INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMA AND CHEMICAL RESEARCH

ISSN(p): | ISSN(e):2395-3411
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Look-To-The-East Idea In Fajar Asia Magazine

UQBAH IQBAL, NORDIN HUSSIN, AHMAD ALI SEMAN

Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences
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This study explores the existence of Look-To-The-East idea in Malaya during 1941-1945 Japanese occupation era. During this period, the field of journalism and press have been dominated by the Japanese administration or Malayan Military Administration (MMA). Mass communication mediums such as newspapers and magazines have been used as propaganda tools by MMA. Their main purpose was to dominate the field of journalism and press printing to gather people's support in their war campaigns. The government also exploited newspapers and magazines to obtain cooperation from people in all plans they wished to implement. To dominate the field of journalism, MMA had instructed that all efforts related to the publication must obtain prior authorization. Although the printed media in Malaya then was made the propaganda tool by the Japanese administrators, the Look-To-The-East idea was propogated through various newspapers and magazines such as Berita Malai, Semangat Asia and Fajar Asia. This study explores the existence of the Look-To-The-East idea that can be found in Fajar Asia magazine. It can be divided into political, social, culture and arts, language, economy, youth, family, religion and education segments. This study is centralized upon and focuses on only the language, culture and the arts segments.

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