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The political strategies of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for self-determination in the Philippines


Taya, Shamsuddin L. (2007) The political strategies of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for self-determination in the Philippines. Intellectual Discourse, 15 (1). pp. 59-84. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This study analyses the political strategies pursued by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), over time, to liberate the the Bangsamoro homeland and its people from the control of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). Using data from policy statements, speeches, peace agreements and interviews with informed people, the study examines the strengthening of the organisation of the MILF and the widening of its diplomatic offensive and found these to be effective. The creation of committees served as vehicles for the MILF to reach the masses and thus ensure their support for the liberation movement. The diplomatic offensive through the peace talks internationalised the Bangsamoro cause as a legitimate liberation movement without being labelled a terrorist organisation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2010 08:57
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1131

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