The second emergency (1968-1989) : a reassessment of CPM’s armed revolution
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
While the CPM story is closely associated with the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960, there is a ‘forgotten’ but equally significant sequel to the CPM insurgency: the Second Emergency from 1968-1989. That failed because the CPM lost the battle for hearts and minds.
RSIS commentaries, 191-13
Nanyang Technological University