A contest for postwar Malaya : social conflict, August 1945-March 1946

Boon Kheng Cheah
The Japanese occupation dramatically altered Malaya’s prewar pattern of race relations and politics. Relations between Malays and Chinese, which previously had been civil , broke down and led lo the two races fighting one another. The Japanese occupation also gave certain political groups an opportunity to come to the forefront. Due to the growing strength of its resistance movement the Malayan Communist Party became a major political force. Japanese plans to grant Indonesia independence raised...
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