British intelligence on the Islamic community in Malaya at the beginning of the 20th century

Nazirah Lee, (2022) British intelligence on the Islamic community in Malaya at the beginning of the 20th century. Jurnal Antarabangsa Kajian Asia Barat, 14 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2229-8924


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British was prudence to the Muslim community in Malaya following the transformation that took place within the Muslim world following the First World War. British role in the demise of the Ottoman as well as in the conflict that occurred in Palestine serve as the impetus for this approach. Nevertheless, Malays’ oppositions and criticisms against British was still on tight rein and Britain took delight in controlling Malaya with support from a huge number of the Malays. Hence, this paper demonstrates responses and actions that persistently kept British in power in Malaya until 1957. Ergo, this paper illustrates historical background and analyzes intelligence activities carried out by the British on Muslims in 1914 until the 1950s. It also discusses steps took by the British following information obtained from their spies. Historical research methodology is utilized in this study. Discussions presented are based on primary sources, such as British administrative files and newspapers published in the period of study. In summary, this study emphasizes British delicate manoeuvres in order to stay in power in Malaya. Overall, this paper delineates cunning motions exercised by the British in ensuring that Muslims remains under its power. It illustrates in depth the cunning of British power in ensuring that Muslim society remain under their power

Item Type:Article
Keywords:British; Pilgrimage; Muslim; Intelligence; Malaya
Journal:Jurnal Antarabangsa Kajian Asia Barat ; International Journal of West Asian Studies
ID Code:21790
Deposited By: Mohd Hamka Md. Nasir
Deposited On:06 Jul 2023 01:45
Last Modified:10 Jul 2023 09:36

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