Singapore Chronicles: Emergency


by Kumar Ramakrishna

Singapore Chronicles: Emergency

Price:  US$10.76   (SGD14.95*)
Format:  Paper Back, 108 pages
Published:  2016, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814747097
SB#:  059710 (113)

About This Book

This book examines the origins of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) in the inter-War years and its subsequent development against the wider backdrop of the Cold War. The chameleon-like CPM, in its determined quest to set up a Communist Republic of Malaya and Singapore, mounted a violent rural insurgency in Malaya and later shifted to urban subversion of the bourgeoning anti-colonial left-wing movement in Singapore itself. It was a gambit that almost succeeded. Contemporary Singapore's emphasis on law and order cannot be understood without reference to its long twilight struggle with the CPM, a fateful conflict that ended only in 1989.


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