White looks at the divided relations between British business and government during the decolonisation period in Malaya, examining interactions concerning reconstruction, the Emergency, and the development of the rubber industryThe Chinese in Malaya had hitherto preferred to invest their profits in property, often in China. ... Chinese interests bought up shares or even whole estates (and mines) from established British companies, manoeuvres far cheaper than floating fresh enterprises. ... powerful Chinese institution was the Oversea- Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) headed by the rubber millionaire, Lee Kong Chian. ... 51.
|Title||:||Business, Government, and the End of Empire|
|Author||:||Nicholas J. White|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1996|