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The Malaysian Approach to Counterinsurgency (1963–1990)
Dr Ong Wei Chong Senior Associate Fellow and Head of National Security Studies Programme; Deputy Coordinator of MSc (Strategic Studies) Programme
Dr Ong Wei Chong
This proposed research project is a historical study of Malaysian counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy and practice against the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and the North Kalimantan Communist Party (NKCP) during the 1963–1990 period. This study intends to elucidate the following three areas of historical significance: Why were there two distinct communist insurgencies in Malaysia; How did Malaysia defeat two separate communist insurgencies in two different geographical locations (Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo); the COIN response and strategy of Malaysia and to a lesser extent the counter-subversion strategy of Singapore to the CPM threat. The results of the research project will be published in a sole-authored book.
|Theme:||Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies|
|Region:||Southeast Asia and ASEAN|