Introduction Malaysia is a country of many races and as a result they encounter many cases of racism on the internet, in the news and sometimes in their daily lives. This report is to highlight the negative impact of racism towards Malaysians and how they can prevent it from happening. 1.1) Research problem There has been a lot of cases reported on various media platforms regarding the subject of racism. Such an example can be found 2 years ago during the “Plaza Low Yat incident” (Sivalingam, 2015). This event brought on a lot of racial tension with Politicians quoting about the return of the May 13 1969 incident (Ahmad, 2007).
Introduction The ethnic group in Malaysia are very diverse and have their own customs based on their culture that has been pass down through generations. The same habits are still being practised by the ethnic groups on a regular basis. This does affect their attitude and consumer behaviour in their lives such as the level or type of media exposure, food and apparel preferences, political behavior, leisure activities and their willingness to try new products. The two ethnic groups that I will discuss are the Malay ethnic and the Indian ethnic. These two races have very distinctive cultures and beliefs they practice in Malaysia.
Have you ever imagined how living in a war torn country would be like? Malaysia is a country located in the heart of Southeast Asia that is unique due to the diversity of the people there that can live together in harmony and peace despite being a melting pot. Harmony within diversity in Malaysia is essential to ensure Malaysia stays safe, peaceful and develop along the passage of time. Malaysia is diverse in many ways such as the people, races and also culture. The three largest groups or races in this country are Malay, Chinese and Indian and other smaller groups.
Under the British colonial rule, there was a large wave of the Chinese and Indian immigrants came to Malaysia that helped change the demographic of this country—Malaysia become a multiracial countries consists of many ethnic groups and practiced variety kinds of religions. These differences of races and ethnicities need a long period of ethnic adjustment and it is also one of the reasons that lead Malaysians to speak many different languages and develop unique Malaysian culture that reflect the ‘mixture’ of all these different ethnicities. However, there are also negative consequences of this. The British in Malaysia practiced a policy that known as ‘the divide and rule’ policy that contribute to the widening gap between those races. Under this policy, the Chinese immigrants were focused to work in the tin mines, Indians in rubber estates, while the Malays worked and stayed in their local villages (Cheong, 2006).
In conjunction with that, the drop in population growth rate is due to more Malaysians are pursuing higher education and are putting more efforts and time in career advancement. The education system in Malaysia has gone through a significant change and transformation. As discussed by Anbalagan Krishnan, Azlin Norhaini Mansor & Selvaraj Grapragasem, (2014), government has implemented the Education Act to ensure that all the people in the societies are make compulsory to have their education. The enrolment rate in tertiary education was also rising sharply. As a result of this policy, women have started switching their traditional roles as mother or housewife to career women.
However, Malaysia is not only magnetizing tourists, but somehow flocked many immigrants to settle in Malaysia for a living and hoping for a better life (Lek 2016). The purpose of this paper is to put on view the various dilemmas of migration faced not only by Malaysian government, non-governmental organization and civil society, but also to unveil the struggles of the foreign immigrant in coping with the policies and responses from the country. The aim of this research study is to improve understanding of migration in Malaysian context and on top of that to reflection upon the matter in relation to poverty, oppression and injustice in the promotion of sustainable development and human dignity. Keywords: Migration, Malaysia, foreign labor, workers BRIEF STATISTICS OF FOREIGN LABOR IN MALAYSIA In the history of Malaysia, as
Malaysia, which had been called as ‘Tanah Melayu’ for a long time ago, is well-known of its melting pot of races, cultures, ethnics, traditions, and celebrations. The races were united since the commerce among different races of many countries around the world. Some traders were captivated to Malaysia since this country has its own strategic port for trading. These traders drop by lead to the marriage
However, Malaysia is not only magnetizing many tourists, but somehow flocked many foreigners to settle in Malaysia for a living and hoping for a better life (Lek 2016). The purpose of this paper is to put on view the various dilemmas faced not only the Malaysian government, non-governmental organization and civil society concerning the issue of the migrant labor in Malaysia, but also to demonstrate the struggles of the foreign immigrant to cope with the policies and responses of the country. The main aim of this paper is to improve understanding of migration in Malaysian context, as well as to prompt reflection on migration and its link to the issues of poverty and injustice for the sustainable development of promotion of human dignity. Brief Statistics of Foreign Labor in Malaysia In the history of Malaysia, according to Jeffrey Hays, the country had suffered from labor
1.0 Introduction 1.1 Focus of Research Malaysia is located in South-East Asia. The country shares borders with four other countries namely Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia. Malaysia is a unique country that consists of a large range in variety of races. The main structure of Malaysia is composed of three different races. A multicultural country like Malaysia has a majority population of Muslims also known as “bumiputera” (“Son of soil”).
The second half of nineteenth century marks a significant transition for the historical documentation of the traditional Malay economy. The earlier period before this time were majorly administered by the then colonial rule that virtually encapsulated all the culture and values that might be significant to the Malay society. During this period, majority of the Malays were still living in the rural areas where they engage majorly in peasant farming and Fishing activities. Those that engage in peasant farming were active in padi cultivation alongside animal rearing, fruit and vegetable cultivation especially around Kedah, Perlis, North Perak and Kelantan (Drabble, 2004). They also practice other supplementary activities such as mining, hunting and collection of jungle products such as dammar, rattan and bamboo.