malaya malaya

Definition(s):

  • (n) a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957

News

  1. Vietnam Versus Afghanistan

    It's odd to see no mention of the British use of special units to suppress Communist insurgency in Malaya.
    on October 13, 2013     Source: Strategy Page

  2. Book review: 'The Ghost Bride' is a coming-of-age ghost story

    by Audra Sorman Set in 1893 Malaya (modern-day Malaysia), "The Ghost Bride" by Yangsze Choo is a novel straddling genres, cultures and life and death. Essentially, this coming-of-age tale is a ghost story.
    on October 12, 2013     Source: Palo Alto Weekly

Quotes

  1. "Malaya was one of Australia's most costly campaigns in World War II," Mr Billson said in a statement. "As the Japanese advanced towards Singapore, the Australians fought heroic delaying actions at Gemas and Maur."
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Bruce Billson Source: The Age

  2. "We shared a common view that we could run Singapore and Malaya better than the British colonial officials. We became close friends. Together with Kenny Byrne, Toh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam, we planned to build up a mass movement, to form the basis...
    on May 23, 2010 By: Lee Kuan Yew Source: Channel News Asia

  3. "History can be deemed a major factor which strengthens the argument that the Malays or Malay stock were the first to reside in the Malay States which the world knew as Malaya or Land of the Malays," added Rais.
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Rais Yatim Source: Bernama

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