Water Conflicts Between Malaysia and Singapore:Water Supply Federation of Malaya Water Supply and Sanitation in Singapore
Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia: HP Lee
Conflict And Violence In Singapore And Malaysia 1945-1983: Richard Clutterbuck
Nexus between Religious Groups and Authoritarian Regimes in Conflicts:Pakistan and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective Arshi Saleem Hashmi
Tensions and Conflicts between Globalizing Cities and Nation States:A comparative study of Caracas (Venezuela) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Rosaura Sierra Escalona
Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia 1961-1965:Britain the United States Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia Matthew Jones
Thought-provoking and eye-opening, Blood and Silk is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region´s most experienced outside observers. This is a first-hand account of what it´s like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace and understand the reasons behind endemic violence. Peering beyond brand new shopping malls and shiny glass towers in Bangkok and Jakarta, Michael Vatikiotis probes the heart of modern Southeast Asia. Why are the region´s richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China´s growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world? Vatikiotis tells the story of modern Southeast Asia using vivid portraits of the personalities who pull the strings, mixed with revealing analysis that is underpinned by decades of experience in the countries involved, from their silk-sheathed salons to blood-spattered streets. The result is a fascinating study of the dynamics of power and conflict in one of the world´s fastest growing regions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000002/bk_oras_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Managing Marital Disputes in Malaysia:Islamic Mediators and Conflict Resolution in the Syariah Courts Sven Cederoth Cederroth/ Sharifa Zaleha Syed Hassan
During the 15th century, China had become economically and technologically advanced compared to civilizations in Europe at the time, and its fleet, which had reached a total of 3,500 ships, was unmatched by any other world power. Nevertheless, after conducting several trade expeditions with the massive fleet, the Chinese ships were either burned in the docks or left to rot. With that, China began to revert to the xenophobic policies of its past and reduce its presence in other lands. By 1525, the largest naval fleet in the world had essentially been destroyed or dismantled by China itself. While China was in the process of isolating itself from the rest of the world, the European explorers were beginning to discover new lands, such as North America and South America. Among the countries doing the most exploring during this time were the Portuguese. The Portuguese had reached India in 1498, and by 1509 they had established part of their empire in India. In 1511, the Portuguese captured the large spice trading center of Malacca in Malaysia, and like their base in India, Malacca allowed the Portuguese to have a foothold, thereby providing access to China and Southeast Asia (Brinkley 1904).The Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares visited the Chinese coast in 1513 and was the first European to do so via the sea. Shortly after, more Portuguese visited around the Tunmen Inlet, which is believed to have been somewhere around the Pearl River Delta, and an establishment was set up there in 1514. The location of Macau was beneficial and strategically chosen by the Portuguese, as it was in close communication with Guangzhou and connected via a river system. In contrast to their earlier dealings with the Chinese, the Portuguese attempted to appear more humble and comply with the wishes of the Chinese rather than with force.Meanwhile, the 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Teutsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129149/bk_acx0_129149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.