By Joseph Liow, Michael Leifer
The Dictionary of the fashionable Politics of South-East Asia offers complete insurance of the political background of this crucial quarter because the finish of the second one global War.
Over four hundred alphabetically-organized entries disguise Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia (Kampuchia), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. person entries offer specified details and authoritative remark for the important figures, political events and corporations, political platforms and buildings, significant occasions, and key records, together with constitutions and treaties, of the sector, in addition to clarifying the terminology - acronyms, abbreviations and non-English phrases - in use. also, for every nation coated, a longer narrative analyses its fresh background and political and social development.
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See also: Aquino, Benigno; Aquino, Corazón; ASEAN; Declaration on the South China Sea; EDSA; Enrile, Juan Ponce; Islam; Liberal Party; Manila Summit 1987; Marcos, Ferdinand; Marcos, Imelda; Moro National Liberation Front; Nacionalista Party; New People’s Army; New Society Movement-Philippines’ Claim to Sabah; Ramos, Fidel; Subic Bay Naval Base. Singapore, Republic of The island-state of Singapore, with a land area of just over 600 square kilometres, is located at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia.
That division hardened into a political boundary which endured for over twenty years. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam succeeded to power north of the line of division, while a US-backed State (subsequently Republic) of Vietnam assumed the administration to its south. The challenge of Communist insurgency in the south of the country in the early 1960s led to progressive military intervention by the United States, including the aerial bombardment of the north. The failure of the United States to impose a political solution by military means and growing domestic opposition to the loss of blood and treasure led to the Paris Peace Agreements in January 1973.
Those divisions became institutionalized after a challenge in the courts to the credentials of a number of UMNO branches led to the party being declared an unlawful society. After a confrontation between Dr Mahathir and senior members of the judiciary, during which its head was removed from office, UMNO was reconstituted as a new party with the power to screen applications for admission. In May 1988 Tengku Razaleigh registered Semangat ’46 as a new party. Its meaning (Spirit of 1946) was intended to convey direct lineal descent from UMNO, which had been established in that year.