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Federal-East Malaysia Relations: Primus-Inter-Pares?


Chin, JU, Federal-East Malaysia Relations: Primus-Inter-Pares?, 50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited, Marshall Cavendish, Andrew Harding and James Chin (ed), Singapore, pp. 152-185. ISBN 9789814561242 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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In 2014 Malaysia celebrated its fifty-seventh year of independence but many people in East Malaysia, however, were not celebrating. Why? The official date, 31 August, is the date of independence for Malaya in 1957 but not the Malaysian Federation. The fact is that the Federation of Malaysia was proclaimed on 16 September 1963 and the Federation of Malaysia is fifty-one years old, not fifty-seven. This simple fact is often ignored by Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya,1 much to the annoyance of East Malaysians. This chapter lays out some of the main issues surrounding the often unhappy relationship between East Malaysia and Putrajaya since independence and the resentment held by Sabahans and Sarawakians towards Malaya.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99762
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-08
Last Modified:2015-06-17

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