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Winning the battles, losing the war? An assessment of counterterrorism in Malaysia

Bakashmar, Muhammad (2008) Winning the battles, losing the war? An assessment of counterterrorism in Malaysia. Terrorism and Political Violence, 20 (4). pp. 480-497. ISSN 0954-6553

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Abstract

This work addresses the structural weaknesses that threaten to derail counterterrorism efforts by the Malaysian government. It also highlights the links between various pre-September 11 security issues in Southeast Asia and the terrorism threat facing Malaysia at present. The limitations of the current counterterrorism approach by the government are highlighted. In addition, the paper identifies structural problems such as systemic corruption, weaknesses in border security,and inadequate private sector regulation as key areas of concern. The paper concludes by highlighting the symbiotic relationship between a successful counterterrorism campaign and the rule of law.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7014/48020
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrorism, counterterrorism, Malaysia, rule of law, security,Southeast Asia
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Rashaad Bakashmar
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 13:53
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48020

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