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Malaysia and Thailand's Southern Conflict: Reconciling Security and Ethnicity

Funston, John


Malaysia's policy towards southern Thailand has always required a balance between the country's internal security and concern about a neighbouring Muslim minority linked not only by religion but also ethnicity and culture. Security was a paramount concern at independence in 1957, with the southern provinces used as a base by the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), the Communist Party of Thailand and Malay irredentists. But after Parti Islam made inroads against the ruling United Malays National...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Southeast Asia


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