BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS 
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  Episode 14: Whose Country?

Episode 14: Whose Country?

Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, Research Associate, Centre for Global History, University of Oxford

04-Dec-15 15:00

Episode 14: Whose Country?

World War II in Southeast Asia was a minor disagreement compared to what came after. With the defeat of the Japanese and end of World War II came the real conflict in Southeast Asia, one that continues to define Southeast Asia to this day: the battle between Southeast Asians for ownership over the newly independent states. Central to this conflict was the question of identity. If you control the definition of a national identity, you can control the membership of a nation, and thus control ownership of a nation-state. In this episode, PJ Thum discusses the opening salvoes of Malaya’s most vicious, savage, violent battle: the battle over Malayan identity. 

Please send questions, comments, and feedback to thehistoryofsingapore@gmail.com or visit thehistoryofsingapore.com. Support the show at patreon.com/pjthum. For all the previous episodes in this series, search for "History of Singapore" on bfm.my.


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories: 

Tags:  singaporean historySingaporeHistoryMalayan UnionMalayaWhose CountryHistory of Singaporehosbypjthum





Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

7:45 AM

Top Story

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

What's the Focus

10:05 AM

Open For Business

KW Toh, Managing Director, TPE Writing Instruments

11:00 AM

Mattsplained

Matt Armitage, Founder, Kulturpop.

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Breakfast Grille: Mark Loughran, President, InDrive’s Group

2:05 PM

Front Row

Germany & Malaysia Grand Concert Tour, Dr David Chin, Founder and Artistic Director, Bachfest Malaysia

2:25 PM

Front Row

Le French Festival 2024, Emmanuelle Marchand, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France in Malaysia

3:05 PM

Good Things

4:05 PM

Health & Living

What A Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Means Today, Dr Yogeeta Gunasagran, Consultant Gynae-oncologist, University Malaya Medical Centre | Jocelyn, Ovarian Cancer Patient

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

7:30 PM

Just For Kicks

9:00 PM

A Bit of Culture