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The role of Malaysian leaders in nation building process (1957-2003)


Shuib, Md. Shukri and Saludin, Mohamad Nasir and Feigenblatt, Otto F Von and Keling, Mohamad Faisol and Ajis, Mohd Na'eim (2010) The role of Malaysian leaders in nation building process (1957-2003). Arts and Social Sciences Journal, 2010 (3). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2151-6200

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Abstract

Generally,this paper discusses Malaysia's nation building process that includes the changing of national understanding from sultanate perspective towards democratic nation. In 1957, Malays achieved its independence. Ethnic Malays through United Malays National Organization (UMNO), ethnic Indian through Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) are the major political parties, which at the time maintained separate identities, based on ethnicity. However,they had to compromise and unify for independence. This paper will also touch on the factors, which influence the process of nation building, especially internal and external factors. The role of several important leaders, especially former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, Their policies and actions to develop and establish Malaysia's nation building process, is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nation Building; Leadership; Political Parties; Malaysia
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 06:15
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2011 06:15
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1939

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