The development of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society in Malaysia

Raja Sulong, Raja Hisyamuddin and Abdul Rahman, Mohamad Zaidi and Hussain, Amjad M. (2019) The development of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society in Malaysia. Journal of Al-Tamaddun, 14 (1). pp. 105-115. ISSN 1823-7517, DOI

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Malaysia has its own uniqueness with its population consists of multiple races and religions. The presence of this multi-ethnic and multi-religious society is caused by various factors that related to human life such as jobs security, national policy and so on. This article will attempt to examine the factors of the Malaysia’s demographic changes and development which will cover three phases i.e. the Pre-colonial period, the Colonial period and Postcolonial period. It also discusses the historical facts of a multi-ethnic and a multi-religious society in Malaysia. In order to examine the subject matter, library research has been conducted to seek the data needed. Numerous historical literature related to this study have been reviewed. This study shows that the development of multi-ethnic and multi-religious society in Malaysia was caused by several factors such as migration and colonization. These factors triggered demographic changes in Malaysia’s population which can still be noticed as one of the unique features of the state until today. © 2019, Academy of Islamic Studies, Dept of Islamic History and Civilization, University of Malaya. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colonization; Malaysia's Society; Migration; Multi-ethnic; Multi-religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Siasah Syar'iyyah
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2020 03:49
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 03:49

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