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The plight of the Malay-Muslims in southern Thailand is no different from the appeal of non-Malay and non-Muslim minorities in Malaysia and Indonesia: "Listen to us, respect us, recognise our culture, language and identity. And then we will be citizens like any other." Farish Noor reports for Aliran from southern Thailand.  Author 1 Farish Noor.  Publication: Aliran, 28 May 2008

By using library research method, this paper aims at presenting and demonstrating the theology of Muslim fundamentalist by looking mainly at its theology proper, missiology and demonology as well as its implication to Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia and the United States.  Publication/Conference 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: Ibrahim Abu Bakar.

Indeed, terrorism and insurgency were much more acute problems in nearly all the Southeast Asian countries from the 1940s to 1980s. Similarly, religious consciousness and identity began to rise in Southeast Asia from the 1970s. While it is more visually pronounced among the Muslims, it is also evident among followers of other faiths, especially Christianity and Hinduism in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Religious “fundamentalism” is by no means limited to Muslims.   Paper presented by Dato’ Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan at the 9th Asian Security Conference held at New Delhi on 9 - 10 February 2007.

An analytical writing on Malaysia's health system as well as its challenges and proposed policy solutions. Author: Dr. Phua Kai Lit.
The article focuses on ethnic differences and the state-minority relationship in Southeast Asia. The diversity and complexity of the human geography of Southeast Asia is rarely surpassed in other parts of the world. Besides recent immigrant Chinese, Indian, European and other communities, the indigenous population have more than twenty-five languages and over 250 dialects. There arethree major religions; and there are profound racial, cultural and demographic contrasts between the coastal areas and the mountainous interiors, between the western two-thirds of Southeast Asia and the eastern third, and between island Southeast Asia and mainland Southeast Asia. New states of Southeast Asia face problems of national cohesion. In all cases, there are centrifugalforces which strain the unity of the state. Some are a result of ethnic differences and some are related to the unjust treatment of minority groups.

 

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