THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPACT OF MAY 13 1969

Mohd Afendi Daud, Mohd Sufiean Hassan, Abd Aziz A’zmi

Abstract


May 13, 1969 was a tragedy for Malaysia and hoping that it does not happen again. This article was viewed from the perspective of the developments that led to the events of May 13 and the effects experienced by Malaysia. Malaysia as a country with a multiracial has responsible for maintaining racial harmony for the sake of national stability and this requires a peaceful and stable environment to attract investors. This study uses a library -based method. Many scholars write with respect to the events of May 13. One of the effects of the May 13 issue was the resignation of Tunku as the Prime Minister of Malaysia a. This led to the appointment of Tun Razak as Malaysia's new prime minister. He has acted more forcefully to address and find solutions so that May 13 will not be repeated. Tunku left a legacy of nostalgia and the onset of the era of Tun Razak in the continuing struggle to help the underprivileged Malays. Tun Razak has played a dominant role in reuniting all races in Malaysia to face a more challenge and secure future. It was found that the cause of the tragedy of May 13 because there is a huge economic gap between the Malays and the Chinese. This significant difference has received attention from Tun Razak and efforts need to be taken immediately to introduce the New Economic Policy (NEP). The purpose of introducing the NEP is to bridge the economic gap.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak, 13 May, Riot, Impact

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