A recent, major study on the 'development of Malay Kingship' speaks of the 'socio-political revival' of Malay monarchy that is currently taking place in this country. There is talk, says the book, of a rejection of the 'Westminster-style constitutional monarch' and the advancing of another type of' Southeast Asian monarchy perfected by the Ruler of Thailand.' This lecture considers these propositions, and then examines Malaysian monarchy from three directions. The first concerns the powers of...[Show more]
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