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The paper is aimed at discussing the Muslim men perceptions towards political participation among the Muslim women as based on the research data gathered from April 2002 to April 2003. In findings, it is concluded that the Muslim men do agree for the women to participate in politics. They do not oppose for the women to be appointed as representatives at Dewan Negara. However, for those women who are involved and aimed at the level of public decision-making or so-called Parliament House, some ‘qualifications’ constructed by them need ‘to pass’ before they are accepted to participate in it.  Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: Roslina Ismail.
Using 1957 and 1970 census data, four independent variables were used to explore determinants and constraints of Malaysian women's participation in the modern sector: ethnic community, educational attainment, size of place of residence, and marital/family status. Women's labor force participation increased as agricultural employment declined and a sizeable growth in non-agricultural employment emerged; the pattern was consistent with the growth and direction of change in the Malaysian economy over the same period. About one third of women in each of three major ethnic communities (Malay, Chinese, and Indian) were employed, but they had rather distinctive patterns of type of work.

This article presents information about urban landownership in Southeast Asian cities. The control over urban land, the exertion of property rights also means control over the reproduction of labor power. Ownership of urban land is, therefore, also ownership of the means of production. In the same way as rural land is the base for the production of food, urban land is the base for the production of living space. Despite the importance of the topic, data on urban landownership are extremely rare. This contrasts sharply with research on land tenure in rural areas. Theories and studies on landlords and peasants abound and very sophisticated schemes have been developed to deal with land tenure systems and with conflicts arising out of land concentration. Conflict between landlords and squatters is frequent but also rural urban migrants compete among themselves for urban land to be able to take part in the higher income opportunities that, in their perception, exist in third world cities.

Booming economic prosperity, the restoration of sociopolitical stability, and the rise of disability rights have given Asian countries both impetus and resources to improve quality of life among their citizens with disabilities. This article provides an overview of rehabilitation services and training pertaining to (a) rehabilitation-related laws and policies and disability statistics, (b) current status of rehabilitation services, (c) training and education of rehabilitation counselors and professionals, and (d) implications for rehabilitation educators and practitioners in the United States.

The article discusses the author's view regarding the case of Datuk Jeffery Kitingan in the Malaysian Court. The author provides an expert advice in the form of an affidavit, which was requested by Harjeet Singh. The affidavit was intended to be presented as an expert opinion that the charges involving the alleged corrupt transfer of funds to bank accounts in Hong Kong by Kitingan, a Sabah Kadazan-Dusun politician and the Director of the Sabah Foundation, were indeed politically motivated.

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