Malay Political Culture and Anthony Milner

A look at Malay political culture from Anthony Milner’s perspectives.

A look at Malay political culture from the perspectives of Anthony Milner. The author investigates the Malay political experiences, traditions and customs and analyzes these from the Milner’s point of view that political relationships in Malay are based on leadership and support.
“Anthony Milner’s central point in his examination of kerajaan is that the key to understanding political motivation must involve an understanding of differing political experience. European observers often saw political relationships in Malay societies as being based on accumulation and distribution of wealth, whereas to Milner the process had a deeper political motivation; to gain supporters.”