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Malaysia: Cultural Influences on Ethnic Society

Political Science: Malaysia

***** purpose of this paper is to explain the stability in ethnic relations ***** Malaysia since 1969. Political, economic, and cultural explanations are reviewed, with ***** most persuasive answer providing the explanation for Malaysia's stability (culture). The author postulates and discourses on how cultural explanations help account ***** today's peaceful stability in ethnic *****, noting how political and economic influences were very small compared to the cultural explanations *****fered for the current status of Malaysia per the many his*****rians that have reviewed ***** country's history and the fight for a common and representative culture. ***** author demonstrates how ***** tensions led to al***** all of the uprisings in ***** throughout *****, and how settling these cultural differences and affairs has ***** to the creation ***** a collaborative nation-state, one interested in promoting diversity as do many other nations in today's global and diverse world.

***** researchers focus*****g on the period be*****e ***** (where riots broke out in Malaysia) and those after the riots note that cultural tensions were often the source of political ***** ***** unrest (Brunnel, 2004). The country's economic status has rema*****ed in fact, relatively unchanged during the last three decades (*****, 2004). ***** cultural landscape ***** not changed much either, except for the introduction of the Islamic culture as ***** of society's "norms" (Brunnel, *****).

Hock (2000) reviews changing ***** relations in Malaysia with regard to interactions between "state's policies to advance Malay ***** dominance and reduce ethnic economic inequality" ***** the "aspirations and actions of ***** Chinese community" (p.1). With regard to political ***** state-related issues, Freedman (2000) suggests the question ***** whether ethnic members especially the elite pursue "separatist" or collaborative strategies. Hock suggests the ***** of ***** rival ethnic groups living in Malaysia are relatively equal to each other or unequal in stature (p. 2) is a core issue related ***** the stability now enjoyed by many people ***** in *****.

Freedman (2000) and Gomez (2004) note that political tensions in early Malaysian history centered primarily on cultural *****s, which Hock (*****) expands *****. Hock (2000) and Guan (2000) note the 1969 riots revolved around ***** tensions ***** conflicts ended ***** of ***** problems ***** Malaysia, largely because many of the "rival" ethnic communities living in Malaysia pursued more of a unified front or similar strategies and goals. Although it took ***** ***** ***** destructive ef*****ts to achieve common goals, the people of Malaysia *****, since that time, worked ***** ***** promote what Hock (2000) refers to as "amalgamative" strategies (p. 4). Others including Mitchell (2000) and Kheng (2002) note ***** a blended state results *****rimarily not from political or economic fac*****rs, because these had little to do ***** the ***** stability Malaysia currently experiences, but instead ***** ***** collaboration between people of different ethnicities living in *****. Wong (2001) and Yun (2000) comment that economic factors ***** little to do with political and cultural *****, and ***** political upris*****gs occurring in Malaysia


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