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Ethnic Groups in Malaysia

Chinese firms in Malaysia face calls for boycott

Malay NGOs are demanding boycotts of Chinese businesses following Malaysia's divisive election, to teach them "a lesson" for backing opposition candidates. More than 20 non-governmental organisations and the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) called upon the country's Malays, who make up 60 per cent of the population, to boycott Chinese firms, according to a message posted on PPIM's website.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 1:22am 3 comments

Chinese Malaysians turn against government over race policies

Malaysian businessman Stanley Thai says he's joining thousands of fellow ethnic Chinese citizens in abandoning support for Prime Minister Najib Razak and voting for the opposition for the first time in an election next month.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:41am

Sultan of Sulu loyalists escape Malaysia military assault, group says

The national police chief also raised doubts about the success of the air and ground attack, saying "mopping up" operations had yet to find any bodies. That suggested at least some of the militants might have slipped away.

6 Mar 2013 - 4:03am

Head south to the sun


To the Christmas holiday maker, the sun-kissed Queensland experience represents Australia at its best. From its stunning beaches on the Gold Coast, to the magnificent national parks and, of course, the world-famous Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland offers a great alternative to the traditional wintry Yule experience.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Detours: Headman

No matter how much you have read about the skulls, seeing them still carries a charge and triggers a jolt. They are shocking.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Rumble in the jungle

Deep in the mountainous interior of Borneo, in one of the few great forests of Sarawak to survive the depredations of loggers, a tribe of hunter-gatherers are making what they fear may be their last stand.

Until a few years ago the Penan were one of the only tribes of true nomads to survive in Asia's unmapped rainforests along the Malaysian-Indonesian border.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Forest dwellers' ways threatened by encroaching development

By her tribe's reckoning, Semah Ah Yin owns all the forest land within a day's walk of her jungle hut. In reality, the 51-year-old Orang Asli - or 'original people' - from the Semai ethnic group has little to her name and has been evicted from her land four times.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Traditional steps in the right direction

Shahrul Idzman, or Lolong as he's affectionately known, goes through his moves with a confidence and conviction that belie his age. At eight, he's the youngest dancer in a troupe from Semporna, a small coastal town in Malaysia's eastern Sabah state.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The colour of money

CHINESE MIGRANTS have left their cultural imprint throughout the world over the centuries, spreading not only their religious practices and culinary skills but also their artistic tastes.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Younger cafe set eager to rediscover mixed heritage

The blend of Chinese and indigenous cultures from colonial days is thriving

A RETRO TREND is definitely 'in' among Indonesian urban youths these days. It isn't the swinging 1960s or the trashy 1980s style but something older. The taste of Peranakan Chinese - the mix of Chinese and indigenous cultures that thrived during the Dutch colonial era - is making a comeback.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am