The Empire of Japan invaded British Malaya
and occupied it between 1941 and 1945, until its surrender to the Allied Forces.
Its roots can be traced back to the Malayan Auxiliary Air Force formations of the British Royal Air Force in then colonial British Malaya
Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects: British Malaya
class="MsoNormalLike many other Kenyans, Private Jack Itumo had been enlisted to join KAR in 1949 and sent to south east Asia to defend the British interests after an insurgent Malayan National Liberation Army, the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party, demanded the end of Britain occupation and started waging an armed war on tin mines and rubber estates the mainstay of the colonial economy in British Malaya
. class="MsoNormalPROFITABLE TERRITORY class="MsoNormalBritish Malaya a term used to refer to the areas then under indirect British rule in South East Asia's Malay Peninsula including Burma, Singapore and Malaysia was the world's largest producer of tin and rubber and every year, the value of exported rubber alone exceeded the value of all domestic exports from Britain to the US.
(2) For the research on the New Villages in the British Malaya
, see the major books in the Works Cited (Markandan; Carpenter; Ray; Lim & Fong; Hoon).
Kassim in Penang, and advertised itself as 'the only Malay Theatre that is patronised by all members of the community', (3) including many notable guests, such as King Chulalongkorn, in its tours throughout British Malaya
, Java, Sumatra, and Siam (see fig.
Nathan was one of the many aboard HMS Malaya during the battle, a ship named in honour of the Federated Malay States in British Malaya
, whose government paid for her construction.
The most remarkable aspect of this chapter is the inclusion of less represented players on the scene: women, Chettiars, and technological innovations pioneered by Chinese industrialists all accelerated the advancement and profitability of British Malaya
. Yuen discusses the structure of Chinese corporations, their transformation as they became increasingly entangled with British and colonial businesses, and the eventual rise of anti-Chinese discrimination, which injured Chinese businesses while increasing British profits.
On December 8, 1941, the day after they bombed Pearl-Harbor, the Japanese invaded British Malaya
, quickly overrunning the peninsula and capturing Singapore.
Growing Up in British Malaya
and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas
As well, the chapters in this section cover a large segment of the globe, drawing from the French, British, Japanese, and American empires, and India, Korea, Vietnam, Ethiopia, South Africa, Palestine/Israel, British Malaya
, and the American Philippines as case studies.
It shows a large blackened island directly south (joined no doubt by a causeway) of the then British Malaya