Templer and the Road to Malayan Independence: The Man and His Time
Format: Print Book
The evidence and facts that Dr Comber marshals in this study reflect well the reservations that were often felt about General Templer's authoritarian form of government. While he was a good general and had an impressive military record, his administration in Malaya was marred by a lack of understanding of the background to Malaya's history and the subtleties that are inherent in its culture and way of life which would have enabled him to come to terms more easily with the aspirations of the Malayan people for self-government and independence.
The e-chapter on " The Background: The Appointment of General Sir Gerald Templer as High Commissioner and Director of Operations, Malaya (1952-54) " , is downloadable free of charge.
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 31/03/2015
Imprint: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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