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Lim Yew Hock

Albert Lau.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1091 words.

Lim Yew Hock (1914–1984), chief minister of Singapore, was born in Singapore on 15 October 1914, the eldest of four children of Lim Teck Locke (1893/4–1931). Educated in English at Pearl's...

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Lini, Walter Hadye

Howard Van Trease.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; Politics. 2025 words.

Lini, Walter Hadye (1942–1999), chief minister of the New Hebrides and prime minister of Vanuatu, was born at Agatoa village on the island of Pentecost, New Hebrides, and came from a line...

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Mamaloni, Solomon Suna'one

Clive Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1001 words.

Mamaloni, Solomon Suna'one (1943–2000), chief minister and prime minister of the Solomon Islands, was born in January 1943 at Rumahui village in the Arosi district of Makira Island, Solomon...

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Mara, Ratu Sir Kamisese Kapaiwai Tuimacilai

Deryck Scarr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1395 words.

Mara, Ratu Sir Kamisese Kapaiwai Tuimacilai (1920–2004), chief minister, prime minister, and president of Fiji, was born at Lomaloma, on Vanuabalavu, in the northern Lau Islands, Fiji, on 6...

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Marshall, David Saul

Albert Lau.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1229 words.

Marshall, David Saul (1908–1995), chief minister of Singapore, was born David Saul Mashal in Selegie Road, Singapore, on 12 March 1908, the eldest son and second of the seven children of...

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Migrants, Militants, and Merchants

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 11329 words.

This chapter explores in greater detail the relationships between the professional, Islamic, and regional identities of traders. It does so by focusing on the northern Afghan town of Kunduz...

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Military Guardianship and the Search for a Pacted Transition

Renaud Egreteau.

in Caretaking Democratization

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 7894 words.

The chapter argues that the main policy actor at the core of the transitional process remains Myanmar’s secretive military institution. It was the armed forces and its uncontested...

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Nations Apart

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 12150 words.

This chapter analyzes the consolidation of incompatible Sinhala Buddhist and Tamil nationalist conceptions of national identity and interest in the post-independence era. It argues that...

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Nazimuddin, Khwaja

Ian Talbot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics; Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1029 words.

Nazimuddin, Khwaja (1894–1964), chief minister of Bengal and governor-general and prime minister of Pakistan, was born on 19 July 1894 in Dacca, Bengal, the son of Khwaja Nazimuddin,...

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Ne Win

R. H. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 970 words.

Ne Win (1911–2002), military ruler of Burma, was born Shu Maung on 14 May 1911 in Paungdale, central Burma, the son of Po Kha, a revenue surveyor, and his wife, Mi Le. His father's home was...

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