ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Multi-ethnic Malaysia in the Era of Najib

Malaysia has long been regarded as an embodiment of tolerant Islam living in peaceful coexistence within a multicultural and multi-ethnic religious society. Tensions between the Malay majority and other religious groups have been rising especially in the last few years. This descriptive analysis provides explanations regarding the rise of ethnocentrism in Malaysia and the ability of the ruling regime to remain relevant in contemporary times. It also provides a timely analysis of the Najib administration and its chosen trajectories to gain legitimacy.

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