Ethnic Relations In Sabah: A Preliminary Observation

Budi Anto Mohd Tamring, and Saidatul Nornis Hj. Mahali, (2020) Ethnic Relations In Sabah: A Preliminary Observation. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5 (10). pp. 95-104. ISSN 2504-8562

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In general, the high composition of population diversity in Sabah is more complex as compared to those in Malaya which are focused to only three main groups namely Malay, Chinese and Indian. Many analogies and statements from various political figures and the media have stated that the population in Sabah are highly receptive and tolerant. The statement can be proven by the absence of ethnic conflicts or issues caused by ethnic differences among the multi-ethnic population of Sabah. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to explain the state of ethnic relations in Sabah by using the analysis method of previous studies. The declaration of Sabah having a harmonious multi-ethnic relationship should be based on solid evidence through scientific researchs and not based on personal opinions. The analysis of several previous studies show that race or ethnic relations in Sabah are indeed good. Factors such as the colonial government system, the establishment of a mixed society before colonization, family ties through intermarriage of different ethnicities or religions are the basis of harmony in a society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnic tolerance, ethnic interaction, ethnic relations, Sabah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 04:02
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 04:02

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