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Komuniti Pulau, Kemiskinan Dan Impak Pelancongan: Kajian Kes Di Pulau Redang, Terengganu

The study was aimed at understanding the phenomena of poverty among the communities of Redang Island whereby most of them have an average income between RM251 to RM500 per month. The study was found that the tourism sector does give a considerable impact on this community by contributing to 44% of their households income. Article written in Malay. Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: Roshanim Koris.

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Transnationalism and the Essentializing Of Capitalism: Chinese Enterprise, the State, and Identity in Britain, Australia, and Southeast Asia

Transnationalism, with its focus on migration and transnational business networks, is a vogue concept in much of the literature on ethnic minorities. This essay is a critique of transnational studies, which in our view diminish ethnic minorities’ claim on national identity by reinforcing the indigenous communities’ stereotyped belief that these minorities have little sense of belonging or of loyalty to the country they live in. Such studies dangerously distort the process of identity formation, particularly the emergence of national identity in immigrants and their descendants.  Authors: Gomez, Edmund Terence & Benton, Gregor. 

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Tackling Urban Poverty

Since the introduction of the New Economic Policy 1971-1990 (NEP), Malaysia has achieved outstanding progress in poverty eradication. During this period the poverty incidence has dropped from 52.4 percent in 1970 to 15 percent in 1990. This index remains in a declining trend with the latest figures showing a drop from 8.5 percent in 1999 to 5.7 percent in 2004.

Author: Musalmah Johan. Publication: MIERScan, 27 November 2006. 

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Moving Towards Gender Equality In the work place

The past several decades have seen much progress made to enhance the economic participation of women in Malaysia. Since the Declaration of the United Nations Decade for Women back in 1979, there has been a growing recognition that women play a crucial role in the country’s economic development.

Author: Wong, ChayNee.  Publication: MIERScan, 14 August 2006.

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Poverty under the Ninth Malaysian Plan

The strong export-led growth rates that the country has enjoyed have helped tremendously in poverty eradication. In the 1970s the average growth rate was 7.5 per cent; in the 1980s it was 5.8 per cent; and in the 1990s the growth rate averaged an invigorating 7.1 per cent.

Author: Nambiar, Shankaran. Publication: MIERScan, 5 June 2006.

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