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Mass graves in post-war Malaysia
Frances Tay

of the ethnic Malay majority in the fledgling nation’s new constitution.9 Thus, the historiography of the Japanese occupation accords primacy to the Malay ethnic majority’s collective memory of the war. This dominant narrative promotes the occupation as a catalyst in the awakening of Malay nationalism, leading to decolonization and self-determination.10 Experiences that diverge from the national narrative are marginalized, including the suppression of Japanese atrocities during the occupation. This chapter explores three selected exhumations dating from the

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