Dictionary of the Modern Politics of South-East Asia

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Michael Leifer
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - History - 312 pages
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This comprehensive Dictionary provides descriptive and analytical coverage of the turbulent political history and striking changes which have occurred both regionally and in key countries since the end of the Second World War. Substantially rewritten to take into account the dramatic political events and developments since 1995, the third edition of this acclaimed Dictionary will provide non-specialists and specialists alike with an essential resource on this constantly changing and volatile region.
Including new entries, updated country profiles on Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia and a revised reading list, leading authority and commentator on this rapidly developing region Michael Leifer has brought this Dictionary fully up-to-date. Changes in government, the rise of new leaders and the knock-on effect on economy and society are covered including: the death of key figures such as Pol Pot and the rise of a new generation of leaders, dramatic changes of government in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines and elections in Malaysia.
Countries covered include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia (Kampuchea), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Key features include:
* Individual entries provide detailed information and authoritative commentary on the central figures, political parties and organizations, political systems and structures, major events and key documents.
* For each state covered, an extended narrative analyses its recent history and political and social development.
* Extensive cross-referencing and a subject index lead the reader to the vital material.
* Subject bibliographies refer researchers to source and secondary matter.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Burma Myanmar
7
Democratic Kampuchea Coalition
15
Indonesia Republic of
17
Malaysia Federation of
23
Philippines Republic of
29
Thailand Kingdom of
37
Abangan Indonesia
45
Khun Sa BurmaMyanmar
154
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino LDP
160
Liberal Party Philippines
166
Malacca Strait IndonesiaMalaysia
172
Manila Agreements 1963 Indonesia
177
Mayaguez Incident 1975 Cambodia
183
Muhammadiyah Indonesia
190
Old Established Forces OLDEFOS
207

Alex Boncayao Brigade Philippines
51
Badawi Abdullah Ahmad Malaysia
67
Contents
68
Bhumibol Adulyadej King Thailand
74
Burmese Way to Socialism Burma
80
Daim Zainuddin Tun Malaysia
99
Democratic Soldiers Thailand
104
Elysee Agreement 1949 Vietnam
110
Fuad Tun Mohammad Donald
116
Goh Chok Tong Singapore
122
Hmong Laos
128
Independence of Malaya Party IMP
134
Irian Jaya Indonesia
140
Contents
141
Kachin BurmaMyanmar
147
Overseas Chinese 207 Philippines Claim to Sabah
222
Parti Bersatu Sabah MalaysiaSabah of the Republic of South Vietnam
228
Persatuan Aliran Kesesdaran Negara Rizal Jose Philippines
234
Samphan Khieu Cambodia see Khieu SouthEast Asia Command 19436
255
Sen Son Cambodia see Son Sen Sudarsono Professor Juwono
261
Singapore Strait
267
Contents
271
Treaty of Peace Friendship
277
East Timor 1999
283
Viet Cong Vietnam
289
Win Aung BurmaMyanmar
295
Indonesia
299
Further Reading
301
Ong Boon Hua MalayaMalaysia
308
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