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The article presents information on urbanization in Malaya. The peoples of Malaya are of different racial origins, have different religious practices, different social customs and to a large degree different occupations. The influx of immigrants began when the British became interested in large scale economic development of Malayan rubber and tin resources in the nineteenth century. The Malays preferred to remain on their own farms instead of working as laborers on the rubber estates and in the tin mines of the foreigners, and the British recruited willing Chinese and Indian labor. The present political structure of Malaya is the product of a reorganization that was finally agreed upon in February 1948 after much wrangling and jockeying for power by the Malays and Chinese.

Even with the crisis, Malaysia has recorded an impressive economic growth track record during the 1990s. Although we have made respectable gains in material wealth, it was not quite certain whether the overall quality of life has actually improved. Conventional economic measures such as GDP growth and unemployment rate can only give a narrow view of the benefits of development. Economic growth that does not translate to a better life for society is of little value.  Publication:  MIERScan, 11 April 2005.  Author: Azidin Wan Abdul Kadir.

The paper aims to examine the interactions between the British government and the local society in the process of selection of native headmen in Selangor, British Malaya from 1874 till World War II.  Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: TSUBOI Yuji.

By its very nature, this profit maximization process does not inform us about the overall social and environmental impact of a given project on a society. This can be a great cause of concern because a project, especially a large dam project which is considered economically viable, will not necessarily contribute to the social development of a society. As empirically demonstrated by the development of various large hydro projects in Asia, a large dam project is bound to be environmentally destructive and socially unsustainable.  Author:  Choy, Yee Keong.  Publication: Pacific Affairs, Mar 22, 2004.

Author: Nambiar, Shankaran. Publication: MIERScan, 9 January 2006.

For a country that produces Plans for financial reform, human resource development, industrial development, capital market reform, automobile industry development and knowledge development, besides, of course, the Outline Perspective Plan and the regular Five-Year Plans, it is time that we reflect on the planning process.

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