This book examines how different techniques for organizing support were applied in Singapore and Malaya over the period 1945-1963. It focuses on the point of contact between the revolutionaries and the public and follows the fortunes of the countries following the defeat of revolutions.
1. Introduction Part I – Urban Revolution – Singapore 2. The First Attempt at an Urban Revolution – 1945–8 3. The Communist Party Structure in Singapore – 1946–50 4. The Survival of the Student Organization –1950–4 5. Subversion in the Chinese Middle Schools 1954–6 6. Self-Government 7. The Riots of October 1956 8. The Struggle for Political Control Part II – Rural Guerrilla Revolution – The Emergency in Malaya 9. The First Years of the Emergency 10. Organization for Survival 11. The Development af a Successful Technique 12. The Final Pattern 13. Operation Cobble – 1956–7 – An Example of a Federal Priority Operation Based on Food Denial 14. The Crumble and the Hardcore Part III – The Aftermath and the Prospects for Malaysia and Singapore 15. The Balance Sheet in 1963 16. Malaysia and Her Neighbours 17. The 1969 Riots in Kuala Lumpur 18. Malaysia's New Economic Policy and Future Prospects 19. Singapore: The Social and Economic Miracle 20. The Price of Success