This book mainly covers the period when Laurence Guillemard was Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States. He was the the first such official to arrive without previous colonial experience and came with a mission to decentralise government in the hope of encouraging greater participation by the sultans, much to the chagrin of British and Chinese commercial interests. Guillemard's stewardship of British Government policy also saw the start of a campaign to encourage Malays to join the civil service. Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. 395 pages with a bibliography, index and some black and white plates.
Weight: 0.8 kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition : This is an ex-library book with a label on the dust jacket spine and stamps on the text block and the publisher's page. The dust jacket is protected by a plastic jacket. Otherwise the book looks new.