Name: Pn Hasniza binti Hashim

Book Title: The Malays
Author: Anthony Milner


“This book is about the people and cultures among the Malays in Southeast Asia, for those who want to know more about the culture, heritage, languages, and life of being Malay. The author has included in this book the lineage of the royal families in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Not only does this book explain about the region and cultures of the Malays, it also explains how the Malay Sultanates maintain their thrones. An interesting read for those who want to know more about Malay history and culture.”

– Puan Hasniza binti Hashim, Librarian, Digitisation Unit


“Just who are ‘the Malays’? This provocative study poses the question and considers how and why the answers have changed over time, and from one region to another. Anthony Milner develops a sustained argument about ethnicity and identity in an historical, ‘Malay’ context. The Malays is a comprehensive examination of the origins and development of Malay identity, ethnicity, and consciousness over the past five centuries.”