Trends In Southeast Asia 2016 #16: The Johor Sultanate: Rise Or Re-Emergence?


by Hutchinson, E Francis; Vanda Prakash Nair (Eds.)

Trends In Southeast Asia 2016 #16: The Johor Sultanate: Rise Or Re-Emergence?

Price:  US$6.48   (SGD9.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 31 pages
Published:  2016, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814762793
SB#:  059694 (131)

About This Book

Malaysia's sultans have in recent years taken on an increasingly discernible role in the country's political life. However, rather than something new, the rulers' resurgence should be viewed as part of a longer term negotiation over the precise boundaries of their role. The Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail, is arguably the most visible of the country's rulers at present. While the more ceremonial aspects of his actions are inspired by the pivotal role traditionally played by Malay rulers, the more operational aspects hark back to the colonial era when Johor had a reputation for modern administration, well-developed infrastructure, and a high degree of autonomy. At its core, the Sultan raises questions about Malay leadership, and may revive a long-standing contest between the rulers and the political elite, sometimes referred to as a battle between "princes and politicians".


Please note that this book may not be in stock. We will confirm availability upon receipt of your order. * Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.72