Accession Number : ADA222314


Title :   Challenges to Malaysia's National Security


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Senik, Hussin H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222314.pdf


Report Date : 09 Apr 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : The changing environment, internal and external, has a profound influence on the coarse and events especially of a young nation striving to maintain her survival in the face of various challenges to her national unity, prosperity, and well being. Malaysia had successfully fought the communists and was able to destroy its militant threat. However the challenges to her national security has not diminished because the diversification in her culture, traditions, and religious of her multi-ethnic communities in themselves pose a greater threat to the nation. Events occurring in the neighbouring states could also influence Malaysia's security and well being as the close proximity and the relationship existed between the states and the people would have an impact of actions and reactions on both sides. World order and events do cause realignment in policies and a review of inter-state relationship when national interests are in conflict. However government policies derived from accepted national purpose, values, and interests in the main will determine the unity, prosperity, well being, and the survivability of the nation as long as the internal order is being effectively controlled and all challenges are being tackled successfully. As a consequence Malaysia would continue to address these challenges to her national security so that her national sovereignty and integrity are being upheld. (sdw)


Descriptors :   *MALAYSIA , *NATIONAL SECURITY , IMPACT , THREATS , SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , INTERNAL , COMMUNISTS , POLICIES , GLOBAL , SURVIVABILITY


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE