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Colonial Surplus and Foreign-Owned Investment in South-East Asia

This paper seeks to initiate a wider discussion on the origins and direction of colonial flow of investment funds to and/or from south-east Asia.Where did these investment funds actually come from and how much of it was actually 'foreign produced'? An analysis for Indonesia, formerly the Netherlands East Indies and Malaysia.

Contract Labour in Rubber Plantations

The rubber boom in colonial south-east Asia was followed by the arrival in increasing numbers of indentured labour from other colonised areas, mainly India, to serve in the larger-scale plantations. Despite the gradual abolition of indentured labour, the contract system that took its place, perpetuated the workers' exploitation, albeit in a different manner. Free labour would arrive only with independence. Independence would also see the formation of the first labour organisations, the end of long-distance recruitment and also released the long-suffering smallholder from any restraints on production and land use.

Child Labour on Malaysian Plantations

there can be harmony in the interactions between groups.4 This will require changed attitudes, an important point in affecting administrative reform for anti-poverty programmes ignored by the committee.


Strategies for Equity Ifzal Ali B M Desai R Ramakrishna V S Vyas This paper attempts to focus on the prospects and problems of Indian agriculture by the turn of the century. Its emphasis is mainly on issues relating to distribution, and the increasing of the purchasing power of the poorest segments of the population.

Indonesia Continuity of Foreign Domination

Indonesia: Continuity of Foreign Domination Alec Gordon Indonesia : An Alternative History by Malcolm Caldwell and Ernst Utrecht; Alternative Publishing Cooperative, Sydney; paperback, pp

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