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Malaysia
Flag Coat of Arms
Motto"Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"
"Unity Is Strength" [1]
AnthemNegaraku (My Country)
Capital
(and largest city)
Kuala Lumpur[a]
3°08′N 101°42′E / 3.133°N 101.7°E / 3.133; 101.7
Official language(s) Malay[b]
Official scripts Malay alphabet
Ethnic groups  54% Malay, 25% Chinese, 7.5% Indian, 11.8% other Bumiputera, 1.7% other
Demonym Malaysian
Government Federal constitutional elective monarchy and Parliamentary democracy
 -  Yang di-Pertuan Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin
 -  Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak
Independence
 -  From the United Kingdom (Malaya only) 31 August 1957 
 -  Federation (with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore[c] 16 September 1963 
Area
 -  Total 329,845 km2 (66th)
127,354 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0.3
Population
 -  2009 estimate 28,310,000[2] (43rd)
 -  2000 census 24,821,286 
 -  Density 85.8/km2 (114th)
222.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $384.388 billion[3] (30th)
 -  Per capita $14,081[3] (59th)
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $221.606 billion[3] (39th)
 -  Per capita $8,118[3] (65th)
Gini (2004) 40.3 
HDI (2007) 0.829[4] (high) (66th)
Currency Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+8)
Date formats dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the Left
Internet TLD .my
Calling code +60
^ a. .Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is home to the legislative branch of the Federal government.^ It's a form of apartheid ," said Malini Kumar, 36, of Fremont , originally from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
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^ Even free-trade talks with the United States have stalled after Kuala Lumpur insisted that Malay firms continued to be given special access to government procurements.
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^ Unfortunately for residents in Kuala Lumpur, City Hall is hard of hearing and wears tinted glasses.
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Putrajaya is the primary seat of the federal government where the executive and judicial branches are located.
^ b. .The current terminology as per government policy is Bahasa Malaysia (literally Malaysian language)[5] but legislation continues to refer to the official language as Bahasa Melayu (literally Malay language).^ Malay to be Malaya’s national and official language, b.
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^ We need to get our semantics right and de-racialised Bahasa Malaysia as the language of all Malaysian citizens if we seriously wish to build a new Malaysia that is racially, culturally and politically equal, to be shared by all Malaysians.
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^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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English may continue to be used for some official purposes under the National Language Act 1967.
^ c. Singapore became an independent country on 9 August 1965.
.Malaysia (pronounced /məˈleɪʒə/ mə-LAY-zhə or /məˈleɪziə/ mə-LAY-zee-ə) is a country in Southeast Asia consisting of thirteen states and three Federal Territories, with a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres (127,354 sq mi).^ Bumiputra Status Yet Malaysia's ethnic classification is complicated by the fact that race is often an imprecise concept in Southeast Asia.
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^ With water taps closed by the federal government to three of the most developed states, Selangor, Perak and Penang, Gamuda is screaming for projects from the Federal Government.
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^ Each court must determine for itself first whether it has jurisdiction over a particular matter in the first place, in the case of the syariah courts in the States, by referring to the relevant State laws and in the case of the syariah court in the Federal Territory, the relevant Federal laws.
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[6][7] .The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.^ It's a form of apartheid ," said Malini Kumar, 36, of Fremont , originally from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
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^ The Malaimel Sri Selva Kaliamman Temple Pantai(more than 100 years) was demolished on 17.4.2006 by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
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^ It houses the state and federal administrative centres and is the seat of the state capital, Kuala Terengganu, which gained city status on Jan 1 this year.
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The population stands at over 28 million.[2] .The country is separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo (also known as East Malaysia).^ Malaysia will remain a Secular State unless two-thirds of Malaysians demand this country be changed into an Islamic State through a referendum.
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^ The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.
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^ Fact Number Two : BN got 55 parliamentary seats from East Malaysia – about a quarter of the total available parliamentary seats.
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[7] Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei.[7] It is near the equator and has a tropical climate.[7] .Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,[8] an elected monarch, and the head of government is the Prime Minister.^ This is also dangerous - if the sultan can get rid of a menteri besar or the Agong can get rid of the prime minister - susah kita (we’ll be in trouble).
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^ So does the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong have the power to choose who should lead Malaysia?
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^ There is no reason why the RAHMAN prophesy would not hold true for its last prediction (the last letter “N” of RAHMAN) for the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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[9][10] .The government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system.^ We have always called ourselves a Constitutional Monarchy based on the Westminster model of Parliamentary Democracy.
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^ The open-tender policy for approving government contracts, land and logging concessions reverted to the old system of CLOSED tenders.
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.Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, the United Kingdom had established influence in colonies in the territory from the late 18th century.^ Indonesia shouted that the turmoil showed the deep dissatisfaction with Malaysia in the Borneo territories, and that the federation was only a plot to extend Britain's colonial influence in Asia.
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^ Quote: "Anwar (Ibrahim) is a puppet of the United States and the Jews, thus he must be hounded until there is no more place for him to run to.
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^ The creation of Bangsa Malaysia is the challenge of establishing a united Malaysian nation with a sense of a common and shared destiny.
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The western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. .This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganized as the Malayan Union.^ When Malaya was not granted immediate independence in 1946, the Communist Party of Malaya, led by Chin Peng began a terrorist campaign which lasted until 1960.
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^ Malaya’s defence and foreign policies be handled by the Malayan and British Governments with equal responsibility, c.
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^ I had failed in all three but I continued to work towards loosening the colonial grip on Malaya and freeing Malaya from British fetters.
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Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganized again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957.[12] Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo, and the Federation of Malaya merged to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963.[13] Tensions in the early years of the new union sparked an armed conflict with Indonesia, and the expulsion of Singapore on 9 August 1965.[14][15]
.During the late 20th century, Malaysia experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development.^ Her father was a dear friend of Najib’s father the late, great Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia who was known as the Father of Development of Malaysia.
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It borders the Strait of Malacca, an important international shipping crossroad, and international trade is integral to its economy.[16] .Manufacturing makes up a major sector of the country's economy.^ There are also the 1,000,000 Indians and Pakistanis who make up the third major ethnic group.
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^ Judges are promoted not on merit but on their degree of compliance to BN w hich uses the judiciary as a tool of oppression and to make up for the loss of their two-thirds parliamentary majority.
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^ Malay Muslims make up about two-thirds of the country's 27 million people.
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[17] .Malaysia has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is also considered one of the 17 megadiverse countries.^ Today, the problem with Malaysia is that no one is managing the country.
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^ Does one knows the the inventor of pen-drive is from Malaysia and yet he can only achieve it in another country.
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Etymology

English Map of Southeast Asia, with the word "MALAYSIA" typeset horizontally so that the letters run across the northernmost corner of Borneo and pass just south of the Philippines.
Malaysia appears on a 1914 map from a United States atlas.
.The name Malaysia was adopted in 1963 when the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation.^ Emanuel also has a younger adopted sister named Shoshanna, 14 years his junior.
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^ Indonesia shouted that the turmoil showed the deep dissatisfaction with Malaysia in the Borneo territories, and that the federation was only a plot to extend Britain's colonial influence in Asia.
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^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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[13] However the name itself had been vaguely used to refer to areas in Southeast Asia prior to that. .A map published in 1914 in Chicago has the word Malaysia printed on it referring to certain territories within the Malay Archipelago.^ However further tracing the root of the word, a small town in T amil district appeared called Malai Yur which means "Land of Mountains" (malai means mountain and yur means land), a reference to the hilly nature of the Malay Archipelago.
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^ On the other hand, some believe that Bangsa Malaysia was just a neat reference to a Malaysia united under Malay or, more appropriately, UMNO hegemony.
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^ POLICE SEIZE 'BLACK T-SHIRTS' Police seize more than 200 t-shirts with the words “One Black Malaysia” printed on them from a stall next to the Kampung Manjoi Baru surau.
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[19] .Politicians in the Philippines once contemplated naming their state "Malaysia", but in 1963 Malaysia adopted the name first.^ Kumutha Raman, a 29-year-old law graduate, was named as the FIRST non-Muslim candidate to be fielded by PAS for a state seat in Johore.
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^ Here in Malaysia the first signs of the rise of authoritarianism could be found in the dominant political culture of the state itself.
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[20] .At the time of the 1963 federation, other names were considered: among them was Langkasuka, after the historic kingdom located at the upper section of the Malay Peninsula in the first millennium of the common era.^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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^ If the RAHMAN prophesy had allowed “R” to be the first letter of the name to be considered, then the RAHMAN predicted would have collapsed in 1970 when Tun Razak assumed office of the Prime Minister.
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^ He wooed, bullied and cajoled the four other countries into the federation agreement, was the only logical choice to serve as the new nation's first Prime Minister.
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In 1850 the English ethnologist George Samuel Windsor Earl, writing in the Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia, proposed naming the islands of Indonesia as Melayunesia or Indunesia. He favoured the former.[22]
.The word Malaya is a combination of two Tamil/Sanskrit words, Malay or மலை/मलै Malai (hill) and ஊர்/उर् Ur (town), meaning hilltown.^ However further tracing the root of the word, a small town in T amil district appeared called Malai Yur which means "Land of Mountains" (malai means mountain and yur means land), a reference to the hilly nature of the Malay Archipelago.
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^ In Bahasa Melayu the word bangsa is almost always a RACIAL and ETHNIC definition as the phrase " bahasa jiwa bangsa " means to a traditional Malay.
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^ The essence of its reconstructed meaning was this: that Malaya is primarily the home of the Malays, and that the non-Malays should acknowledge that primacy by showing deference to the Malays and Malay issues.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The name came into use when several Indian Kingdoms entered Malaysia dating back to the 3rd Century (see Srivijaya).^ Then he came back to Malaysia and joined KeADILan.
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^ Maleu-kolon " was used by Ptolemy which was also derived from Sanskrit ' malayakom ' or 'malaikurram ', according to G. E. Gerini (see Tamil place names in Malaysia) The word Melayu began in use during the time of Sultanate of Melaka, founded by the fleeing prince Parameswara, from the declining Melayu Kingdom of Srivijaya in Palembang.
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^ I would like to pack all those who shout and scream that they are Indians into a tongkang and send them back to India where they belong.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Hence, the Latin/Greek suffix -σία -sia, makes the name Malaysia, literally meaning Land of the Malay people.^ I asked him what he makes of the concept of ketuanan Melayu (and) does he subscribe in any way to the idea that the Malays are the natural leaders – or in some way the owners – of Malaysia?
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^ National unity” means Malays united behind UMNO to perpetuate electoral majority, and not necessarily unity of all races in Malaysia.
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^ On foot and on elephant, he traveled through the bush getting to know the land and the people, once even worked as a manual laborer to help build a new mosque, which the grateful Malays named Rahmaniah after him.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The continental part of the country bore the name Malaya (without the "-si-") until 1963, when it federated with the territories of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore on the northern part of the island of Borneo.^ Read here for more Quote (The Federal Constitution) says that (the) AGONG has the responsibility to safeguard the “SPECIAL POSITION ” of the Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak.
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^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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^ The Opposition Parties need to win at least 75 seats spread across the 11 states in the Peninsular, Sabah , Sarawak and Labuan Federal Territory in the 2008 election.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Singapore was expelled in 1965. The name change indicated the change of the country's boundaries beyond Malay Peninsula.^ The present NEP or by whatever name you may call it is a systematic rape of the country's resources under the good name of the Malays.
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^ He was mistaken to think all that was needed to change the Malay mindset was science and technology.
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.Malaysian refers to Malaysians of all races, while Malay refers to the native Malay people, who are about half the population.^ Nothing but all about race and religion.
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^ This Malay leader is the hope of all Malaysians regardless of race or religion.
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^ Malaysia belongs to ALL races, not just the Malays.
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.Malay ethnics are originated from one of the Indonesian archipelagos, the Riau, a province in eastern Sumatra.^ Technically therefore, one could find an Indonesian Malay who is a Christian or an animist, Buddhist or Hindu...
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^ ETYMOLOGY In the History of Jambi , the word " Melayu" originated from a river with name Melayu River near to Batang Hari River of today's Muara Jambi, Jambi province of Sumatra, Indonesia .
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^ Or Simply MALAYSIANS Arab-Muslims Indian Muslims Chinese-Muslims As an ETHNIC ORIGINAL PEOPLE GROUP, the Malays are very much of a Polynesian-Malay-Indonesian RACIAL category .Technically therefore, one could also find an Indonesian Malay who is a Christian or an animist, Buddhist or Hindu.
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.In earlier times, Malay ethnics living throughout Indonesia, as one of the indigenous peoples of the island nation.^ Melayu (Malay) as the nationality of the people of Malaya, d.
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^ But, to me, " bangsa " will always mean the identity of the nation-state and never just that of the Malay race and culture, of which I feel little or no ethnic ownership.
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^ One thing that is recognised by the world and has been a model (for the world) is the unity of the people and their ability to live in harmony."
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.They, then, migrated to the surrounding islands, making Malay Indonesians the origins or ancestors of all Malay ethnics throughout South East Asia.^ Malays are a vaguely defined group that trace their ancestry to the Indonesian islands of Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra or as far as Arabia and India.
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^ There are those who, despite having their ancestors born in this country, go ballistic whenever an idiot makes references to their foreign origin.
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^ They were agreed to by all the political parties making up the government, in part due to an understanding that the NEP was a temporary measure aimed at assisting the Malays that would not disadvantage the other communities.
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.Malaysia has the second largest ethnic Malay population, the first is Indonesia.^ Indians there make up 8 percent of the population, compared with ethnic Chinese at 25 percent and Malays — born Muslim under the law — at 60 percent.
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^ As Rulers, we want to see the people, especially the country’s largest ethnic group (Malays), to be focused on MORE IMPORTANT things.
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^ It was premised upon the principles of ethnic segregation and a leg-up for the most disenfranchised community - the majority Malay-Muslim population.
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.Historically, Bahasa Melayu, the national language of Malaysia, was derived from the Malay spoken in Riau, Indonesia.^ Malay to be Malaya’s national and official language, b.
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^ Melayu (Malay) as the nationality of the people of Malaya, d.
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^ I asked him what he makes of the concept of ketuanan Melayu (and) does he subscribe in any way to the idea that the Malays are the natural leaders – or in some way the owners – of Malaysia?
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.This Malay spoken Riau is then widely used in some Indonesian archipelagos, Malaysian Peninsular and Island of Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei), as they are starting to migrate to these places.^ Read here for more Quote (The Federal Constitution) says that (the) AGONG has the responsibility to safeguard the “SPECIAL POSITION ” of the Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak.
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^ When these people defend their ketuanan and adab, the sovereignty of their Rulers, the Malay language and Islam, don’t they realise that they themselves must be exemplary in upholding all of these?
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^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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History

Prehistory

.Archaeological remains have been found throughout peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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^ There has to be strategic focus in those vulnerable seats in the Peninsular and in Sabah and Sarawak to deny UMNO and its cohorts in BN the 2/3 majority.
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^ There are 222 seats (165 in Peninsular, 25 in Sabah, and 31 in Sarawak and 1 in Labuan (Federal Territory).
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.The Semang, an ethnic Negrito group, have a deep ancestry within the Malay Peninsula, dating to migration from Africa over 50,000 years ago.^ Malays are a vaguely defined group that trace their ancestry to the Indonesian islands of Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra or as far as Arabia and India.
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^ As Rulers, we want to see the people, especially the country’s largest ethnic group (Malays), to be focused on MORE IMPORTANT things.
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^ After 50 years under the same administration, how different can it be for non-Malays?
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.They are considered an indigenous people to the area.^ They (42 NGOs) are an elite group which cannot be considered as representing the people and are not a group representing the feelings of the people below and they are removed from the heart and pulse of the people.
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.The Senoi appear to be a composite group, with approximately half of the maternal DNA lineages tracing back to the ancestors of the Semang and about half to later ancestral migrations from Indochina.^ None of those debating the policy speech rejected the proposal but about half of them backed it unreservedly.
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.Scholars suggest they are descendants of early Austronesian-speaking agriculturalists, who brought both their language and their technology to the southern part of the peninsula approximately 5,000 years ago.^ Man had lived for 2 million years less the 10,000 years of the earliest years of the Chinese civilization, and they lived without any religion.
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^ A Jordan-trained English-speaking cleric and law lecturer who also studied in Britain, he was at ease in both identities.
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^ Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad He was a former Prime Minister and UMNO President who served in both capacities for 22 1/3rd year.
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They united and coalesced with the indigenous population.
The Aboriginal Malays are more diverse. .Although they show some connections with island Southeast Asia, some also have an ancestry in Indochina around the time of the Last Glacial Maximum, about 20,000 years ago.^ In the case of the yoga issue, some people seemed eager to jump the gun by making announcements to show their authority when they have none.
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^ Singapore charges Journal editor with contempt SINGAPORE, March 14 - Singapore is charging a senior editor of the Wall Street Journal with contempt of court for three articles last year about the city-state's judiciary, the Straits Times reported today.
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^ Man had lived for 2 million years less the 10,000 years of the earliest years of the Chinese civilization, and they lived without any religion.
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Anthropologists support the notion that the Proto Malays originated from what is today Yunnan, China.[23] .This was followed by an early-Holocene dispersal through the Malay Peninsula into island Southeast Asia.^ Following the same skewered logic that got us into this mess in the first place, leaving Islam is tantamount to abandoning the Malay community as well .
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^ To the Bung, Malaysia is a challenge to his grandiose dream of a new Indonesian empire that would cut an arc through Southeast Asia from the tip of Malaya to the northern islands of the Philippines.
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[24]

Early history

Ptolemy showed the Malay Peninsula on his early map with a label that translates as "Golden Chersonese". He referred to the Straits of Malacca as Sinus Sabaricus.[25] From the mid to the late first millennium, much of the Peninsula as well as the Malay Archipelago was under the influence of Srivijaya.
Stained ruin of a stone building, showing a central arch, flanked by two columns, with a stone relief above the arch, also flanked by two columns, and a second free-standing arch perched on the very top of the ruin.
A Famosa fortress in Malacca. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.
.The Chinese and Indians established kingdoms in the area in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE—as many as 30, according to Chinese sources.^ Chinese sources Early Chinese text "Ma-la-yu" (Chinese: 末羅瑜) written by monk Yi Jing was an independent kingdom.
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^ In a quid pro quo arrangement , the Chinese and Indians were granted citizenship but the Malays were accorded special rights, including political and administrative authority.
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Kedah—known as Kedaram, Cheh-Cha (according to I-Ching) or Kataha, in ancient Pallava or Sanskrit—was in the direct route of invasions of Indian traders and kings. .Rajendra Chola, the ancient Tamil emperor who is now thought to have laid Kota Gelanggi to waste, controlled Kedah in 1025. His successor, Vira Rajendra Chola, had to put down a Kedah rebellion to overthrow the invaders.^ Now, with the tuition centres being shut down, who is going to teach the children?
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^ It also brings down the image of Islam and the image of Anwar who made him what he is now."
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^ Help Track Down 'Hamba Allah' with Hand-Phone 016-3929760 Who Sent SMS Threat: "Bloggers Will Be Put To Sleep" .
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The coming of the Chola reduced the majesty of Srivijaya, which had exerted influence over Kedah, Pattani and as far as Ligor.
The Buddhist kingdom of Ligor took control of Kedah shortly after. Its king Chandrabhanu used it as a base to attack Sri Lanka in the 11th century, an event noted in a stone inscription in Nagapattinum in Tamil Nadu and in the Sri Lankan chronicles, Mahavamsa. .During the first millennium, the people of the Malay Peninsula adopted Hinduism and Buddhism and the use of the Sanskrit language.^ When these people defend their ketuanan and adab, the sovereignty of their Rulers, the Malay language and Islam, don’t they realise that they themselves must be exemplary in upholding all of these?
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^ I said don't use it to bully people and stop them from talking,' said the veteran politician who first served as minister at the age of 32 in the 1970s.
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^ By the language used in GGMM's website, it appears VIOLENCE against the Chinese and Indians in the country is also on GMM's table in its struggle to champion the cause of the far-right Malays.
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They later converted to Islam.
Areas older than Kedah appeared in historical writings. .The ancient kingdom of Gangga Negara, around Beruas in Perak, for instance, pushes Malaysian history further into antiquity.^ The plan to capture Perak had run into a brick wall and rather than go around it, they decided to blow it up and everything else with it.
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"Pattinapalai", a Tamil poem of the second century CE, describes goods from Kadaram heaped in the broad streets of the Chola capital. A 7th-century Sanskrit drama, Kaumudhimahotsva, refers to Kedah as Kataha-nagari. The Agnipurana also mentions a territory known as Anda-Kataha with one of its boundaries delineated by a peak, which scholars believe is Gunung Jerai. Stories from the Katasaritasagaram describe the elegance of life in Kataha.
Between the 7th and the 13th century, much of Peninsular Malaysia was under the Srivijaya empire, which was centred in Palembang on the island of Sumatra. .Following that, a wider Majapahit empire, based on Java island, had influence over most of Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, and the coasts of Borneo island.^ In that context, Indonesia claimed that the maritime boundary should proceed due east from the terminus of the land boundary on the east coast of Sebatik Island which is divided between the two states.
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^ Indonesia’s effectivités, based on the presence of the colonial Dutch and Indonesian navies as well as Indonesian fishermen in the vicinity of the disputed islands, proved less convincing.
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^ Indonesia shouted that the turmoil showed the deep dissatisfaction with Malaysia in the Borneo territories, and that the federation was only a plot to extend Britain's colonial influence in Asia.
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.In the early 15th century, Parameswara, a prince from Palembang from the once Srivijayan empire, established a dynasty and founded the Malacca Sultanate.^ Maleu-kolon " was used by Ptolemy which was also derived from Sanskrit ' malayakom ' or 'malaikurram ', according to G. E. Gerini (see Tamil place names in Malaysia) The word Melayu began in use during the time of Sultanate of Melaka, founded by the fleeing prince Parameswara, from the declining Melayu Kingdom of Srivijaya in Palembang.
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Conquest forced him and many others to flee Palembang. Parameswara in particular sailed to Temasek to escape persecution. .There he came under the protection of Temagi, a Malay chief from Patani who was appointed by the King of Siam as Regent of Temasek.^ Indians there make up 8 percent of the population, compared with ethnic Chinese at 25 percent and Malays — born Muslim under the law — at 60 percent.
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^ Since there are various disputable factors, Tan Sri Zaki Azmi SHOULD NOT be appointed as Chief Justice to preserve the independence of the judiciary and in upholding justice.
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^ The protection of Islam and the the Malays' special position under the Constitution have nothing to do with UMNO's racial supremacist ideology wrapped in the Ketuanan Melayu myth.
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Within a few days, Parameswara killed Temagi and appointed himself regent. Some five years later he had to leave Temasek, due to threats from Siam. During this period, a Javanese fleet from Majapahit attacked Temasek.
Parameswara headed north to found a new settlement. At Muar, Parameswara considered siting his new kingdom at either Biawak Busuk or at Kota Buruk. Finding that the Muar location was not suitable, he continued his journey northwards. .Along the way, he reportedly visited Sening Ujong (former name of present-day Sungai Ujong) before reaching a fishing village at the mouth of the Bertam River (former name of the Malacca River).^ The presentation of the award to the temple will made by Thailand’s former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tej Bunnag during a two-day ceremony beginning tomorrow.
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Over time this developed into modern-day Malacca Town. .According to the Malay Annals, here Parameswara saw a mouse deer outwitting a dog resting under a Malacca tree.^ Read here for more Excerpts The High Court here has declared as illegal this morning’s emergency sitting of the Perak State assembly which was held on a street under a tree.
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^ He placed a plaque directly under it in remembrance of the March 3 assembly, which read "This monument is here to commemorate the assembly that was held under this tree on March 3, 2009.
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.Taking this as a good omen, he decided to establish a kingdom called Malacca.^ The three of us, Malay boys called Maria "Mom" because she takes good care of us and kept the household spotless clean.
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He built and improved facilities for trade.
According to a theory, Parameswara became a Muslim when he married a Princess of Pasai and he took the fashionable Persian title "Shah", calling himself Iskandar Shah.[26] .There are also references that indicate that some members of the ruling class and the merchant community residing in Malacca were already Muslims.^ The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.
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^ There is a movement among some modern liberal Muslims to "re-interpret Islamic verses about ancient punishments," in the words of Professor Ali A. Mazrui.
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^ There are enough ‘Muslim’ organizations already looking after the Muslim interests without them messing it up and making more Muslims particularly women angrier.
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Chinese chronicles mention that in 1414, the son of the first ruler of Malacca visited the Ming emperor to inform them that his father had died. .Parameswara's son was then officially recognised as the second ruler of Malacca by the Chinese Emperor and styled Raja Sri Rama Vikrama, Raja of Parameswara of Temasek and Melaka and he was known to his Muslim subjects as Sultan Sri Iskandar Zulkarnain Shah or Sultan Megat Iskandar Shah.^ Note: The Sultan of Perak, His Highness Raja Azlan Shah still holds the record (in the Guiness Book of Records) as the world’s highest educated monarch.
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^ It is believed a second police report has also been made with regards to the article Raja Petra wrote called ‘ See you in hell Muhamad son of Muhamad’ .
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^ Read here for more - HRH Raja Azlan Shah, Sultan of Perak .
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He ruled Malacca from 1414 to 1424.[26][27]
In 1511, Malacca was conquered by Portugal, which established a colony there. .The sons of the last Sultan of Malacca established two sultanates elsewhere in the peninsula — the Sultanate of Perak to the north, and the Sultanate of Johor (originally a continuation of the old Malacca sultanate) to the south.^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ Sultan Azlan Shah was right in NOT dissolving the Perak State Legislative Assembly in February because it was barely one year old .
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^ Gamuda is a company associated with the daughter of the Sultan of Perak in the North-South Railway track.
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.After the fall of Malacca, three nations struggled for the control of Malacca Strait: the Portuguese (in Malacca), the Sultanate of Johor, and the Sultanate of Aceh.^ With his young nation booming, Abdul Rahman looked with increasing fear at the predicament of neighboring Singapore, just three-quarters of a mile across the Johore Strait.
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^ There was the Malacca Sultanate, the Johor Sultanate, the Kedah Sultanate...
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.This conflict went on until 1641, when the Dutch (allied to the Sultanate of Johor) gained control of Malacca.^ There was the Malacca Sultanate, the Johor Sultanate, the Kedah Sultanate...
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British arrival

.Britain established its first colony in the Malay Peninsula in 1786, with the lease of the island of Penang to the British East India Company by the Sultan of Kedah.^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ The bulk of the Chinese and Indians came or were brought to the Malay Peninsula while it was still a British colony to work in tin mines or on rubber plantations, although some Chinese, known as Peranakan, came as long as five centuries ago.
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^ Then, they showed shots on TV of the Sultan of Selangor’s so-called bungalow on a hill overlooking the sea on the other side of Penang Island facing the Indian Ocean.
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.In 1824, the British took control of Malacca following the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 which divided the Malay archipelago between Britain and the Netherlands, with Malaya in the British zone.^ A group of activists from Hulu Langat at the muktamar was uncomfortable with the idea, given the bad blood between the parties in the fight for control of the Malay community.
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^ The power to rule the country is divided between the Executive, the Parliament, the Judiciary and, last but not the least, the Malay Rulers.
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.In 1826, Britain established the crown colony of the Straits Settlements, uniting its four possessions in Malaya: Penang, Malacca, Singapore and the island of Labuan.^ Malaya and Singapore to be united.
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^ But it was not until the Second World War, during the Japanese Occupation, when the idea of Merdeka was finally taken to a higher level of a united Malaya or Federation of Malaya -- a Federation comprising of the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and Unfederated Malay States.
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^ Today, the nine Sultanates, two Straits Settlements and the two states in Borneo have united in a tangible way despite historical separation and physical distance.
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.The Straits Settlements were initially administered under the East India Company in Calcutta, before first Penang, and later Singapore became the administrative centre of the crown colony, until 1867, when they were transferred to the Colonial Office in London.^ Pinot's mother, Daisy Fajarina, and Asih subsequently took the first flight they could get from Jakarta to Singapore that afternoon.
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^ Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.
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^ The Overnight 'Guest' Program , will house the first 40 children, under the age of 12 with shelter and a bed if they have no where to sleep for the night or if their parents cannot pick them up before 11pm.
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.During the late 19th century, many Malay states decided to obtain British help in settling their internal conflicts.^ By the time PAS decided to quit BN it was too late as the party was in broken pieces as many of its members were already split and were poisoned or seduced by money to stay on.
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^ Many of the grouses are about the pro-Malay New Economic Policy (NEP), which critics say has benefited state firms and a few well-connected Malay businessmen.
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^ It cannot be denied that, before that, many Malays did oppose the British and some died because of it.
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.The commercial importance of tin mining in the Malay states to merchants in the Straits Settlements led to British government intervention in the tin-producing states in the Malay Peninsula.^ But it was not until the Second World War, during the Japanese Occupation, when the idea of Merdeka was finally taken to a higher level of a united Malaya or Federation of Malaya -- a Federation comprising of the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and Unfederated Malay States.
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^ Today, the nine Sultanates, two Straits Settlements and the two states in Borneo have united in a tangible way despite historical separation and physical distance.
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^ The bulk of the Chinese and Indians came or were brought to the Malay Peninsula while it was still a British colony to work in tin mines or on rubber plantations, although some Chinese, known as Peranakan, came as long as five centuries ago.
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.British gunboat diplomacy was employed to bring about a peaceful resolution to civil disturbances caused by Chinese and Malay gangsters employed in a political tussle between Ngah Ibrahim and Raja Muda Abdullah, and the Pangkor Treaty of 1874 paved the way for the expansion of British influence in Malaya.^ After the humiliating insults hurled by the non-Malays, especially the Chinese, and after the seeming loss of Malay political power to them, they were clearly ready for some retaliatory action.
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^ By the language used in GGMM's website, it appears VIOLENCE against the Chinese and Indians in the country is also on GMM's table in its struggle to champion the cause of the far-right Malays.
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^ Can a Raja Muda be a PM. I believe possible, but am asking to be absolutely sure if that's possible UMNO's claim to political legitimacy to rule has now been challenged by none other than the Malay Rulers whose role and influence, position they claimed to have acted vehemently to preserve in the late 40s and early 50s.
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.By the turn of the 20th century, the states of Pahang, Selangor, Perak, and Negeri Sembilan, known together as the Federated Malay States (not to be confused with the Federation of Malaya), were under the de facto control of British Residents appointed to advise the Malay rulers.^ The Malay Rulers are as intrinsic to their identity as a Malay as is Islam under the Federal Constitution.
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^ But it was not until the Second World War, during the Japanese Occupation, when the idea of Merdeka was finally taken to a higher level of a united Malaya or Federation of Malaya -- a Federation comprising of the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and Unfederated Malay States.
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^ I hope that the Malay Rulers Council can propose that Raja Nazrin Shah been appointed to manage(Prime Minister) this country.
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.The British were "advisers" in name, but in reality, they exercised substantial influence over the Malay rulers.^ When these people defend their ketuanan and adab, the sovereignty of their Rulers, the Malay language and Islam, don’t they realise that they themselves must be exemplary in upholding all of these?
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^ The real issue is probably the non-Malays support for the BN and they comprising almost 40 percent of society.
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^ If the Malay Rulers choose to exercise this authority, the people will support the Malay Rulers.
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Street scene; a large fountain visible in the right foreground, a row of palm trees stretching away to the left, and in the centre of the image, across the street, a large white and beige stone building, with a tall domed central tower and two smaller domed towers to the right and left.
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Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur houses the High Court of Malaya and the Trade Court.
^ Lee's vacation house bordered a fair way of Kuala Lumpur's rambling Selangor Golf Club, where the Tunku shot his daily round.
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^ In the Kuala Lumpur Wars during the time of Sultan Abdul Samad, one group of Malays sided with one group of Chinese to fight against another group of Malays who had sided with another group of Chinese.
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^ As I had mentioned, as soon as we arrived in Kuala Lumpur from North Malaya, we looked for lawyer John Thivy at his High Street office.
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.Kuala Lumpur was the capital of the Federated Malay States and is the current Malaysian capital.
Participants at a public event are dwarfed by a huge poster image displayed in the background.</span><span class=^ It's a form of apartheid ," said Malini Kumar, 36, of Fremont , originally from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
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^ In the Kuala Lumpur Wars during the time of Sultan Abdul Samad, one group of Malays sided with one group of Chinese to fight against another group of Malays who had sided with another group of Chinese.
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^ Even free-trade talks with the United States have stalled after Kuala Lumpur insisted that Malay firms continued to be given special access to government procurements.
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.The poster, which is more wide than tall, depicts a crowd of confident-looking people, linking arms and looking out of the picture at the observer, with factory chimneys, a ship and other stylised industrial buildings in the background.^ Maybe nothing more other than just being the gendarmes and brownshirts enforcing NEP rules.
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^ It has done more than any other force to keep the South stupid .
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^ In other words, we had to dip into our piggy bank because our payments were MORE than our receipts during the third quarter.
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Above the image, in large letters, the words "Majulah Malaysia"." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/07/2/0/7/90129913440852654.jpg" width="220" height="201" class="thumbimage" />
A poster depicting the Malaysia Day celebration in 1963. (Majulah Malaysia means "Onwards Malaysia".)
.The remaining five states in the peninsula, known as the Unfederated Malay States, while not directly under rule from London, also accepted British advisers around the turn of the 20th century.^ The bulk of the Chinese and Indians came or were brought to the Malay Peninsula while it was still a British colony to work in tin mines or on rubber plantations, although some Chinese, known as Peranakan, came as long as five centuries ago.
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^ Then, there had been only five Malay States; this time, there were nine.
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^ Whoever shall remain so blind that this rape shall be allowed to continue right under the noses of the Malays themselves and the non-Malays?
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.Of these, the four northern states of Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu had previously been under Siamese control.^ The take over of the State Assembly by force was clearly preplanned as the police personnel came from Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Kuantan.
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^ Furthermore, the opposition has a very good chance of forming the Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang and Sabah state governments.
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^ The opposition parties that control the states of Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan, Penang have better enjoy what they’re doing now to the fullest because they may not to see their administration lasts till the next general election.
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The other unfederated state, Johor, was the only state which managed to preserve its independence throughout most of the 19th century. Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor and Queen Victoria were personal acquaintances, and recognised each other as equals. It was not until 1914 that Sultan Abu Bakar's successor, Sultan Ibrahim accepted a British adviser.
.On the island of Borneo, Sabah was governed as the crown colony of British North Borneo, while Sarawak was acquired from Brunei as the personal kingdom of the Brooke family, who ruled as white Rajahs.^ Two Malayan infantry battalions packed their kit bags and prepared to embark for the steaming jungles of Sarawak and Sabah (North Borneo); in Sarawak, orders were issued to raise a native infantry battalion.
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^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ It is clear that the Minister of Finance, Government of Sabah is “a member of the administration” but not a “ person holding public office.” What it means, in relation to s.
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.Following the Japanese Invasion of Malaya and its subsequent occupation during World War II, popular support for independence grew.^ Should we continue killing every Japanese we see in Malaysia because of what they did to us during the Second World War?
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^ World War II and Japan's swift conquest of the Malayan peninsula hastened Abdul Rahman's maturity.
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^ During the Japanese Occupation from 1941 to 1945, one group of Malays joined Chin Peng to oppose the Japanese -- this was when the CPM (Communist Party of Malaya) was still called the MPAJA (Malayan People’s Anti-Japanese Army) -- while another group of Malays worked with Japanese.
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[28] .Post-war British plans to unite the administration of Malaya under a single crown colony called the Malayan Union foundered on strong opposition from the Malays, who opposed the emasculation of the Malay rulers and the granting of citizenship to the ethnic Chinese.^ Today, when people speak ill of the Rulers, the Malays would get upset, especially if it is the non-Malays who ‘insult’ the Rulers.
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^ If one were to study the history of this country -- and I don’t mean the history since only 1946 when Umno was formed and is said to have opposed the British in the pursuit of independence for Malaya -- you will see that the Malays have never been united.
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^ Our green grocer is a guy called Gan , who can read 'jawi' (many Malays nowadays are 'jawi' illiterate!
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[29] .The Malayan Union, established in 1946 and consisting of all the British possessions in Malaya with the exception of Singapore, was dissolved in 1948 and replaced by the Federation of Malaya, which restored the autonomy of the rulers of the Malay states under British protection.^ The Malay Rulers are as intrinsic to their identity as a Malay as is Islam under the Federal Constitution.
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^ The proposed Malayan Union would render the Malay rulers, and the Malays, as normal and equal citizens as the British were more interested in establishing a Westminster based democracy.
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^ IF PAS is for the establishment of an Islamic state, then it will have problems with DAP and all the non-Malay BN parties.
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.During this time, rebels under the leadership of the Malayan Communist Party launched guerrilla operations designed to force the British out of Malaya.^ Abdul Rahman was so busy politicking that he had taken little military interest in the brutal, bloody guerrilla war that 350,000 British and Malayan troops and home guardsmen were waging against Communist insurgents in Malaya's tangled jungles.
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^ When Malaya was not granted immediate independence in 1946, the Communist Party of Malaya, led by Chin Peng began a terrorist campaign which lasted until 1960.
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^ Malaya’s defence and foreign policies be handled by the Malayan and British Governments with equal responsibility, c.
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.The Malayan Emergency, as it was known, lasted from 1948 to 1960, and involved a long anti-insurgency campaign by Commonwealth troops in Malaya.^ When Malaya was not granted immediate independence in 1946, the Communist Party of Malaya, led by Chin Peng began a terrorist campaign which lasted until 1960.
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^ I therefore read with some interest an obituary of (John Davis) which appeared in the Times on 7 November 2006 and (who was) involved in the whole of that campaign throughout Malaya from 1947 to 1960.
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.Although the insurgency quickly stopped there was still a presence of Commonwealth troops, with the backdrop of the Cold War.^ With 5-10,000 armed guerrillas he tied down tens of thousands of Commonwealth troops in a ruinously expensive war .
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[30] Against this backdrop, independence for the Federation within the Commonwealth was granted on 31 August 1957.[12]

Post independence

An older man with neat, slightly greying hair, dressed in a grey business suit, white shirt and red tie, his hands clasped together in front of him, wearing a pensive facial expression; behind him two men in uniform, and a well-dressed lady; the wall in the background is decorated with flags showing red and white stripes, as well as a yellow moon and star on a purple background.
Mahathir bin Mohamad was the leading force in making Malaysia into a major industrial power.
.In 1963, Malaya along with the then-British crown colonies of Sabah (British North Borneo), Sarawak and Singapore, formed Malaysia.^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ Two Malayan infantry battalions packed their kit bags and prepared to embark for the steaming jungles of Sarawak and Sabah (North Borneo); in Sarawak, orders were issued to raise a native infantry battalion.
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^ He shrewdly offered the Borneo territories 70 seats in the federal parliament, against only 15 for far more populous Singapore and 104 for Malaya.
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The Sultanate of Brunei, though initially expressing interest in joining the Federation, withdrew from the planned merger due to opposition from certain segments of its population as well as arguments over the payment of oil royalties and the status of the Sultan in the planned merger.[31][32] .The actual proposed date for the formation of Malaysia was 31 August 1963, to coincide with the independence day of Malaya and the British giving self-rule to Sarawak and Sabah.^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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^ On the Tunku's target date, independent Malaya came into being.
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^ The TRANSFORMATION of all these different peoples, all these different races, from disparate peoples all subjects of a British imperialism, to an independent, self-determining people, free under the banner of one nation - Malaya, and then Malaysia.
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.However, the date was delayed by opposition from the Indonesian government led by Sukarno and also attempts by the Sarawak United People's Party to delay the formation of Malaysia.^ People need to understand that the social contract is a primary basis on the formation of Malaysia.
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^ In a clumsy if not desperate attempt for new moves they concocted a ‘vision’ for a ‘unity’ government based on the two parties!
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^ Malaysia had been under an UMNO-led Government since it came to power unbroken in 1957.
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.Due to these factors, an 8-member United Nations team has to be formed to re-ascertain whether Sabah and Sarawak truly wanted to join Malaysia.^ Cry my fellow Malaysians, cry that our leaders heed the advice of our Prince, Raja Nazrin, and make Malaysia a truly united and great nation, for ALL Malaysians!
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^ PAS will NEVER achieve the ephemeral Malay unity in the country WITHOUT the PKR supporting its move to join the Umno in a coalition that will constitute a National Unity government in Malaysia.
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^ If these promoters and supporters of newly acquired fashion cyber anarchism in Malaysia wants bloggers like Pasquale, then they should go after Pasquale.
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[33]
.The early years of independence were marred by the conflict with Indonesia (Konfrontasi) over the formation of Malaysia, Singapore's eventual exit in 1965, and racial strife in the form of race riots in 1969.[14][34] The Philippines also made an active claim on Sabah in that period based upon the Sultanate of Brunei's cession of its north-east territories to the Sulu Sultanate in 1704. The claim is still ongoing.^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ Malaysia's worst race riots, in 1969, killed hundreds of people in the capital and led to the introduction of an affirmative action policy favouring Malays in education, jobs and business.
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^ The Selangor Sultan and some of the other Malay Rulers have made concerted efforts recently to step in and diffuse any racial rows.The Sultan has expressed unhappiness with politicians for exploiting race.
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[35] .After the 13 May race riots of 1969, the controversial New Economic Policy—intended to increase proportionately the share of the economic pie of the bumiputras ("indigenous people", which includes the majority Malays, but not always the indigenous population) as compared to other ethnic groups—was launched by Prime Minister Abdul Razak.^ The next ‘ revolution’ is not going to be a race riot a la May 13.
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^ The Malays have always been at war with each other.
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^ But, to me, " bangsa " will always mean the identity of the nation-state and never just that of the Malay race and culture, of which I feel little or no ethnic ownership.
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.Malaysia has since maintained a delicate ethno-political balance, with a system of government that has attempted to combine overall economic development with political and economic policies that promote equitable participation of all races.^ We believe we will have a better Malaysia for all races.
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^ We profess to have a democratic Government and system of politics.
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^ Malaysia belongs to ALL races, not just the Malays.
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[36]
.Between the 1980s and the mid-1990s, Malaysia experienced significant economic growth under the premiership of Mahathir bin Mohamad.^ Became active in politics at the turn of the millennium when appointed to the Supreme Council of UMNO by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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^ Moreover, he is doubtless embarrassed by the contrast between Malaysia's economic well-being and Indonesia's own chaotic economy, which Sukarno has sadly mismanaged.
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^ As argued by Malay nationalists, the real reason the NEP was implemented in the first place was the economic under-representation of the Malays in Malaysia.
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[37] .The period saw a shift from an agriculture-based economy to one based on manufacturing and industry in areas such as computers and consumer electronics.^ A nation whose policies were based on such propositions would be a GREAT ONE indeed.
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^ Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed are expected to attend the ceremony.
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.It was during this period, too, that the physical landscape of Malaysia has changed with the emergence of numerous mega-projects.^ POLITICIANS Your Royal Highness, since the March 8 elections, Malaysia has seen a lot of changes in the political landscape.
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.The most notable of these projects are the Petronas Twin Towers (at the time the tallest building in the world, and still retains its status as the tallest twin building), KL International Airport (KLIA), North-South Expressway, the Sepang International Circuit, the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), the Bakun hydroelectric dam and Putrajaya, the new federal administrative capital.^ Indeed, the muktamar symbolically launched PAS into its next phase with an impressive international convention centre project as its new headquarters in Putrajaya.
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^ The current phase of nation-building should be in tune with the temper of the times to reflect the new realities of the modern world.
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^ But worst of all, the policing of the Malay-Muslim community threatens to undermine the most sensitive project of all: nation-building itself .
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.In the late 1990s, Malaysia was shaken by the Asian financial crisis as well as political unrest caused by the sacking of the deputy prime minister Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.^ Anwar Ibrahim won the UMNO Deputy Presidency and beacme the new Deputy Prime Minister.
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^ YES, IT DOES. Especially for someone who takes upon himself a political stand, having an inside knowledge in the corridors of power, then calling other fellow Muslim and Malay as " Melayu Babi " and in several postings on Barking Magpie blog, calling a former Deputy Prime Minister and a Malay Muslim Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as "YB Babi ", it matters.
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^ Hussein Onn had to pick a Deputy Prime Minister.
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[38] .In 2003, Dr Mahathir, Malaysia's longest serving prime minister, retired in favour of his deputy, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.^ Mahathir Mohamad served as Prime Minister from 1981 until 2003, over 5 general elections.
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^ The following events may still cause the RAHMAN prophesy to hold true after the 2009 UMNO General Assembly: a) Although Mohd Najib becomes the President of UMNO, Ahmad Abdullah Badawi may wish to continue to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia as provided for in the constitution until he is given a vote of no confidence in Parliament.
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^ If Mohd Najib does succeed Ahmad Abdullah Badawi as the 6th Prime Minister, then it will be the FIRST time in 39 years that the RAHMAN prophesy has failed to predict the last (6th) Prime Minister with the name starting with the letter “N” in RAHMAN. However, as noted by Tengku Razaleigh, Dr Mahathir and other political pundits, Mohd Najib’s ascension as President of UMNO does not constitutionally require that he will be installed as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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.On November 2007, Malaysia was rocked by two anti-government rallies.^ In November 2008, Malaysia's exports fell by 5% compared with the same month in 2007 as global demand fell and commodity prices plunged.
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.The 2007 Bersih Rally numbering 40,000 strong was held in Kuala Lumpur on 10 November campaigning for electoral reform.^ Poll reform group Bersih spokesperson Wong Chin Huat has been arrested under the Sedition Act tonight by a team of police at his home in Taman Sri Sentosa in Kuala Lumpur.
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^ During the BERSIH march in November 2007, many Umno people participated in it.
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^ Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today, Mahathir said although Muhkriz has his blessings to stand as a candidate for Barisan Nasional, he will not campaign for his son.
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.It was precipitated by allegations of corruption and discrepancies in the Malaysian election system that heavily favour the ruling political party, Barisan Nasional, which has been in power since Malaysia achieved its independence in 1957.[39] Another rally was held on 25 November in the Malaysian capital lead by HINDRAF.^ UMNO is the bulwark of the 14-party coalition, which has ruled the nation since Independence in 1957.
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^ The problem with kings and one-party democracy is that corruption has no checks and balances if the incumbent powers have no fear of losing their access to the riches and privileges of government, through public elections.
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^ So does the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong have the power to choose who should lead Malaysia?
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.The rally organiser, the Hindu Rights Action Force, had called the protest over alleged discriminatory policies that favour ethnic Malays.^ The activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force, or Hindraf, were detained in December under the Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite detention without trial, shortly after they led some 20,000 Indians to protest alleged unfair treatment in ethnic Malay-dominated Malaysia.
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^ Malaysia's worst race riots, in 1969, killed hundreds of people in the capital and led to the introduction of an affirmative action policy favouring Malays in education, jobs and business.
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^ But what is being focused at is the citizenship rights which have been so graciously granted by the Malays to the non-Malays (some called the non-Malays " pendatangs" or "immigrants ").
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.The crowd was estimated to be between 5,000 and 30,000.[40] In both cases the government and police were heavy-handed and tried to prevent the gatherings from taking place.^ In between the intervening years hillside development has been taking place and at an alarming rate despite the tragedies.
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^ I'm trying to gather just RM300,000 cash so that I could go away to another country and leave the poor defenseless politicians alone.
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^ First, the BN government can instruct the police to arrest Perak Pakatan leaders under the Internal Security Act in the next 24 hours, thus making it impossible for the emergency meeting to take place.
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In 16 October 2008, HINDRAF was banned as the government labelled the organisation as "a threat to national security".[41]

Government and politics

Current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak.
The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is the building where the Malaysian Parliament assembles. It was officially opened on 21 November 1963. The main building houses the Dewan Rakyat and the Dewan Negara while the representatives' offices are located in the tower.
The Perdana Putra is a building complex in Putrajaya which houses the Prime Minister of Malaysia's office.
.Malaysia is a federal constitutional elective monarchy.^ Is Malaysia a constitutional monarchy or an absolute monarchy?
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^ Constitutional monarchy: One single incident has turned one of Malaysia’s most beloved families into villains.
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^ The Constitutional Malay in Malaysia The (Malaysian Federal) Constitution defines a Malay merely using a cultural and religious category.
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.The federal head of state of Malaysia is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, commonly referred to as the King of Malaysia.^ Yang lebih aula adalah menunjukkan akhlak dan kebolehan Islam mentadbir kepada mereka yang belum Islam di Malaysia.
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^ In his 1982 essay, “ The Role of Constitutional Rulers ”, he opined: … under normal circumstances, it is taken for granted that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would not withhold his consent to a request for dissolution of Parliament.
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^ There is NO time limit for the King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) to endorse the appointment of the Chief Judge of Malaya, according to constitutional expert, Prof Shad Faruqi who is Professor of Law at University Teknologi Mara There was NO provision in the Federal Constitution to by-pass the King in making the appointment because the letter of appointment MUST come from the King .
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.The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is elected to a five-year term among the nine hereditary Sultans of the Malay states; the other four states, which have titular Governors, do not participate in the selection.^ Bernama reported: "The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah , said today any move which QUESTIONS the interests of the Malays and Bumiputeras in terms of scholarships and places of study not only VIOLATES the fundamental provisions in the Federal and State Constitutions but also QUESTIONS the sovereignty of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers...."
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^ COMMENTARY Sultan of Perak & Non-Racism Excerpts: Read here for more in Straight Talk Blog "The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, said any move which questions the interests of the Malays and Bumiputeras in terms of scholarships and places of study not only violates the fundamental provisions in the federal and state constitutions but also questions the sovereignty of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers.
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^ In his 1982 essay, “ The Role of Constitutional Rulers ”, he opined: … under normal circumstances, it is taken for granted that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would not withhold his consent to a request for dissolution of Parliament.
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[42]
.The system of government in Malaysia is closely modeled on that of Westminster parliamentary system, a legacy of British colonial rule.^ We have always called ourselves a Constitutional Monarchy based on the Westminster model of Parliamentary Democracy.
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^ The open-tender policy for approving government contracts, land and logging concessions reverted to the old system of CLOSED tenders.
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^ Malaysia is similar to Zimbabwe for a number of similarities such as a corrupted police force, judiciary & government system & now perverted royalty monarchy.
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.Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been governed by a multi-party coalition known as the Barisan Nasional (formerly known as the Alliance).^ UMNO is the bulwark of the 14-party coalition, which has ruled the nation since Independence in 1957.
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^ There is little risk that the coalition of Malay, Chinese and Indian parties known as the National Front, which has governed the country since independence from Britain in 1957, will lose its majority.
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^ What made it all work was the Tunku's Alliance coalition, in which Malay, Chinese and Indian parties participated.
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[43]
.Legislative power is divided between federal and state legislatures.^ The second is the distribution of sovereign power between the states and the federation.
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^ The State Legal Advisor would be caught in a situation where he/she was forced to take side between his own Executive Branch and the opposing Legislative Branch.
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^ In the United States the practice of judicial review of congressional legislation ensures that the power of government to legislate is kept under check.
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.The bicameral parliament consists of the lower house, the House of Representatives or Dewan Rakyat (literally the "Chamber of the People") and the upper house, the Senate or Dewan Negara (literally the "Chamber of the Nation").^ It was a new page in our national story: 226 members and senators welcomed to Parliament House by the traditional owners of the land.
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^ Malaysians who voted for Pakatan Rakyat now is fully convinced that Zulkifli Noordin has forfeited the mandate given to him to be THEIR representative in Parliament.
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^ The Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Hamid Pawanteh has called to resolve the Perak crisis by returning the mandate to the people.
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[44][45][46] .The 222-member House of Representatives are elected from single-member constituencies that are drawn based on population for a maximum term of five years.^ In his formal capacity, His Majesty sees each member of the House only as representing his subjects in a particular constituency.
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^ That’s why when an elected member of the assembly quits, the resignation letter is addressed to the head of the House and not to the EC, ” said Ragunath.
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^ Article 36 of the Perak Constitution was only a general provision empowering the sultan to prorogue or dissolve the assembly after the conclusion of the five-year term.
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.All 70 Senators sit for three-year terms; 26 are elected by the 13 state assemblies, two representing the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur, one each from federal territories of Labuan and Putrajaya, and 40 are appointed by the king.^ In the same year she became Umno Women’s Wing head for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan [Putrajaya only became a Federal Territory in 2001].
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^ "ALL Pakatan Rakyat ADUNs should then on BOYCOTT all sittings of the Perak State Assembly."
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^ The take over of the State Assembly by force was clearly preplanned as the police personnel came from Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Kuantan.
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.Besides the Parliament at the federal level, each state has a unicameral state legislative chamber (Malay: Dewan Undangan Negeri) whose members are elected from single-member constituencies.^ Most of its members of Parliament and Legislative members are Malays and Muslims.
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^ Article 132, Clause (3) of the Federal Constitution states that: “(3): The PUBLIC SERVICE shall NOT be taken to comprise - (a) … (b) the office of President, Speaker, Deputy President, Deputy Speaker or member of either House of Parliament or of the Legislative Assembly of a State;” (Thus), the SPEAKER and the MEMBERS of the Legislative Assembly of a State are NOT part of the PUBLIC SERVICE as they do nNOT hold office as such Public Officers.
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^ But it was not until the Second World War, during the Japanese Occupation, when the idea of Merdeka was finally taken to a higher level of a united Malaya or Federation of Malaya -- a Federation comprising of the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and Unfederated Malay States.
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.Parliamentary elections are held at least once every five years, with the last general election being in March 2008.[43] Registered voters of age 21 and above may vote for the members of the House of Representatives and in most of the states, the state legislative chamber as well.^ I was calling for this since March last year.
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^ He was rejected by voters in the Sungkai constituency in the March 2008 general election.
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^ In his formal capacity, His Majesty sees each member of the House only as representing his subjects in a particular constituency.
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Voting is not compulsory.[47]
.Executive power is vested in the cabinet led by the prime minister; the Malaysian constitution stipulates that the prime minister must be a member of the lower house of parliament who, in the opinion of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, commands a majority in parliament.^ The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will appoint the next Prime Minister at his sole discretion from among the members of the elected lower house of Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat.
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^ Indeed, neither is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong empowered to dismiss a Prime Minister under the Federal Constitution.
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^ On the appointed day (which like so many things in this administration remains a mystery) the Prime Minister will tender his resignation and that of his cabinet to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
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[48] .The cabinet is chosen from among members of both houses of Parliament and is responsible to that body.^ The Yang di-Pertuan Agong will appoint the next Prime Minister at his sole discretion from among the members of the elected lower house of Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat.
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[49]
.State governments are led by Chief Ministers (Menteri Besar in Malay states or Ketua Menteri in states without hereditary rulers), who is a state assembly member from the majority party in the Dewan Undangan Negeri.^ It is assumed that the Ruler … would appoint a Menteri Besar … who would have, or hope to obtain, a majority in the State Council.
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^ The Perak State Constitution ‘ His Royal Highness shall first of all appoint as Menteri Besar to preside over the Executive Council a member of the Legislative Assembly who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of a majority of members of the Assembly … ’.
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^ The present scenario in Perak is seen as a state without a legitimate government.
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.In each of the states with a hereditary ruler, the Chief Minister is required to be a Malay Muslim, although this rule is subject to the rulers' discretions.^ Where were the rulers when a fellow Malay and Muslim was falsely accused of sodomy and charged in court, over proceedings that made us the laughing stock of the Eastern world?
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^ I hope that the Malay Rulers Council can propose that Raja Nazrin Shah been appointed to manage(Prime Minister) this country.
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^ I agree that legally and constitutionally, the Conference of Rulers has no right to veto the choice of the Prime Minister on the candidate for the Chief Judge of Malaya.
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Foreign relations

.Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and participates in many international organisations such as the United Nations.^ Malaysia is a current member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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^ Both are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and signatories to that organization’s 1976 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, meaning that both are formally committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes.
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^ Cry my fellow Malaysians, cry that our leaders heed the advice of our Prince, Raja Nazrin, and make Malaysia a truly united and great nation, for ALL Malaysians!
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[50][51] As a former British colony, it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.[52] It is a member of the Developing 8 Countries.[53] .Malaysia has diplomatic relations with many countries but does not recognise the State of Israel.^ With so many salacious details emerging from court testimony, Malaysia can only hope that its trial of the century does not overshadow 50 years of independence.
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^ Does one knows the the inventor of pen-drive is from Malaysia and yet he can only achieve it in another country.
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^ Relations between Islam, the state, law and politics in Malaysia are complex.
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.As such, no traveller with a Malaysian passport can enter Israel.^ It does not realise that Malaysians no longer wish to see a 5, or 6 or 7 term Prime Minister in power, as such as how the 22-year Mahathir rule.
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Military

Malaysia defence requirements are assigned to the Malaysian Armed Forces (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia-ATM). .The armed forces has three branches, the Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia-TLDM), Malaysian Army (Tentera Darat Malaysia-TD), and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia-TUDM).^ His new nation has a combat army of only seven battalions and an air force so small that the pilots often have trouble finding a fourth for bridge.
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^ For many Malaysians, the defections of the three Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers which forced the collapse of the Pakatan state government will never be accepted as constitutional or legal.
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^ Nonetheless, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and marine police vessels were reportedly deployed to the disputed area, and on March 4 the Malaysian media announced that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) had reinforced its units based in Sabah and Sarawak.
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The Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia operates both American made and Russian made fighter aircraft.

Administrative divisions

.Administratively, Malaysia consists of 13 states (11 in peninsular Malaysia and 2 in Malaysian Borneo) and 3 federal territories.^ The Constitutional Malay in Malaysia The (Malaysian Federal) Constitution defines a Malay merely using a cultural and religious category.
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^ He shrewdly offered the Borneo territories 70 seats in the federal parliament, against only 15 for far more populous Singapore and 104 for Malaya.
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^ Before 1984 (if I am not mistaken), litigants in Malaysia may appeal to the Privy Council from decisions of the Malaysian Federal Court.
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Each state is further divided into districts (daerah or jajahan in Kelantan) and a subdivision of a district is called mukim. .As Malaysia is a federation, the governance of the country is divided between the federal and the state governments.^ PAS will NEVER achieve the ephemeral Malay unity in the country WITHOUT the PKR supporting its move to join the Umno in a coalition that will constitute a National Unity government in Malaysia.
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^ However, Selangor is a developed state and the most important state in Malaysia, so the new government must understand the impatience of the people.
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^ BANGSA MALAYSIA must be founded on, and only on, the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. The history of this country should NOT be manipulated to suit the Information Minister's or UMNO's or any politician's RACIAL agenda.
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Name Capital Pop. Area (km²)
Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 1,887,674 243
Labuan Federal Territory of Labuan Bandar Labuan 85,000 92
Putrajaya Federal Territory of Putrajaya 50,000 46
 Johor Johor Bahru 3,300,000 19,984
 Kedah Alor Setar 1,818,188 9,426
 Kelantan Kota Bharu 2,100,000 14,922
 Melaka Bandar Melaka 733,000 1,650
 Negeri Sembilan Seremban 1,004,807 6,645
 Pahang Kuantan 1,396,500 35,964
 Perak Ipoh 2,260,576 21,006
 Perlis Kangar 215,000 810
 Pulau Pinang George Town 1,503,000 1,046
 Sabah Kota Kinabalu 3,387,880 76,115
 Selangor Shah Alam 5,000,000 7,956
 Sarawak Kuching 2,500,000 124,450
 Terengganu Kuala Terengganu 1,150,286 12,955

Geography

Map of peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo).
Beach scenery of Pulau Tioman.
.Malaysia is the 43rd most populated country and the 66th largest country by total land area in the world, with a population of about 28 million and a land area of over 320,000 km2 respectively.^ The big problem for PAS in Malaysia is that, unlike other Islamic countries in the world, the constitutional definition of a Malay includes religion, Islam.
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^ If I am given the opportunity to lead this multi-racial country of about 24 millions morons I shall pass.
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^ If I am given the opportunity to lead this multi-racial country of about 24 millions morons, I shall pass.
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It is comparable in population to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, and is roughly similar in size to Norway and Vietnam, along with the U.S. state of New Mexico.
.The two distinct parts of Malaysia, separated from each other by the South China Sea, share a largely similar landscape in that both West and East Malaysia feature coastal plains rising to often densely forested hills and mountains, the highest of which is Mount Kinabalu at 4,095.2 metres (13,436 ft) on the island of Borneo.^ Then, they showed shots on TV of the Sultan of Selangor’s so-called bungalow on a hill overlooking the sea on the other side of Penang Island facing the Indian Ocean.
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^ Unlike the South China Sea island disputes, the Ambalat dispute is non-territorial in nature, and the parties are concerned not with sovereignty per se, but with their overlapping claims to continental shelf and EEZ within which they have specific sovereign rights.
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^ Fact Number Two : BN got 55 parliamentary seats from East Malaysia – about a quarter of the total available parliamentary seats.
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.The local climate is equatorial and characterised by the annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons.^ December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 .
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Kota Kinabalu, capital of East Malaysian state of Sabah is located 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) east across the South China Sea from Kuala Lumpur.
Tanjung Piai, located in the southern state of Johor, is the southernmost tip of continental Asia.[54][55] .The Strait of Malacca, lying between Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia, is arguably the most important shipping lane in the world.^ However, Selangor is a developed state and the most important state in Malaysia, so the new government must understand the impatience of the people.
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^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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.Kuala Lumpur is the official capital and largest city of Malaysia.^ RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES, 24-25 March 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
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^ Unfortunately for residents in Kuala Lumpur, City Hall is hard of hearing and wears tinted glasses.
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^ The Malaimel Sri Selva Kaliamman Temple Pantai(more than 100 years) was demolished on 17.4.2006 by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
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.Putrajaya is the federal administrative capital.^ It houses the state and federal administrative centres and is the seat of the state capital, Kuala Terengganu, which gained city status on Jan 1 this year.
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.Although many executive and judicial branches of the federal government have moved there (to ease growing congestion within Kuala Lumpur), Kuala Lumpur is still recognised as the legislative capital of Malaysia since it houses the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia.^ RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES, 24-25 March 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
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^ Lee's vacation house bordered a fair way of Kuala Lumpur's rambling Selangor Golf Club, where the Tunku shot his daily round.
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^ The State Legal Advisor would be caught in a situation where he/she was forced to take side between his own Executive Branch and the opposing Legislative Branch.
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It is also the main commercial and financial centre of the country.
.Other major cities include George Town, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Alor Star, Malacca Town, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, Kuantan and Petaling Jaya.^ It houses the state and federal administrative centres and is the seat of the state capital, Kuala Terengganu, which gained city status on Jan 1 this year.
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^ They are in Chow Kit, but also in Dengkil, Jinjang, Pantai Dalam, Kepong, Selayang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Street and Pudu and in the bigger towns across the country.
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^ However, he also calls George Town, Penang, home as his maternal ancestors are Indian Muslims from the city, and he grew up enjoying ' mamak' (Indian Muslim) cuisine there .
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Natural resources

Malaysia is well-endowed with natural resources in areas such as agriculture, forestry and minerals. .In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is one of the top exporters of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with sawn logs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.^ If the Prime Minister insist that might is right, he will be the first one-term prime minister in Malaysia.
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^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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.Palm oil is also a major generator of foreign exchange.^ The major corporations in Malaysia generally prefer the foreign graduates - especially those from ranked universities.
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Palm oil estate in Malaysia.
Regarding forestry resources, it is noted that logging only began to make a substantial contribution to the economy during the 19th century. Today, an estimated 59% of Malaysia remains forested. .The rapid expansion of the timber industry, particularly after the 1960s, has brought about a serious erosion problem in the country's forest resources.^ A senior Finance Ministry official says Datuk Seri Abdullah has been briefed about the problems with the free-trade zone project.
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.However, in line with the Government's commitment to protect the environment and the ecological system, forestry resources are being managed on a sustainable basis and accordingly the rate of tree felling has been on the decline.^ The OSA violates the equal protection and equal access to the law guarantees as well as undermining the fair and free elections underpinnings of our system of government.
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^ The King however persuaded him to form a "National Government" (something akin to the much talked about "Unity Government" which was being proposed by PAS recently).
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In addition, substantial areas are being silviculturally treated and reforestation of degraded forestland is being carried out. .The Malaysian government provide plans for the enrichment of some 312.30 square kilometers (120.5 sq mi) of land with rattan under natural forest conditions and in rubber plantations as an inter crop.^ For the mentality and mindset of the Malaysian Barisan Government in this present-day global crisis, I bet my kindergarten kid can do and perform a better job in economics.
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^ I will therefore not be immune from prosecution under Malaysian laws if my allegations are false and without tangible evidence to back up these allegations.
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To further enrich forest resources, fast-growing timber species such as meranti tembaga, merawan and sesenduk are also being planted. .At the same time, the cultivation of high-value trees like teak and other trees for pulp and paper are also encouraged.^ At the same time, Tan Sri Zaki had also carried out illegal acts like marrying a second wife by dubious means and later unable to register it.
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^ They also have strong views about the problems affecting the party while at the same time harbour high hopes that those elected...
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.Rubber, once the mainstay of the Malaysian economy, has been largely replaced by oil palm as Malaysia's leading agricultural export.^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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^ Why NOT insist on PAS totally replacing Umno as the dominant party in Malaysia and lead Malaysia as well?
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^ When your kids have these options and opportunities, it will naturally mean better things for Malaysia and Malaysians - the ability to be integrated to the global economy is paramount in securing the future of Malaysia.
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Tin and petroleum are the two main mineral resources that are of major significance in the Malaysian economy. .Malaysia was once the world's largest producer of tin until the collapse of the tin market in the early 1980s.^ Once viewed as the 1 billion people market, China is becoming the world’s factory floor, and its competitiveness is redrawing the global corporate landscape.
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In the 19th and 20th centuries, tin played a predominant role in the Malaysian economy. It was only in 1972 that petroleum and natural gas took over from tin as the mainstay of the mineral extraction sector. Meanwhile, the contribution by tin has declined. .Petroleum and natural gas discoveries in oil fields off Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu have contributed much to the Malaysian economy.^ Umno appears not to have realized how much corruption, inefficiency and racism have turned off Malaysian voters of all races, including the Malays.
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^ When your kids have these options and opportunities, it will naturally mean better things for Malaysia and Malaysians - the ability to be integrated to the global economy is paramount in securing the future of Malaysia.
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.Other minerals of some importance or significance include copper, bauxite, iron-ore and coal together with industrial minerals like clay, kaolin, silica, limestone, barite, phosphates and dimension stones such as granite as well as marble blocks and slabs.^ Even if he were, in a case of such great public importance to the nation, it is wise to listen to the views of the other side.
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Small quantities of gold are produced.
.In 2004, a minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mustapa Mohamed, revealed that Malaysia's oil reserves stood at 4.84 billion barrels (769,000,000 m3) while natural gas reserves increased to 89 trillion cubic feet (2,500 km3).^ In 1999, she became Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of women’s affairs.
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^ They succeeded in getting the rakyat disgusted enough to want to sack the Rulers and declare the Prime Minister Malaysia’s first President.
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^ There is no reason why the RAHMAN prophesy would not hold true for its last prediction (the last letter “N” of RAHMAN) for the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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This was an increase of 7.2%..October 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] As of 1 January 2007, Petronas reported that oil and gas reserves in Malaysia amounted to 20.18 billion barrels (3.208×109 m3) equivalent.^ December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 .
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^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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^ In the third quarter of 2008, Malaysia’s foreign reserves fell by RM31.5 billion.
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.The government estimates that at current production rates Malaysia will be able to produce oil up to 18 years and gas for 35 years.^ Malaysia that had evolved from the 51 years of UMNO fun government.
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^ The volunteer based NGO Yayasan Salam Malaysia, realized the need to support the government and took up the challenge.
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^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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In 2004, Malaysia is ranked 24th in terms of world oil reserves and 13th for gas. 56% of the oil reserves exist in the Peninsula while 19% exist in East Malaysia. .The government collects oil royalties of which 5% are passed to the states and the rest retained by the federal government.^ Secondly, the federal government can declare emergency in Perak to invoke direct federal rule in the state.
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^ Should the Federal government be tempted now to declare a state of emergency in Perak?
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^ An inability to resolve the imbroglio to advantage, the Barisan Nasional at the State and Federal level collectively took the law into its own hands.
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[citation needed]

Economy

Southeast Asia has been a centre of trade for centuries. Various items such as porcelain and spices were actively traded even before Malacca and Singapore rose to prominence.
In the 17th century, they were found in several Malay states. .Later, as the British started to take over as administrators of Malaya, rubber and palm oil trees were introduced for commercial purposes.^ It was started by a group of Umno members who were unhappy with Umno's “secular” outlook and early on wanted an Islamic model for Malaya, and later Malaysia.
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.Over time, Malaysia became the world's largest major producer of tin, rubber, and palm oil.^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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[58] .These three commodities, along with other raw materials, firmly set Malaysia's economic tempo well into the mid-20th century.^ Moreover, he is doubtless embarrassed by the contrast between Malaysia's economic well-being and Indonesia's own chaotic economy, which Sukarno has sadly mismanaged.
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^ I say it is to this coalition of the Pakatan Rakyat that all Malaysians must give our trust to take Malaysia through this century and into the next century.
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^ But Indonesia does point out that it, along with a number of Malaysia’s other neighbors, rejected the 1979 Malaysian map.
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.Instead of relying on the local Malays as a source of labour, the British brought in Chinese and Indians to work in on the mines, plantations and fill up the void in professional expertise.^ What made it all work was the Tunku's Alliance coalition, in which Malay, Chinese and Indian parties participated.
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^ Umno started attacking the Chinese and Indians when they deserted Umno for PAS, yet Umno won in 1999 on Chinese and Indian vote and not Malay vote, why did Umno not call for Malay unity?
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^ The majority of Chinese and Indians have come to believe, as a result of the riots, that they cannot expect government protection from Malay mobs.
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.Although many of them returned to their respective home countries after their agreed tenure ended, some remained in Malaysia and settled permanently.^ Demolishment of the Sri Subramaniam temple in Country Homes, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia on 29.09.2006.
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^ Malaysia’s religious authorities have proven to be a menace to themselves, and some would argue the country as well .
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As Malaya moved towards independence, the government began implementing economic five-year plans, beginning with the First Malayan Five Year Plan in 1955. Upon the establishment of Malaysia, the plans were re-titled and renumbered, beginning with the First Malaysia Plan in 1965.
.In the 1970s, Malaysia began to imitate the four Asian Tiger economies (Republic of Korea (South Korea), Republic of China (Taiwan), then British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and the Republic of Singapore) and committed itself to a transition from being reliant on mining and agriculture to an economy that depends more on manufacturing.^ However, he did not know that a marriage registered in Hong Kong was valid in Malaysia, which is a Commonwealth country.
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^ Malaysia's current prosperity is endangered by its dependence on a one-crop economy.
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^ If your kid can only master Chinese & Malay, his/her options are Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Taiwan .
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.With Japanese investment, heavy industries flourished and in a matter of years, Malaysian exports became the country's primary growth engine[citation needed].^ Two years ago, warships from both countries confronted each other in the area, with a Malaysian ship ramming an Indonesian one, causing minor damage to both vessels.
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.Malaysia consistently achieved more than 7% GDP growth along with low inflation in the 1980s and the 1990s.^ More than anything, Malaysia needs a future generation of leaders with unquestionable integrity.
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^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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^ A Malaysia where the schools are not nothing more than propaganda outlets.
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[59] .Today, Malaysia is one of the world's largest computer hard disk manufacturing sites.^ Today, the problem with Malaysia is that no one is managing the country.
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^ Of course one still gets racism masked as other forms of discrimination in todays globalised societies, as in Malaysia calling it Ketuanan Melayu.
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^ In part one of this series of articles we have argued that what we are witnessing in Malaysia today is nothing less than the rise of authoritarianism disguised behind the cloak of religiosity .
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.During the same period, the government tried to eradicate poverty with the controversial New Economic Policy (NEP), after the 13 May Incident of racial rioting in 1969.[36] Its main objective was the elimination of the association of race with economic function, and the first five-year plan to begin implementing the NEP was the Second Malaysia Plan.^ The next ‘ revolution’ is not going to be a race riot a la May 13.
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^ FLASHBACK from Time Magazine: 1969 - Malaysia's May 13 Racial Riots .
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^ It is now fully confirmed by Selangor Chief Minister, Mohamed Khir Toyo that UMNO's political survival depends on the continued existence of the NEP (New Economic Policy).
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The success or failure of the NEP is the subject of much debate, although it was officially retired in 1990 and replaced by the National Development Policy (NDP). .Recently much debate has surfaced once again concerning the results and relevance of the NEP. Some have argued that the NEP has indeed successfully created a Middle/Upper Class of Malay businesspersons and professionals.^ Today, there are a significant number who believe that most of the benefits have gone to upper and upper-middle class Malays.
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^ As argued by Malay nationalists, the real reason the NEP was implemented in the first place was the economic under-representation of the Malays in Malaysia.
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^ Even the Malay middle class - products of the Mahathir development philosophy are now in a state of confusion and contradiction.
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.Despite some improvement in the economic power of Malays in general, the Malaysian government maintains a policy of discrimination that favours ethnic Malays over other races—including preferential treatment in employment, education, scholarships, business, access to cheaper housing and assisted savings.^ But, to me, " bangsa " will always mean the identity of the nation-state and never just that of the Malay race and culture, of which I feel little or no ethnic ownership.
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^ Whether or not the Malay-controlled police force and emergency government have actually stirred up some of the house-burning, spear-carrying mobs, they seem unwilling to clamp down on them.
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^ Others regard preferential treatment as an indisputable entitlement.
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[60] .This special treatment has sparked envy and resentment between non-Malays and Malays.^ Although the constitution gives special rights to the Malays and Bumiputras in terms of place of study, it is in no way drafted to deny equal rights be given to the non-Malays.
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^ It would lead not to unity but greater polarizations among Malays as well as between Malays and non-Malays, and at a time when we can least afford it.
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^ Although the Constitution gives special rights to the Malays and Bumiputras in terms of place of study, it is in no way drafted to deny equal rights be given to the non-Malays.
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.The ethinic Chinese control of the locally owned sector of the country's economy, meanwhile, has been ceded largely in favour of the Bumiputras/Malays in many essential or strategic industries such as petroleum retailing, transportation, agriculture, automobile manufacturing, and other industries.^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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^ It was heartening to see a non-Malay politician quoting from the Quran and speaking to a large crowd of Malays but that may be a thing of the past now as we creep behind the walls of suspicion towards each other although we have been in this country together for centuries.
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^ It should rightly be treated very lightly, or better still, as one of UMNO's many sick jokes to hoodwink the Malays and other Malaysians.
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The rapid economic boom led to a variety of supply problems, however. .Labour shortages soon resulted in an influx of millions of foreign workers, many illegal.^ Many of the estimated one million illegal workers in Malaysia are Indonesian.
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Cash-rich PLCs and consortia of banks eager to benefit from increased and rapid development began large infrastructure projects. This all ended when the Asian Financial Crisis hit in the fall of 1997, delivering a massive shock to Malaysia's economy.
Since 1994, the Malaysian car company, Proton, has owned Lotus, a previously British company that produces the Lotus Europa S (pictured here) and other models.
.As with other countries affected by the crisis, there was speculative short-selling of the Malaysian currency, the ringgit.^ Two years ago, warships from both countries confronted each other in the area, with a Malaysian ship ramming an Indonesian one, causing minor damage to both vessels.
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^ A loyal and true Malaysian puts his country above all other things and not oneself above the country.
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^ This not only caused but worsened the Perak Constitutional Crisis affecting Perakians and Malaysians in general.
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.Foreign direct investment fell at an alarming rate and, as capital flowed out of the country, the value of the ringgit dropped from MYR 2.50 per USD to, at one point, MYR 4.80 per USD. The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange's composite index plummeted from approximately 1300 points to around 400 points in a matter of weeks.^ They point out that her lover was told two weeks ago that his death sentence had been suspended, only for him then to be executed last Thursday.
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^ In the fourth quarter, RM25 billion flowed out of the country though that was lower than the RM38 billion that left the country in the previous quarter.
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^ When the Port Klang Authority (PKA) proposed to buy the land from Kuala Dimensi, PKA was advised to forcibly purchase the land under the country's Land Acquisition Act , which meant that the property would have been valued at around RM10 per sq ft.
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.After the controversial sacking of finance minister Anwar Ibrahim, a National Economic Action Council was formed to deal with the monetary crisis.^ This ex-Menteri Besar with two Muhamads in his name then appealed to the then Minister of Education, Anwar Ibrahim, for exemption from paying back the government the RM80,000 that he owed.
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^ In 1998, Mahathir sacked Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister and expelled him from UMNO. He was subsequently charged in court under controversial circumstances for sodomy and then jailed.
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^ Nearly a decade ago, then Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was jailed for sodomy and abuse of power—a ruling condemned as political by human-rights groups.
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Bank Negara imposed capital controls and pegged the Malaysian ringgit at 3.80 to the US dollar. .Malaysia refused economic aid packages from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, however, surprising many analysts.^ Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) 2003 Award " by the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland Born on 31st December 1963 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
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.In March 2005, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published a paper on the sources and pace of Malaysia's recovery, written by Jomo K.S. of the applied economics department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.^ The Department of Economics of National University of Singapore published a paper entitled " China as an economic powerhouse: Implications on its neighbors" (2003 ) and it says, "China has recently started shifting from an export-oriented economy to a more domestic-demand-driven one.
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^ Cry my fellow Malaysians, cry that our leaders heed the advice of our Prince, Raja Nazrin, and make Malaysia a truly united and great nation, for ALL Malaysians!
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^ As I had mentioned, as soon as we arrived in Kuala Lumpur from North Malaya, we looked for lawyer John Thivy at his High Street office.
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The paper concluded that the controls imposed by Malaysia's government neither hurt nor helped recovery. .The chief factor was an increase in electronics components exports, which was caused by a large increase in the demand for components in the United States, which was caused, in turn, by a fear of the effects of the arrival of the year 2000 (Y2K) upon older computers and other digital devices.^ YOU , in turn, (will) table the Selangor State accounts of those years YOU were its Menteri Besar to explain what happened to the State’s RM3 billion Ringgit, which seems to have ‘ disappeared ’.
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^ Religion is mere superstition and for over 2,000 years are the cause of irrational wars that killed millions upon millions; all by the grace of god.
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.However, the post Y2K slump of 2001 did not affect Malaysia as much as other countries.^ The big problem for PAS in Malaysia is that, unlike other Islamic countries in the world, the constitutional definition of a Malay includes religion, Islam.
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^ However, he did not know that a marriage registered in Hong Kong was valid in Malaysia, which is a Commonwealth country.
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^ Decisions by Malaysia's Fatwa Council are not legally binding on the country's Muslims, however, unless they also become enshrined in national or Shariah laws.
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.This may have been clearer evidence that there are other causes and effects that can be more properly attributable for recovery.^ There may be more secessions from Malaysia.
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^ We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
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^ It has caused a lasting effect and most Rakyat begins to cast doubt on whether there is real Justice in this country??
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One possibility is that the currency speculators had run out of finance after failing in their attack on the Hong Kong dollar in August 1998 and after the Russian ruble collapsed. (See George Soros)
.Regardless of cause and effect claims, rejuvenation of the economy also coincided with massive government spending and budget deficits in the years that followed the crisis.^ Raja Nazrin talks about the economic crisis, the government's economic stimulus package , the mini budget and how these are meant to help the economy.
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.Later, Malaysia enjoyed faster economic recovery compared to its neighbours.^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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The country has recovered to the levels of the pre-crisis era – as an example, the KLCI Composite Index hit an all time high of 1,386 on 20 June 2007 which is approximately 100 points higher than the pre-crisis record of 1,275 in 1993.
Malaysia's rapid economic growth and prosperity is reflected by the Petronas Towers, the headquarters of the national oil giant in Kuala Lumpur and, at one time, the tallest building in the world.
While the pace of development today is not as rapid, it is seen to be more sustainable. .Although the controls and economic housekeeping may or may not have been the principal reasons for recovery, there is no doubt that the banking sector has become more resilient to external shocks.^ There is no doubt as to his popularity with the public.
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^ There may be more secessions from Malaysia.
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^ We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
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.The current account has also settled into a structural surplus, providing a cushion to capital flight.^ The breakdown of this balance of payments deficit is as follows: Current account (trade in goods and services): RM38.7 billion surplus.
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.Asset prices are generally back to their pre-crisis heights, despite the effects of the global financial crisis.^ Read here and here for full article RELATED ARTICLE: Click: While World Leaders Worry About Global Financial Crisis, UMNO Leaders are Worried About.....
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^ With the global economic crisis, I would expect them to focus their energy and resources on how best they could help Malaysians face this financial uncertainty.
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^ Even Felda farmers have a better grasp of threat of this global crisis, having seen their livelihood destroyed with the plummeting price of palm oil.
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.Malaysia is also the world's largest Islamic banking and financial centre.^ The big problem for PAS in Malaysia is that, unlike other Islamic countries in the world, the constitutional definition of a Malay includes religion, Islam.
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The fixed exchange rate was abandoned in July 2005 in favour of a managed floating system within an hour of China's announcing of the same move.[61] In the same week, the ringgit strengthened a percent against various major currencies and was expected to appreciate further. As of December 2005, however, expectations of further appreciation were muted as capital flight exceeded USD 10 billion.[62] .According to Bank Negara's published figures, Malaysia's foreign exchange reserves increased steadily since the initial capital flight, from USD75.2 billion as at 15 July 2005 (just before the peg was removed) to peak at USD125.7 billion as at 31 July 2008, a few months before the global credit crisis that started in September 2008. As at 29 May 2009, the reserves stood at USD88.3 billion.^ July 31, 2008 .
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^ July 29, 2009 .
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^ September 15, 2008 .
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.In September 2005, Sir Howard J. Davies, director of the London School of Economics, at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, cautioned Malaysian officials that if they want a flexible capital market, they will have to lift the ban on short-selling put into effect during the crisis.^ In the Kuala Lumpur Wars during the time of Sultan Abdul Samad, one group of Malays sided with one group of Chinese to fight against another group of Malays who had sided with another group of Chinese.
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^ The identity crisis for Malays becomes figuring out whether they are Malay first, or Malaysian first, or Malayan first.
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^ Three months have passed and by now it is obvious that not just Perakians, but Malaysians nationwide, want fresh election to resolve the crisis.
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In March 2006, Malaysia removed the ban on short selling.[63] .It is however interesting to note that in response to the global financial crisis, some of the measures taken by the Malaysian government in response to the Asian crisis, such as the ban on short selling, were swiftly adopted by the very countries that had previously been critical of the Malaysian response.^ How can such a vision be achieved if the Government is not willing to listen to the grievances of a substantial segment of Malaysians?
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^ Read here and here for full article RELATED ARTICLE: Click: While World Leaders Worry About Global Financial Crisis, UMNO Leaders are Worried About.....
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^ Some people say that groups such as Hindraf advocate violence and therefore justifies the use of such measures.
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Malaysia is also one of the region's top education and healthcare destinations. Malaysia is recognised as a newly industrialised country.[64] .In 2008, GDP per capita (PPP) of Malaysia stands at US$14,215, ranking her 48th in the world, and 2nd in Southeast Asia, lagging far behind neighbouring Singapore, having a developed economy in Southeast Asia, with a GDP per capita (PPP) of US$49,288, ranking 3rd in the world.^ Malaysia is still hundreds of years behind US in terms of maturity and mind.
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^ Yes, Mr Prime Minister of Malaysia, and the World, listen to us: 1BlackMalaysia!
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^ When Malaysia gained independence, we were on a par with countries like Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ghana, Morocco and Senegal in terms of per capita income.
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.By comparison, Thailand has a per capita income of US$7,703 (ranked 81st) and Indonesia with US$3,975 (ranked 106th).^ When Malaysia gained independence, we were on a par with countries like Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ghana, Morocco and Senegal in terms of per capita income.
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Demographics

Malaysia population density (person per Km2).
.Malaysia's population comprises many ethnic groups, with the Malays at 50.4% making up the majority and other bumiputra/indigenous (Aborigine) groups in Sabah and Sarawak at 11%[65] of the population.^ (As the Malay-Muslims make up an estimated 60% of the population.
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^ Notice that the words used are “Special Position ”, NOT “ Special RIGHTS.” Notice also that the safeguarding is not only restricted to the Malays but also the natives of Sabah and Sarawak (the “Natives”).
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^ It should rightly be treated very lightly, or better still, as one of UMNO's many sick jokes to hoodwink the Malays and other Malaysians.
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.By constitutional definition, Malays are Muslims who practice Malay customs (adat) and culture.^ Therefore also, although one can argue that the Muslim Melanau of Sarawak are ‘Malays’ technically under our constitution, or likewise that the Muslim Iban are Malays; the people themselves might not agree with such an externally imposed definition.
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^ How could you define Malay as a person who speaks Malay and conforms to Malay custom when the very word which was sought to be defined in that definition is the word “Malay”?
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^ Here in Malaysia it is evident that the process and practice of social policing is intended primarily towards one particular constituency: The Malay-Muslims .
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.Therefore, technically, a Muslim of any race who practices Malay customs and culture can be considered a Malay and have equal rights when it comes to Malay rights as stated in the constitution.^ But, to me, " bangsa " will always mean the identity of the nation-state and never just that of the Malay race and culture, of which I feel little or no ethnic ownership.
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^ Technically therefore, one could find an Indonesian Malay who is a Christian or an animist, Buddhist or Hindu...
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^ He believes that Islam can be the mediating instrument between state and politics through the principles and institutions of constitutionalism and the protection of equal human rights of all citizens.
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.Non-Malay bumiputra groups make up more than half of the state of Sarawak's population (of which 30% are Ibans), and close to 60% of Sabah's population (of which 18% are Kadazan-Dusuns, and 17% are Bajaus).^ (As the Malay-Muslims make up an estimated 60% of the population.
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^ I fail to see how this ‘unity’ government would make Malays more competitive.
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^ The incentives for building up a nation must be greater and more compelling than breaking it down.
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[65] There also exist aboriginal groups in much smaller numbers on the Peninsula, where they are collectively known as Orang Asli.
.23.7% of the population are Malaysians of Chinese descent, while Malaysians of Indian descent comprise 7.1% of the population.^ About 25 percent of the population is ethnic Chinese and 8 percent is ethnic Indian, most of whom are Hindu.
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^ Most of the talented Malaysian Chinese & Indians are in S'pore or overseas.
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^ We ask: Will Malaysians ever see in their life time a Chinese/Indian/Iban/ Dayak Malaysian Prime Minister or even a Deputy Prime Minister?
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[65] Indians began migrating to Malaysia in the early 19th century.[66] .The majority of the Indian community are Tamils but various other groups are also present, including Telugus, Malayalis, Punjabis, Bengalis and Gujaratis.^ The wilful and deliberate identification of ‘Other’ groups (religious, ethnic, racial and gender communities usually) as ‘external threats’ and ‘contaminating’ influences that need to be guarded against; and, 5.
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^ There are also the 1,000,000 Indians and Pakistanis who make up the third major ethnic group.
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^ The Chinese and Indians resented Malay-backed plans favoring the majority, including one to make Malay the official school and government language.
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.Other Malaysians also include those whose origin, can be traced to the Middle East, Thailand and Indonesia.^ But Indonesia does point out that it, along with a number of Malaysia’s other neighbors, rejected the 1979 Malaysian map.
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.Europeans and Eurasians include British who settled in Malaysia since colonial times, and a strong Kristang community in Malacca.^ He said Malaysia politics “ is increasingly becoming Right Wing ” and is following the paths of many former British colonial states, where societies “ regressed” into communal and sectarian politics.
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^ In short, since the beginning of time, the Malays have never been united even against the Siamese, Portuguese, Dutch, British or Japanese colonialists/invaders.
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^ We are all very fortunate that for the first time in our history Malaysians have learned the power of pulling together and in the same direction and this has been possible only because Malaysia has a strong blogging community.
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A small number of Cambodians and Vietnamese settled in Malaysia as Vietnam War refugees.
.The population distribution is highly uneven, with some 20 million residents concentrated on the Malay Peninsula, while East Malaysia is relatively less populated.^ I asked him what he makes of the concept of ketuanan Melayu (and) does he subscribe in any way to the idea that the Malays are the natural leaders – or in some way the owners – of Malaysia?
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^ The 222 parliamentary seats can be effectively segregated into: Group A where the voters are predominantly Malays (about 70 seats); Group B where the voters are almost equally race distributed (about 44 seats); Group D (East Malaysia) – 57 seats.
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^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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.Due to the rise in labour intensive industries, Malaysia has 10 to 20% foreign workers with the uncertainty due in part to the large number of illegal workers.^ Illegal immigrants could not hve come into the country in such large numbers if all these agencies are not hand in glove with the smuggling racket.
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^ This was largely due to a drop in manufacturing from 1.8 per cent growth in the third quarter to a shrinkage of 8.8 per cent in the fourth quarter, largely because of a contraction of 12.3 per cent in export-oriented industries.
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^ Many of the estimated one million illegal workers in Malaysia are Indonesian.
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There are a million legal foreign workers and perhaps another million unauthorised foreigners. .The state of Sabah alone has nearly 25% of its 2.7 million population listed as illegal foreign workers in the last census.^ Many of the estimated one million illegal workers in Malaysia are Indonesian.
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.However, this figure of 25% is thought to be less than half the figure speculated by NGOs.^ Umno holds less than half the 222 parliamentary seats.
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^ Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo, however, were less than enthusiastic about the federation scheme.
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.Additionally, according to the World Refugee Survey 2008, published by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Malaysia hosts a population of refugees and asylum seekers numbering approximately 155,700. Of this population, approximately 70,500 refugees and asylum seekers are from the Philippines, 69,700 from Burma, and 21,800 from Indonesia.^ According to Zainuddin, "This is a statement that ignores the reality acknowledged by the world and the people as well as Malaysia’s achievments since independence.
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[68] .The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants named Malaysia as one of the Ten Worst Places for Refugees on account of the country's discriminatory practices toward refugees.^ The practice of looking ONLY LOOKING AFTER ONE'S OWN COMMUNITY should be discarded for the good of the country.
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^ Today, the problem with Malaysia is that no one is managing the country.
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^ Does one knows the the inventor of pen-drive is from Malaysia and yet he can only achieve it in another country.
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.Malaysian officials are reported to have turned deportees directly over to human smugglers in 2007, and Malaysia employs the RELA, a volunteer militia, to enforce its immigration law.^ The issue resulted in popular anti-Malaysian demonstrations around Indonesia, where Malaysian flags were burnt and volunteers trained to ‘protect national sovereignty’ and ‘crush Malaysia’.
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[68]
Largest Cities of Malaysia
  City State Population     City State Population
1 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory 1,809,699 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Subang Jaya
Subang Jaya
8 Shah Alam Selangor 617,149
2 Subang Jaya Selangor 1,321,672 9 Kota Kinabalu Sabah 579,304
3 Klang Selangor 1,055,207 10 Kota Bharu Kelantan 577,301
4 Johor Bahru Johor 895 509 11 Petaling Jaya Selangor 543,415
5 Ampang Jaya Selangor 756,309 12 Tebrau Johor 525,351
6 Ipoh Perak 710,798 13 Cheras, Selangor Selangor 515,961
7 Kuching Sarawak 658,562 14 Sandakan Sabah 479,121

Religion

Masjid Negara, is the national mosque of Malaysia.
.Islam is the largest and the official religion of Malaysia, though it is a multi-religious society with many other religions prevailing.^ The Humanist Society does not consider itself to be a religious organisation and believes ethics have "no necessary connection with religion".
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^ The Constitution itself defines a ‘Malay’, for purposes of affirmative action, as someone who amongst other things professes the religion of Islam.
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^ Not that many, but numbers adequately significant to elicit attention from the government and the opposition alike There are other salient factors that make the Chinese vote so important in Malaysia.
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.According to the Population and Housing Census 2000 figures, approximately 60.4 percent of the population practiced Islam; 19.2 percent Buddhism; 9.1 percent Christianity; 6.3 percent Hinduism; and 2.6 percent practice Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions.^ The big problem for PAS in Malaysia is that, unlike other Islamic countries in the world, the constitutional definition of a Malay includes religion, Islam.
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^ But Access Ministries chief executive Evonne Paddison said while it was not her decision as to who should or should not have access to state schools, she did not think humanism fell under " the relevant legislation to be classified as a faith-based religion in religious instruction in the way that Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism " did.
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^ I have been practicing yoga since I was young and have never become a “lesbian” or joined the Hindu religion as alleged by these ignoramus!
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.The remaining was accounted for by other faiths, including Animism, Folk religion, Sikhism and other faiths while 0.9% either reported as having no religion or did not provide any information.^ The Constitution makes no provision for his removal by any other means, including by petitions or instructions from any other authority."
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^ On the issue of Datuk Nizar having lost the confidence, there was NEVER a vote of no confidence and Datuk Nizar did not come to request dissolution due to the loss of the majority.
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^ You have got the freedom to disagree with Islam or any other faith for that matter (I know your stance on religions), but I believe you can state your position without lampooning the faith of millions of people.
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[69][70]
.All ethnic Malays are considered Muslim as defined by Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia.^ Article 160 defines MALAY as a person "...
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^ (Our Malay-ness must) transform Malaysia into a constitutional monarchy and democracy, where the first five letters of Malaysia would always define: the primacy of the Malay culture and the faith which the Malay Rulers are enshrined to protect and preserve.
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^ Malaysia belongs to ALL races, not just the Malays.
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[71] .Additional statistics from the 2000 Census indicate that ethnic Chinese are predominantly Buddhist (75.9%), with significant numbers of adherents following Taoism (10.6%) and Christianity (9.6%).^ Not that many, but numbers adequately significant to elicit attention from the government and the opposition alike There are other salient factors that make the Chinese vote so important in Malaysia.
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.The majority of ethnic Indians follow Hinduism (84.5%), with a significant minority identifying as Christians (7.7%) and Muslims (3.8%).^ But permit me to ask whether a Muslim (or Christian, Hindu or Buddhist for that matter) is necessarily any richer, charitable and humane in his heart and thoughts than a non-theist in Malaysia?
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^ The fatwa on yoga reflects the growing influence of conservative Islam in Malaysia, a multiethnic country where minority ethnic Chinese and mostly Hindu ethnic Indians have been clamoring for more rights.
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^ About 25 percent of the population is ethnic Chinese and 8 percent is ethnic Indian, most of whom are Hindu.
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.Christianity is the predominant religion of the non-Malay Bumiputra community (50.1%) with an additional 36.3% identifying as Muslims and 7.3% follow folk religion.^ But worst of all, the policing of the Malay-Muslim community threatens to undermine the most sensitive project of all: nation-building itself .
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^ But permit me to ask whether a Muslim (or Christian, Hindu or Buddhist for that matter) is necessarily any richer, charitable and humane in his heart and thoughts than a non-theist in Malaysia?
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^ Will a new Malay-Muslim political constellation between PAS and Umno emerge, and If so, how will this affect the other communities?
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[70]
.The Malaysian constitution guarantees religious freedom.^ The Constitutional Malay in Malaysia The (Malaysian Federal) Constitution defines a Malay merely using a cultural and religious category.
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.Muslims are obliged to follow the decisions of Syariah courts when it comes to matters concerning their religion.^ Md Raus disagreed and instead used the court's discretion to allow the hearing of the appeal proper following the urgency of the matter as Sivakumar is facing three cases.
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^ However, most religions forget or totally disregard that biologically, human beings come with a brain capable enough of helping them make moral decisions of their own ..."
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^ The closest Indonesia has come to articulating its claim was in the case of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning Sovereignty over Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Ligitan.
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The Islamic judges are expected to follow the Shafi`i legal school of Islam, which is the main madh'hab of Malaysia.[72] .The jurisdiction of Shariah court is limited only to Muslims over matters such as marriage, inheritance, apostasy, religious conversion, and custody among others.^ Or when the Sharia Court pronounces that a deceased person was a Muslim despite his family contesting the conversion?
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^ The Courts might have to convene under a tree in such circumstances as there might not be enough Court room to hear the matters.
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^ But under no circumstances should the EC involve itself in any such matter which is deemed the exclusive domain of the assembly, outside the jurisdiction of not only the EC but also the courts.
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.No other criminal or civil offenses are under the jurisdiction of the Syariah courts, which have a similar hierarchy to the Civil Courts.^ Demanding that our political leaders be civil and courteous to each other would be an excellent beginning.
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^ But under no circumstances should the EC involve itself in any such matter which is deemed the exclusive domain of the assembly, outside the jurisdiction of not only the EC but also the courts.
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^ Just because they (syariah courts) decide on the question of apostasy, it doesn’t mean that they have final jurisdiction.
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.Despite being the supreme courts of the land, the Civil Courts (including the Federal Court) in principle cannot overrule any decision made by the Syariah Courts.^ Pakatan Rakyat cannot be wishy-washy in this high-stake political drama where the mandate of the Perak people is being made into a political football.
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^ The Perak crisis cannot be solved by a decision of the Court because it is at heart a political rather than a constitutional problem.
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^ Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh said the Federal judge in question had not written judgment in 35 cases, including four in which the convicted are languishing in jail despite being sentenced to death seven years ago .
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Education

Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) is one of the earliest boarding schools established in British Malaya.
An aerial view of Multimedia University's Cyberjaya campus. Multimedia University is Malaysia's first private university.
Education in Malaysia is monitored by the federal government Ministry of Education.[73]
Most Malaysian children start schooling between the ages of three to six, in kindergarten. .Most kindergartens are run privately, but there are a few government-run kindergartens.^ The Immigrant Mind I suspect that the workings of an immigrant mind would escape most Malaysian-Malays - even the educated ones - in part because there are so few Malays as immigrants in other lands.
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^ According to government officials, the Cabinet was told early last month that there were serious shortcomings in the running of the project.
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^ As a result, there is (has been, and can be) no effective government until the impasse is brought to a satisfactory conclusion — and time has already run out.
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Primary education
Children begin primary schooling at the age of seven for a period of six years. .There are two major types of government-operated or government-assisted primary schools.^ Access Ministries now teaches in about two-thirds of state primary schools.
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^ Federal Measures to Ponder Apart from the scenarios above, there are two other measures which can be taken by the federal government to save its rule in Perak.
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^ Assuming Tengku Razaleigh wins the Umno Presidency and assuming Barisan Nasional wins the general election with a simple majority but without the two-thirds majority, is there a possibility that Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat can form a unity government?
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.The vernacular schools (Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan) use either Chinese or Tamil as the medium of teaching.^ Chinese, Tamil and National schools, most of the rakyat will choose the Sekolah Bahasa Inggeris.
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^ Call it the Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenis Inggeris and we would get to see the next generation of Malaysian with perfect English.
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^ Leave all ( vernacular,include Malay, Chinese and Indian etc ) schools intact.
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.Before progressing to the secondary level of education, pupils in Year 6 are required to sit for the Primary School Achievement Test (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah, UPSR).^ Read below or here full article on Tumpang Sekole Blog According to information received by Blogger "Tumpang Sekole", the passing mark for the three subjects, English, Science and Mathematics was pegged at 20 % (twenty percent) for the Primary School Evaluation Test , generally called UPSR (Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah), a national examination taken by Standard 6 pupils.
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^ (Photo courtesy of Tumpang Sekole Blog) This year's UPSR pupils formed the pioneer batch which was taught Mathematics and Science in English right from Year One in 2003.
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^ It is no wonder that our education system, from the primary school to the university, had been badly compromised for some obnoxious reasons, if not political.
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A programme called First Level Assessment (Penilaian Tahap Satu, PTS) was used to measure the ability of bright pupils, and to allow them to move from Year 3 to 5, skipping Year 4.[74] However, this programme was abolished in 2001.
Secondary education
.Secondary education in Malaysia is conducted in secondary schools (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan) for five years.^ Next year reintroduce one Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenis Inggeris in every districts in the country.
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.National secondary schools use Malay as the main medium of instruction.^ Extracts of gems therefrom should be used in schools to inculcate a sense of belonging to this beloved nation among our younger generation.
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^ We had asked, “ What is wrong with using the term ‘Malay’ to describe our nationality?
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.The only exceptions are the Mathematics and Science subjects as well as languages other than Malay, however this was only implemented in the year 2003, and before that all non-language subjects were taught in Malay.^ But when my school time, they all say we must speak and learn with the Malay language.
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^ Performance in the Science subject ONLY dipped by 0.7 per cent compared with the average over the last five years.
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^ This only goes to show that Pas will still alienate the non-Malays and deep down inside, does not believe in cooperation with them.
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.At the end of Form Three, which is the third year, students are evaluated in the Lower Secondary Assessment (Penilaian Menengah Rendah, PMR).^ Nurul Farhana, a Form Three student Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Jalil is still in a trauma.
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.In the final year of secondary education (Form Five), students sit for the Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, SPM) examination, which is equivalent to the former British Ordinary or 'O' Levels.^ After 51years of ditching English as a subject in Malaysian schools, UMNO now has come full circle, and wants to implement a complusory pass for the SPM or whatever i the equivalent.
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^ If Malaysian universities are that good, then our former Education Minister and other ministers need not send their children overseas for education.
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.The oldest school in Malaysia is Penang Free School, also the oldest school in South East Asia.^ I'm not the only one thinking out loud) Penang, East Malaysia, Melaka, have no royals...and they are fine and good!!
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The government has decided to abandon the use of English in teaching Math and Science and revert to Bahasa Malaysia, starting in 2012.[75]
.Malaysian national secondary schools are sub-divided into several types, namely National Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan), Religious Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Agama), National-Type Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan) which is also referred as Mission Schools, Technical Schools (Sekolah Menengah Teknik), Residential Schools and MARA Junior Science College (Maktab Rendah Sains MARA).^ Chinese, Tamil and National schools, most of the rakyat will choose the Sekolah Bahasa Inggeris.
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^ Call it the Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenis Inggeris and we would get to see the next generation of Malaysian with perfect English.
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^ It is not meaningful if the change does not bring all ministers' kids back to sekolah kebangsaan jenis-jenis...
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.There are also 60 Chinese Independent High Schools in Malaysia, where most subjects are taught in Chinese.^ The giving state land to Religious Schools and Chinese independent schools also scrapped.
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^ And if it wasn't so taught or discussed, the most likely explanation to that omission would be that there is no such thing as Ketuanan Melayu.
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^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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.Chinese Independent High Schools are monitored and standardised by the United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia (UCSCAM, more commonly referred to by its Chinese name, Dong Zong 董总), however, unlike government schools, every independent school is free to make its own decisions.^ Together we can make Malaysia a better and more united and democratic country.
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^ There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can't solve every problem.
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^ The giving state land to Religious Schools and Chinese independent schools also scrapped.
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.Studying in independent schools takes 6 years to complete, divided into Junior Level (3 years) and Senior Level (3 years).^ Malaysia is still not yet a nation, 50 years from independance and still regretably not united into one nation.
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^ In 2004 aged 8 years old, Aimi made a new world record as the youngest winner of the National Sonare Award (Junior Level G).
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Students will sit for a standardised test conducted by UCSCAM, which is known as the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in Junior Middle 3 (equivalent to PMR) and Senior Middle 3 (equivalent to A level). .A number of independent schools conduct classes in Malay and English in addition to Chinese, enabling the students to sit for the PMR and SPM as well.^ The giving state land to Religious Schools and Chinese independent schools also scrapped.
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^ But the Tunku shuddered at the prospect of upsetting his nation's Malay racial preponderance by the addition of Singapore's 1,300,000 Chinese.
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^ Leave all ( vernacular,include Malay, Chinese and Indian etc ) schools intact.
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.As an interesting side note, the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur was built where a Malaysian National Girls' School once stood.^ In the Kuala Lumpur Wars during the time of Sultan Abdul Samad, one group of Malays sided with one group of Chinese to fight against another group of Malays who had sided with another group of Chinese.
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^ It must be noted the Kuala Lumpur High Court is also set to hear tomorrow an application by Nizar on the legality of Zambry’s appointment as the menteri besar.
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^ It is interesting to note that in some of the reports on the incident that took place in Kuala Lumpur, one of the Muslim youths was allowed to get away , ostensibly because he was well-connected socially.
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Tertiary education
.Before the introduction of the matriculation system, students aiming to enter public universities had to complete an additional 18 months of secondary schooling in Form Six and sit for the Malaysian Higher School Certificate (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, STPM); equivalent to the British Advanced or 'A' levels.^ Kasmuri's children studying at the universities are Salahuddin , in his 20s , who is at Kolej Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (Kuittho), Faizah Nor , also in her 20s , at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM ) and Juliana , 19 , a matriculation student at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
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^ This of course will be denied but just look at what the article about pass mark in Malaysian schools and you will see that Malaysia far from progressing, has regressed to the point that it is dysfunctional !
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^ Is it racist when a non-Malay student demands his right to a place in a local university or to be given a scholarship if he/she did exceptionally well in a public exam?
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.Since the introduction of the matriculation programme as an alternative to STPM in 1999, students who completed the 12-month programme in matriculation colleges (kolej matrikulasi in Malay) can enrol in local universities.^ Kasmuri's children studying at the universities are Salahuddin , in his 20s , who is at Kolej Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (Kuittho), Faizah Nor , also in her 20s , at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM ) and Juliana , 19 , a matriculation student at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
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^ A woman from Negri Sembilan who visited the mosque had photographed the phenomenon with a mobile phone camera early this month, triggering fear among locals.
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^ I do remember that while in high school/college in the 80s, Malay students paid less in monthly tuition fees.
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.However, in the matriculation system, only 10% of the places are open to non-Bumiputra students while the rest are reserved for Bumiputra students.^ We need the openness, freedom and social justice that will be possible only with it in place and democracy.
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^ As our democratic system and the law stand now, however wrong the Speaker might have been, it is still NOT open for the Court to question the validity of his actions.
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^ Is it racist when a non-Malay student demands his right to a place in a local university or to be given a scholarship if he/she did exceptionally well in a public exam?
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.There are public universities such as University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.^ At that time TUN Ahmad Fairuz was the Chief Judge of Malaya, in charge of all High Court judges in Peninsular Malaysia.
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^ Is there such a thing as universal rights which are subjective in the first place?
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^ Her father was a dear friend of Najib’s father the late, great Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia who was known as the Father of Development of Malaysia.
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.Private universities are also gaining enough reputation for international quality education and many students from all over the world are attracted to these universities.^ If the passing mark is pulled down to as low as 20%, then all these statistics hatched out by the Government are of little value in the real world.
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^ (I am)a Muslim FIRST , a Member of Parliament, SECOND. " " We Muslims have been tolerant enough all this while, for so many years we have been asked, forced to live under the law that is not Islam.
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^ Worst of all, it further damages the reputation of the country and the integrity of our school children and university graduates.
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.Such as Multimedia University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman etc.^ FLASHBACK from Time Magazine: 1963 - The Making of Malaysia and Tunku Abdul Rahman .
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^ Tunku Abdul Rahman was the first Prime Minister from 1957 to 1970.
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^ Presiding over the hopeful experiment was the avuncular figure of 66-year-old Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
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.In addition, four international reputable universities have set up their branch campuses in Malaysia since 1998. A branch campus can be seen as an ‘offshore campus’ of the foreign university, which offers the same courses and awards as the main campus.^ In addition, several elected people's representatives were seen being manhandled to the ground by the police and the Special Branch officers.
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^ If foreigners manufacture them equipped with cameras and the short-messaging facility but the manual is in English, can we use our science which is in Bahasa Malaysia to make the same hand phone?
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^ POLITICIANS Your Royal Highness, since the March 8 elections, Malaysia has seen a lot of changes in the political landscape.
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.Both local and international students can acquire these identical foreign qualifications in Malaysia at a lower fee.^ If these promoters and supporters of newly acquired fashion cyber anarchism in Malaysia wants bloggers like Pasquale, then they should go after Pasquale.
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^ So you see, Muhammad son of Muhammad , I will NOT be making all these allegations in a website that is based OUTSIDE Malaysia in a foreign country.
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The foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia are: Monash University Malaysia Campus, Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Students also have the option of enrolling in private tertiary institutions after secondary studies. .Most institutions have educational links with overseas universities especially in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, allowing students to spend a portion of their course duration abroad as well as getting overseas qualifications.^ The fact that well connected politicians in the guise of businessmen are thumbing their noses and seem to be getting away with murder speaks volumes of the state of the nation.
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^ President-Elect Barack Obama 44th President of the United States Home Posted by Malaysian Unplug @ 18:47 , , PERMA-LINK 1 Comments: .
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^ Isn't it problematic if a remarkable student was not offered a course of choice in a local university or being denied a scholarship to pursue higher education but an opportunity was given to a less remarkable one?
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.One such example is SEGi university college which partnered with University of Abertay Dundee.^ There is no such thing as a line being crossed when one gives an example when debating on issues.
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[76] .Malaysian students abroad study mostly in East Asia, Middle East, Oceania, Northern America and Western Europe.^ An extinct human specie s (Homo neanderthalensis) or subspecies (Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) living during the late Pleistocene Epoch throughout most of Europe and parts of Asia and northern Africa and associated with Middle Paleolithic tools.
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^ Hence, the Sultan of Perak should have asked the government to try to accommodate as many bright Malaysian students as possible, regardless of race or creed, by offering them places in the local universities or giving them scholarships to study abroad.
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International schools
.In addition to the Malaysian National Curriculum, Malaysia has many international schools.^ Cry my fellow Malaysians, cry that our leaders heed the advice of our Prince, Raja Nazrin, and make Malaysia a truly united and great nation, for ALL Malaysians!
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^ This of course will be denied but just look at what the article about pass mark in Malaysian schools and you will see that Malaysia far from progressing, has regressed to the point that it is dysfunctional !
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^ There are so many national issues to address and all have been raised here in Malaysia Today many times in the past.
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.International schools offer students the opportunity to study the curriculum of another country.^ Many good students had to look for study grants overseas which had resulted in a massive brain drain for the country.
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^ After all the hardwork and money is spend in nurturing a 7 year-old to become an excellent student only to hand them over to another country is what Malaysia Boleh is all about.
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^ He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
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These schools mainly cater to the growing expatriate population in the country. .International schools include: the Australian International School, Malaysia (Australian curriculum), The Alice Smith School (British Curriculum), elc International school (British Curriculum), The Garden International School (British Curriculum), Lodge International School (British Curriculum), The International School of Kuala Lumpur (International Baccalaureate and American Curriculum), The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur (Japanese Curriculum), The Chinese Taipei School, Kuala Lumpur and The Chinese Taipei School, Penang (Taiwanese Curriculum), The International School of Penang (International Baccalaureate and British Curriculum), Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur (French Curriculum),Horizon International Turkish School[77] amongst others.^ The take over of the State Assembly by force was clearly preplanned as the police personnel came from Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Kuantan.
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^ During the tiresome mail train ride from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, Dr Burhanuddin was happy with one boiled egg, a banana and a cup of coffee.
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^ Leave all ( vernacular,include Malay, Chinese and Indian etc ) schools intact.
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Healthcare

.The Malaysian government places importance on the expansion and development of health care, putting 5% of the government social sector development budget into public health care—an increase of more than 47% over the previous figure.^ Over time the rakyat have been so conditioned to the abuse of executive power that many have forgotten that the government is more than the prime minister and his cabinet.
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^ Giving more places of study and scholarships to more non-Malay Malaysians does not have to come at the expense of the Malays.
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^ This “unity government” scheme is nothing more than a crude and greedy power-grab by the UMNO and PAS pair.
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.This has meant an overall increase of more than RM 2 billion.^ The third quarter of 2008 saw RM56 billion leaving the country, 134 per cent MORE than the second quarter of 2008.
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^ Scomi, a company owned by the Prime Minister’s son , is the beneficiary of more than RM1.5 billion worth of Petronas contracts .
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.With a rising and aging population, the Government wishes to improve in many areas including the refurbishment of existing hospitals, building and equipping new hospitals, expansion of the number of polyclinics, and improvements in training and expansion of telehealth.^ To strengthen and improve national unity, the Government will accede to the people’s wishes and NOT the wishes of THIS group of 42 .
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^ To strengthen and improve national unity, the government will accede to the people’s wishes and NOT the wishes of THIS group of 42.
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^ Most who come to the center are under the age of 12, but the number of teenagers who attend a program is on the rise.
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.Over the last couple of years, the Malaysian Health Ministry has increased its efforts to overhaul the systems and attract more foreign investment.^ Read here for more in Malaysian Insider QUOTE "...Through the last week, Malaysians have borne witness to a shameless display of belligerence and arrogance.
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^ The episode strikes one as an unquenchable ‘thirst’ for power - certainly not for the good of the Rakyat by any stretch of imagination as seen during the last 30 or more years.
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^ Driving all this is a combination of forces— FOREIGN investment worth more than $600 billion over the last two decades, an appetite for foreign technology, and a nationwide entrepreneurial zeal—that have spawned one of the world’s most competitive markets.
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The country generally has an efficient and widespread system of health care. It implements a universal healthcare system, and co-exists with private healthcare system. .Infant mortality rate – a standard in determining the overall efficiency of healthcare – in 2005 was 10, comparing favourably with the United States and western Europe.^ Obama and UMNO by Karim Raslan Excerpts: Read here for more Let us compare the politics of two nations - the United States and Malaysia .
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.Life expectancy at birth in 2005 was 74 years.^ This interpretation was strengthened by the House of Lords’ decision about 4 years ago in Davidson (AP) v Scottish Ministers [2005] UKHL 74.
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.The Malaysian health care system requires doctors to perform a compulsory three years service with public hospitals to ensure the manpower of these hospitals is maintained.^ Also, do not be averse to building a career in public service.
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^ For a peaceful transition to true democracy of this country, one of key issue that requires care is the position of Islam and its role in the political system of the country.
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.Recently foreign doctors have also been encouraged to take up employment here.^ Some have served here for decades, walking daily up and down streets that the police recently considered “ too unsafe ” to keep a beat base open in.
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.There is still, however, a compound shortage of medical workforce, especially that of highly trained specialists resulting in certain medical care and treatment only available in large cities.^ However it must be said that both these measures would be highly unpopular, especially with BN facing three by-elections next month, with one in Perak.
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^ The fires burned on, however, and there were still occasional racial clashes.
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^ However, he also calls George Town, Penang, home as his maternal ancestors are Indian Muslims from the city, and he grew up enjoying ' mamak' (Indian Muslim) cuisine there .
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.Recent efforts to bring many facilities to other towns have been hampered by lack of expertise to run the available equipment made ready by investments.^ (C) Free zone facilities such as warehouse, office complex and Customs complex - Nobody develops such ready-made facilities in Free Zones.
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The majority of private hospitals are in urban areas and, are very dense, unlike many of the public hospitals, are equipped with the latest diagnostic and imaging facilities. .Private hospitals have not generally been seen as an ideal investment—it has often taken up to ten years before companies have seen any profits.^ Having last seen Pinot on March 9 before she was whisked away on a private jet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, her mother and sister were excited by the prospect of seeing her again.
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^ The ulama leadership have three years before the next general election to prove they are equal to the task of winning the hearts and minds of the non-Muslim electorate.
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^ Typically, lawyers stay with the A-G's Chambers for about 10 years before they move into the private sector, where financial returns are far more attractive.
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.However, the situation has now changed and companies are now looking into this area again, particularly in view of the increasing interest by foreigners in coming to Malaysia for medical care and the recent government focus to develop the health tourism industry.^ Ideas that challenge the material interest of the ruling and governing elite are viewed as a mortal danger to capitalism.
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^ PAS's Political Suicide to Join UMNO in a Unity Government PAS and the Umno were bound to look into 'Malay' unity as claim for the formation of a possible unity government.
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^ Asia Medical Tourism & Wellness Congress 13-14 May 2010 @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - www.glow2010.com .
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Citizenship

Most Malaysians are granted citizenship by lex soli.[79] .Citizenship in the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo are distinct from citizenship in Peninsular Malaysia for immigration purposes.^ Rigid citizenship requirements have been set up for the Chinese (Malays are automatically citizens), and the Borneo territories plan immigration restrictions to keep Chinese businessmen out.
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.Every citizen is issued a biometric smart chip identity card, known as MyKad, at the age of 12, and must carry the card at all times.^ But when my school time, they all say we must speak and learn with the Malay language.
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^ It is time for us all to practice a more transparent and egalitarian form of democracy and to recognise and respect the rights and dignity of all the citizens of this country.
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^ There are so many national issues to address and all have been raised here in Malaysia Today many times in the past.
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Culture

A cook making a murtabak, a type of pancake filled with eggs, small chunks of meat and onions, in Kuala Lumpur.
.Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multilingual society.^ Any attack on ANY section of Malaysian society (whatever their racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender or cultural background) is an attack on Malaysian society as a whole .
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^ This whole attempt to present Malaysia as a MULTI-CULTURAL Malaysia somehow emphasises NOT our diversity but our DIFFERENCES .
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.Figures from 2007 show the population consisting of 62% Bumiputeras (including Indigenous people), 24% Chinese, 8% Indians, with other minorities along with foreigners (mostly semi-skilled workers) (Dept of Stats.^ The fatwa on yoga reflects the growing influence of conservative Islam in Malaysia, a multiethnic country where minority ethnic Chinese and mostly Hindu ethnic Indians have been clamoring for more rights.
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^ It now sees its future tied increasingly to a wider electorate that includes not just Malays but also Chinese, Indians and other non-Muslims — a “PAS for all”.
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^ In the polyglot capital of Malaysia, this nightly relaxation attracted not only Malays but also citizens of the large Chinese minority and the smaller Indian and Pakistani groups.
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Malaysia). .Ethnic tensions have been volatile in recent months in tandem with the rising temperature of the political scenario in the country.^ This has caused the party to split and to be reduced to mere nothing in the current political scenario in the country.
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.The Malays, who form the largest community, are defined as Muslims in the Constitution of Malaysia.^ (Our Malay-ness must) transform Malaysia into a constitutional monarchy and democracy, where the first five letters of Malaysia would always define: the primacy of the Malay culture and the faith which the Malay Rulers are enshrined to protect and preserve.
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^ Winning the Malay vote is therefore the key to winning power in Malaysia, but this can only be done if you control the Malay-Muslims as a whole.
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^ How could you define Malay as a person who speaks Malay and conforms to Malay custom when the very word which was sought to be defined in that definition is the word “Malay”?
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.The Malays play a dominant role politically and are included in a grouping identified as bumiputra.^ Mahathir is playing a losing racial game if he thinks he can rally this important group of Malay youngsters to back UMNO as the ultimate party in ruling the government forever.
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.Their native language is Malay (Bahasa Melaysia), which is the national language of the country.^ By the language used in GGMM's website, it appears VIOLENCE against the Chinese and Indians in the country is also on GMM's table in its struggle to champion the cause of the far-right Malays.
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^ PAS will NEVER achieve the ephemeral Malay unity in the country WITHOUT the PKR supporting its move to join the Umno in a coalition that will constitute a National Unity government in Malaysia.
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[82] .However, English is also widely spoken in major towns and cities across the country.^ They are in Chow Kit, but also in Dengkil, Jinjang, Pantai Dalam, Kepong, Selayang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Street and Pudu and in the bigger towns across the country.
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^ However, he also calls George Town, Penang, home as his maternal ancestors are Indian Muslims from the city, and he grew up enjoying ' mamak' (Indian Muslim) cuisine there .
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People of Indian origin in Kuala Lumpur.
In the past, Malays wrote in Sanskrit or using Sanskrit-based alphabets[citation needed]. After the 15th century, Jawi (a script based on Arabic) became popular.[citation needed] Over time, romanised script overtook Sanskrit and Jawi as the dominant script. This was largely due to the influence of the colonial education system, which taught children in roman writing rather than in Arabic script.[citation needed]
.The largest non-Malay indigenous tribe is the Iban of Sarawak, who number over 600,000. Some Iban still live in traditional jungle villages in long houses along the Rajang and Lupar rivers and their tributaries, although many have moved to the cities.^ Likewise, non-Malays would advance along with and not at the expense of Malays.
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^ Progressive leaders in PAS who are well liked by the non-Malays have been rejected by their own members.
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^ I don’t think there is a move to question the rights of the Malays to education but a just demand that non-Malays who are doing well in their studies should be allowed the same opportunities.
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The Bidayuhs, numbering around 170,000, are concentrated in the southwestern part of Sarawak. The largest indigenous tribe in Sabah is the Kadazan. They are largely Christian subsistence farmers. .The 140,000 Orang Asli, or aboriginal peoples, comprise a number of different ethnic communities living in peninsular Malaysia.^ The final copy of The People’s Constitutional Proposals for Malaya was sent to the British Government as the voice of the different communities living in Malaya who clamoured for Independence.
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^ In the wake of bloody race riots that may have claimed 2,000 lives, Malaysia's peoples have broken little bread together; they have probably broken any hope for multiracial harmony for many years to come.
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^ For both Parties misunderstood one major factor - that Malaysia is comprised of a potpurri of races full with the richness of ethnic diversity.
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.Traditionally nomadic hunter/gatherers and agriculturalists, many have been sedentarised and partially absorbed into modern Malaysia.^ It has dragged into the fiasco too many parties e.g.
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.The Chinese population in Malaysia are mostly Buddhist (of Mahayana sect) or Taoist, although some of the younger generations are choosing Christianity as their religion.^ But permit me to ask whether a Muslim (or Christian, Hindu or Buddhist for that matter) is necessarily any richer, charitable and humane in his heart and thoughts than a non-theist in Malaysia?
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^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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^ While there remains residual concern over the conservative leaning of some of their politicians, Chinese, Indians and younger Malays view PAS politicians as sincere, clean and approachable.
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.The Chinese community in Malaysia speak a variety of Chinese dialects including Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, and Teochew.^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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.A large majority of Chinese in Malaysia, especially those from the larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Ipoh, Klang and Penang speak decent English as well.^ RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES, 24-25 March 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
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^ Economic power was largely in the hands of Malaysia's 3,400,000 Chinese.
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^ Asia Medical Tourism & Wellness Congress 13-14 May 2010 @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - www.glow2010.com .
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.There has also been an increasing number of the present generation Chinese who consider English as their first language.^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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^ With pressure from the three Vice Presidents, Hussein Onn decided to pick the vice-president who won with the LEAST number of votes at the UMNO General Assembly, i.e.
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^ I am sure there are deserving cases in the present state government but let us wait first.
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.The Chinese have historically been dominant in the Malaysian business and commerce community.^ Throughout the federation, the astute, prosperous, hard-bargaining Chinese dominate business, industry and trade, have economically far outstripped the rural, easygoing Malays.
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^ Abdul Rahman's government has complained that the rich, inbred Chinese business community has erected a "wall of prejudice" against ambitious young Malay businessmen.
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.The Indians in Malaysia are mainly Hindu Tamils from southern India whose native language is Tamil.^ But those Malaysians whose forefathers came to Malaysia from India in the 1850s to around 1920 or so still want to be known as Indians even though they and their parents were all born in Malaysia.
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^ One of the first steps that has to be taken is to de-essentise our languages so that Mandarin is no longer seen as the exclusive monopoly of Malaysian Chinese, Tamil no longer seen as the monopoly of Malaysians of Indian origin, and Bahasa Malaysia as the common language of all Malaysian citizens.
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^ Those born in Malaysia are Malaysians while those born in India are Indians.
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.There are also other Indian communities which are Telugu-, Malayalam- or Hindi-speaking, living mainly in the larger towns on the west coast of the peninsula.^ However, he also calls George Town, Penang, home as his maternal ancestors are Indian Muslims from the city, and he grew up enjoying ' mamak' (Indian Muslim) cuisine there .
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.Many middle- to upper-middle class Indians in Malaysia speak English as a first language.^ Many teacher also cannot speak the English also.
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^ Our more economically smarter southern neighbour has Malays who can speak Chinese language more fluently than many of the English-speaking Chinese in Malaysia.
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^ One of the first steps that has to be taken is to de-essentise our languages so that Mandarin is no longer seen as the exclusive monopoly of Malaysian Chinese, Tamil no longer seen as the monopoly of Malaysians of Indian origin, and Bahasa Malaysia as the common language of all Malaysian citizens.
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A 200,000-strong Tamil Muslim community also thrives as an independent subcultural group. There are also Tamil Christian communities in major cities and towns. Most Indians originally migrated from India as traders, teachers or other skilled workers. .A larger number were also part of the forced migrations from India by the British during colonial times to work in the plantation industry.^ I had failed in all three but I continued to work towards loosening the colonial grip on Malaya and freeing Malaya from British fetters.
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[83][84] .There is also a sizable Punjabi-Sikh community in Malaysia of over 100,000. The Sikhs migrated to Malaya to work as police, soldiers and jagas (security guards).^ Read here for more on malayasiakini IGP Musa Hassan's Incompetence and Silliness Endanger Malaysia's National Security Musa Hassan Inspector-General of Police Quote "..
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^ There will be a lockdown of all roads leading to the State Assembly on March 3rd by the UMNOputras security arm the police and the FRU. The emergency session will not be able to be convened.
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Penang Rojak in Malaysia.
.Eurasians, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Thais, Bugis, Javanese and indigenous tribes make up the remaining population.^ Black Americans make up around 13 percent of the population but earn less money and are less healthy than the general population.
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^ (As the Malay-Muslims make up an estimated 60% of the population.
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A small number of Eurasians, of mixed Portuguese and Malay descent, speak a Portuguese-based creole, called Papiá Kristang. There are also Eurasians of mixed Filipino and Spanish descent, mostly in Sabah. .Descended from immigrants from the Philippines, some speak Chavacano, the only Spanish-based creole language in Asia.^ Some historians suggested they were descendants of Austronesian-speakers who migrated from the Philippines and originally from Taiwan .
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Cambodians and Vietnamese are mostly Buddhists (Cambodians of Theravada sect and Vietnamese, Mahayana sect). .Thai Malaysians have been populating a big part of the northern peninsular states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Kelantan and Terengganu.^ The take over of the State Assembly by force was clearly preplanned as the police personnel came from Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Kuantan.
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^ The one contested in Bukit Selambau was S. Ganesan, former state assemblyman for Lunas, Kedah while R. Ganesan was formerly ADUN for Sungkai, Perak.
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^ The opposition parties that control the states of Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan, Penang have better enjoy what they’re doing now to the fullest because they may not to see their administration lasts till the next general election.
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Besides speaking Thai, most of them are Buddhists, celebrate Songkran (Water festival) and can speak Hokkien, but some of them are Muslim and speak the Kelantanese Malay Dialect. Bugis and Javanese make up a part of the population in Johore. .In addition, there have been many foreigners and expatriates who have made Malaysia their second home, also contributing to Malaysia's population.^ Not that many, but numbers adequately significant to elicit attention from the government and the opposition alike There are other salient factors that make the Chinese vote so important in Malaysia.
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.Chinese and Islamic forms heavily influence Malaysian traditional music.^ The trouble began two weeks ago, when newly formed Chinese opposition parties cut heavily into the Alliance's majority in parliamentary elections.
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The music is based largely around the gendang (drum), but includes other percussion instruments (some made of shells); the rebab, a bowed string instrument; the serunai, a double-reed oboe-like instrument; flutes, and trumpets. The country has a strong tradition of dance and dance dramas, some of Thai, Indian and Portuguese origin. .In recent years, dikir barat has grown in popularity, and the government has begun to promote it as a national cultural icon.^ The King however persuaded him to form a "National Government" (something akin to the much talked about "Unity Government" which was being proposed by PAS recently).
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Malaysia encompasses certain art forms with neighbouring Indonesia, including wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre), silat (a stylised martial art) and craft techniques such as weaving and metallurgy.[citation needed]

Holidays

Typical festive fare during Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Haji (clockwise from bottom left): beef soup, ketupat (compressed rice cubes), beef rendang and sayur lodeh.
Malaysians observe a number of holidays and festivities throughout the year. .Some holidays are federal gazetted public holidays and some are public holidays observed by individual states.^ Therefore, reading Article 132(3) of the Federal Constitution in light of the Federal Court’s decision in Petrojasa, the Speaker of the Perak State Assembly is NOT a holder of a ‘public office’ or a ‘public officer’.
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Other festivals are observed by particular ethnic or religion groups, but are not public holidays.
.The most celebrated holiday is the "Hari Kebangsaan" (Independence Day), otherwise known as "Merdeka" (Freedom), on 31 August commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya in 1957, while Malaysia Day is only celebrated in the state of Sabah on 16 September to commemorate the formation of Malaysia in 1963. Hari Merdeka, as well as Labour Day (1 May), the King's birthday (first Saturday of June) and some other festivals are federal gazetted public holidays.^ Remaining in the federation with Malaya are Sabah and Sarawak, which only entered in the first place to ensure the Tunku a Malay majority, and that problem no longer exists.
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^ This judgment was only released sixty seven (67) days (ie on June 15) after the oral judgment was given by the panel of five judges on April 9.
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^ And if it could do this in one state (PERAK), what is to stop it from acting in the same way in other states or at the federal level.
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Muslims in Malaysia celebrate Muslim holidays. The most celebrated festival, Hari Raya Puasa (also called Hari Raya Aidilfitri) is the Malay translation of Eid al-Fitr. It is generally a festival honoured by the Muslims worldwide marking the end of Ramadan, the fasting month. The sight of the new moon determines the end of Ramadan. This determines the new month, therefore the end of the fasting month. In addition to Hari Raya Puasa, they also celebrate Hari Raya Haji (also called Hari Raya Aidiladha, the translation of Eid ul-Adha), Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) and Maulidur Rasul (Birthday of the Prophet).
Chinese in Malaysia typically celebrate festivals that are observed by Chinese around the world. .Chinese New Year is the most celebrated among the festivals which lasts for fifteen days and ends with Chap Goh Mei (十五瞑).^ I say that the Rahman was a curse cast on the life of UMNO for betraying the tenure of Tengku Abdul Rahman and that it foretells of the last years of the life of UMNO and that with the elevation of Najib to the PMship the days of UMNO are numbered.
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^ It is not too difficult to understand why cases in our courts take on an average 10 years to 15 years to end and in most of the cases there is found to be miscarriage of justice and the law.
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Other festivals celebrated by Chinese are the Qingming Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. In addition to traditional Chinese festivals, Buddhists Chinese also celebrate Vesak.
.The majority of Indians in Malaysia are Hindus and they celebrate Diwali/Deepavali, the festival of light, while Thaipusam is a celebration which pilgrims from all over the country flock to Batu Caves.^ They can be convened to hear appeals from Commonwealth countries such as Malaysia.
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^ The majority of Chinese and Indians have come to believe, as a result of the riots, that they cannot expect government protection from Malay mobs.
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^ You and I know that the Malays and Chinese and Indians and all races in Malaysia are living in harmony.
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Apart from the Hindus, Sikhs celebrate the Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year.
.Other festivals such as Good Friday (East Malaysia only), Christmas, Hari Gawai of the Ibans (Dayaks), Pesta Menuai (Pesta Kaamatan) of the Kadazan-Dusuns are also celebrated in Malaysia.^ I'm not the only one thinking out loud) Penang, East Malaysia, Melaka, have no royals...and they are fine and good!!
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.Despite most of the festivals being identified with a particular ethnic or religious group, all Malaysians celebrate the festivities together, regardless of their background.^ That is all nothing compared to its reputation on its home turf, where, despite much-heralded internet startups being 10 a penny, Twitter is regarded largely with reverence.
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^ First of all, the Nik Aziz group in the PAS will most probably jump to the PKR, reinforcing the Malay power of the party but also consolidating its 'National stature' .
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.For years when the Hari Raya Puasa and Chinese New Year coincided, a portmanteau Kongsi Raya was coined, which is a combination of Gong Xi Fa Cai (a greeting used on the Chinese New Year) and Hari Raya (which could also mean "celebrating together" in Malay.^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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Similarly, the portmanteau Deepa Raya was coined when Hari Raya Puasa and Deepavali coincided.
Regulation of sexual activities among the Muslim population is strict, with laws prohibiting unmarried couples from occupying a secluded area or a confined space, to prevent suspicion of acts considered immoral.[86]

See also

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  • Zainal Abidin bin Abdul Wahid; Khoo, Kay Kim; Muhd Yusof bin Ibrahim; Singh, D.S. Ranjit (1994).^ There are four other High court judges in Ipoh namely Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim, Zainal Adzam Abdul Ghani and Tarmizi Abdul Rahman.
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  • Jeong Chun Hai. (2007). .Principles of Public Administration: An Introduction. Kuala Lumpur: Karisma Publication.^ This principle was upheld by the High Court of Kuala Lumpur today.
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Asia : Southeast Asia : Malaysia
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Capital Kuala Lumpur
Government Constitutional monarchy
Area total: 329.750 km2
land: 328.550 km2
water: 1200.00 km2
Population 26.6 million (Jan 2007)
Language Bahasa Malaysia/Malay (official), English (official for some purposes), Chinese dialects (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Hainanese, Foochow, Hok-chew), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Thai; in addition, several indigenous languages are spoken in East Malaysia, especially Iban and Kadazan
Religion Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism; note - in addition, Shamanism/Animism is practiced in East and, to a lesser extent, West Malaysia
Electricity 230V/50Hz
Calling Code +60
Internet TLD .my
Time Zone UTC+8
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
South Beach, Perhentian Besar
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.Malaysia [1] is a country in South-East Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo.^ Malaysia will remain a Secular State unless two-thirds of Malaysians demand this country be changed into an Islamic State through a referendum.
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^ As incredible as it seems, the regrettable happenings actually took place in Malaysia instead of in some other more violence prone third world country.
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^ His interests are in South East Asian legal studies, comparative public law, law and development, comparative law theory and environmental law.
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.West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the 'second link') to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca.^ Indonesian jets buzzed Malayan ships in the South China Sea, and army leaders darkly threatened "incidents of physical conflict" along the border of Brunei and Indonesia.
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^ The tropical nation along the South China Sea officially is Islamic, and Hindu residents there complain of second-class treatment by the government.
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^ The Common Law of England and the common law of England that was in force on 7 April 1956 is embodied into the common law of West Malaysia, and the state of Perak is in West Malaysia, by virtue of section 3(1) of the Civil Law Act 1956.
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.East Malaysia (Borneo) shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.^ Indonesia shouted that the turmoil showed the deep dissatisfaction with Malaysia in the Borneo territories, and that the federation was only a plot to extend Britain's colonial influence in Asia.
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Understand

.Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation.^ The current phase of nation-building should be in tune with the temper of the times to reflect the new realities of the modern world.
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^ MIMOS is a government-owned company, which also provides the National Secretariat for ICT policy, strategy and development in Malaysia.
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^ The letter is about an amount of USD50 billion required by Malaysia to fund its national development.
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.With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become a rich nation in South-East Asia.^ Foreign investment in Malaysia is encouraged, particularly in the area of high-end technology, non-labour intensive and non-polluting industries, and foreign investment conditions aims have been liberalized to this end.
  • Country Profile - Malaysia 28 January 2010 0:23 UTC www.un.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Before the oil wells dry up, it’s time we take steps to ensure the rakyat, the actual stake-holders of this country, become the beneficiaries of our national wealth.
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^ Regional/International Cooperation: Malaysia participates actively in a number of regional and international organizations and agreements, such as ASEAN, the East Asia Economic Caucus (aimed at improving trade conditions and arrangements); the South Investment Trade and Technology Data Exchange Centre, the Association of Tin Producing Countries, the International Tin Agreement and the International Tropical Timber Agreement.
  • Country Profile - Malaysia 28 January 2010 0:23 UTC www.un.org [Source type: Academic]

.Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable than, say, Singapore.^ There are less esoteric reasons but as, if not more, compelling ones.
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^ I can say I love Malaysia no less than UMNO fellas.
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^ The work they do is more than a job.
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History

.Before the rise of the European colonial powers, the Malay peninsula and the Malay archipelago were home to empires such as the Srivijaya, the Majapahit and the Melaka Sultanate.^ As a matter in fact, even before Umno was established, Dato Onn had faced some hostility from some influential Malay leaders in his home state of Johore.
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^ Before attending the PUTERA-AMCJA Conference, we Malays met in the rented Kampung Baru home of Ibrahim Karim, API’s Secretary- General.
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^ The idea of putting up a pretext of having a Constitutional Monarchy and then curtailing the rights and the powers of their Majesties, the Malay Sultans is a sham and an insult to their Royal Selfs.
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This was to change in the 16th century when the Portuguese established the first European colony in Southeast Asia by defeating the Melaka Sultanate. The Portuguese subsequently then lost Malacca to the Dutch. .Finally, the area was divided into Dutch and British spheres of influence with the signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty in 1824. With this treaty, the Dutch agreed to cede Malacca to the British and in return, the British ceded all their colonies on Sumatra to the Dutch.^ Under the original treaty, the country was divided into three categories: Non-Federated Malay States, which enjoyed a high degree of autonomy under their rulers with British advisers to help the administration; Federated Malay States, with the rulers as figureheads and with nominal powers (mainly dealing with Malay traditions, customs and religious matters), and other British colonies -- Singapore, Penang, Province Wellesley and Malacca.
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^ How did Kuala Lumpur get divided into Malay, Chinese and Indian areas and you ventured into the areas of the other races at your own peril?
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^ For some, all this began with communal segregation under the British colonial policy of divide and rule and started to become really bad in the early 1970s when communalism was institutionalised.
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.The line which divided the Malay world into Dutch and British areas roughly corresponds to what is now the border between Malaysia and Indonesia.^ How did Kuala Lumpur get divided into Malay, Chinese and Indian areas and you ventured into the areas of the other races at your own peril?
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^ The big problem for PAS in Malaysia is that, unlike other Islamic countries in the world, the constitutional definition of a Malay includes religion, Islam.
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^ Read here RELATED ARTICLE Background on the Dispute over Ambalat Region between Malaysia and Indonesia (Read here in Harvard Asia Quarterly for more ) Volume IX, No.
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.Before World War II, the Malay Peninsula was governed by the British as the Federated Malay States (Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang), which were governed as a single entity, the Unfederated Malay States (Johor, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu and Kelantan), which were each governed as separate protectorates, and the Straits Settlements (including Malacca, Penang and Singapore), which were crown colonies.^ The relocation will involve schools in seven states - Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Kedah.
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^ MCA already knows how many seats they are going to lose in the next GE. Penang, Ipoh, Selangor, KL, Johore, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan are the states that MCA will have to push harder in its efforts to maintain its seats there.
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^ Under the original treaty, the country was divided into three categories: Non-Federated Malay States, which enjoyed a high degree of autonomy under their rulers with British advisers to help the administration; Federated Malay States, with the rulers as figureheads and with nominal powers (mainly dealing with Malay traditions, customs and religious matters), and other British colonies -- Singapore, Penang, Province Wellesley and Malacca.
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.Northern Borneo consisted of the British colony of North Borneo, the Kingdom of Sarawak, which was ruled by a British family known as the "White Rajas", and the British protectorate of Brunei.^ For some, all this began with communal segregation under the British colonial policy of divide and rule and started to become really bad in the early 1970s when communalism was institutionalised.
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^ Dusting off an old claim to North Borneo, the Philippines maintained that in 1878 the Sultan of Sulu had only "leased," not sold, the territory to the British.
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^ Chinese tycoons control North Borneo's booming young timber industry and Sarawak's vast, rolling pepper gardens; in Malaya.
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.After World War II, the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States and the Straits Settlements of Malacca and Penang were federated to form a single British colony known as the Malayan Union, with Singapore splitting off to form a separate colony.^ Under the original treaty, the country was divided into three categories: Non-Federated Malay States, which enjoyed a high degree of autonomy under their rulers with British advisers to help the administration; Federated Malay States, with the rulers as figureheads and with nominal powers (mainly dealing with Malay traditions, customs and religious matters), and other British colonies -- Singapore, Penang, Province Wellesley and Malacca.
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^ But it was not until the Second World War, during the Japanese Occupation, when the idea of Merdeka was finally taken to a higher level of a united Malaya or Federation of Malaya -- a Federation comprising of the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and Unfederated Malay States.
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^ Umno is born, as a movement of many Malay organisations and groups against the Malayan Union, a constitutional arrangement created by the returned British colonial masters after the Second World War.
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.In the Malayan Union, the sultans of the various states ceded all their powers except those in religious affairs to the British crown.^ The religious affairs minister stated that 28 such raids had been conducted in Kuala Lumpur between 2002 and January 2005.
  • Malaysia 28 January 2010 0:23 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ That is why Malays throughout the peninsula answered the call of their first national leader, Datuk Sir Onn Jaafar, to fight the British plan for the Malayan Union.
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^ Those who have been enthrusted with the task of upholding the law by powers vested in them by the constitution must exercise that power for the benifit of the state and not certain power groups.
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.However, widespread opposition to the Malayan Union led the British to reconsider their position, and in 1948, the Malayan Union was replaced by the Federation of Malaya, in which the executive positions of the sultans were restored.^ But the best we got from the British was an agreement to change the name, from the Malayan Union to the Federation of Malaya Government.
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^ This provision is enshrined in the Federal Constitution of Malaya , later Malaysia and is provided for under the Social Contract: Special Position , Citizenship , Religion and Language .
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^ That is why Malays throughout the peninsula answered the call of their first national leader, Datuk Sir Onn Jaafar, to fight the British plan for the Malayan Union.
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.In Borneo, the White Rajas ceded Sarawak to the British crown, making it a crown colony of the United Kingdom.^ Cry my fellow Malaysians, cry that our leaders heed the advice of our Prince, Raja Nazrin, and make Malaysia a truly united and great nation, for ALL Malaysians!
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^ A round-the-clock watch was begun on the Malayan shore of the Malacca Straits, and 6,000 British, Gurkha and local troops and constabulary units doubled their patrols along Sarawak's tangled, 400-mile border with Indonesian Borneo.
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Malaya gained independence from the British in 1957. The Union Jack was lowered and the first Malayan flag was raised in the Merdeka (independence) Square on midnight 31st August 1957.
.Six years later, Malaysia was formed in 1963 through a merging of Malaya and Singapore, as well as the East Malaysian states of Sabah (known then as North Borneo) and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, with Brunei deciding not to join.^ In particular, Malaysia was able to refer to measures taken by colonial British North Borneo (now Malaysia’s Sabah Province) authorities to regulate and control the collection of turtle eggs on the islands, as well as their construction of lighthouses on Sipadan and Ligitan in 1962 and 1963 respectively, and the subsequent operation of these lighthouses by Malaysian authorities post-independence.
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^ The dominant but powerless People's Party was also dead-set against Malaysia; the party's erratic, goateed, onetime veterinarian leader, Sheik A. M. Azahari, 34, wanted instead to align Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo into a single independent state—with himself as its leader.
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^ Two Malayan infantry battalions packed their kit bags and prepared to embark for the steaming jungles of Sarawak and Sabah (North Borneo); in Sarawak, orders were issued to raise a native infantry battalion.
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.The first several years of the country's history were marred by the Indonesian confrontation (konfrontasi) as well as the Philippines' claims to Sabah.^ As a multiracial party (like the DAP, they too claimed so), they have complex racial issues also, still unable to be resolved, even after several years.
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^ Political Marketing is being implement since many years and in contrast to this the another country where Political culture is not developed yet in parties as well as political leaders are not aware about Political Marketing.
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.Singapore was expelled from the federation on 9th August 1965 after several bloody racial riots, as its majority Chinese population and the influence of the People's Action Party led by Lee Kuan Yew (later the long-ruling Prime Minister of Singapore) were seen as a threat to Malay dominance, and it became a separate country.^ Hussein Onn became Deputy Prime Minister in August 1973.
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^ In reality the Malays will dominate this country.
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^ August 1957 witnessed the birth of a new nation, a nation of not just Malays, but Chinese, Indians, Serani, Punjabi, proto-Malays, Negrito, Senoi, Malayalee - millions of people, declared to be Malayans by a sovereign constitution ; .
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.Today's Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Paramount Ruler (Yang di-Pertuan Agong), who is "elected" by the sultans for a five-year term from among the nine sultans of the Malay states, though in practice the election usually follows a prescribed order based on the seniority of the sultans at the time of independence.^ So does the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong have the power to choose who should lead Malaysia?
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^ Then, there had been only five Malay States; this time, there were nine.
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^ The Malay sultans to become constitutional monarchs.
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.This gives Malaysia a unique political system of rotational monarchy, in which each of the sultans would take turns to be the king of Malaysia.^ However, under the system of constitutional monarchy, the powers of Malaysia's king and the eight other hereditary rulers are limited.
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^ Constitutional monarchy: One single incident has turned one of Malaysia’s most beloved families into villains.
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^ Became active in politics at the turn of the millennium when appointed to the Supreme Council of UMNO by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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.The current king, from Terengganu, was sworn in on 13 Dec 2006. In practice, however, power is held by the Prime Minister, who is the leader of elected government.^ The government formed a four person panel, headed by the deputy prime minister and other National Front politicians, to investigate the matter.
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^ Reezal Merican said in that letter of 15 June 2006 that he is under instructions of the Malaysian Prime Minister cum Finance Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
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^ However, under the system of constitutional monarchy, the powers of Malaysia's king and the eight other hereditary rulers are limited.
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.The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party and its National Front (Barisan Nasional) coalition have ruled Malaysia uninterrupted since its independence, and while periodic elections are contested by feisty opposition parties, the balance has so far always been shifted in the government's favor, partly due to press control and use of restrictive security legislation dating from the colonial era.^ United Mamak Nasional organisation.
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^ It has a national agenda and it’s called, Barisan Nasional.
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^ Umno is the party in power, basically the kingpin of the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.
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Geography

The climate in Malaysia is tropical. .The north-east monsoon (October to February) deluges Borneo and the east coast in rain and often causes flooding, while the west coast (particularly Langkawi and Penang) escape unscathed.^ Competing claims As previously noted, the Ambalat offshore area is located in the Celebes Sea, off the east coast of Borneo.
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The milder south-west monsoon (April to October) reverses the pattern. .The southern parts of peninsular Malaysia, including perennially soggy Kuala Lumpur, are exposed to both but even during the rainy season, the showers tend to be intense but brief.^ Ahirudin Attan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Journalist, somewhere between veteran and retired.
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^ As part of these efforts, the Kuala Lumpur rally was likely to be cancelled, a move which was expected to head off counter-rallies elsewhere in the country.
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^ In the Kuala Lumpur Wars during the time of Sultan Abdul Samad, one group of Malays sided with one group of Chinese to fight against another group of Malays who had sided with another group of Chinese.
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The terrain consists of coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. .Peninsular Malaysia consists of plains on both the East and West coasts, separated from each other by a mountain range known as the Barisan Titiwangsa which runs from North to South.^ The government discouraged but did not ban distribution in peninsular Malaysia of Malay language translations of the Bible, Christian tapes, and other printed materials.
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^ If Malaysia is to divide into two countries with malay pig taking the east, and the west to the Chinese and the Indians - watch that the malay pig starting to migrate to the west illegally for a better future.
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^ Regional/International Cooperation: A project on the preparation of a management and conservation plan for the Main Range in Peninsular Malaysia is being negotiated with the UNDP. .
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People

Malaysia is a multicultural society. .While Malays make up a 50.4% majority, there are also 23.7% Chinese (especially visible in the cities), 7.1% Indian and a miscellaneous grouping of 7.8% "others", such as the Portuguese clan in Melaka and 11% of indigenous peoples (Aborigines) [CIA Factbook on Malaysia].^ Well, at the moment, Bumiputra is not only refers to Melayu, they are Siamese in Kedah as Bumiputra, Portuguese in Melaka as Bumiputra, Kadarzan in Sarawak as Bumiputra, and many more… When all those born after Merdeka in Malaysia being accorded Bumi status, the Malays can still enjoy their Ketuanan Status, and Chinese is still Chinese, Indian is still Indian, just but all are bumiputras.
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^ Malaysia has already succes, More chinese become millionair and richer while Bumiputera has DEB policy and other assistance by government.......so why need to do changes....let it be the way it be No arguments there.
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^ I was in Petaling Street and I saw one Malay chap get beaten up by two Chinese toughies.
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.There is hence also a profusion of faiths and religions, with Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sikhism and even shamanism on the map.^ Is Buddhism the religion of Sri Lanka or is it hinduism ?
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^ But Access Ministries chief executive Evonne Paddison said while it was not her decision as to who should or should not have access to state schools, she did not think humanism fell under " the relevant legislation to be classified as a faith-based religion in religious instruction in the way that Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism " did.
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^ If you are a Christian, Hindu or Buddhist, you are free to practise or renounce your religion, but if you or your spouse or your parents have the slightest involvement with Islam, you lose your civil religious rights.
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.Most notably in Malaysia, unlike in other countries, the Chinese community is not assimilated and has managed to maintain a distinct cultural identity from the rest of the population.^ No reliable estimate of the country's Jewish population was available, and there was no locally based Jewish community or synagogue in the country.
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^ Indian communities should assimilate into the bumiputra's customs and cultures.
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^ Regional/International Cooperation: Malaysia participates in various bilateral and multilateral agreements on hazardous waste management with neighbouring countries.
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.Many traditional Chinese customs, including some no longer practised in China itself due to the cultural revolution, are widely practised by the Malaysian Chinese.^ It became suddenly apparent that many Chinese were no longer satisfied with just economic hegemony, but wanted a protective share of the political power as well.
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^ One of the first steps that has to be taken is to de-essentise our languages so that Mandarin is no longer seen as the exclusive monopoly of Malaysian Chinese, Tamil no longer seen as the monopoly of Malaysians of Indian origin, and Bahasa Malaysia as the common language of all Malaysian citizens.
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^ At heart ultimately in the fight to banish the NEP to the annals of history is a culture of insecurity that Chinese and Indian Malaysians need to appreciate too.
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Ramadan dates
  • 2010 (1431): Aug 11 - Sep 9
  • 2011 (1432): Aug 1 - Aug 29
  • 2012 (1433): Jul 20 - Aug 18
The festival of Eid ul-Fitr is held after the end of Ramadan and may last several days. Exact dates depend on astronomical observations and may vary from country to country.
Chinese New Year dates
  • 2009: January 26
  • 2010: February 14
  • 2011: February 3
.One of the significant characteristics of Malaysian culture is its celebration of various festivals and events.^ We celebrate festivities together, we learn and speak one another's languages, we wear each other's traditional costumes, we appreciate different arts and types of music.
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The year is filled with colorful, exhilarating and exciting activities. Some are religious and solemn but others are vibrous, joyous events. .One interesting feature of the main festivals here is the 'open house' custom.^ From ALIRAN Online Magazine - " An Open Letter to God" : Read here Quote: ".....This blessed country I currently reside in has been a fairly harmonious one.
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^ BUT THIS ONE Why THIS One : The main gate of the Perak Darul Ridzuan building here which houses the Perak Legislative Assembly was closed on March 3.
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.This is when Malaysians celebrating the festival invite friends and family to come by their homes for some traditional delicacies and fellowship.^ We celebrate festivities together, we learn and speak one another's languages, we wear each other's traditional costumes, we appreciate different arts and types of music.
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.Multicultural Malaysia celebrates a vast range of festivals, but the ones to look out for nationwide are Islamic holidays, most notably the fasting month of Ramadan.^ The dominant Muslim groups in Malaysia proceeded heedlessly, in their race to show off their Islamic credentials and to ‘ out-Islamise’ the other.
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^ The perception of fair play as played out in the judiciary gives one little to look forward to in seeking justice.
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^ To my mind, there are many challenges, but the one that stands out most is that of having to balance the need for change with that of continuity.
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.During its 30 days, devout Muslims refrain from passing anything through their lips (food, drink, smoke) between sunrise and sunset.^ If you read the writings of great Muslim scholars in the past, you will realise that there were debates during the glorious days of Islam and through that, Islam was being made known to the world properly and in the way it meant to be.
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.People get up early before sunrise for a meal (sahur), and take off early to get back home in time to break fast (buka puasa) at sunset.^ Come to Israel, grab its stupid leadership by the throat and take its foot off the neck of another people.
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^ Do we want to just stand back and wonder in amazement as corruption destroys us or do we want to stand up see real changes take place?
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^ History has shown us time and again, that it is much easier to break down, rather than build up, nations.
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.At the end of the month is the festival of Eid ul-Fitr, known locally as Hari Raya Puasa or Aidilfitri, when pretty much the entire country takes a week or two off to 'balik kampung' or return to their home towns to meet family and friends, this is the one time of year when Kuala Lumpur has no traffic jams, but the rest of the country does, and traveling around Malaysia is best avoided if at all possible.^ At year's end no decision had been issued.
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^ Malaysia is not a country for all this shit.
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^ It is no wonder Singapore is a country which is 50 years ahead of Malaysia.
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Another important festival is the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha, known locally as Hari Raya Haji or Aidiladha. It is during this festival that Muslims perform the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. In local mosques, lambs donated by the faithful are sacrificed, and thier meat is distributed to all. .These family reunions are also celebrated during other main festivals in the country.^ Our education system and the way we were governed all these years by Perikatan and BN? Shame lah, having to borrow ideas from other countries?
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^ We celebrate festivities together, we learn and speak one another's languages, we wear each other's traditional costumes, we appreciate different arts and types of music.
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.With people decked out in their traditional finery, these festivals are an integral feature of Malaysia society.^ The job of the Rulers is just to dish them out to people whom UMNO decides should get these awards.
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.Non-Muslims, as well as Muslims traveling (musafir), are exempt from fasting but it is polite to refrain from eating or drinking in public.^ He also directed all NGOs--both Muslim and non-Muslim--to cease all public statements and activities that could generate further religious controversy.
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^ The apparent SILENCE of the non-Muslims is the result of decades of divisive communitarian politics here in Malaysia.
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^ Well, why did the non-Muslims then ask the Menteri Besar to ban gambling?
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.Many restaurants close during the day and those that stay open maintain a low profile.^ He recognised the importance of open-mindedness in addressing day-to-day issues and problems; the importance of listening and learning from others, particularly from those who are more advanced.
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.Business travelers will notice that things move rather more slowly than usual and, especially towards the end of the month, many people will take leave.^ In the end, the education quota policy hurts the malays more than the non-malays.
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^ He is more dedicated to be on the take and to serve his Master the PM. Thats why his OCPDs as mini IGPs, they behaves more like Gangsters than Police Officers.
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^ Nazri's statement does more harm to Ahmad Fairuz, the chief judge, rather than helping him.
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The upside for the traveler is the bustling Ramadhan bazaars in every city and town, bustling with activity and bursting at the seams with great food. .Hotels and restaurants also pull out all stops to put on massive spreads of food for fast-breaking feasts.^ If the passing mark is pulled down to as low as 20%, then all these statistics hatched out by the Government are of little value in the real world.
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^ Kelantan, where almost all the guests were local Malays and they served nasi minyak instead of the usual Chinese food for the feast.
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^ Amidst the flurry of activity with the Executive now getting involved in the affairs of the Legislature, the one man who can put a stop to all this madness is keeping mum.
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.Other major holidays include Chinese New Year (around February), the Buddhist holiday of Wesak (around June), Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights (around November) and Christmas.^ Now we can sustain that enthusiasm and support among the Malays, increase the votes among Chinese as seen in the last few years, and now from the Indians - it is going to be a major breakthrough, a defining moment..."
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^ Lately MCA and Umno have organised parties and events in conjunction with the Chinese New Year....
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^ On June 13, the National Fatwa Committee (the primary advisory body to the National Fatwa Council that guides Muslims on religious matters) announced its resolution that Muslims should not attend traditional "open house" festivals in honor of other religions' holidays.
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.Some uniquely Malaysian festivals of note include the Harvest Festival at the end of May each year and the 'Pesta Gawai' in early June, both thanksgiving celebrations held in East Malaysia.^ Wan Ahmad said that as of December last year, some 15.2 million Malaysians had attained the age of 21 but only 10.3 million had registered as voters.
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^ By year's end the government had not amended the penal code to explicitly include spousal rape as an offense, despite recommendations in 2004 from Suhakam and local NGOs.
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^ Some projects such as in East Malaysia had in fact already started work.
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.Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that falls in January or February and is one of the must-see events.^ Abdullah sought to woo back Indians by declaring the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which was celebrated Jan.
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.The largest procession in the country takes place at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.^ As part of these efforts, the Kuala Lumpur rally was likely to be cancelled, a move which was expected to head off counter-rallies elsewhere in the country.
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^ When he was back in Kuala Lumpur I would take him to the then famous Tin Mine where we would just sit and talk as he was not a disco-dancer but preferred to just enjoy the music and talk.
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^ It is the will of the people, because the people place BN to take charge of the country.If you are upset, please go and scold them now.
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.Devotees carry decorated altars or kavadi up a flight of 272 steps towards the temple, all this while also having spears and hooks pierced through various parts of their bodies.^ All members of civil society, NGOs and NGIs are welcome to join the lawyers on the steps leading up to the Palace of Justice and to then proceed to the PM’s office .
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^ We may all possess different political ideologies and have inclinations towards various faiths.But there should always be one commonality that binds us together.
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^ A Mongolian part-time model whose naked body was allegedly blown up by military-grade explosives.
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This masochistic practice does not harm the devotees in any way! The ability is attributed to divine intervention and religious fervor.

Climate

Malaysia is close to the equator, therefore a warm weather is guaranteed. Temperatures generally range from 32°C at noon to about 26°C at midnight. .But like most Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia's sun-shining days are interrupted by Monsoon season from November and February every year, and night temperatures can hit a low of about 23°C on rainy days.^ Raja Petra Kamarudin has expressed his ‘thanks’ to Umno for the millions of hits that his website Malaysia Today has received over the past two days.
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^ When Malaysia gained independence, we were on a par with countries like Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ghana, Morocco and Senegal in terms of per capita income.
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^ At that age (31), he is the most powerful 31 year old man in the country.
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.Temperatures tend to be cooler in the highlands, with the likes of Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill having temperatures ranging from about 17°C at night to about 25°C in the day.^ This latest tragedy happened about a kilometre from the Highland Towers disaster that struck 15 years ago almost to the day.
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Mount Kinabalu is known to have temperatures falling below 10°C.

Regions

.Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) occupies most of the Malayan Peninsula between Thailand and Singapore, and is also known as West Malaysia (Malaysia Barat) or the slightly archaic Malaya (Tanah Melayu).^ Melayu (Malay) as the nationality of the people of Malaya, d.
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^ Semenanjung Tanah Melayu,kemudian Malaya kemudian Malaysia now they want Malay Sia??
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^ At that time Ahmad Fairuz was the Chief Judge of Malaya, in charge of all High Court judges in Peninsular Malaysia.
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.It is home to the bulk of Malaysia's population, its capital and largest city Kuala Lumpur, and is generally more economically developed.^ Ahirudin Attan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Journalist, somewhere between veteran and retired.
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^ It's a form of apartheid ," said Malini Kumar, 36, of Fremont , originally from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
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^ It houses the state and federal administrative centres and is the seat of the state capital, Kuala Terengganu, which gained city status on Jan 1 this year.
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.Within Peninsular Malaysia, the West Coast is more developed and urbanised, and separated from the more rural East Coast by a mountain range.^ In March the minister of rural and regional development stated that the dropout rate among Orang Asli children was more than 50 percent in secondary schools.
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^ The government-driven Iskandar Development Region project may well be more important for Malaysia than ordinary Malaysians envisage.
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^ If Malaysia is to divide into two countries with malay pig taking the east, and the west to the Chinese and the Indians - watch that the malay pig starting to migrate to the west illegally for a better future.
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.West Coast
The more developed side of Peninsular Malaysia, with the states of Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Perlis and Selangor, as well as two Federal Territories; Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur and the new administrative centre of Putrajaya, all located within this region.^ It houses the state and federal administrative centres and is the seat of the state capital, Kuala Terengganu, which gained city status on Jan 1 this year.
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^ The relocation will involve schools in seven states - Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Kedah.
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^ Ahirudin Attan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Journalist, somewhere between veteran and retired.
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.Majority of the chinese population live on the West side.^ I live in a Chinese majority neighbourhood , where 90% of the homes in my street are of Chinese ethnic origin.
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.East Coast
More traditional and Muslim, the islands here are glittering tropical jewels.^ In that context, Indonesia claimed that the maritime boundary should proceed due east from the terminus of the land boundary on the east coast of Sebatik Island which is divided between the two states.
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^ Read here for more in Malaysiakini by Azril Mohd Amin (Azril Mohd Amin is a lawyer and the vice-president of the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim).
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^ COMMENTARY Read here for more on Malaysiakini I am Malay and a Muslim .
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.Made up of the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.^ The states that made up the federation were only loosely integrated.
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^ Furthermore, the opposition has a very good chance of forming the Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang and Sabah state governments.
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^ In 1990, PAS controlled two-thirds of the seats in the Kelantan State Assembly and, in 1999, in the Terengganu State Assembly.
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.South
Comprising just one state, Johor, two coastlines, and endless palm oil plantations.^ PAS can sort of also be regarded as the kingpin of the opposition -- considering it rules in one state (and twice before in two), plus is currently the only serious challenge to Umno.
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^ Native customary lands bulldozed to accomodate oil palm plantations with all the links to the big guys in high level politics.
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^ Malaysia's exports mainly comprise electrical and electronic products (40%), crude oil and petroleum-based products (11%), and palm oil and palm-oil based products (10%).
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.Some 800km to the east is East Malaysia (Malaysia Timur), which occupies the northern third of the island of Borneo, shared with Indonesia and tiny Brunei.^ Some projects such as in East Malaysia had in fact already started work.
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^ Indonesia shouted that the turmoil showed the deep dissatisfaction with Malaysia in the Borneo territories, and that the federation was only a plot to extend Britain's colonial influence in Asia.
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^ In that context, Indonesia claimed that the maritime boundary should proceed due east from the terminus of the land boundary on the east coast of Sebatik Island which is divided between the two states.
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.Partly covered in impenetrable jungle where headhunters roam (on GSM networks if nothing else), East Malaysia is rich in natural resources but very much Malaysia's hinterland for industry and tourism.^ The fact speak for themselves and the facts are that Malaysia has not progressed very much.
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.Sabah
Superb scuba diving in Sipadan, nature reserves, the federal enclave of Labuan, and the mighty Mount Kinabalu.^ There are 222 seats (165 in Peninsular, 25 in Sabah, and 31 in Sarawak and 1 in Labuan (Federal Territory).
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.
Sarawak
Jungles, national parks, and traditional longhouses.
  • Langkawi - An archipelago of 99 islands this is a destination known for its beaches, rainforest, mountains, mangrove estuaries and unique nature.^ Ahirudin Attan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Journalist, somewhere between veteran and retired.
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    ^ MCA already knows how many seats they are going to lose in the next GE. Penang, Ipoh, Selangor, KL, Johore, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan are the states that MCA will have to push harder in its efforts to maintain its seats there.
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    ^ We have lunch almost everyday in the week (except weekends) and our favourite treat for lunch is either Kai Fan, Char Kuey Teow or when we have a little extra time (and of course, money), buffet Dim Sum either in Shah Alam or Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
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    .It is home to some of Malaysia's most opulent resorts all the way through to very reasonable budget accommodation.^ I asked him what he makes of the concept of ketuanan Melayu (and) does he subscribe in any way to the idea that the Malays are the natural leaders – or in some way the owners – of Malaysia?
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    ^ Malaysia is in trouble for the most ordinary reason, Malaysia has no leaders who are worthy of that describtion.
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    ^ I say it is to this coalition of the Pakatan Rakyat that all Malaysians must give our trust to take Malaysia through this century and into the next century.
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    It is a duty free port which makes for a great value destination.
  • Penang (Pulau Pinang) - former British colony known as the "Pearl of the Orient", and bustling island city with excellent cuisine
  • Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian) - glittering jewels off the East Coast still undiscovered by mass tourism
  • Redang Island (Pulau Redang) - popular destination for scuba divers
  • Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) - once nominated one of the most beautiful islands in the world

Get in

.Most Western nationalities can enter Malaysia without a visa, and are normally issued 30, 60, or 90 day entry permit stamps.^ PAS will NEVER achieve the ephemeral Malay unity in the country WITHOUT the PKR supporting its move to join the Umno in a coalition that will constitute a National Unity government in Malaysia.
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^ There are so many national issues to address and all have been raised here in Malaysia Today many times in the past.
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^ By far Malaysia's most complex and festering problem is the simmering racial hostility between the new nation's Chinese and Malay populations.
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.Some nationalities that are not eligible to enter without a visa can get a tourist visa on arrival; other nationalities must apply for a visa in advance - see the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website [2] for up to date information.^ Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NGOs indicated that fewer than 100 Malaysian women were trafficked to other countries during the year and that the number had declined in recent years.
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^ According to the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Taoists, the government restricted visas for foreign clergy under the age of 40 to inhibit "militant clergy" from entering the country.
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^ The incentives for building up a nation must be greater and more compelling than breaking it down.
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.If you need a visa to enter Malaysia and plan to visit Sarawak, state this when applying as a separate visa is required for Sarawak.^ And the letter refers to the USD50 billion funding requirement to finance the RM200 billion Rancangan Malaysia Kesembilan (RMK9) or Ninth Malaysian Plan.
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^ These two concepts are distinctly separate, one excludes the existence of the other; you can only go with UMNO or you need to go with the Pakatan Rakyat.
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^ Anwar said: " WHY do you need a facilitator when you have generals going back and forth (between Malaysia and Russia) to negotiate the deal?
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.ASEAN nationals (with the exception of Myanmar) can enter and visit for up to a month without a visa; a visa is required for longer stays, except for Brunei and Singapore nationals.^ As that required my staying on in Kuala Lumpur, I felt that it was time I brought my family (whom I had left for months in Matang) to join me in Kuala Lumpur.
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^ After 7 years of commuting to Pusat Bandar Damansara and later Jalan Dang Wangi, with the ocassional visit to Singapore, we simply gave up .
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^ We say, for the sake of the nation, and for Tun Fairuz's own personal integrity, and that of his family, that he should leave now, without seeking the six month extension of his duties."
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.Israel, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro nationals must obtain permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs in advance.^ Citizens must apply for government permission to travel to Israel.
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^ Readers must obtain permission from the copyright owner if they choose to use these materials beyond the "fair use" provisions.
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^ The Registrar of Societies, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, registers religious organizations.
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.For people with Dual Citizenship (two passports), Malaysian immigration is pretty strict about this.^ Malay Muslims make up about two-thirds of the country's 27 million people.
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.It is advised that you exit your last port and enter into Malaysia with the same passport.^ How did Kuala Lumpur get divided into Malay, Chinese and Indian areas and you ventured into the areas of the other races at your own peril?
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^ And you and your wife both swim in that same one pool.
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^ Make the use of Mandarin/Tamil language illegal, you must speak B. Malaysia in your daily life, 4.
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By plane

.National carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has extensive worldwide network coverage and regularly ranks high in airline quality assessments, while no-frills low-cost carrier AirAsia now covers an ever-expanding set of destinations including Australia, China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.^ We are now in the third generation in our downward spiral in the international competitiveness stakes – after falling out of the company of Japan, we have also lost out to Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong and is now engaged in competition with Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
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^ Furthermore, in South East Asian countries eg Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hongkong and Taiwan, big-time commerce and business are in the hands of ethnic Chinese.
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^ Foreign trafficking victims, mostly women and girls from the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, were trafficked to the country for commercial sexual exploitation.
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  • AirAsia [3] +60 3 8775-4000 (hotline within Malaysia: 1-300-88-9933)
  • Malaysia Airlines [4] +60 3 7846-3000 (hotline within Malaysia: 1-300-88-3000)
.Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) [5] (IATA: KUL | ICAO: WMKK), although AirAsia flights use the LCC terminal, a 20km road transfer away from the main KLIA terminal.^ According to Bernama, all roads leading to the main gate of the building - from Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Jalan Silibin, Jalan Lahat, and Jalan Hospital - will be temporarily closed .
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^ If it’s not the most popular website then, it certainly is now today by virtue of Umno’s contribution.” he told the BBC correspondent in Kuala Lumpur.
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^ A case regarding ownership of the land used for the construction of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport remained pending at year's end.
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.KLIA's predecessor, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (IATA: SZB | ICAO: WMSA) in Subang near Kuala Lumpur handles chartered and turboprop aircraft for regional operators Firefly [6] and Berjaya [7] +60 3 7846-8228 (ticketing only); +60 3 2145-2828. See the Kuala Lumpur Get in section for detailed airport information.^ Read here for more in The Aisehman Blog Kuala Lumpur High Court Justice Abdul Aziz Abd Rahim proclaimed Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful Perak menteri besar.
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^ FIVE buses have been chartered to ferry lawyers and those interested to join in the march from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.
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^ The Vaalmuniswarar Rajaamman Kovil(more than 60 years) at Lady Templer Hospital demolished on the 3.05.2006 by City Hall Kuala Lumpur.
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.Other airports which have significant numbers of flights to regional destinations are Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak), Penang, Langkawi and Johor Bahru.^ Significant numbers of contract workers, including numerous illegal migrants, worked on plantations and in other sectors.
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^ Not that many, but numbers adequately significant to elicit attention from the government and the opposition alike There are other salient factors that make the Chinese vote so important in Malaysia.
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^ Two individuals to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, one in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, one in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and one in Butterworth, Penang, and Two more bloggers scheduled to be charged in Kuala Terengganu on Sunday with a similar offence.
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Most major Malaysian cities have service to Singapore via AirAsia or Firefly. Berjaya Air also operates routes from Seletar Airport in Singapore to the popular dive spots of Tioman and Redang.
Travelling by train from Singapore
.A good example of the ups and downs in Malaysia-Singapore relations is the way immigration formalities for train passengers from Singapore to Malaysia are done.^ National unity – WHY after nearly five decades of nationhood, race relations in Malaysia is “ not good, fragile and brittle ”, as publicly admitted by the Prime Minister.
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^ He even drove all the way down to Johor Bahru for my nikah and joined me in a short 'post nikah honeymoon' in Singapore there after ( separate rooms, of course!
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^ The good people of Malaysia are with you all the way!
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.Both Malaysia and Singapore were handling immigration controls at Tanjong Pagar railway station until 1998 when Singapore moved its checkpoint to Woodlands station.^ The eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak controlled immigration and required citizens from peninsular Malaysia and foreigners to present passports or national identity cards for entry.
  • Malaysia 28 January 2010 0:23 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

.Malaysia, however, refused to move, as doing so would have caused the country to lose its claim on the prime real estate on which Tanjong Pagar station sits in downtown Singapore.<