author={Sim{\'o}n C. Smith},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={345 - 358}
  • Simón C. Smith
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Political Science
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
The establishment of workable collaborative relations with indigenous elites formed a vital part of the maintenance of the British Empire. This was especially so in the Malay States, where the Malay rulers enjoyed considerable local prestige as religious leaders and as the organising principle of Malay society itself. As the case of Sultan Ibrahim of Johore demonstrates, nevertheless, indigenous collaborators were no mere puppets and enjoyed considerable freedom of action to frustrate and… 
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