Book Review: Templer and the Road to Malayan Independence: The Man and His Time
Asian Journal of Public Affairs 9 (1): 43-46, 2016, DOI: 10.18003/ajpa.201607
5 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2016 Last revised: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: August 23, 2016
Dr Leon Comber, a former British officer of the Malayan Special branch (i.e. Malayan security services) and an expert of the old Malayan and Singapore history, constructed this comprehensive accounts about General Gerald Templer’s two-year pro-consulship from 1952-1954 in British Malaya. The backdrop was set in the turbulent era of Malayan’s Communist insurgency, with an insightful personal touch that revolves around General Templer’s life, his ideas and policies. It was through Comber’s subjective lenses, substantiated with sweeping and thorough archival research, that the characteristics, policies, visions, strengths and foibles of General Templer’s two years pro-consulship in Federation of Malaya were poignantly articulated.
Keywords: General Templer, Malayan independence, multicultural ideology
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