Malay Sketches
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Malay Sketches

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Travelogues Collection offers readers a unique glimpse into the diverse landscape, culture and wildlife of the world from the perspective of late 19th and early 20th century esteemed travelers. From the exotic islands of Fiji to the lush jungles of Africa to the bustling streets of New York City, these picturesque backdrops set the scene for amusing, and at times prejudice...more
Paperback, Large Print, 304 pages
Published November 17th 2009 by BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) (first published December 1st 1895)
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this book just tell the truth , a fragment of what Malay look like before independence . The topic regards about Malay behavior and culture from ,amok , spiritual possession , a civil war ,etc . its clearly stated about how the old city would liked to be .In this case his own visit to Bandar Temasya in Banting To meet the sultan .
Leyla Shuri
The unfortunate Malays were forced to accept the unconditional Treaty of Pangkor during the colonization era of the British.

In internal rife and rivalry of the local people as written by the author on page 79 "Chiefs, each with some kind of privilege or vested interest. The revolting practice of debt-slavery, under which the slaves often suffered indescribable wrongs, was rife int he land, and, though contrary to the Mohammadan religion, was supported and clung to by all the upper classes. The...more
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Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham GCMG CH was the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States (part of the then Royal Colonies, now independent Malaysia) which was formed by combining a number of kingdoms. He served from July 1, 1896 to 1901. He was also an amateur photographer.
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