Interested in the history of the British Empire? There is an excellent source of information available on the web. The website is: neither an apology for, nor a nostalgic reminiscince of the institution that so dominated the world for over two centuries. Rather, it analyses and describes the vast institution that so influenced the shape of the world that we see today.
Find out more by visiting http://www.britishempire.co.uk/. Loads of information although the page relating to Malaya could do with a little more information.