1 Malaysia: promoting unity among the different races

Lean, M.L. (2009) 1 Malaysia: promoting unity among the different races. In: Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, 9-11 Oct 2009, Singapore.

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Malaysia is a relatively young country that achieved her independence in 1957. Due to massive migration in the last two centuries, Malaysia is a multi-racial country. Thus, this article describes how two dailies have played their role in promoting racial harmony among the different races in Malaysia. The discursive construction of the different races by the dailies may act as a form of barometer indicating the level of tolerance that exist among Malaysians and also, how the dailies try to reflect the cultural diversity of the different races to each other. In-depth interviews were conducted with two members of the press (i.e. senior news editor and a senior journalist) to find out the role of their respective dailies in promoting racial harmony and ethnic integration among Malaysians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unity, racial harmony, press, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 02:16
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 02:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11112

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