Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

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Drawing on social media, cinema, cultural heritage and public opinion polls, this book examines Indonesia and Malaysia from a comparative postcolonial perspective. The Indonesiaa€“Malaysia relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Southeast Asia, especially because Indonesia, the worlda€™s fourth most populous country and third largest democracy, is the most populous and powerful nation in the region. Both states are committed to the relationship, especially at the highest levels of government, and much has been made of their a€˜siblinga€™ identity. The relationship is built on years of interaction at all levels of state and society, and both countries draw on their common culture, religion and language in managing political tensions. In recent years, however, several issues have seriously strained the once cordial bilateral relationship. Among these are a strong public reaction to maritime boundary disputes, claims over each countrya€™s cultural forms, the treatment of Indonesian workers in Malaysia, and trans-border issues such as Indonesian forest fire haze. Comparing the two nationsa€™ engagement with cultural heritage, religion, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, democracy and regionalism, this book highlights the social and historical roots of the tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the enduring sense of kinship.IndonesiaAyMalaysia Mutakhir; Antara sensitiviti dan imaginasiAl, Susastra, 2/3: 64 Ay88. Acharya ... Southeast Asian relations: an introductionAl, Pacific Review, 19(2 ): 125Ay34. ... of race: rethinking Malaysian identity through the art of Wong Hoy CheongAl, in D.P.S. Goh, M. Gabrielpillai, P.Holden and G.C. Khoo (eds)Race and anbsp;...

Title:Indonesia-Malaysia Relations
Author:Marshall Clark, Juliet Pietsch
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-26


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