Malaysia Federation Case Study

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The Malaysia Federation ,was instilled and proposed by Tunku Abdul Rahman who was notably the first prime minister of the newly country, Malaysia. The Malaysia Federation was proposed by the fact that politically, it was to enhance Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Singapore independence. During that time communist ideology was at large, Malaysia Federation, supported by the British was to curb this Threat. Economically it is also to boost the economy for the people and the states. And lastly, on a social point of view to bring greater harmony amongst the cultural heritage of all states primarily the malay cultural connections. Brunei did not join Malaysia. In my opinion, Brunei benefited from this action. Brunei was however in some stage was left…show more content…
The latter being more dominant results to the benefits of not joining Malaysia. Malaysia’s current gross domestic product stands at US$10,538 per capita and on the other hand Brunei’s current gross domestic product is US$38,563 per capita. In addition, to comparing Sabah and Sarawak who decided to join Malaysia with Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak does not have the same facilities, infrastructure as Brunei does. These facts can be seen with vast and rapid developments in Brunei such as schools, hospitals, clinics and government buildings etc. The crime rates and criminal activities can be seen diligently in Sabah and Sarawak. This is due distinctively caused by the huge unemployment in these states. The standard of living in Sabah and Sarawak is also very poor, having seen this by myself the hospital in Kuching for example, was in poor condition and have very low capabilities. Whereas Brunei have a very feasible improvements. Brunei would not have benefited the luxury of the improvements if Brunei was to join…show more content…
In one instance, Brunei’s currency have tremendously benefited from having a greater rates. The economy of Brunei can easily be conquered as the exchange rates of Brunei and Malaysia has shown tremendous change. The currency of Brunei and Malaysia as of today is B$1 Equals to RM$2.70. This is maybe due to the fact that Brunei has a less population. But imagine Brunei joining Malaysia this conquered to the statement that Brunei benefited form not joining Malaysia. The drop currency explains the greater stability that Brunei has with its own economy. Despite security having been promised by Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak continued to have low stability in their economy as a state. The advantages that Brunei has is that Brunei can afford to give scholarships to promising students. Malaysia however, cannot afford to give scholarships as they do not have and do not conquer to the greater prosperity that Brunei has. The also indulging benefits of Brunei is that we were able to preserve our monarch. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III was instilled as a sultan who had power and authority. He was able to preserve the monarch system until now, he also preserve the malay culture and heritage and prioritise islam as the main religion of Brunei. This ideology is call Melayu Islam Beraja. Being able to preserve this ideology benefit the malays and other races in Brunei. This ideology brought harmony and prosperity to all races in Brunei.
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