The Malay Dilemma, By Tun Dr Mahathir

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First and foremost, the book titled ‘The Malay Dilemma’ was written by Tun Dr Mahathir in the year of 1970 in Pondok Maharizan Batu 6, Titi Gajah, Kota Setar, Kedah. . ‘Malay Dilemma’ was written after the controversial racial riots between Malays and Chinese in May 1969.It was around 11 years before he became a prime minister of Malaysia. He write about his thought and his analysis of what happen in the Malay society as well as the internal problems that occur that cause the Malay society to become less developed compared to other races in Malaysia. He gave his first thought about the Malay ancestry in which he thinks that this is one of the factor that cause Malays to become less developed in most of the aspect like education and economy.…show more content…
This book was written by Mahatir emphasize about racial aspect and in one point of view, people will think that it was a racism topic. He wrote about Malay society mainly hold to their rights that have been given to them as well as the ‘Bumiputeras’ that is the races, other than Malay, Chinese or Indians. Mahathir also argued about the “constructive protection” of the Malays from the “predatory Chinese”. This issue have brought up upon the situation that the Malays are unresourceful if the protections are removed and the Malays need a long period of time and the most effort to make them as competitive as the
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