Category: Culture

How did the Ibans near Kalimantan border cope with Konfrontasi

Patricia Hului

People have been living along the border of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia with Kalimantan, Indonesia for centuries. When there was a conflict such as the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation which broke out between the two countries, it was unfortunate that they found themselves caught in between. So how did the Sarawakians near Kalimantan border cope with Indonesia-Malaysia […]

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Why did Indonesia give guerrilla training to Sarawak Chinese youths during Konfrontasi?

Patricia Hului

During Konfrontasi or the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation, Indonesia lent their support to Sarawak Chinese. But why? When the formation of Malaysia was proposed, President Sukarno-led Indonesia was not the only who opposed the idea. The Sarawak Communist movement was also against the idea of Malaysia. Instead, the Sarawak Communists supported the idea of unification of all […]

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