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By Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Y. Andaya

This fresh version of A historical past of Malaysia brings the tale of this attention-grabbing nation brand new, incorporating the newest scholarship on each interval of Malaysian heritage. a brand new bankruptcy presents insights into Malaysian historical past of the final 15 years, together with the turning out to be impact of the net and social media within the political sphere. clean research of Islam's historic position within the Malay global and the way it hyperlinks with the turning out to be Islamization of Malaysia at the present time makes this a well timed study.

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The earliest of these has been attributed to the fourth century. Further pieces of Indian statuary have also been discovered near present-day mining districts of Perak. These include a Buddha image dating from the late fifth or early sixth century resembling the Gupta style of North India (c. AD 319-500) and various Buddha images from the eighth to tenth centuries. The vitality of the commercial exchange with India meant that the coastal peoples probably had some knowledge of changes in the intellectual and religious environment in the sub-continent.

Sometimes the junks are fortunate enough to escape with a favouring wind; otherwise the crews are butchered and the merchandise made off with in quick time. 23 Malay legends also comment on the increase in piracy at this time, attribu ting it to orang taut raiders sent out by the Javanese minister Gajah Mada (1330-64) to attack Palembang. In such disturbed times those archipelago ports which could guarantee their sea lanes would have presented a real alternative to Srivijaya. The unlocated Fo-Io-an (possibly Kuala Berang, Trengganu) was purportedly protected from pirate raids by the compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara who sent fierce winds to drive enemies away.

The calmness of the Straits waters also facilitated transport of cargoes. Local traders were able to carry goods between Sumatra, the peninsula, and the small islands of the Riau-Lingga archipelago with boats which depended only on paddles and the simplest of mat sails. Jungle products could be brought down to the coast along any of the numerous rivers which disembogue on both sides of the Straits. Many of the tidewater bays and inlets into which these rivers flow could potentially serve as collection and distribution as well as transhipment points.

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