Malaysia's Defence & Security Since 1957

Edited by Abdul Razak Baginda
December 2009
Malaysian Strategic Research Centre
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789839783230
226 pages
$39.50 Paper Original

Malaysia gained independence in 1957 during a state of Emergency, which had been declared some nine years earlier. In 1969, the country was rocked by racial riots, the worst it has ever seen. Despite such internally driven threats, the country has remained relatively stable.

Today, Malaysia relies on a variety of instruments in order to enhance its security, from regional arrangements, such as ASEAN and FPDA, to self reliance through modernizing its armed forces. This book is a compilation of articles by leading Malaysian experts, which explore various aspects of Malaysia’s security and defense.

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