Foreign Policies of Tun Abdul Razak Period and Their Influences on Malaysia

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“Analyze the Foreign Policies of Tun Abdul Razak Period and Their Influences on Malaysia”


DUE DATE : 18 MARCH 2010


NO. | TITLE | PAGE | 1. | TUN ABDUL RAZAK’S BIOGRAPHY | 1 | 2. | MALAYSIAN’S FOREIGN POLICY | 2 | 3. | ASEAN | 2-4 | 4. | CHINA’S INITIATIVE | 4-6 | 5. | NAM | 7-9 | 6. | OIC | 9-11 | 7. | COMMONWEALTH & UNITED NATION | 12-14 | 8. | REFERENCES | 15 |

TUN ABDUL RAZAK’S BIOGRAPHY Tun Abdul Razak was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, heading the country from 1970 to 1976. Born in Pulau Keladi, Pahang on March 11, 1922, Tun Razak is the only child to Dato' Hussein bin Mohd Taib and Hajah Teh Fatimah bt Daud. A bright student, Tun Razak received his early
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The meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN members: Tun Abdul Malik (Indonesia), Dr. Carlos P. Romulo (Philippines), Mr. S. Rajaratnam (Singapore), Tun Thanat Khoman (Thailand) and Tun Abdul Razak (Malaysia). The idea of ZOPFAN is to make Southeast Asia a secure, independent and neutral region from the political disputes of major powers like the United States of America, Russia and China. This is due to the position of Southeast Asia as a rather strategic region to be under the influence of the East-West political tension; political conflict in Vietnam as well as the decision of British armed forces to retreat from Southeast Asia, and United States from Vietnam in the early 70’s. Besides that, wars in Korea and Vietnam had convinced ASEAN members that the interference of outside powers in the disputes of Asia countries often affect the regional stability. Another reason behind the idea of formation is that ASEAN countries would be able to broaden their areas of cooperation. This would contribute to their strength, unity and foster closer relationship among the members. Furthermore, the spirit of regionalism at that time had brought mutual aid in economic which can be used to achieve the aim of ZOPFAN. Through ASEAN, Tun Razak had many diplomatic relations between ASEAN countries such as China, Vietnam and Thailand. At this level too, it was very much a case of
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