It is sometimes brings good and bad influences in various fields, not only the language but also the economic and lifestyle influences in it. Regardless of any occupation in the past, which is already free today. Although these two countries, Indonesia and Malaysia have somehow always fight each culture has in fact been the hallmark of their style – one in each country, may not make the split between the friendship between the two

History's Shadow

Malaysia and Indonesia are Southeast Asian neighbours. They also share a similar history of European colonisation, the Indonesians breaking free of Dutch rule in 1949, the majority of Malaysians from Great Britain in 1957. Development in both countries followed a similar path in the wake of independence. A strong, autocratic leadership took control of each country, enacting wide-ranging economic reforms based on export-led growth, nationalisation of key industries and stringent wage labour controls.

One party dominated the political landscape in each country for much of the late 20th century. In Indonesia, after the overthrow of Sukarno in 1967, that party was Golkar, led with resolute conviction by President Suharto. In Malaysia, it was the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). Along with their coalition partners from the Chinese (Malaysian Chinese Association) and Indian (Malaysian Indian Congress) minority ethnic groups in Malaysia, the UMNO formed the formidable Barisan Nasional (BN). Amongst several…

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