By Ooi Keat Gin
The Historical Dictionary of Malaysia encapsulates the advance of Malaysia from prehistory to the early years of the twenty first century. It covers not just Malaysia's heritage but additionally its politics, financial system, multiethnic society, multiculturalism, medical and technological advancements, and the country of its setting. a number of up to date matters and demanding situations are featured, together with ethnic polarization, financial fairness, and polygamy; thoughts like Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Dominance), "Malaysian Malaysia," "Malay," and Islam Hadhari (Civilizational Islam); and phrases like "Ali Baba" enterprise, kiasi, bejalai, and "Twenty Points."
Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries are contained during this reference, overlaying every little thing from ethno-historical entries to these on culinary favorites and personalities. A chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography supplement the dictionary entries, bettering the authoritative and updated details supplied.
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Extra info for Historical Dictionary of Malaysia (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East)
It is the oldest Protestant church in contemporary Malaysia. 1766 Raja Lumu assumes the title Sultan Salahuddin, the first ruler of the Bugis Selangor dynasty. 1786 Captain Francis Light (1740–1794), an English country trader, establishes an English East India Company (EEIC) trading outpost on the island of Penang. 1791 Sultan Abdullah Mahrum Shah (1773–1798) of Kedah cedes Penang to the EEIC. 1795 The British assume possession of Melaka from the Dutch prior to the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) to deter French occupation.
The National Council for Islamic Affairs is formed by the Majlis Raja-Raja (Conference of Rulers). Ustaz Asaari Muhammad establishes Darul Arqam, an Islamic missionary organization, in Sungai Pencala, Kuala Lumpur. 1969 The University of Penang (later renamed Universiti Sains Malaysia) is set up as Malaysia’s second university. 13 May: The May 13 tragedy erupts with Sino–Malay clashes. 14 May: A state of emergency is declared and Parliament is suspended. Razak heads the National Operations Council, which administers the country for the next 18 months.
The emergency is a protracted conflict that lasts until 31 July 1960. 1949 The Malayan (Malaysian) Chinese Association (MCA) is established. Pemuda UMNO (UMNO Youth) is formed with membership open to male ordinary members of UMNO under 40 years of age. Similarly, a women’s wing, Wanita UMNO, is inaugurated. The University of Malaya is established in Singapore with the amalgamation of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College, which has science and arts faculties. December: The climax of the anticession protests is the assassination of Duncan Stewart, second colonial governor of Sarawak, at Sibu by Rosly Dhoby, a young Malay trainee-teacher.
Historical Dictionary of Malaysia (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East) by Ooi Keat Gin