‘Transmogrifying’ Malaya: the impact of Sir Gerald Templer (1952–54)

@article{Ramakrishna2001TransmogrifyingMT,
  title={‘Transmogrifying’ Malaya: the impact of Sir Gerald Templer (1952–54)},
  author={Kumar Ramakrishna},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={79 - 92}
}
  • K. Ramakrishna
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
This article rebuts recent attempts to diminish Sir Gerald Templer's role in the Malayan Emergency. It contends that the revisionists overlook the decisive psychological impact of Templer's Malayan sojourn. Fundamentally, through very deliberate words and deeds, he gave both government and Malayans confidence that the communists could and would be beaten. 
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