Essay About Diversity In Malaysia

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Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society which consist of three major races; the Malays, the Chinese, and the Indians. They are once immigrants who are brought in as workers by the British. The tribal people who lived in Malaysia long before the existence of the three races are known as the Orang Asli which means “Original People”; they populate the East Malaysia more in Sabah (Dayak, Iban, and Bidayuh) and Sarawak (Kadazan) in our current era. There are also other immigrants and expatriates races like Indonesian, Europeans, and etc. Among the three races, the Malay population is the largest. The people in Malaysia lived in harmony in relation with each other, in business, in marriage, and even sharing food amongst themselves in someone’s wedding dinner or “kenduri”. The Malaysian flag also known as the “Jalur Gemilang” consist of 14 stripes which represents 14 states in Malaysia, the colours are red (courage), yellow (royalty), white (honesty and integrity), and blue (unity and harmony of the people). National anthem: Negaraku (My country) I believe that it is possible to have harmony with diversity. In the world in which we are living today, and it is rightly called the global village?We cannot imagine having harmony without diversity. It is not only…show more content…
But harmony is not the total negation of diversity. harmony in Diversity means to explore and enhances common values that emphasize interdependence, equality, justice, human rights, and the sanctity of each individual?s dignity. The goal should be to further a unified vision and recognition of the principle of harmony and diversity? and of the fact that we all are fellow-citizens of an emerging global village. We must try to build a more inclusive commharmony grounded in respect of differences based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, culture, political affiliation and national

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