Japanese Economic Interests in Malaysia During the Era of Tun Abdul Razak: A Historical Perspective
This study analyzes the Japanese economic interestes in Malaysia between 1970 to 1976. It is the period of Tun Abdul Razak administration as the second Prime Minister of Malaysia. The method used in this study is based on the method of observation of the resources available at the library and the National Archives of Malaysia. The tenure of Tun Abdul Razak pioneering efforts towards Malaysia's foreign policy that is independent and impartial through diplomatic relations with almost all countries, regardless of ideology. Malaysia and Japan economic relations continued during the administration of Tun Abdul Razak when Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) channelled to Malaysia to finance the bulk of the country's development projects.Japanese are in a good position to assist Malaysia in economic development. This is because it has extensive experience in technology and training. It also has a group of entrepreneurs and industry experience to help the growth of Malaysia, has a market that could absorb export products of the developing world and have resources that can be used to provide assistance to Malaysia. Japanese interest in the economic development of Malaysia can be seen through their contributions over time. The importance of Malaysia to Japan's economic is reflected in the visits from Japan to discuss economic relations between the two countries and exchanged views on the international financial situation.
Economics, Japan, Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak
Anonymous. ‘JAPANESE EXPERTS CAN BE OF GREAT HELP…’.The Straits Times, 11 November 1970: 9.
Anonymous. WE NEED MORE EXPERTISE, TUN TAN TELLS JAPANESE FINANCIERS. The Straits Times, 9 February 1971: 15.
Anonymous. Japan to cut duties for goods from developing countries. The Straits Times, 18 July 1971: 5.
Anonymous. Investment from Japan welcome, says Khir. The Straits Times, 12 September 1972: 26.
Anonymous. MALAYSIA OUT TO WOO INVESTORS WITH FILM. The Straits Times, 20 December 1972: 11.
Anonymous. Sekatan2dunia Barat akanjejasekonominegara2membangun. Berita Harian, 9 February 1973: 5.
Anonymous. Japanese investment popular in S’pore, Malaysia. The Straits Times, 6 November 1973: 5.
Anonymous. Japanese told: Cash not the problem. The Straits Times, 30 November 1974: 25.
Anonymous. ‘Share technical skill’ plea to Japan. The Straits Times, 10 January 1975 1: 11.
Anonymous. JAPANESE INVESTMENT IN ASIA. The Straits Times, 15 March 1975: 29.
Anonymous. Envoy, Ease investment curbs or be the loser. The Straits Times, 24 January 1976: 20.
Anonymous. All Asean nations are just as good. JAPAN’S CONCLUSION. The Business Times, 4 November 1977: 11.
Anonymous. Focus on transfer transfer of know-how to Asean. The Business Times, 5 September 1978: 1.
Anonymous. On transfer of Japanese technology. The Straits Times, 5 September 1978: 18.
Anonymous. MISC plans to double its fleets in 5 years. The Business Times, 30 September 1980: 12.
Anonymous. MIDA ASKS FOR AID. The Business Times, 20 March 1981: 2.
Chen Meng Kong. 1970. Investment in E. Malaysia: Need for new set of incentives. The Straits Times, 27 November 1970: 15.
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