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Recently the first batch of the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) archives were given to the International Institute of Social History (IISH). PSM has agreed to deposit the following items with IISH:... [Collection highlight]
After the Second World War, the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) fought successively the British colonial government and the Malayan government. Support for the MCP came mainly from the ethnic Chinese... [Collection highlight]
Making Money Off Migrants is a case study of the plight of the migrant worker. While it focuses on the experience of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, many of the problems described would be... [Publication]
Contents1. Introduction2. Peninsular Malaya in the Nineteenth Century3. The Household and the Division of Labour4. Colonialism and the integration of Malaysia into the international economy: The... [Publication]
When the British High Commissioner Sir Gerald Templar arrived in Malaysia on 7 February 1952, the 'emergency' situation worsened. 'Emergency' was the euphemistic name for a war that had started in... [Item of the Day]