MALAYSIA AS A MARITIME SITUATION: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Idris, Hanizah and Harun, Ruhanas (2004) MALAYSIA AS A MARITIME SITUATION: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 9 (1).

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Abstract

Geographically, economically and historically, the idea of Malaysia as a maritime nation is not new. In the past, Malays were known to be great seafarers, their livelihood and way of life closely connected to the sea. One of the most important Malay kingdoms, Malacca, was a great port in Southeast Asia. Today, the maritime sector plays and important past in the Malaysian economy. The South China Sea separates east and Peninsular Malaysia physically, at the same time the sea strategically, and with its resources, can be the bridge that links the two parts of Malaysia. For the purpose of leisure and recreation, it is the sea more than mountains that attracts Malaysians. Yet in spite of the close association with the sea culturally, historically and economically, the idea of maritime community and nation has not been consciously accepted by majority of the population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maritime community, development, malaysian economy, security problems, malaysian waters, maritime security and safety,
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Depositing User: MS NOR SUZIEYANA ABDUL MAJID
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 07:29
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 07:29
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/717

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