The History of Malaysia
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History of Southeast Asia
Political history of Malaysia
- Mahathir and Anwar: PM keeps a tight grip on reins of power
- From the Bangkok Post, 22 October, 1997. In the mounting crisis, issue of whether
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad should yield power to his deputy, Anwar Ibrahim. A comparison
of the two men and their bases of support.
- Power struggle looms over faltering economy
- By Craig Skehan, Herald, 27 June 1998. Minister Anwar Ibrahim makes veiled criticisms
of President Mahathir Mohamad-backed bailouts of politically well-connected Malaysian
- Tian Chua Released on Bail and Hundreds Charged for "Illegal Assembly"
- from Asian Human Rights Commission, Maylaysian Update, UA 20/99: Freedom of assembly
denied, 4 May 1999.
Economic History of Malaysia
- Malyasian PM takes on IMF
- A dialog on Labor-L, September 1997. Malaysian prime minister reverses his attitutde
- Bank depositors panic in Malaysia
- By Maurice Williams, in the Militant, 13 October, 1997. Fallout from the devaluation
of the Thai currency in July and evidence the regional economic crisis continues.
- Malaysia Survives Dire Predictions
- By Paul Blustein, Washington Post, Wednesday, May 19, 1999; Page E01.
- Good News for Palm Oil Firms, Not for Indigenous People
- By Roshan Lal, IPS, 18 August 1999.
Labor history of Malaysia
- Bangladeshi workers in the textile industry in Penang: People or commodities?
- By Anja Rudnick, Amsterdam, in Global Alternative Media Newsletter, 4 October, 1995.
- Foreign workers will bear brunt of job losses
- From Singapore Press, 2 January 1998
- Fed Up, Rubber Workers Rise in Protest
- By Anil Netto, IPS, 4 May 1999.
- Plight of Indian migrant workers in Malaysia
- Press releases, 6 October 1999.
Social history of Malaysia
- Stiffer penalties for Muslim
- UPI, 5 December, 1966. Resort island of Penang acquires religious laws that provides for canning
for Muslims who commit sexual offenses.
- Sarawak natives detailed for protest against oil palm plantation on their native
customary land (NCL)
- From Shabat Alam Malaysia (SAM: Friends of the Earth, Malaysia), 29 April, 1997. Re Ilban peoples.
- Modern, and Moderate, Islam
- By Zainah Anwar, in AsiaWeek, 16 September, 1997. The suggestive display of three
Muslim girls in the Miss Malaysia Petite Contest triggers federal reforms of the shariah
in a conservative direction, betraying women's hopes for moderate reforms in Islam.
- Ah Lek: Code ready in a month
- By Celeste Fong, Star Malaysia, 2 March 1999. Re. legal prohibition of sexual harassment on
- 400,000 workers lost to drug abuse
- By The New Straits Times, 30 August 1999. Re. an important effect of capitalist
Cultural History of Malaysia
- International studies faculty for University of Malaya
- By Simrit Kaur, Star Malaysia, Tuesday, 25 November, 1997.
- Academics Speak Out At Their Own Risk
- By Anil Netto, IPS, 14 June 1999.
History of Malaysian Telecommunications and media
- Malaysia Keeps Tight Control Over Internet Providers
- By Michael Bociurkiw, in Asia Times, 24 February, 1997. Government has stopped
permitting more providers, it says, until demand catches up. But figures suggest there's sufficient
demand for continued expansion.
- Panel to screen foreign reports
- from Star Malaysia, Wednesday, 19 November 1997.
- Journalist's resignation chills media
- From Hong Kong Standard, Thursday 16 July 1998. Johan Jaafar is editor-in-chief
of Utusan Melayu Utusan Melayu (Malaysia), who it is felt was forced out by government
displeasure of the Utusan newsgroup it dominates.
Resources for Malaysian history
- Effect of economic development on indigenous groups in Sarawak
- By Bala Pillai, 13 September 1997. Resources for development and Sarawak studies.