Like a Child with Two Parents: Race, Religion and Royalty on the Siam-Malaya Frontier, 1895-1902

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Dr Amrita Malhi,

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Since 1957, Malaysian public life has been organized around a historic conflation of three important political themes: “race, religion and royalty”, or “3R”, all of which are purportedly championed and defended by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). This article explores how this conflation of themes became so important to this postcolonial nation-state, specifically by investigating its influence in shaping Malaya's territorial limits.

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