The Customs Service in British Malaya and the Opium Trade
This book covers a little reported aspect of British colonial rule in Malaya, i.e. the operation of the customs service, established at the beginning of the 20th century. Its main function initially was to regulate the opium trade, which, for most of the century, accounted for about 50% of the Government's revenue. From 1946 onwards the service switched to functioning as an ant-narcotics unit, amongst its other duties. The author was a customs officer and bases this history on his own and fellow officers' experiences as well as Government records. First Edition Very Good Hardback. in a Very Good Dust Jacket. 298 pages with some black and white plates and an index.
Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by Radcliffe Press,London, 2005.. First edition. ISBN: 9781850438441
Condition: Apart from a few spots on the text block and a previous owner's name on a front end paper, the book looks new.