This book examines Malaysia's history, population, social structure, politics, and economics as well as its climate, agriculture, and wildlife and seeks to explain why, despite its inherent ethnic tensions, Malaysia has survived and even prospered.
1. Introduction 2. Early History: Colonial Rule 3. History Since Independence 4. The Society: Ethnicity, Class, and Culture 5. Political Institutions and Processes 6. The Economy 7. Foreign Policy and Security 8. Conclusions