Riots in Singapore: Maria Hertogh Riots, 1969 Race Riots of Singapore, 1964 Race Riots in Singapore, Hock Lee Bus Riots Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156292143

Published: May 31st 2010

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44 pages


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Riots in Singapore: Maria Hertogh Riots, 1969 Race Riots of Singapore, 1964 Race Riots in Singapore, Hock Lee Bus Riots  by  Books LLC

Riots in Singapore: Maria Hertogh Riots, 1969 Race Riots of Singapore, 1964 Race Riots in Singapore, Hock Lee Bus Riots by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781156292143 | 10.70 Mb

Chapters: Maria Hertogh Riots, 1969 Race Riots of Singapore, 1964 Race Riots in Singapore, Hock Lee Bus Riots, Chinese Middle Schools Riots, 1954 National Service Riots, List of Riots in Singapore. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Maria Hertogh riots or Nadrah riots, which started on 11 December 1950 in Singapore, consisted of outraged Muslims who resented the court decision to give custody of Maria Hertogh (or Bertha Hertogh), then 13, to her biological Dutch Catholic parents after she had been raised as a Muslim under the care of Aminah binte Mohamed, whom she regarded as her mother.

The riots lasted till noon on 13 December, with 18 killed, 173 injured and many properties damagedthe worst incident of its kind ever witnessed in Singapore. Prior to the riots, the disputed custody of Maria had received widespread press coverage. Many Muslims living in Malaya and Indonesia believed in the legitimacy of the adoption of Maria and a later short-lived marriage to Mansoor Adabi, two major points of contest in the court proceeding to determine the custody of Maria.

They thus lent their support, financial and moral, to organizations that fought to keep Maria in Malaya. But some, such as the Malayan nationalists, seized the incident as an opportunity to further weaken the colonial governments position in the region. The insensitivity of the colonial government towards Muslim sentiments and the involvement of radical elements eventually culminated in the tragedy. Maria Hertogh was born on 24 March 1937 to a Dutch Catholic family living in Tjimahi, near Bandung, Java, then a part of the Dutch East Indies.

Her father, Adrianus Petrus Hertogh, came to Java in the 1920s as a sergeant in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army. He married Adeline Hunter, ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1860470



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