POLISI BUY BRITISH LAST (1981-1983): REAKSI-REAKSI BRITISH DAN IMPLIKASI TERHADAP HUBUNGAN BILATERAL JANGKA PENDEK MALAYSIA DAN BRITAIN. (Buy British Last Policy (1981-1983): British Reactions and Implication towards Malaysia and Britain in Short-Term Bilateral Relations)

Sunora Sagi, Azlizan Mat Enh

Abstract


Kajian ini mengenai polisi Buy British Last yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pada 2 Oktober 1981 hingga 31 Mac 1983. Kajian berfokus pada reaksi-reaksi British terhadap polisi Buy British Last dan implikasinya terhadap hubungan bilateral jangka pendek Malaysia dan Britain. Reaksi-reaksi British terhadap polisi ini melibatkan Margaret Thatcher, pegawai-pegawai British, dan ahli-ahli perniagaan British. Metodologi yang digunakan ialah kajian arkib dengan merujuk dokumen, laporan kerajaan dan keratan akhbar. Hasil kajian telah menunjukkan bahawa polisi Buy British Last telah menjejaskan kepentingan British di Malaysia pada tahun 1980-an dan hubungan bilateral jangka pendek Malaysia dan Britain. 

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This research is about the Buy British Last policy that was exercised by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 2nd October 1981 until 31st March 1983. It focused on the reactions of British towards Buy British Last policy and implications of the policy in short-term bilateral relations between Malaysia and Britain. British reactions towards this policy included Margaret Thatcher, British officials, and British businessmen. The methodology that was employed in this research was archives research which involved the government documents, reports, and newspapers. The findings from this research showed that Buy British Last policy had affected the British interests in Malaysia during 1980s and short-term bilateral relations between Malaysia and Britain. 


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