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Human rights and the Malaysian constitution examined through the lens of the Internal Security Act 1960

Tan, Poh-Ling


[Introduction]: With its ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, Malaysia is typical of countries in South-East Asia. Although there are 16 major ethnic groups and 48 minor ethnic groups in the country, official statistics list the main people groups are the Malays and indigenous people (65.1%) Chinese (26%) and Indians (7.7%). The country's pluralist society arises both from a slow filtering of people probably from south western China into south east Asia dating from 2500 BC and policies of...[Show more]

CollectionsConstitutions and Human Rights in a Global Age Symposium : An Asia-Pacific Perspective (2001)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Conference paper


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