Volume 89 Part 1, No. 310 June 2016

Nusantara: History of a Concept
- Hans-Dieter Evers

The Customary Tenure Enactment and Matrilineal Land Rights in Negeri Sembilan
- Maznah Mohamad

Immigration Control during the Malayan Emergency
- Low Choo Chin

Cleansing the Sacred Mountain in the Aftermath of the 2015 Mount Kinabalu Earthquake
- Cai Yunci and Judeth John Baptist

Ethnographic Notes on the Funeral Rituals for Lee Kuan Yew

Ethnographic Notes on the State Funeral of Lee Kuan Yew: Introduction
- John Kelly and Martha Kaplan

Nation and Consecration: Conversions of Death into Sacrifice in Singapore
- John Kelly

The Well-Prepared Death of Lee Kuan Yew
- Li Nanlan

Individual and State Narratives of Lee Kuan Yew as Ancestor and Founding Father
- Hong Cheng Yee, Regina

Minority Voices and Dominant Structures: The Case of Amos Yee
- Ronald Y. Chen

Singaporean Reactions to the Commemoration of Lee Kuan Yew in Tamil Nadu: Introduction
- Alisha Elisabeth Cherian

Documents From Malaysian History

Flooding in the Triang Valley of Negeri Sembilan in December, 1896


Book Reviews

Radicals : Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya by Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

Journals, Memorials and Letters of Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge : Security, Diplomacy and Commerce in 17th Century Southeast Asia Edited by Peter Borschberg

Rubber Manufacturing in Malaysia : Resource-based Industrialization in Practice by G.C. Goldthorpe

Taming the Wild : Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya by Sandra Khor Manickam

Luk Thung : The Culture and Politics of Thailand's Most Popular Music by James Leonard Mitchell
Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) : A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South by Adam Simpson
The Open Door : Early Modern Wajorese by Kathryn Anderson Wellen

The Diaries of George C. Woolley. Volume 1: 1901-1907

The ASEAN Charter : A Commentary by Walter Woon

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