Continuity in a Changing World: Malaysia’s Coercive Security Apparatus in the Age of Terror and Beyond

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Resource Type
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Creator
  • Humphreys, Andrew (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    2(2)
Publication Date
2009
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Malaysia; Security; Terrorism; War on Terror; Political Opposition
Description
  • Abstract

    The Malaysian government’s use of its repressive security legislation has had a significant impact on Malaysia’s modern political history. The focus of the present article is on the government’s use of its coercive security apparatus since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. My argument is that the apparatus is largely unchanged by the current global climate of the ‘War on Terror.’ Notably, Malaysia’s use of coercion has become increasingly less criticized by other governments, notably those in the West. Perhaps as a consequence, the government has become increasingly bold in its crackdowns against opposition elements. Following the political upheaval of the 2008 election, however, the future of the security apparatus is in question.
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-2.2-6 (Text)

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