains the arbitrary exercise of power by the ruling coalition. As a result, the government responds to popular aspirations, particularly since a split in the dominant Malay party in the 1980s. Yet it also controls the electoral process, ensuring victory in all national elections. Communal, social, and economic factors have all contributed in rather ambiguous ways to shaping and Malaysian political system. Communal tensions, change in the class structure, and the consequences of economic growth have generated pressures in both democratic and authoritarian directions. The government has been remarkably stable despite sharp ethnic divisions and, Crouch suggests, it is unlikely to move swiftly toward full democracy in the near future.

Malaysia

Malaysia Author Virginia Hooker
ISBN-10 9812301615
Year 2003
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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This collection of essays has been prepared as a tribute to Clive S. Kessler, Professor of Sociology at the University of New South Wales for over twenty years and a member of staff of the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, and the Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. Written by colleagues and graduate students, the essays are divided into three sections: Islam, Society and Politics. They focus on Professor Kessler's analyses of Malaysia. Eac...

Energy Law in Malaysia

Energy Law in Malaysia Author Abdul Haseeb Ansari
ISBN-10 9789041136053
Year 2011
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to legislation and legal practice concerning energy resources and production in Malaysia. The book describes the administrative organization, regulatory framework, and relevant case law pertaining to the development, application, and use of such forms of energy as electricity, gas, petroleum, and coal, with attention as needed to the pervasive legal effects of competition law, environmental law, and tax law.

Malaysia and the European Union

Malaysia and the European Union Author Christoph Marcinkowski
ISBN-10 9783643800855
Year 2011
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
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EU-Malaysian relations are all too often seen through the lens of economics and trade. Although this is legitimate, an extension of cooperation could also open up new avenues of collaboration and understanding between Europe and Asia. This book brings together manifold perspectives on economics, finance, trade, education, history, culture, gender, human rights, and multiculturalism - issues which are currently gaining in importance between Malaysia and the European Union. (Series: Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/Etudes d'Anthropologie Sociale de l'Universite de Fribourg - Vol. 32)

Japan and Malaysian Development

Japan and Malaysian Development Author Jomo Kwame Sundaram
ISBN-10 0415115833
Year 1994
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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The Japanese presence in Southeast Asia is treated variously with either suspicion or encouragement. Japan and Malaysian Development critically assesses different dimensions of Japan-Malaysia economic relations. The work presents a balanced collection of essays examining Japanese involvement in Malaysia. The volume also discusses the impact and consequences of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir's 'Look East' policy, which advocated greater emphasis on trading relations with Japan.

Malaysia

Malaysia Author Helen Oon
ISBN-10 1845379713
Year 2008
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher New Holland Publishers
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Globetrotter Wildlife and Safari Guides are indispensable guides to planning and enjoying your travels in the country's finest wildlife reserves. The country's 10 best parks are profiled, highlighting their scenic beauty, game viewing, accomodation and facilities, tours, and walks or hikes.

Environmental Law in Malaysia

Environmental Law in Malaysia Author Maizatun Mustafa
ISBN-10 9789041133700
Year 2011
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International
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The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protecting theenvironment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste, soil, noise, andradiation. Then, a section on nature and conservation management covers protection ofnatural and cultural resources such as monuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests, fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the applicationof zoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative and judicial remediesto environmental issues. There is also an analysis of the impact of international and regionallegislation and treaties on environmental regulation.